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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1456   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
FoamHead (9) - - JAN 10, 2017 does not count
First out of a bottle. I could hardly believe this was actually marketed at a fairly high price. I tried the can with the widget. Terrible. Rusty tap water with a hint of soap. Poured well over half of each down the drain. Absolutely awful.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
danjs5 (114) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 8, 2017
From a can with a nitrogenated widget. Pours a light flat brown. No characteristic creamy head on this beer. Still in date. Musty malt aroma and light malt taste. Fairly watery and thin. Disappointing. Not like I remembered.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
hrabren (1056) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 31, 2016
0.33 l bottle from Pivoteka, Zagreb. Drank it years ago but didn’t rate so I’ll fix that now. Clear amber, small off white head. Metallic, fruity, toasty, light spicy. Taste is ok, sweet, toasty, malty, honey and gingerbread. Light body, quite watery, soft to medium carbonation, abrupt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sharkydodson (1291) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - DEC 31, 2016
the aroma is fruity and caramel with shades of raisin, bread, berries and some herbs... the taste is malty and fruity with notes of caramel, berries, black bread and some grasses... sweet, dry and, a little bit, bitter aftertaste...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
waggerlager (15) - - DEC 23, 2016
Guinness gets all the hype in Ireland but in my opinion this is the nicer brew. Creamy, nice head. Goes down smooth, well balanced. Great on cold days.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
kubmal (242) - POLAND - DEC 16, 2016
Dark amber colour, nice head. Weak aroma of mainly hops, caramel and some dried fruits. Taste is dry, with low bitterness. Creamy, drinkable and pleasant in general, but lacks any depth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnaldo17 (8) - Liège, BELGIUM - DEC 16, 2016 does not count
Bière au goût assez léger présentant une légère touche de caramel. Le goût est assez faible mais c’est une bière assez désaltérante.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tezminator (100) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 10, 2016
Faint aroma of coffee and caramel. Taste of toasted malt and mild caramel. Somewhat watery. It’s okay.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
mclaren14 (237) - £ód¼, POLAND - DEC 7, 2016
Aromat: słodowy, lekko alkoholowy (ale z gatunku wyższych alkoholi), karmel, trochę ciasteczek, mało intensywnie Wygląd: głęboka miedziana barwa, idealnie klarowne, piana o barwie kości słoniowej, wysoka, gęsta, kremowa, trwała, zostawia po sobie ładny fartuszek Smak: słodowy, wyraźnie karmelowy, wodnisty, goryczka niska Podniebienie: bardzo niskie nagazowanie, lekkie, aksamitne, pijalne, lekko taninowe Podsumowanie: śliczny koncerniak, który dobrze "wchodzi", walory smakowe nieszczególne, ale z drugiej strony nie jest wadliwe

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
bartlebier (3631) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - DEC 7, 2016
33cl bb02/2017. - Unlike the redeemingly creamy draught version, the bottled Kilkenny is a rougher creatures, edgy with those spent coffee ground roasted barley malts and an uncouth earthy bitterness that spoils the nuances of the "red" malt character. Lager-like, with a sulphurous copper twist. Will rerate adding in the more palatable draught version.

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