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

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RATINGS: 1403   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.


2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
DylansDad (581) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 31, 2016
Nice aroma of malt and hay. Flavour is caramel, honey, earth, some floral. Very watery, which in some ways is good because otherwise itíd be too sweet, but it also means the other flavours are way too light. Itís like drinking scented water.

1.1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Sk8rangutan (2) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 28, 2016 does not count
Good appearance, texture but there is a slight lack of taste. Not exactly what I'd expect from the style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BlackHaddock (6077) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2016
On tap 500ml in The Irish Harp, Berlin on 22nd Jan 2016. Not be having another one soon! Bland, cold and sweet. Looked a nice looking beer, a red hue to itís body with a full, deep head. Downhill from there.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
King_Alex_II (1146) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 18, 2016
Dark clear ruby color with foam layer. The smell is a little ambery sweet. The taste has low carbonation, a moderate mixture of hoppy bitterness and a decent malty body. The aftertaste is calm and rather normal for a red ale. This is a very solid red ale/irish ale, but i suppose it has a little more carbonation from bottle or a better calibrated tap.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nurmis (300) - Oulu, FINLAND - JAN 14, 2016
440ml can from supermarket. Pours dark red/brown with thick white head. Low carbonation. Aroma is ligh roasted malt, caramel, lightly hopped. Really light sweetness, medium bitterness. Creamy mouthfeel, but the taste/aroma is not that intense.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
undercurrent25 (1846) - 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 (1404) - 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, thatís for sure - with a bit better definition in the lacing, Iíd 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 theyíre 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 (4782) - 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 (758) - 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.


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