Kilgubbin Red Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.
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Reviews by mobyfann:
4.08/5 rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Paid $5.99 for a 6-pack...
The beer pours a slightly hazy dark amber colored base, with an off-white tinted medium head, great head retention and very nice lacing effects. The aroma was a little bit of hop flare and that was it.
The taste is filling, a nice mix of toasty malts and hop character. The M&D both fit very well, the head retention add more to the taste and the aftertaste is pleasant. The drinkability is top-tier, I would gladly drink this as a session, and for $6 you can't go wrong.
Final Thought: Another reason why Goose Island should dominate the Midwest... they are clearly better than the Boston Beer Company.
Serving type: bottle
04-27-2006 04:49:01 | More by mobyfann
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2.53/5 rDev -31.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
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.
Serving type: nitro-tap
06-07-2013 20:20:13 | More by kojevergas
Kilgubbin Red Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
83 out of 100 based on 163 ratings.