- My Rating: [D-], I gave it a (2 of 5) on Ratebeer.com
Kilkenny Irish Cream Ale – St James’ Gate Brewery (Diageo), 4.3% ABV, 500ml., (Dublin, Ireland)
- Style: (widgeted + nitrogen) Irish Ale
- Taste: Dull flat sweet lightly toasted barley malt slight metallic
- Where I got it : traded with a friend
- How much: $3.30 CAD – 500ml., Winter 2016
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: no
Visual: Widget with CO2 + nitrogen. Initial pour has the cascading draught head, subsequent pour leaves a small 1mm head, half moon layer of retention, slow and steady loose clusters of streams.
Nose: very faint light toasted sweet barley malt. (lvl-3)-pungency
Attack: flat, gentle (lvl-3-sweetness)
Mid-palate: dull carbonation, lightly toasted barley malt
Finish: barley malt grainy, light metallic
Summary: It drinks pretty dull and flat like the other nitrogenated beers I’ve had. The flavour is very one-note and basic. Uninteresting, but somehow I got a buzz from 4.3%.