George Killian's Irish Red - Coors Brewing Company
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Reviews by LightEnthusiast:
2.56/5 rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5
Killan's Irish Red is a fair beer but not something I'd prefer to drink regularly. I've had a 12 pack in my fridge for roughly 6 months, and it gets a rotation ratio of maybe 1 to every 11th beer I have - let's put it that way.
Smell - Toasted amber grains with wild rice and hints of maple syrup. A very robust, sweetly aromatic beer.
Taste - Carbonation hits first with an immediate slap of bitterness. Floral notes follow with a watery toasted malted grain finish. Bitter notes remain on the palette a few seconds after swallowing.
Mouthfeel - Watery with a carbonated underbelly. Finish is watery with floral notes and bitter toasted malt. Not very impressive.
Overall - It's a beer I'd choose over Bud Light, Fat Tire, Goose Island, or Sam Adams Winter Lager but it's not a favorite of mine. Too watery and too many bitter off-notes left behind.
At $9.99/12 pack it's a plausible departure from the normal adjunct lager but its appeal wears off quickly and remains an unfortunate staple in my fridge. There's better beers out there for the price and for the category.
Serving type: bottle
12-29-2013 04:46:21 | More by LightEnthusiast
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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
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