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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

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RATINGS: 1439   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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2.6
FatPhil (17080) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 14, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2014 330ml bottle (5:3:5:3:10=2.6)
Rich brown. Very lightly roasted smoky aroma. Lively carbonation. Somewhat roasty palate, but a bit thin. Finish more potent - dry burnt bitterness, but some metallic hops.
Rerate: Keg (Mad Murphey’s, Tallinn) (5:3:4:3:9=2.4)
Bland aroma. Slickish palate. Sweet bland malts, caramelly. Totally bland. Precisely the shit CAMRA came to kill. Still some work to do, guys.

3
SmallOne (79) - SWEDEN - APR 10, 2009
A beer with a white longlasting head. Smooth to drink. A little aroma. The taste is faint aswell. but is a good balanced with some roasted taste.

2.8
cgreb (422) - Marburg, GERMANY - APR 10, 2009
bottle - amber reddish beer with a thin white head. May be some lemon aroma. Flavour is a little bit thin. Some roasted malt. Strong cabonation. Refreshing.

2.7
Borgen (28) - DENMARK - APR 3, 2009
Okay. But the beer is kind of flat. Prefer the beer on draught - the body and taste seems to loose some power in the can version.

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 (1260) - 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 (1345) - 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.


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