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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: 1303   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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheJester (2063) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2006
440 mL can. Pours active creamy beige, before settling into a lovely auburn with two fingers of thick head. Aroma has molasses and a hint of citrus. Carbonation is gone from the beer by the time you drink it. Nice balance of bitter hops and sweet roast, although the flavour overall is fairly restrained. Nice creamy texture. Finish is weak and ambiguous. Not bad, but not my favourite Irish.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 12, 2006
There was a time that I really liked this beer. That was a time when the only alternatives I knew were mostly CUB $ Lion Nathan products, which doesn’t really say a great deal. I still think it is mostly decent though, but I’d love to try one of those bottles pictured as, like always, the nitrogenation, while providing a lasting head, seems to smooth out all the characteristics of the beer on tasting. Anyway, the roasted malt is quite noticeable in the aroma, with a touch of fruit. Flavour is slightly bitter, but mostly inert. Palate is predictably creamy with little gas left in the light to medium body. Not a bad beer, but a bit boring.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MikeogHen (16) - DENMARK - NOV 11, 2006
Not as rich tasting as many other irish beers, but always an option in an irish bar or pub. Quite ordinary in colour.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
evskimo (6) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 30, 2006 does not count
One of the best beers available in Australia, especially on tap. But i have a special spot for this thick, malty sweet stuff. love the texture

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kopestes (164) - Braine l’Alleud, BELGIUM - OCT 21, 2006
Tap, in Irish pub “Tir na nog” in Milano. Red, almost pink with thin white lasting head. Very smooth, low in alcohol. Liked it very much.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Stefano (1891) - Thisted, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2006
Copper color, with a smooth creamy head. Sweet malty caramel aroma. Light bitter. The finish is very short. Very smooth.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skidds (252) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2006
Omg Kilkenny is great! You bastard!Amber brown with thick and creamy head. Very smooth and malty. Excellent on tap.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Trooper11 (468) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2006
Kilkenny Draught. Light brown, cloudy then clearing. Thick foamy head. Aroma is woody, sweet pears. Smooth malty finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nightfall (1306) - Hamburg, GERMANY - SEP 12, 2006
It started raining in Copenhagen and found shelter at an irish pub. Guinness I had many times and this was the only other interesting alternative that I never tried. Pretty nice. Very very smooth and refreshing. I really enjoyed it.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2006
Had this one alot several years ago in Toronto during a trip. Pleasant irish ale thats pretty good for a macro. Makes a nice addition to Guiness and Harp at alot of Irish pubs


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