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
Ratings:
683
Reviews:
161
Avg:
3.41
pDev:
17.01%
 
 
Wants:
49
Gots:
169
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Photo of aussiebeer
4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Boostie
3.94/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thebooyakid
3.53/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheBeerMaster1
3.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Creamy, frothy, malty brew that I'd drink again and again and again.

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Photo of Bm1
3.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rob-Keen
3.9/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jeffreysan
4.92/5  rDev +44.3%
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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Photo of Tyler_V2
3.52/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of matthewcov
3.96/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Kiro
3.44/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rivoire
3.51/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RMentair
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thatsmyspot
2.97/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of millerbuffoon
3.56/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FrazFraz
3.33/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of stephenjmoore
3.04/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Jaisell
3.55/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jrsaffert
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of t2thebro
4.51/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

16oz nitro can

A- pours typical of nitros lots of froth, tight little bubbles. crystal clear darkish red color.
S- clean pale malt, irish yeast. hints of spicey hops and sweet crystal malt.
T-super smooth. sweetness is light and refreshing. a very nice woodsy/ earthy hop flavor compliments the finish. finishes nice and with a slight dryness.
M- amazing. gotta love nitro
O- an easy drinking smooth beer with a great balance of mild flavors that beg you to take another drink!

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Photo of Jimct
3.47/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.8/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

rb

Pounder Nitro can picked as part of the Guinness Winter 8-pack. Pours clear amber with creamy tannish head. English yeasty fruitiness with good dark toast. Okay... Just not my cup of tea.

All 3.5

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Photo of Leschber
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hootie159
3.33/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TimWakimika
3.1/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale from Guinness Ltd.
3.41 out of 5 based on 683 ratings.
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