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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 1338   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   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.


2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
onlyrocknroll (379) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 26, 2007
On draught. Irish Ale and nitrogen bring out the worst in eachother. Faintly malty, with no complexity. If in the market for a commercial Irish Ale, go with Smithwicks.

3.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wilderthanyou (758) - Guelph, CANADA - FEB 11, 2007
Your typical nitro beer look and smell. Which is, a nice creamy head which sits ontop of a copper body, and practically no aroma to speak of. Tasty beer, though, malty bitter, smooth and creamy. Top notch beer to sit around and enjoy with friends.

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike_77 (3994) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - FEB 11, 2007
A thick, heavy, creamy head tops the clear brown liquid. Almost no aroma to talk of from this nitro-keg pint but the taste is mildly bitter with a smooth malty flavour that is significantly more dominant than the hop. Texture is perfect and it feels like cream in the mouth.

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
garthicus (2808) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 9, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2007 Very difficult to get on tap in Ireland (despite being an Irish beer) however, well worth having a few pints when found Stronger than Smithwicks and creamier too, a nice afternoon/evening beer to start a serious session on. The nitro cans are also some of the best around.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Adenila (1558) - DENMARK - JAN 26, 2007
<Draught at Fingerbøllet bodega> On draught this one looks absolutly amazing. The huge creamy white head makes you wanna eat the beer, but after a few zips you realize the appearance is deceiving. Stanard malty notes and a long unplesant bitter finish. The palate is quite smooth which makes it an overall acceptable beer.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (5223) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2007
Bottle at Arlanda Airport, Sweden. Dark gold with a white head and moderate carbonation; malty aroma; sweet, creamy and easy to drink, with a sharp bitter finish.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
eyesandsmiles (179) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JAN 21, 2007
Way too sweet for my tastes. Had no bite and given that its a cream ale I can understand this. The problem was it had no real flavor to make up for its lack of other qualities.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
GRM (3335) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 16, 2007
Can, 440 ml; eye: an always renewed joy to see this thick cream café-au-lait forming after the pour, copper with orangey reflections, no effervescence, lacing; nose: odours are trapped, stale, really light caramelized malt; mouth: diluted flavors, a bit of caramel, really light hops, really thin finale with a hint of caramelized malt and hops, lightly sweet, light body, not much carbonation; overall: disappointing especially when considering its incredible look FRANÇAIS Canette, 440 ml; oeil : une joie renouvelée de voir cette belle mousse épaisse et crémeuse de couleur café au lait se formée après l’avoir vidée, cuivrée avec des teintes orangées, pas d’effervescence, dentelle; nez : odeurs sont emprisonnées sous l’épaisse mousse, « éventée », très léger malt caramélisé; bouche : saveurs diluées, un peu de malt caramélisé, très léger houblon, finale très mince avec une petite pointe de malt caramélisé et de houblon, légèrement sucrée, corps léger, peu carbonatée; en résumé : très décevant par rapport à son « look » incroyable

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Furseth (2025) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2007
Can: Clear red amber colour, with a nice creamy head.Aroma of Malt,toffee,hops, and a bit carboniced nose(?) Flavor is coffee,ashes,malty,smouth round, thin body,short finish. But enyway a ok beer, but not more than that.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
daniel0017 (410) - Yukon, CANADA - JAN 10, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2013 Beautiful, thick and creamy off white head that remains long after pouring. The body is a dark amber color with little to no carbonation (once settled). Aroma of roasted malted barley, although very faint. Flavor of roasted barley malt, faint hops with a bitter finish.


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