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

bottled
available

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1424   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9/5   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.

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2.5
milljam (682) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 30, 2009
Worse than Smithwick...which is saying something. Watery mouthfeel...little aroma or flavor..at least good aroma or flavor.

3.5
Blockley (104) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 25, 2009
Tap @ pub

Quite an enjoyable beer. Pours a beautiful amber colour with a thick, lasting and creamy head (thank you nitrogen). The flavour of this beer, whilst enjoyable, is not particularly pronounced; but what is there is a nice caramel/roasted taste. The beer itself feels very creamy; complementing it’s appearance. A good beer, but not great.

N.b. the canned variety, much like Guinness, is vastly inferior to a fresh pint on tap.

2.9
ComradeK (1236) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 22, 2009
From the can. Not bad. Looks good when poured, with a typically Irish gradually settling head. Very smooth and quite pleasant palate, and an unoffensive flavour. But therein lies the problem. Flavour should not merely be unoffensive, but should actually add something to the beer. There is not much flavour to this, which stops a reasonable beer from being quite a good one.

2.8
JKJ (24) - Herlev, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2009
Tap. Red copper colour, with a creamy white head with a bitter taste medium body. Overall not a bad one.

2.8
hobbersr (690) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 17, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2009 Pours like a lighter Guinness with the bubbles going up and down separated in 3 distinct layers, an amber colour on the bottom, an off white transition section and the huge white head... Really nice!. Aroma is of grassy hops, some sourness, and caramel. Pretty light nose. Caramel, grass, apple, some roasty and nutty notes, and a metallic finish on the palate. Mouth feel is the definition on velvety. Meh, tried this because it’s St. Patty’s day and I wanted something Irish... Next time I’ll pass.

4.1
Strangebrewer (1314) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2009
500ml can. Poured clear red amber with amazing cascade effect that settles into a dense creamy off-white head that lasts until pint is finished. Very faint sweet malt aroma. Light texture. Slightly dry, some caramel and faint roasted notes. Finishes with a dulled down IPA like bitterness.

2.7
Ljunkan (530) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2009
Old rating: Ah, Kilkenny. I remember having this on tap for the first time at my 18th birthday. At that time it was like the best thing I’ve ever tasted. Thanks to the beer gods I found other, more interesting beers relative fast after that. What to say about the taste? Quite light caramely, fruity and malty. Smooth mouthfeel, but too watery. OK.

3.5
CH-303 (2264) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - MAR 10, 2009
Appearance: Chestnut brown. Nice head, but shortlived. Aroma: Quite malty. Some dark fruit. Taste: Particular taste. Lots of malt. Quite sweet. Hint of bitterness in aftertaste. Info: 330ml bottle, 10/3-2009, 217/500

3.8
TerenceHua (87) - , SINGAPORE - FEB 22, 2009
Beautiful red copper colour with a thick foamy head. Brilliant aroma - roasted malts cleverly interwoven with nuts, wood and a wisp of hops. So very pleasant on the palate. Subtlely rich and delicate, this brew finishes great from start to end and, does not tax your throat. Low bitterness and creamy with a sweet aftertaste, the malt flavours still stand out - all in all giving it a balanced medium body of great character. Smooth. So apt for soothing the nerves. Only rider I have is that there seems to be a something a little metallic to it. Great for rainy or cold days. Opt for draught/tap.

3
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - FEB 22, 2009
From 500ml can. Great pour. Looks great deep copper coulour and a thick tall white head. Light malty aroma. Very creamy and easy to drink. The flavor of roasted malts is very smooth and agreeable. nice beer.


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