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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:
#42,525
Reviews:
161
Ratings:
704
pDev:
17.25%
Bros Score:
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Rusty tap water with a hint of soap. Tried both the bottle and the can with the widget. Simply awful.

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3.14/5  rDev -8.2%
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Poured on tap, nice nitro head...definite cream ale smell very much like Genny Cream Ale very average beer...

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2.59/5  rDev -24.3%
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3.52/5  rDev +2.9%
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Review: 0.33l Bottle of Kilkenny Irish beer: ABV: 4.2%

A lot of the reviews say 4.3%, but mine was 4.2% ABV, maybe different for the German market perhaps.

On pour we get a lovely dark ruby red colour with a nice creamy white head bubbling away. Nice carbonation, it is alive and is looking fantastic.

Unfortunately the head does die and it does go all a bit flat a little while later. Has no lacing to speak of. Looks like a standard red ale, minus the head!

Has a really lovely beery smell, malts and the cream, and hints of some fruits

Deep smelling roasted malts, really nice.

Nice beery smell, yeast ...........

On taste I get a smooth creamy mouthful from the beer, some grains, a bit of caramel, it all tastes nice and very smooth

A good sessionable beer that's for sure, easy to drink and to go down

Its easy to drink, nice and smooth but, apart from the initial tastes, overall there isn't a whole lot to taste, and it is a little dry and flat in the end. I can just about get the malts. Not much of an aftertaste as well, no hops to speak of.

So overall it is easy to drink, good for a light session, but not the best tasting beer in the world with no strong standout tastes or flavours. Not great, not bad, but definitely not anything to compete with Smithwicks, that's for sure!

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In tap. Nitro.

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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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