Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale | Guinness Ltd.

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Kilkenny Irish Cream AleKilkenny Irish Cream Ale
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
Ranking:
#44,064
Reviews:
164
Ratings:
719
pDev:
16.91%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 719 |  Reviews: 164
Photo of brother_rebus
3.59/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dentist666
3.01/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

0.44l nitro-can.
Poured into pint.
Pours clear dark copper/amber beer with creamy off-white head, quick reduction to 1-finger layer.
Smell is faint - slightly grassy, cardboard.
Taste - neutral with roasted tones.
Very smooth and creamy, not impressing.

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Photo of stevoj
2.81/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Draught can technology pours beautiful silky, thick head. Beer is orange/amber, but taste is overly weak, slightly bitter. Light on the palate with no aftertaste.

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Photo of derdtheterd
3.87/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.44/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bb-magic
3.47/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Justinprintz
3.05/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of zestd
3.18/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JamesLeung
2.75/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BEER88
3.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of YvesB
3.46/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Heeenrik
3.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jrb378
3.58/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jhartley
3.44/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got this one on draft at the 2015 EPCOT Food & Wine festival, Ireland kiosk.
A dark amber-red body with a thin bubbly head, on nitro.
Aromas of chocolate and some roasted malts.
Taste is much different than I expected; more like a Guinness than I thought it would be, especially on nitro it was really nice.
Medium mouth feel with a nice chocolate aftertaste.
Overall, a very tasty beer; not sure if I would have it again if it was not on draft; but it was still a nice surprise in a long day at EPCOT with some other sub standard beers.

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Photo of robebo44
3.29/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KrisDLSmith
2.82/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of swierczt
2.94/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of gregcordle
3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RickyS
3.18/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a transparent dark amber color liquid with little to no carbonation. Off-white head that dissipate fast but leaves a thin cover on the top. The aroma is something I did not expect. I get a certain grassiness and smell of cardboard which is not very pleasant. This is only supported faintly by roasted malts which I was expecting to be the main component. The taste is imprecise. This does reveal a roasted character but there is also something very bitter and cardboardy in the finish which lets you down! Not complex at all. The mouthfeel is creamy but supported by very little taste. I will try to avoid this in the future.

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Photo of Alexc11
4.35/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Kilkenny was the first beer I ever drank in an Irish pub. I enjoyed then and still enjoy it today. I particularly like the creamy, silky feel of the beer with little bitter after taste. The cream reminds me of the nice 'crema' (the thick golden cream in an espresso) after a properly brewed espresso. Nice deep golden color with thick cream. It may lack the 'kick' people may look for in a beer but great overall Irish cream ale.

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Photo of desint
2.89/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of drmeto
3.05/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

L:
-pours a clear amber-red with a big,frothy,offwhite head
-medium carbonation visible
S:
-plums,raisins,metallic,nutty
T:
-faint coffee,plums,raisins,breadys,nutty
F:
-medium to high carbonation
-light, watery body
O:
o.k. but nothing more

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Photo of fiato77
4.77/5  rDev +39.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of downquark
2.75/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

1,49

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Photo of d33p61u3
3.49/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale from Guinness Ltd.
Beer rating: 3.43 out of 5 with 719 ratings