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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: 1297   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
chromeotaphor (77) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 11, 2015
Fris aroma licht fruitig weinig complexiteit. Helder rode kleur met wolkige crème kleur. Fris sprankelijk fruitig zonder al teveel diepgang en een lichte droge bittere afdronk

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
puboflyons (2369) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 6, 2015
From the nitro can L4209GH006. Ambver-mahogany pour with a nitro infused smooth foamy cream colored head. Great clarity. Aroma of toasted sweet toffee malts and a clean, mild earthy hop note. Smooth, light to medium body. A good sweet malt forward beginning and a mildly bitter finish. It is what I might expect to pick up in a traditional Irish pub.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jow (2489) - New York, USA - FEB 6, 2015
Swung by an Irish pub near my work to grab this and get Irish ale ticks to 10. Pouts Amber with big creamy head that goes no where. Nose is sweet malt. Tastes of sweet malts, caramel, peppery, some light berry. Very creamy mouthfeel smooth finish. Little watery on finish. Pleasant enough

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
SamTheBarrel (544) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2015
440ml nitro-can poured into a pint. Appearance is clear mahogany with a large creamy thick beige head with good retention. Aroma of bread and caramel. Flavours of toasted malts, caramel, bread and a hint of toffee. Taste is light sweet and medium-light bitter. Palate is medium-light bodied, creamy texture and soft carbonation. Kilkenny Draught is a nice looking creamy beer because of the nitrogen widget, faint aroma but the flavour is okay, like most beers in the style I would have preferred it stronger and fuller bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Milter (241) - Nyborg, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2015
Pours a honey brown with a thick white nitrogen head leaves spot lacing. Nose is caramel. Taste is faint caramel sweetness with a slight bitterness that lingers. Nitrogen adds to the creaminess.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
damzz (316) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Pours a honey brown with a thick white nitrogen head leaves spot lacing. Nose is caramel. Taste is faint caramel sweetness with a slight bitterness that lingers. Nitrogen adds to the creaminess.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Holmen2 (1572) - NORWAY - JAN 27, 2015
From nitro can 27.01.15. Nutty brown. Dence and persistent creamy off-white head. Aroma of toffee and nuts. Similar taste. Caramel in aftertaste. A bit waterish. Creamy mouthfeel.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
freekyp (1564) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2015
16 oz nitro can. Pours a pretty reddish brown with a very creamy cascading head. Flavor is mild malt forward with a dash of hops in the finish to balance. True to style, this is a sessionable Irish Ale. Would not withstand heavier food flavors.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Florya (624) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 27, 2015
How: Can Appearance: dark brown, medium white head. Aroma: caramel, thin coffee, minerals Palate : light body, low carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2015
16 ounce nitro can. As of this moment the 8th most rated beer I have not personally rated. Pours a clear amber with a large, dense tan nitro head. Good head retention. Aroma of caramel and floral hops. The taste is caramel, floral hops, citrus, tea and toasted malt. Thin bodied.


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