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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
Ranking:
#42,287
Reviews:
161
Ratings:
704
pDev:
17.25%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
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Gots:
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Ratings: 704 |  Reviews: 161
Photo of swierczt
2.94/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of gregcordle
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RickyS
3.18/5  rDev -7%
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 +27.2%
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 -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of drmeto
3.05/5  rDev -10.8%
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 +39.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of downquark
2.75/5  rDev -19.6%
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 +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Danilov
3.98/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cshaffer
3.4/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of soullego
3.02/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of johnnyd10vt
2.42/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Relatively bland beer, although it does have that lovely mouthfeel of a nitro beer. Nothing wrong with it, and probably easy to drink over the course of a long night; but not a lot off complexity either.

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Photo of jpuetz
3/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BrewNoob1
3.35/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Summer92
3.68/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MtOrion
3.67/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Andrewharemza
3.28/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

440 ml can. Pours a reddish amber with a creamy, medium, long lasting, off-white, nitro head that laces. Sweet, roasted, caramel malt aroma. Flavour to match with a mildly bitter finish. Medium body with a creamy, oily texture and soft carbonation.

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Photo of DuncanMcBommer
3.12/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rosenkrantzz
2.75/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of der_meister
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aussiebeer
4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Boostie
3.94/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thebooyakid
3.53/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheBeerMaster1
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%
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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Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale from Guinness Ltd.
Beer rating: 3.42 out of 5 with 704 ratings
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