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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: 1391   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91/5   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.


2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TaxiDriver (1678) - Stadland, GERMANY - JUN 2, 2007
Bottle. Roasted aroma, light sweetness, a little bit burned. Red body, the head is fair lacing, small size and fully dimishing. A moderate sweetness with a short duration. The carbonation is lively, the texture is rather oily, medium body on the palate. Overall not a bad one, but the Murphys Red Ale is better

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nicolascage (116) - Copenhagen (Virum), DENMARK - MAY 27, 2007
Canned with nitrogen, nice smooth, fine balance, soft malty character, a little English and a lot Irish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChrisTurner (207) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 24, 2007
Can (with a widget) -- Dark amber with no visible carbonation. Beautiful dense nitrohead that lasts forever and leaves lashings of lacng. Surprisingly gentle aroma of malt with a suggestion of something more earthy. Watery yet creamy mouthfeel (something to do with the widget, perhaps). More gentle maltiness in the flavour with a touch of roastedess. Very little bitterness anywhere, which makes it a tad boring but friendly.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
taunusmies (338) - FINLAND - MAY 11, 2007
(Bottle) Pours clear copper-brown colour with a small head. Mouthfeel is light but not thin, also a bit carbonated and bitterish. Aroma has some sweet malts with hoppy notes of flowers and caramel. Aftertaste has some butter and cream.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nejhleader (1418) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2007
not a bad beer. nice and creamy, gotta love how the nitrogen just layers these kind of beers. ruby colour, bit of a sweet aroma, its creamy texture is probably its best quality.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Capa (2566) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2007
Draught. Pours a deep red with a nice tan, creamy head. Aroma is sweet malts, some toasted notes, and caramel. Not all the exciting. Mouth is very smooth with little carbonation feel. Flavor is much like the aroma. Toasted and sweet malt with some caramel. Good in a pinch, but nothing exciting.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mgermani (1002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 30, 2007
Pours a dark brownish amber with an amazingly creamy head and great lace. Slightly sour hop aroma, sweet malt. Tastes reasonably hoppy with a slight sour-cream touch - hops in the aftertaste. Creamy body but sadly, very poor carb from the tap. Nice beer, great cream ale.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ekstedt (6348) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2007
Draught at Göteborg City Airport. Reddish brown, clear, with a small, creamy and stable tan head. Slightly roasted malt aroma, quite bland. Creamy mouthfeel, but a little thin. Nice bitterness in the finish. A very much mediocre ale.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - APR 21, 2007
440 ml can. Amber color with nice, creamy off-white head. Malt, caramel, thin body and a strange bitterness in the end. This is not my glass of beer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beer5000 (5721) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 21, 2007
440ml can. Clear, dark amber body with a big lasting beige head (nitrohead). Malt and caramel in aroma. Flavor is malt, caramel and an acidic bitterness. Medium body. This beer is a bit unbalanced between malty sweetness and sour bitterness, also to thin body for the slightly roasty metal impression.


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