Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale | Guinness Ltd.

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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
Ratings:
687
Reviews:
161
Avg:
3.41
pDev:
17.3%
 
 
Wants:
51
Gots:
171
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Ratings: 687 |  Reviews: 161
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

Photo of Tpop1005
3.62/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Korbynlehr
3.17/5  rDev -7%
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.

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Photo of Yalcin
3.34/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of beersareonme
4.63/5  rDev +35.8%
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.

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Photo of keng1343
3.41/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of pbass0
3.56/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hayley_86
3/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of Red5StandingBy
2.62/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Curiosibeer
3.77/5  rDev +10.6%
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.

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Photo of CanadianBacon
3.15/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance - This beer looks absolutely fantastic. It pours a dark clear copper red with tons of foamy head (nitro can) the head looks smooth and creamy. So in this reguards it gets a high rating even though its artificial.

Aroma - Roasted malts, light chocolate notes, some toffee and dark fruit.

Taste - Very light notes of coffee up front, roasted malts,plum, raisin, nuts and white bread.

Feel - Light bodied and Creamy this is exactly what I expect a cream ale to feel like, Very smooth without much bitterness at all.

Overall - This is not an overly flavorful beer, Its not for someone who wants hops as they are virtually unnoticeable, But if you're the kind of person looking for a smooth creamy light roasy lawnmower beer then you've found it. Cheers!

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Photo of mistahmojoryan
3.97/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of brother_rebus
3.59/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dentist666
3.01/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

0.44l nitro-can.
Poured into pint.
Pours clear dark copper/amber beer with creamy off-white head, quick reduction to 1-finger layer.
Smell is faint - slightly grassy, cardboard.
Taste - neutral with roasted tones.
Very smooth and creamy, not impressing.

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Photo of stevoj
2.81/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Draught can technology pours beautiful silky, thick head. Beer is orange/amber, but taste is overly weak, slightly bitter. Light on the palate with no aftertaste.

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Photo of derdtheterd
3.87/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of bwbetts
3.47/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Justinprintz
3.05/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of zestd
3.18/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale from Guinness Ltd.
3.41 out of 5 based on 687 ratings.
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