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Brewed by Kilkenny (Diageo)
Style: Irish Ale
Kilkenny, County Kilkenny, Ireland
Serve in English pint

bottled
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RATINGS: 1137   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beanmedic (347) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2004
Pretty red looking, with a white creamy head. very densly packed tiny bubbles make the head look like perfect whipped cream. not the best example of a cream ale that i have had, but fairly decent.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gorbalev (2893) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2004
Well, I’ve never had it in the bottles that are pictured, but many many times on draught in Ireland and Canada and in the nitro cans. I don’t care for the cans any more – I just found the nitro bubbles to offer up a very artificial taste and hide any sort of the fruitiness that is usually there. The draught, though, I can still enjoy now that I do not consume nearly as much of it – it is very smooth and very easy to drink, and there is a bit of caramel malt / fruity character to the beer (although not as fruity as caffreys) and a slightly bitter aftertaste. It is not going to win any awards, but I have a soft spot.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (4490) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 7, 2004
Nitro can: Poured a creamy light brown beer with a nice thick creamy head that has lasting retention (the head is similar to the Guinness). Aroma is very light with some small notes of malts. I founded the taste to be very creamy with some small notes of roastiness and sweetness. This beer was a bit dry at the end with a small watery aftertaste but again subtler then Guinness. Overall, this is a very enjoyable session beer from a ‘’decent’’ brewery.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KBeer (117) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2004
A reddish/amber-brown. Thick head. Its rather creamy and a bit on the sweet side. Some malt flavour.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lubiere (9427) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2004
Redddish alle with a nice nitro head. Rather lagerish aroma but then again the beer was served cold. Malty, slightly nutty taste with little point of bitterness again like a lager. Typical commercial British/Irish ale.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 28, 2004
Good out of the can, but awesome on tap. Creamy and smooth with a hint of hop. Ridiculously easy drinking. Proof that a megabrewer can still pull through.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
IslandHaole (1091) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - MAR 20, 2004
On tap- An amber/brown color with the typical thick nitro foam head. Some moderate malt flavors with a slight bitter follow. A good session brew to wash down pub grub but rather bland on it's own.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eructoblaster (2851) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 16, 2004
Nice dark amber body topped with a thick and long-lasting white creamy head. Light malty aroma. Hoppy bittersweet flavor. Very smooth and refreshing. A classic.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nate (3553) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2004
Widget can, 4.3%. Lighty nutty malt aroma, with bit of brown sugar, coffee, grass, caramel, and milk notes. Coppery brown clear with thick creamy off-white lacing head. Medium watery body with light carbonation - smooth. Starts with muted sweetnes and acidity. Nice malt taste, bit of brown sugar or iced tea. Finishes clean with low acidity and muted bitterness. After is a bit nutty and lightly bitter. Very smooth and drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (11888) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 8, 2004
Can with widget, 4.3% alc.
Steady creamy Guinness-like head. Color is dark amber. Aroma is bittersweet malty, not very strong. Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth but more watery than Guinness. Hops are very present giving average bitter aftertaste, which is the best thing with head in this megabrand. This used to be my favourite draught beer, so some sympathy points before possible draught re-rate :)


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