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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1448   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 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hanuta06 (457) - Washington, USA - FEB 6, 2013
Serving: from (nitro) tap at Mick Kelly’s Irish Pub. Aroma: could not detect any. Appearance: average-sized, creamy, white, initial head with excellent lacing and mostly lasting longevity. Clear, flat, dark-amber body. Taste: lightly sweet initial flavor and lightly acidic finish with short duration. Palate: light body, watery texture and no carbonation. Overall: excellent appearance and palate, but lacking in aroma and taste. Still, I like this beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
mclaren14 (214) - £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 (3562) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nikokaoja (36) - Ljubljana, SLOVENIA - NOV 29, 2016
29. 11. 2006, Ljubljana, 200 bar. Canned. Silky feel but light bodied. Watered down version of Guinnes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jampura (129) - FINLAND - NOV 27, 2016
Kuivahko, kepeä kaartuva olut. Makustelee kuivahedelmiä, suolaa, jotain lipevää. Aika raikas tapaus.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MasDen (164) - Mahilyow, BELARUS - NOV 26, 2016
Aroma: caramel, malt. Appearance: amber clear with small white head. Taste: caramel, malt. Palate: medium body, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
the sauger (16) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 24, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2016 Canette de 500 ml. Couleur ambrée avec beaucoup de mousse qui donne une texture et un aspect crémeux. Les arômes sont les céréales, le pain et le café. Goûte les céréales grillées et un peu le cappuccino. Goûte trop l’eau pour ce que je m’attendais. Ce boit tout de même bien.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
PilsnerDoctor6 (5) - villefranche sur mer, FRANCE - NOV 20, 2016 does not count
bière légère gout trop subtile a mon gout ,par contre peut forte passe toute seul moins amère qu une IPA , impeccable pour se désaltéré .

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nathanvc (262) - Brugge, BELGIUM - NOV 16, 2016
Pours clear amber with a lasting foamy off-white head. The aroma contains roasted malts, caramel, toffee, It tastes medium sweet and light bitter with a bitter, roasted finish. Creamy texture and soft carbonation. Could have had more flavour overall.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
SonOfAnarchy (143) - ST HELENA - NOV 14, 2016
Pours cloudy brown with a rich off-white head. Aroma of esters, slight dark fruit and bread. Taste is dried fruit, roasted malt, with a touch of caramel. Medium to light body, watery texture, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drinking_77 (93) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - NOV 8, 2016
Review: 0.33l Bottle of Kilkenny Irish beer: ABV: 4.2% A lot of the reviews say 4.3%, but mine was 4.2% ABV, maybe different for the German market perhaps. On pour we get a lovely dark ruby red colour with a nice creamy white head bubbling away. Nice carbonation, it is alive and is looking fantastic. Unfortunately the head does die and it does go all a bit flat a little while later. Has no lacing to speak of. Looks like a standard red ale, minus the head! Has a really lovely beery smell, malts and the cream, and hints of some fruits Deep smelling roasted malts, really nice. Nice beery smell, yeast ........... On taste I get a smooth creamy mouthful from the beer, some grains, a bit of caramel, it all tastes nice and very smooth A good sessionable beer that’s for sure, easy to drink and to go down Its easy to drink, nice and smooth but, apart from the initial tastes, overall there isn’t a whole lot to taste, and it is a little dry and flat in the end. I can just about get the malts. Not much of an aftertaste as well, no hops to speak of. So overall it is easy to drink, good for a light session, but not the best tasting beer in the world with no strong standout tastes or flavours. Not great, not bad, but definitely not anything to compete with Smithwicks, that’s for sure!

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