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

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available

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RATINGS: 1485   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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1.9
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...


3.1
sawyerpc15 (115) - Bowser, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 27, 2017
I love the look of this beer with the creamy head from the nitrogen can. It is vey smooth and gets a high grade.

2.9
tgrtnr (162) - Augsburg, GERMANY - JUN 25, 2017
330 ml bottle served in tulip. Pours clear dark amber with decent white head. Not very complex aroma, a bit malt, that's it. Taste is malty-bitter with sour hint. Very refreshing and smooth. Nice palate. Light bodied, soft to fizzy carbonated. Decent beer, but the lack of aroma leads to a average rating. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
JuancaMadi (21) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - JUN 22, 2017
herbs, brown, tan foam, minimal head, light sweetness, medium bitterness, light body, average carbonation,

3
mviljamaa (158) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUN 12, 2017
Draught version. Pours with a thick, creamy and fine-bubbled light beige foam. Color is dark amber, it’s clear. Aroma is malty and red ale type, some mämmi as well, but also has strong metallicity to it. Palate is smooth and very light, quite pleasant. Taste is malty and has also some red berries or red berry mash aromas to it (typical of red/amber ales). It’s a bit watery. It’s a rather simple beer, simple aroma, simple taste, but the palate is very nice. I wouldn’t buy Kilkenny because of its taste or aroma, but I’ve not had red/amber ales with as smooth palate. I could buy Kilkenny just because of its palate.

4
azzurro (214) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2017
Can from LCBO. Got this for the St-Pats. Serving cold gives a brown rainbow in your glass, not disappointed. This is for me what an Irish cream ale should be.

2.6
bunget (964) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2017
Can. Clear copper body, medium beige nitro head with good retention and lots of lacing. Aroma caramel, grains and some woodsy notes. Taste of grains, caramel and hints of weird herbs. Flattish and very mild. Ok.

3.4
roflorence (100) - South Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 29, 2017
Dark, clear amber colour with an inch of creamy, tan head. Slight toasted malt nose. Caramel malt flavour with no bitterness. Creamy mouthfeel from the nitrogen.

3.5
jobe977 (62) - SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2017
Bottle (4,3%) from Systembolaget. Dark red color with creamy head. Aroma is fruity and toasty. Taste toasty and somewhat sweet. Enjoyable!

2.3
googleimage83 (164) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2017 Interesting pour, starts off creamy white and cascades to a dark red body, with flat frothy head. Aroma of musty grain, grape, light cherry. Taste is very grape-juice heavy, some light grain, toffee, mildly bitter hop finish. Palate is disappointingly watery. Below average.

3
AlfredoGarcia (287) - Santiago, CHILE - APR 24, 2017
330 ml bottle. Bought in a Jumbo supermarket in Santiago. Light smell, very yeasty. Nice red color ith big creamy head. Taste is pretty good, herbal, kind of boring, but still good. Could drink this again for sure. Charming.


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