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

bottled
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on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1407   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.


Palme's rating

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Palme (3948) - Bergen, - OCT 2, 2012
0.4l can @ Bergen Airport. Clear caramel-brown with a really creamy off-white head. Smells light sweet, mild ashy, some faint fruity tones. Not horrible, but not fantastic. Itís soft on the carbonation and it has a mild oily mouthfeel. Light sweet caramel flavors also, some faint cigarette tones with a soft bitter and quite smooth finish and a flour-ish both semi dry aftertaste and really watery and thin. Easy drinking, but flavor wise this has never been a favorite of mine. Nor this time. 05.08.2012


2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Louke (50) - Swalmen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 29, 2016
Zacht Iers biertje, Mooie amberkleur, geen schuimkraag. De smaak valt tegen wat waterig. Al met al niet veel aroma en smaak

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scrumpy369 (407) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 29, 2016
Can at home. Nitro edition. Light brown colour, massive white head. Nose is light roasted malts. Taste is low bitterness low sweetness. Faint caramel. Smotth mouthfeel due to the nitro. Abrupt finish. Not very outstanding.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
kdd230 (20) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2016
Small bottle from Cloud 9 Shop, Vientiane, Laos. Lovely pour; reddish hue with a nice foamy head to start. Aroma of malt and hay. More watery than I had imagined. Taste of malts, earthy hops. Medium carbonation. A bit thin and watery for the style. A good session beer perhaps.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AntonyWilson (99) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JUL 27, 2016
500ml can: Pours a deep amber with thick, creamy tan head that persists. Lacing. Aroma of bread, some dried fruit. Tastes toasty with slight malt. Low bitterness and medium to low body. Slight astringency, easy drinking and is definitely a session ale.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tjomleif (87) - NORWAY - JUL 22, 2016
Not much needs to be said, creamy mouthfeel, quaffable. Quite watery, and lacks substantial taste or aroma. Best draft.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OminouSC2 (402) - SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2016
Amber color, creamy head. Butterscotch and caramel aromas. Butterscotch taste, creamy, toffee, vanilla, some fruits. Sweet finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
aleigator (735) - GERMANY - JUL 2, 2016
Pours a glowing, dark red color with the most beautiful head to it, which appears utmost stable yet fluffy at the same time. Smells of toffee and earth coated leaves among dried wild berries. Has a coppery undertone together with some orange zest, as well as a rock sugar sweetness. Drinks very refreshing, with a lively, very light body, which turns out to be borderline watery at the back end with sweet malts defining the taste. Tastes of old noble hops among earth, rye and a toffee glimps, which turns more profound once the beers fizzy carbonation is in full swing. This leaves back only sweet malts, a superfaint dryness and a watery ending. Builds up a pleasant balance at first, which vanishes in favor of the malts, producing a monotonous, thin finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ritzn (315) - Bavaria, GERMANY - JUN 30, 2016
Clear brown with quickly vanished white head. Aroma is bubblegum, sweet apple, smoke, some red wine stuff. Taste is mostly apple sourness, and esthery bitterness. Creamy mouthfeel, medium body, easy to drink. Ok but not great.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
huineman (570) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 23, 2016
Pint on tap. Pours clean ruby-copper, tan head. Aroma is redcurrant, cherry, bisquit. Taste is soft, lo-carb, slightly sweet. Los-lingering finish with little bitterness.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
UneXpecT (8) - Montreal, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 17, 2016 does not count
473 ml can. Pouring this one fast and then drinking into the foam is a always a classic. Aroma is of caramel and sweet. Alcohol is very thin. Carbonation disappear quickly and remains faint. Body is light with a thin oily texture. Has a pale amber body.


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