Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale | Guinness Ltd.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Guinness Ltd.
Ireland
guinness.com

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
An "Irish Cream Ale", though this style does not exist on BeerAdvocate.com, and the closest style is Irish Red Ale.

Added by UncleJimbo on 08-23-2009

BEER STATS
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687
Reviews:
161
Avg:
3.41
pDev:
17.3%
 
 
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Really really really gooood

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look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

12 oz can, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, clear, golden, amber color with a half of a finger of cascading white-colored head that once settled, formed a half of a finger of creamy, pillowy, head that completely covered the top of the beer. That head was retained throughout the drinking experience.

Aroma: Nice aromas of bready, biscuit-like toasted malt, imparting aromas of freshly baked French baguettes and English muffins, as well as aromas of caramel and toffee, a touch of black pepper and heather.

Taste: Ah, delicious and satisfying! Lots of bready, toasted malt up front, followed by lots of caramel and toffee-like sweetness, hits of black pepper, coriander and floral, grassy, heather and clover. No hops to speak of. Delicious!

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and extremely smooth and creamy, as there is no carbonation what-so-ever. In fact, this beer is nitrogenized with a nitro widget in the can so it’s an extremely smooth and creamy beer. With an ABV of 43.3%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: Kilkenny is one of my favorite Irish beers, one of my favorite beers, period! Malty, sweet, tasty, satisfying, crushable, session-able and delicious!

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The smoothest and best tasting I've had in a long time.

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Nothing beats a creamy Kilkenny. Easily one of my top three favourite beers worldwide.

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