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

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RATINGS: 1280   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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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...


2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
artmcd8 (1927) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2015
This beer pretty much solidified my dislike of nitro beers other than dark stuff. Copper pour, perfect white flat head. Aroma of water and nothing. Taste or water and light metal. Thin.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mathieuc (1663) - Quťbec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 3, 2015
Pours a clear copper with a thick and dense creamy white head that leaves awesome lacing. Pouring the whole can in one straight bottom up fashion is quite a satisfying show, too. Nose is of caramel and fruits along with a slightly toasted component. Taste of caramel and slight roasted malt, simple but effective. Body is light and carbonation fine and moderate. Mouthfeel is slightly watery but for a session beer itís fine. Overall a good macro option, I shall be back.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Velkyal (299) - Gordonsville, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2015
From a nitro can in the Amazing Ales mix pack. Pours a clear rich amber with a persistent half inch of nitro head, looks glorious, taking me back to the days when I drank this in the Irish pubs of Birmingham. The aroma is faintly grassy with some light brown sugar notes to it. Taste is light toffee with a soft hop bite in the background, nothing challenging. The only real problem with this beer, other than the nitro (dear guy why does nitro exist?), is the thinness of the body, itís near watery. A tad more body and it would actually be a very good beer as opposed to just an inoffensive one. Ah well.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
McSherman (186) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAR 1, 2015
Bewertung importiert von bier index: 8 / 7 / 6 / 7 / 5 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 68

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GranvilleTim (1735) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Caramel pour with a beige head. Aroma is light malt. Taste is creamy, light flavor, light malt. Its wet at least.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ragnampiza (558) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - FEB 22, 2015
250 ml on tap. Light amber, perfectly clear, with a small, creamy and persistent bright white head. On the nose toasted malts, caramel/toffee, a hint of red fruits. Quite musty overall. Very mild bitterness upfront, bigger sweetness as following and even bigger astringency in the aftertaste. Taste comprises toffee, strangely booze and a hint of sea salt in the background. Rather poor drinkability considering the light ABV. Average carbonation, medium body, oily texture. Ehh, no thanks. Should have gone for a Guinness tick!

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jur (414) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2015
Draught @ Downtown, Manamah. Well what can you say... It isnít bad I guess, but very middle of the road with itís sweetness, sour hint (can be the pipes), flat and even bit watery. Meh...

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Buckpasser (1) - wichita, Kansas, USA - FEB 21, 2015 does not count
Lacks flavor, nice body and head.....a beer for those who like a mild flavored brew.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rjplumer (540) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 17, 2015
(Draught in can)Clear classic Irish Ale ruby red colored body. Has the classic "Guinness" style foam head thatís a a good finger thick and appear to be staying for the duration. Creamy malt spice aroma. Low carbonation. Crisp light sweet malt taste. Smooth velvet mouth feel with a faint feel of carbonation on the tongue. Refreshing and wanting more already.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
two7offsuit (284) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Pours a dark Amber with a thick off white head. A good looking beer. Flavor is malt with biscuit and toffee.


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