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

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common

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1196   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   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.


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ernest (6196) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 12, 2005
Draught, OíReillyís, Brussels. Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is medium amber. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted bread, cookie), lightly hoppy (flowers, orange, apricot). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Dull, little aroma, commercial character.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - MAY 11, 2005
(on tap) I just loove that nitro-flow after the pouring. Bought this after a few guezes and it came in real handy. Real sessiondrink, mild malty mouth, tad of a bitter finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 28, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2005 (Bottle 33 cl) Reddish brown with a huge creamy head. Malty, dry with slightly smoked notes. Strong bitterness in the finish. 120202

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
CoolerKing (14) - Burlington, Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2005 Reddish-brown in colour, hardly any aroma. Very mild in taste with a hint of bitterness. Smooth and creamy with a clean finish.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2005
Crap. Iím sorry this is from Guinness. Granted I had it on tap when it followed after Lindemans Framboise and the lines were never changed. This could result in a bad test so Iíll give it hell now and rerate later.

2.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JustinBathurst (134) - Corner Brook, Newfoundland, CANADA - APR 8, 2005
Pours out of the can a frothy glass of caramel, something like translucent toffee. The head is nice and creamy, about 1.5 cm. Smells of grain, something like apricot. I think the aroma is the best thing about this ale. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, but a bit too much on the watery side of things for my tastes. Immediate tastes put forward are a roasted malt and a bitter metallic finish. The whole things seems too watered down, as thought unsure of itself. Not bad at first, but I find the whole ale gets downright disappointing by the time Iíve finished half a glass. Not my ale of choice, thatís for sure.

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
kyuss (21) - BELGIUM - MAR 24, 2005
Slightly more accessible and drinkable than Guinness, tastes not as bad as a Guinness but itís certainly not as good looking. The best Irish ale Iíve had, but still donít really like it. Iím working on this one, I tired of having to ask for a cider everytime I go to an Irish pub. Maybe Iíll give it a better review in a year or two.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (20299) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 19, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2012 Canned. Copper coloured, huge creamy, longlasting head. Malty aroma with hints ofhops. Very smooth palate. Weak taste, mainly of malt and some hints of roast. A bit hoppish aftertaste. Not that special in any way, but you could drink a lot of it...4 5 5 5 12

Canned (to celebrate the 10th anniversary of 2Pac on RateBeer). Deep amber/pale copper colour with a longlasting big creamy slightly off-white head. Aroma is mild sweet maltyness along with some creamy and floral hoppy notes. Flavour is quite similar, with the hops having a bit more of a kick than in the aroma. 5 4 5 3 10.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
can8ianben (1315) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2005
A very creamy beer. Goes down smooth and pours very nicely. Like a Guiness, you have to wait for it to settle up which is always a neat feature.

1.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
iambeer (255) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2005
From a can, tasted flat and bitter, I had four of them, they all tasted that way, I like bitter, but that was it. It was flat all the way, stay away.


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