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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: 1395   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mgermani (1002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 30, 2007
Pours a dark brownish amber with an amazingly creamy head and great lace. Slightly sour hop aroma, sweet malt. Tastes reasonably hoppy with a slight sour-cream touch - hops in the aftertaste. Creamy body but sadly, very poor carb from the tap. Nice beer, great cream ale.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ekstedt (6354) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2007
Draught at Göteborg City Airport. Reddish brown, clear, with a small, creamy and stable tan head. Slightly roasted malt aroma, quite bland. Creamy mouthfeel, but a little thin. Nice bitterness in the finish. A very much mediocre ale.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - APR 21, 2007
440 ml can. Amber color with nice, creamy off-white head. Malt, caramel, thin body and a strange bitterness in the end. This is not my glass of beer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beer5000 (5727) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 21, 2007
440ml can. Clear, dark amber body with a big lasting beige head (nitrohead). Malt and caramel in aroma. Flavor is malt, caramel and an acidic bitterness. Medium body. This beer is a bit unbalanced between malty sweetness and sour bitterness, also to thin body for the slightly roasty metal impression.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AaronBouchard (150) - Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CANADA - APR 20, 2007
From a can with a wiget inside. Poured a brown creamy color that later desolved into a thin creamy head. Dark color ale that tastes roasted with hints of nuts. An aquired taste for the avarage North American beer drinker. A rich taste but not as rich that I wont enjoy it.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - APR 18, 2007
Tasted 18/04/2007. Nitro-keg pint at Lovelock’s, Wellington. Bland stale pale malt and caramel nose, a little brown sugar. In the mouth it’s more of the same and freezing cold! Teeth chattering and tongue numbing. Very lightly carbonated and puffed up with nitrogen. There’s something nasty about these nitrogen beers on the palate. It’s certainly worse than CO2. What a great session beer an irish red could be, and what a disappointing rendition this is. There’s very little wrong with it but there’s really nothing positive to say.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LordBeamish (144) - Boozetown, Ontario, CANADA - APR 9, 2007
nitro can: This is definately the ’forgotten beer’ when in the mood for something darker with a frothy head. Pours a rich amber colour with a thick creamy head. The nose is of sweet malts. It tastes sweet on the palate and finishes with a light malty aftertaste. This one is very coiffable and I like that!

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Moz (613) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2007
Bottle. Dark amber colour with an off-white head. Light malty aroma. Sweet malty flavour with a dash of caramel. Low bitterness.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gnoff (9430) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2007
(33 cl bottle "Kilkenny Irish Beer" and 44 cl can "Kilkenny Draught Irish Beer" with "widget", both from Systembolaget)
Tried both beers at the same time, compared them against each other.
Both beers were poured in both a sniffer and a pint glass.
No distinct differences in scent or taste were apparant between the sniffer and the pint glass when comparing the "same" beer but different glassware.

Bottled version:
Clear brown color, cream colored head. Head was big and lasting in the pint glass, fast dissapearing in the sniffer, bigger head size than the canned version. Sweet a bit metallic scent, smells more than the canned one. Medium somewhat spritzy mouthfeel. Sweet malty taste, taste more than the canned one. Grainy aftertaste.
Rating: 5/3/6/3/11 = 2.8

Canned version:
Clear brown color, small bu thick cream colored head. Smoother head in the sniffer glass. Subtle sweet scent. Smooth mouthfeel, low bitterness. Subtle sweet taste with a malty aftertaste, also a bit fruity.
Rating: 5/4/4/3/10 = 2.6

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RobBestwick (787) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 26, 2007
From a can. Malty and nutty aroma, pours with a dark bronze/brown hue that takes a while to settle. Creamy head. No carbonation. Bitter roasted coffee and nutty flavour. Bitter finish.


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