Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale | Smithwick's Brewery / Irish Ale Breweries Ltd

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Smithwick's Brewery / Irish Ale Breweries Ltd
Ireland

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Now brewed here:
http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/209/52083

Added by Todd on 05-08-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
153
Ratings:
392
pDev:
17.29%
 
 
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27
Gots:
76
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Eychung
3.44/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of edc20
2.58/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

Had some in an irish bar. It's not bad, but it's like a creamy water. Almost no carbonation mouthfeel, but plenty of creaminess from the nitro. Has very little taste to it.

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Photo of frykid
3.48/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OzmanBey
3.28/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

If you like Smithwicks but wish they made a cream ale then this is what you are looking for, it has the taste of Smithwicks with a wexford creaminess to it. Salante

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Photo of Ned57
2.5/5  rDev -28%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of cgrunin
3.55/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Knop
4.37/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of qrazvan
3.38/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Adam1993
4.6/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beerhobo22
3.01/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Smooth low alcohol beer. Briliantly clear with persistent white head. Served on nitro has a smooth mouthfeel with low bitterness. Good irish red beer.

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4.11/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.83/5  rDev +39.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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2.53/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of JamFuel
3.1/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Tyler_Hamelin
5/5  rDev +44.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of Seangrdn
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ikidunot
4.1/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of joemochas
4.03/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of LukeGude
2.85/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Really mediocre

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Photo of Omniwar
3.24/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of axxe
3.97/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of WillPaulFPE
4.31/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

If you are seeking a temporary respite from hoppy beers, Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale certainly will fit the bill. It is an extremely smooth nitrogen based cream ale with no bitterness, and is quite drinkable. Some American beer aficionados might consider it too neutral and perhaps watery in nature, but that is exactly what makes this cream ale unique. It is presently not marketed in mass in the United States, however a number of Irish Pubs across the country will often have it on draft. Again, it is a departure from trending hoppy beers, but I hope it gains increased popularity in the United States as more people try it and become attracted to it's unique taste. My high scoring for this brew is based on its attributes as an Irish Cream Ale, and not necessarily as a direct comparison to other American Cream Ales or Irish Red Ales. Kilkenny is in a unique class shared by only a few other cream ales such as Wexford Irish Cream Ale. Cheers!

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Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale from Smithwick's Brewery / Irish Ale Breweries Ltd
Beer rating: 3.47 out of 5 with 392 ratings