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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 1328   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.


2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Stefano (1899) - 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

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
garmonbozia (429) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - AUG 26, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2007 On tap and of all places, over in Dubai: Pours a nice red color with the infamous nitro head. Very low carbination. I couldnít detect much of a smell. Anywho, it was a very smooth beer. I did detect some malt and some hops though. I would like to try again and possibly re-rate.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cmtm14 (6) - USA - AUG 14, 2006 does not count
Very smooth finish... Darker Red in color. Sweet taste and did I mention how smooth it goes down...

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LadySusan (724) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 13, 2006
Dark amber in color, it has a bit of hops and malt in the taste and aroma. I had in on tap and it had a long lasting head. Nothing speacial about it, just o.k.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KingofCastle (206) - London, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2006
UPDATED: APR 21, 2007 can: I like to think of this as the Forgotten Beer. I always liked this Irish Cream Ale. If you like cream ales then you will love this. Iím amazed how this is sweet and yet bitter. Deep browny red with thick white head. Smells like it tastes, and cascades nicely upon pouring. Refreshing, sweet ale that goes down way too smooth. Mix it up: put down the can of Guinness & pick up the Kilkenny! This is so smooth. How can you rate this cream ale badly? Excellent example of style.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
CanadaCam (109) - CANADA - AUG 1, 2006
On tap. Cock and Mussel, Winnipeg. Not the best but not the worst Iíve ever had. Decent colour, pours OK, but the flavour was just lacking something.


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