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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1388   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.


2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
undercurrent25 (1815) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2016
Pours a red brown colour. Taste is creamy like a nitro bitter, yet thin and a bit watery

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
UXO (1255) - CANADA - JAN 8, 2016
Appearance: clear pale to medium amber with one finger of dense ivory head, excellent retention and moderate lacing. (4/5) Aroma: muted, caramel, grassy, light earthy hops. (5/10) Taste: moderate-low sweet, moderate-low bitter. (5/10) Palate: medium nitro creamy body, moderate-low carbonation, short duration bitter finish. (4/5) Well, nobody ever accused Diageo of being unable to make a pretty beer, that’s for sure - with a bit better definition in the lacing, I’d have given it full marks for appearance, especially with the characteristic nitrogen cascade. The body is similarly well done, with a pleasantly creamy texture and decent bitter finish. Unfortunately, though, structure is far and away the highlight of this story. The aromas are muted, presumably at least somewhat by the dense head, and are limited to slightly weedy grassy and earthy hops on a plain caramel base, and the taste is similarly uninspiring. Neither are bad, but they’re certainly a bit of a letdown by comparison to the appearance. (12/20)

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BenWesthof (196) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2016
One of my all-time favorites. A taste that is incomparable. A little sweet, a little bitter, a little creamy.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gurthnar (4484) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 6, 2016
Tap at RJ. Quite clean, only light diacetyl. Lot of esters, strawberries. Soft creamy mouthfeel. Clear reddish brown colour. Very easy drinking, moreish. Short lasting and not very intense.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
thellgren (672) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 19, 2015
0.5 l can with nitro. Sold as Kilkenny Irish Beer Draught in S-market Lauttasaari, Helsinki. Colour is dark brown after the nitro head has settled on the top. Head is white as milk. Taste is mostly creamy. Under that lurks some malts and some hint of hops. Quite easy to drink when chilled.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Malin_aiisa (590) - SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2015
Bottle Clear Amber, white head Aroma of syrup, wheat Taste sweet flower, water feel. Expected more.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gubihumle (540) - Nørre Aaby, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2015
Flaske og fad. Farven er ravfarvet og skumkronen er hvid. Aromaen er græs, brød og karamel og smagen er det samme. Noget vandet.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
StevieT (1359) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 12, 2015
From a can. Pretty much as expected, smooth and creamy, nice beer but not really my style.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
venom666 (747) - Elche, SPAIN - DEC 8, 2015
Clar amber/red color with medium tan head. Smooth aroma, caramel, grass, bread and slightly hops. Taste follows the aroma, light, caramely, grassy and bready, but a bit watery. Soft finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
edgallow (3332) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 7, 2015
16 oz draft pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of malts, caramel and a little grass. Taste is caramel and grains.


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