George Killian's Irish Red - Coors Brewing Company
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Reviews by Groomsy:
3.5/5 rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Ordered a pitcher of this with a friend of mine at a local Mexican restaurant. A good way to start off the spring semester. Served in frosted mugs.
Appearance: Pours a deep and clear amber/red color with a tightly knit two-finger head of off-white bubbles. Leaves some pretty good lacing down the glass. Nice carbonation going on
Smell: At first, it has a pretty standard "beer" smell. As it warms though, some roasty malts come through in the nose as well as a kiss of earthy and spicy hop presence as well as some bread/biscuit. Not offputting by any means, just pretty standard across the board. Nothing too exciting, but still nice.
Taste: Very linear and close to the smell - sweet but generic caramel malts, very pleasing to the tongue, followed by some spicy but subdued hop flavors and just a hint of biscuit/bread like flavors as it goes down. Virtually no aftertaste except for some lingering sweetness. Nice and pleasing, nothing too complex and it paired nicely with our Mexican dishes.
Mouthfeel: Not too thick, but not watery or thin. The carbonation helps the finish of the beer, which is only somewhat drying and makes me want another drink. Light-medium in consistency and only slightly filling.
Drinkability: My friend and I debated ordering another pitcher, haha. Very drinkable for times when you're just chilling with friends and need an easy-going beer that doesn't taste like crap. Would definitely go after it again if I was in a pinch and didn't want craft beer.
Serving type: on-tap
01-14-2011 23:55:07 | More by Groomsy
More User Reviews:
3.21/5 rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Reddish amber color. Head poured to a finger and a half, dissipates in about a minute.
This smells adjuncty.
Light and grassy with a touch of light malt on the beginning. Gets a little spice and more grass and light garden notes toward the end.
Light bodied. Washes down easy. Good for a lawnmower would be my guesss.
Serving type: bottle
03-05-2014 04:44:49 | More by CFHMagnet
3.48/5 rDev +14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Pleasantly surprised with this one!
I'm not one to go for a macro brewed beer but when the option was Killian's or Bud Lite, naturally I went with Killian's.
I can't accurately judge the look or smell, but the taste was not bad...dare I say I actually kind of enjoyed it and might even try one again. What I picked up was a smooth buttered popcorn taste from the malts with the slightest hint of a sweet undertone.
Overall I enjoyed it, but nothing special.
Serving type: on-tap
02-23-2014 01:09:47 | More by Abra
George Killian's Irish Red from Coors Brewing Company
70 out of 100 based on 2,122 ratings.