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

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Kilkenny Irish Cream AleKilkenny Irish Cream Ale
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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
389
Reviews:
151
Avg:
3.4
pDev:
17.94%
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
74
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0
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Ratings: 389 |  Reviews: 151
Photo of papat444
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Flashback #358

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Photo of Chazz_Chetly
3.18/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Zekenyce
3.27/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CantankerousCaveBear
3.16/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Fond memories of this one. Was one of the first beers I purchased. Not much needs to be stated, creamy mouthfeel, quaffable. Quite watery, and lacks substantial flavours or aroma. Faint caramel and toffee sweetness. Even fainter traces of roasted graininess. Served me well at house parties and playing drinking games like flip cup and beer pong.

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Photo of Rixter
3.62/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bpract
2.81/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of AndrewC
3.49/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of somalley26
3.04/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of beerinabottle
4.27/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Creamy with a lovely cascading pour.

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Photo of Leo-Dean
3.68/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Love the cascading effect after pouring.

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Photo of HarveyBerger
4.06/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jaisell
3.55/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NeoAaragorn
2.91/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Leschber
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Boone757
3.59/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.54/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a nitro-can into a shaker pint, the beer has the cascade effect into a caramel coloring with a dense, smooth, cream colored head. Aromas of tangy cream, sugary and caramel sweet notes, and roasted notes. Flavors are roasted sweet forward, with caramel and nutty notes blending together, and some sugary highlights. Smooth and light in mouth, and the nitro really rounds out any edges. Tangy and sugary aftertaste, most noticeably caramel linger through the smooth, easy finish. Classic, and easy enough to drink, but there are better Cream Ales out there.

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Photo of Bunman3
3.41/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I have a soft spot in my heart for Kilkenny. I picked up my obligatory St. Patty's 4 pack of nitro cans today. This really is a lovely looking beer - I do love the cascading action as it assembles itself for consumption. The aroma is a faint bread and yeast, and the flavour is super soft on the palate. This is beer for people who don't really like beer, in many ways (my wife loves it). Overall, though, drinking a Kilkenny is a good thing.

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Photo of MichaelProcton
3.24/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WMbeer
3.32/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of deonreds
3.2/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lukasbane
2.07/5  rDev -39.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

Maybe I drank differently then I was supposed to, but it tasted like water with a little bit of milk to me.

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Photo of Chris_Carl_Johnson
3.98/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of lost_sailor
3.88/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WoodBrew
3.39/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RoadLizard
3.26/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I tried this as part of a Guiness sampler pack. It wa actualy pretty good. Extremely smooth & creamy which I like for this style. Perfect head with a little lacing down the glass. It didn't have a prominent smell but the flavor is there if a little muted. It could be more bold but the flavor is there and works.

These draught can cream ales are not supposed to be "in your face". They are mellow, have low ABV, and are meant for easy drinking. This one fits the mold perfectly.

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Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale from Smithwick's Brewery / Irish Ale Breweries Ltd
3.4 out of 5 based on 389 ratings.
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