George Killian's Irish Red - Coors Brewing Company
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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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