Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale | Guinness Ltd.

Kilkenny Irish Cream AleKilkenny Irish Cream Ale
BA SCORE
3.43/5
697 Ratings
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:
#41,730
Reviews:
161
Ratings:
697
pDev:
17.2%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
51
Gots:
177
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 697 |  Reviews: 161
Photo of Aaron_McDonald
3.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of qrazvan
3.03/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jaygrant1387
3.56/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ILOVEHAM
4.29/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brobin
4.34/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Juiposa
2.11/5  rDev -38.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.04/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of billrustin
3.17/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Zorro
3.12/5  rDev -9%
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.

 278 characters

Photo of ipek
4.47/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ltdsaint
3.38/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of avisong
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of EdgarGerik
3.51/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tpop1005
3.62/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Korbynlehr
3.17/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

This beer was way to flat and hat an almost light beer taste and feel. This was highly recommended, but I highly recommend you skip it.

135 characters

Photo of Yalcin
3.34/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of beersareonme
4.63/5  rDev +35%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Winner thru & thru. Nothing but good things to say about this rich cream ale. I like to refer to it as "Guinness Light". When I'm stuck on what to drink, this is always a good go-to pint.

 190 characters

Photo of keng1343
3.41/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of pbass0
3.56/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hayley_86
3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of Red5StandingBy
2.62/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Curiosibeer
3.77/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The colour is red, rich. The cream (and creamy) head won't last too long. As for the smell, roasty malt. In mouth, is malty, fresh, slightly bitter and roasted malt.

 165 characters

Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale from Guinness Ltd.
Beer rating: 3.43 out of 5 with 697 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.