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

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3.75/5
Very Good
5 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
5
pDev:
7.47%
 
 
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1
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2
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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of Airsomers
3.52/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of AChamberlain
3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at some pub in Salzburg whilst waiting for the Aug to open.

A: Molasses color with creamy thin head.
S: Sweet, malt aromas.
T: Sweet, with a slight bitterness in the aftertaste.
MF: Smooth and soft in the mouth.
D: Pretty high drinkability, although I only had one and had to run.

Recommended.

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Photo of hungryghost
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this in London, hand pull tap. Served around room temp. It was a good medium brown color with a full, healthy head of foam.
Fresh, moist, toasted malt aromas.
Taste the malts, a slight, pleasant sweetness, caramel. Smooth and creamy like a good guinness.
I enjoyed it thoroughly, would like to have been able to try some food with one.
Doing this from memory.

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Photo of alexgash
3.41/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark amber brown, clear body with a finger and a half of dense, creamy light khaki head. So far so good. Toasted malt aromas mix with caramel-toffee, checked by light alcohol and traces of bitterness. A little unbalanced. Sweet toasted malt flavors up front. Some fruitiness with caramel and shortbread. Maybe a little cardboard ? Hops provide some balance: spicy and bitter to slightly astringent. Finish is slightly warming and sweetish. Medium bodied and not bad.

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Photo of John
4.2/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A strong version of the Kilkenney Ale. Substantial malt backbone with a smooth sweetness that's balanced well by the alcohol and subtle hop flavor. I setteld into a couple pints of this gem a on visit to the Victory Navy Pub in Milano. Cin cin!

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Kilkenny Strong Ale from Smithwick's Brewery / Irish Ale Breweries Ltd
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 5 ratings