Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale


The Kilkenny initially smelled like coffee. In addition, it had a smooth texture, little carbonation, was drinkable, and had a creamy texture.

Unfortunately, I didn't get much out of the experience. It tasted flat and uninteresting.


Yard House:
5.8% Drink Anderson Valley Boont Amber Ale
9.0% Drink Yard House Belgian Amber Tripel
5.3% Drink Samuel Adams Summer Ale
4.3% Drink Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale

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My friend has had Kilkenny once or twice before and on at least two occasions ordered the drink at Yard House in my presence only to be disappointed with the news that the beer was currently not available. On one of those occasions he had the Belhaven Scottish Ale instead and on another occasion he had the Boddingtons Pub Ale instead. In any case, given the opportunity to have the Kilkenny here at CVP (Charles Village Pub), I decided to order the Kilkenny.

I wrote: "Kilkenny on draft. Exceedingly carbonated feel. Creamier after letting the carbonation settle down." 6:50 PM

Overall, I'd say the Kilkenny is alright and I would conclude that I'm not particularly fond of pub cream ales. I'd much rather have a Guinness.


Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale


Relevant Links:
Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale (Diageo Website)
Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale ( (Guinness Ltd.) (Current Brewery)
Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale ( (Smithwick's Brewery) (Former Brewery)
Kilkenny (
Kilkenny (beer) (
Kilkenny (Anthony Martin Website)

Website Information (
Top markets: Canada, Australia, Ireland
Launch: 1710
Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale, with its deep red hue and rich, creamy head delivers a distinctively smooth and flavourful taste.
Variants: 440ml can
Fact: Kilkenny is craft brewed in the oldest operating brewery in Ireland.


Website Information (Anthony Martin):

Its aroma is peppery and dry, to present on the other hand a flavour dominated by a very particular bitterness without any harshness but nevertheless tenacious to the palate and in its after-taste. This beer of great Irish tradition is redolent with all the good health of the emerald isle and its mesmerising mysteries.

Alcohol : 4,3%
Colour : Amber
Fermentation : Top
Type : Irish Red

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