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Brewed by St. James’s Gate (Diageo)
Style: Irish Ale
Dublin, Ireland
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 1299   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Irish Cream Ale. Also sold as Kilkenny Draught with nitrogen.
"First Brewed 1710 St Francis Abbey. Brewed By Guinness In Kilkenny & Dublin."
Ingredients: Water, Malted Barley, Roasted Malted Barley, Hops, Yeast.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SHIG (3840) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 17, 2006
Dark beer with foamy white head. Ordinary smell with most beer. Roasted malt flavor. Very pleasant to the tongue, a must at european Irish pubs!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quinten (1051) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 12, 2006
not that burnt -wood like one!,.. a nice dark brown guinness, with nice fruit parts,...pretty unique.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
maupie (927) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2006
This beer has a amber body - hue apperance and a coarse white scum collar. I have drunk the beer from the bottle and it had no carbonic acid. The initial flavor taste is very moutig.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KnutAlbert (6346) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 3, 2006
Draft. Light and sweet maltiness. The thick and lasting head gives a creamy taste and feel in the mouth. For a ultra-comercial beer, this is quite all right!

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
EithCubes (5188) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2011 Bottled. Chestnut pour with a rocky eggshell head. Reeks of sweet malt, tastes the same with a dash of liquid toast (probably from roasted malt). Ends bitter with a slice of semi-metallic harshness. Creamy, dry, and relatively pleasant, but dumbed-down. [2.9]

Re-rate in late 2011 brings grassier and danker nose notes, heavy moist grains in the direction of the mash. Rest of the old review holds, light body with caramel malt pushing toward cracker. There’s a reason I seem to only drink this abroad. [2.5]

4.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
unibrouefan (200) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 19, 2006
An aroma that is ok, but not proheminent, the appearance is simply extraordinary...in a glass you can see the three stage of color...the beer is creamy and soft. For those of you who have problem to drink bitter beer, try this one, you won’t be dissapointed.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gr0ve (2173) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 15, 2006
440 ml can. Thick white fine-laced creamy head. Reddish brown color. Low carbonation from nitrogen. Aroma of gently roasted malts and some fruit. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Burnt malts. Subdued hop aroma and hop bitterness. Dry aftertaste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quevillon (2605) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 12, 2006
Une bonne bière assé douce et mi-amère, ce boit très bien en été. Meilleur que Smithwicks.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
shamrockca (1) - USA - JAN 8, 2006 does not count
Very enjoyable. I do prefer it to Guinness but I cant find it in washington state.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Keeper (252) - Milano, ITALY - JAN 5, 2006
Red colour, like a peach tea, creamy foam.Tofee and sone cafè in aroma, bitter.


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