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

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RATINGS: 1263   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   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.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerbarella (343) - - MAR 19, 2013
330 ml bottle. Pours clear light brown with a high white head. Lightly roasty malt aroma. Tastes roasty malty, very mild. Mild finish.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Holmen2 (1300) - NORWAY - JAN 27, 2015
From nitro can 27.01.15. Nutty brown. Dence and persistent creamy off-white head. Aroma of toffee and nuts. Similar taste. Caramel in aftertaste. A bit waterish. Creamy mouthfeel.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
freekyp (1545) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2015
16 oz nitro can. Pours a pretty reddish brown with a very creamy cascading head. Flavor is mild malt forward with a dash of hops in the finish to balance. True to style, this is a sessionable Irish Ale. Would not withstand heavier food flavors.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Florya (469) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 27, 2015
How: Can Appearance: dark brown, medium white head. Aroma: caramel, thin coffee, minerals Palate : light body, low carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (9276) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2015
16 ounce nitro can. As of this moment the 8th most rated beer I have not personally rated. Pours a clear amber with a large, dense tan nitro head. Good head retention. Aroma of caramel and floral hops. The taste is caramel, floral hops, citrus, tea and toasted malt. Thin bodied.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mmahut (1202) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear dark amber body with high, quickly evading frosty head. Aroma has caramel, light roasty, grainy. Taste has caramel sweetness, medium to low hop bitterness. Body is full, medium carbonation, watery.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
lordsimmons (25) - Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 24, 2015
it was ok, but the flavor was kind of dull. There was basically no resistance and no chance to savor it. But it was good.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
loubar (114) - Los Gatos, California, USA - JAN 23, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2015 14.9 oz. nitro can. Pours a dark red color with quickly dissipating creamy head, a bit of which stays to the end. Very faint grain and malt aroma. Flavor is light caramel, nuts, milky-smooth and pleasantly malty. Medium body with low carbonation leads to a silky and creamy mouth feel that continues into a velvety finish. Light, enjoyable and super drinkable. Love the low ABV.

2.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TedE (138) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2015
440ml can into pint glass. Nitrogen widget goes off! Very slight sweet aroma. Good solid cream head on still red/amber beer. Taste is slightly bitter. Gentle smoky malt finish. Very sessionable.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
twindadplus2 (611) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Nitrogen can. Red amber color with a typical creamy nitrogen head. Aroma is either very faint or hidden by the nitrogen head but I had a hard time picking up more than faint grain and malt. Flavor is cereal malt up front and light herbal hops. Light to medium bodied with a slippery, almost watery mouthfeel. Finishes up with a creamy finish. Not the top of itís class but I would definitely take another one.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Padchenko (108) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 15, 2015
Pint. Settles into a dark reddish colour with a thick creamy head. The texture is creamy and the flavour has some slight roasted malt. It is a little watery but pleasant and smooth


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