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 TyrionBeernister
4.58/5  rDev +34.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jbf190
3.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of XsoldoutX
3/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BaileyMitch
3.63/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aleigator
2.83/5  rDev -17%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Pours a glowing, dark red color with the most beautiful head to it, which appears utmost stable yet fluffy at the same time.

Smells of toffee and earth coated leaves among dried wild berries. Has a coppery undertone together with some orange zest, as well as a rock sugar sweetness.

Drinks very refreshing, with a lively, very light body, which turns out to be borderline watery at the back end with sweet malts defining the taste.

Tastes of old noble hops among earth, rye and a toffee glimps, which turns more profound once the beers fizzy carbonation is in full swing. This leaves back only sweet malts, a superfaint dryness and a watery ending.

Builds up a pleasant balance at first, which vanishes in favor of the malts, producing a monotonous, thin finish.

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Photo of silenz
3.36/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of beer-fan-1
4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a good beer. Looks good on a great pour from a tap. Beertender trained to "write in" the final pour to fill the glass to the top with the perfect head.

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Photo of nebula1999
4.13/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of -chii-
3.1/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of frykid
3.99/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Oleg85
3.23/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Aaron_McDonald
3.43/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of qrazvan
3.03/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jaygrant1387
3.56/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ILOVEHAM
4.29/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brobin
4.34/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Juiposa
2.11/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.04/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of billrustin
3.17/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Zorro
3.12/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A nitro beer. Red colored ale with a small tan colored head.

Smells sweet and malty with toffee and oak scents.

Starts out malty with the taste of caramel and cork. Strong toffee flavor. Taste of leather and English hops.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Overall a standard UK style ale.

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Photo of ipek
4.47/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ltdsaint
3.38/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of avisong
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

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