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

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RATINGS: 1337   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   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.


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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 13, 2004
Even when I was dumb enough to think nitro-dispense beers were cool I didnít like Kilkenny. Doesnít smell of anything, has a toasty, vanilla ice cream malt presence but is ultimately watery and unfulfilling. No faults, but really lacking any character. Still, itís often the best beer available at stupid Irish-themed pubs (itís a toss-up with Guinness.)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vnkbg (3) - BULGARIA - AUG 11, 2004 does not count
great beer rich flavor and aroma, easy to start drinking but hard to stop. best of the reds

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2004
Amber color, light malty aroma and bitter taste, full body, light bitter dry finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tomislav (12) - CROATIA - JUL 1, 2004
I was impressed by the red colour, smoothness, and taste. Very reccomended!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Aurelius (4677) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2004
Big creamy head on a deep amber brew. In a word, this was just watery without much flavor. Decent fruity aroma. Dry, aspirin bittering. Bland, with virtually no aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2004
Got a bottle of this in Heidelberg, Germany in June 2001. I was impressed by the smoothness enough to remember it almost two years later. Very satisfying.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GregClow (2986) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2004
Looks really nice - a earthy amber colour with a thick, creamy head. Not much aroma, presumably thanks to the nitro. Body is so creamy that it practically slides down your throat. Flavour is well balanced, but pretty undistinguished.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SBgoodDave (13) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 2, 2004
Promises alot - looks great - lovely across the lips and onto the tongue, then loses impact with no real body or aftertaste. I left disappointed.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2004
Nice amber colour with a nitro-induced creamy white head. Slightly sour malty flavour. Cherry notes and woodiness as well. A classic brew, but Iíd like to try it without the nitro.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
turbothy (1141) - Bonn, GERMANY - MAY 30, 2004
[Nitro can] Looks perfect - small but very dense, pure white head. Good head retention. After itís settled, it looks like the perfect pint - razor sharp line between the head and a beautiful, reddish brown ale. Pleasant taste, not too bitter. Little aftertaste.


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