Kilgubbin Red Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.
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2.53/5 rDev -31.1%
Served on-draught into a 16 oz nonical pint glass at Goose Island Clybourn over St. Patrick's Day weekend. Reviewed from notes. 5.1% ABV per their menu. "Irish Red Ale."
A: Pours a one finger head of white colour. Fair cream. Fair thickness. Below average retention, Body colour is a nontransparent auburn-copper. Semitranslucent. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.
Sm: Light toasted red malts. Very mild floral hopping. Maybe a hint of berry. Fruity and evocative. A mild strength aroma. Hints of syrup. I'm excited to try it.
T: Imbalanced. A mess of toasted malt, syrupy amber malts, generic light floral hops, and berry. Downright wrong for the style. Built poorly. Little complexity of subtlety. No yeast character or alcohol comes through. Meh. Very disappointing.
Mf: Syrupy, smooth, and wet. Carbonation is merely adequate. Not at all right for the style.
Dr: A failed attempt at an Irish red. Syrupy. Borderline crap. Wouldn't get this one again, though it hides its modest ABV alright. Goose Island can do far better.
06-07-2013 20:20:13 | More by kojevergas
3.23/5 rDev -12%
Purchased on tap at the Xcel Energy Center for Jets vs Wild. Poured into a tall plastic glass.
Clear amber body with great lacing. Clean malt profile on the nose with light caramel notes. The body has light hop flavours including citrus and spice with a lightly sweet malty body and some corny sweetness that feels off in this beer. Good building bitterness and the beer finishes clean.
02-22-2012 04:06:43 | More by kjyost
Kilgubbin Red Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
83 out of 100 based on 163 ratings.