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

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RATINGS: 1312   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.


NeoHippie2's rating

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 14, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2012 I had really high hopes for this beer so maybe that is why I found it to be extra disappointing. The overall feature of this beer without a doubt to me is BLAND. Nitro pours beautifully into the glass with a pale copper hue. Creamy white head and then....nothing. It is so watery and bland it is truly unbelievable. Like drinking water. Super weak. I guess it helps to quench your thirst? There I said one good thing...


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TtV (205) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2015
Bottle 33cl. Dark amber with a medium off white head. Aroma reminds me of wood, but thereís also malts and some hops. The taste is bitter with a special metallic undertone. Not too bad, but nothing special.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jrodooo5 (1176) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 5, 2015
Taste is bland but it pours pretty & has a nice mouthfeel. Kind of a bubbly brownish pour w/ a beautiful retaining white head thst leaves lacing. The aroma is quite faint w/ really only the nitrogen resembling any scent. The taste is completely clean w/ really nothing going on other than the smoothness on the palate going down. Ehh, wasnít bad after a very warm day in the sun.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ForestStar (12) - SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2015
My favorite Ale type beer. Colour is very dark and aroma is sweet mixed in with raisin and malty bread.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
bleble (26) - - MAY 12, 2015
Spina. Bevuta parecchie volte durante il periodo vissuto in irlanda, molto piacevole al palato, anche se forse di poco carattere.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tarmok (252) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAY 23, 2015
amber clear liquid with frothy white head. Aroma: hay, roasted malts. Taste: light sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, roasted malts, earthy. Palate: light body, creamy, average carbonation,

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
cmacklin (363) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 23, 2015
440 ml can. Pours a reddish amber with a creamy, medium, long lasting, off-white, nitro head that laces. Sweet, roasted, caramel malt aroma. Flavour to match with a mildly bitter finish. Medium body with a creamy, oily texture and soft carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beermaris (52) - - MAY 25, 2015
Amber appearance, transparent. Bitter, sour taste. Strong bitter aftertaste. A bit boring overall

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
indrekr (95) - ESTONIA - MAY 16, 2015
Aroma: raisin, bread, kvass. Appearance: amber, minimal head, white foam, clear. Taste: light sweetness, lightly bitter. Palate: light body, flat, no finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
shigadeyo (3180) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Perfectly acceptably Irish Cream Ale. Itís always creamy on draught (nitro) or from the can; non-nitro version tastes the same, but isnít as creamy. Deep copper color with a large off-white head. Toffee malt in the aroma and flavor, slightly nutty like almond with a bit of vanilla, tea, earthy/herbal hop notes in the finish. Medium-light to medium body; smooth and creamy. Very drinkable and quite easy to drink A LOT of considering it goes down to smoothly and is of low alcohol content. More a less a standard for Irish Ales as itís right on style and widely available.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrGD (103) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2015
On tap @Dublin. Nice dark amber colour with creamy white foam. Weak aromas of caramel and malts. Taste: caramel and roasted malts, bittersweet. Hint of hops. A bit flat and slightly metallic. Nothing special.


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