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George Killian's Irish Red - Coors Brewing Company

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George Killian's Irish RedGeorge Killian's Irish Red

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BA SCORE
70
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2,540 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 2,540
Reviews: 797
rAvg: 3.03
pDev: 19.47%
Wants: 16
Gots: 184 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Lager |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-06-2001)
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Reviews by MikeAAL:
Photo of MikeAAL
3.01/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is a very average beer.

The best thing going for this beer is the appearance. It has a red, amber color to it with a decent white head.

Not much smell. A little bit of carmel.

I taste a little carmel and some sweet malts.

It had a medium body and carbonation. Dry finish.

It's very average. I didn't write a lot about taste, because there was much.

MikeAAL, Mar 05, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of RoyalT
3.35/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance – Yes, this one is light red in color with brownish tints and it is very clear and shiny. The good head dissipated rather quickly.

Smell – The light American grain and ultra-light citrusy hops gave this one a distinctly US Euro Lager aroma. The malts were nice and toasty though and there wasn’t anything offensive in there, which is saying a lot.

Taste – The toasty malts actually come out pretty decent at the taste. The light hopping makes it to the tongue as well. Not bad.

Mouthfeel – This light-bodied Lager is clean with a drying finish.

Drinkability – This is as good as a Coors gets.

RoyalT, Dec 13, 2004
Photo of wesbrownyeah
3/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

George Killian's Irish Red.

A- Very clean copper-brown color with an off white head that falls to a small foam rim around the glass. Small amount of lacing but there.

S- Smells like fresh cut wood and burt carmel malts. Scent is finished with a mild ferment smell.

T- Is very busy with malts and barley. Very carmel malt flavor with a hint of wood.

M-D- Mouthfull is very mild to full bodied. Smooth and flavorable make this beer a good drinkable beer...sometimes.

wesbrownyeah, Apr 18, 2009
Photo of SIRIUS2
2.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass. Nice clear ruddy color. Minimal to no head with zero lacing. Did I mention it had nice color?

S: Not real impressed with the smell. To be honest, I would have been hard pressed to distinguish this from any other macro lager.

T: A little disappointing. Was expecting something more flavorful and a touch of sweet malts similar to other reds. Instead it was much like other macro lagers. Not bad. Not great.

M&D: Mouthfeel was about average. The carbonation present in the brew was rather light, albeit consistent. This in and of itself isn't bad but there wasn't much else there to bring up the mouthfeel at all. I don't know if this is something I would ever ask for again but I wouldn't turn down a free one if offered.

SIRIUS2, Feb 19, 2008
Photo of davemarc87
3/5  rDev -1%

davemarc87, Mar 20, 2014
Photo of mojohawk21
3/5  rDev -1%

mojohawk21, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of wescrawford57347
3/5  rDev -1%

This is my fathers drink of choice and i can see why very tasty beer

wescrawford57347, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of Tiernan
2.5/5  rDev -17.5%

Tiernan, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of tohe9384
3.75/5  rDev +23.8%

tohe9384, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of tbryan5
3/5  rDev -1%

tbryan5, Jan 16, 2013
Photo of sgoodship
3.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

My brother in-law had some of these. This is his version of a craft beer, so I wanted to give it a fair shake.

A: Clear red amber color. Off white finger head that was fine bubbles and dissipated quickly to a ring. Plenty of visible carbonation.

S: Very basic stuff. A dash of malt - a touch of hop.

T: Like a macro - designed to be non-offensive. Too subtle caramel malt and very low hop profile.

M: Clean and crisp - good amount of carbonation. Body was light and felt thin at times.

D: I'd fall back to this brew before drinking the average crap they serve in bars. It's pretty easy to drink. It's ridiculously subtle - just doesn't deliver any lasting impression. A bit watery at times.

sgoodship, Jul 17, 2009
Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.39/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #64 (May 2012):

LOOK: Clear dark brassy hue, creamy lacing

SMELL: Caramel, bready, slightly grassy, biscuity, clean

TASTE: Smooth, moderate-sized body, caramel, grass, biscuity, bread crust, modest hop bitterness, faint alcohol, faintly herbal, dry grainy finish

This doesn’t pretend to be anything less than a no-frills, easy-drinking lager. The brand has been somewhat reincarnated by recipe and packaging. The labeling is a bit more focused, and the beer seems to have a bit more life to it compared to its former self.

BeerAdvocate, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of Dmann
3.1/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This was one of the first beers I tried other than Coors, Bud and Mickeys back in the day and I must say it has not aged as well as I thought it would. It poured a nice reddish orange color with a suprisingly nice head that left lace down to the last drop. The taste had slight hop and malt flavors but was killed by a sickening sweetness that nearly ruined it for me. Not one that I will ever pay for again.

Dmann, Sep 12, 2003
Photo of markallmon
4.5/5  rDev +48.5%

markallmon, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of DwedPirateWobert
3.5/5  rDev +15.5%

DwedPirateWobert, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of jonny1138
3.5/5  rDev +15.5%

jonny1138, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of RoninBirdman
3/5  rDev -1%

RoninBirdman, Oct 15, 2013
Photo of BeerDreadz
3.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 onz amber bottle no freshness date

Appearance: Brown/red color with a cream color head.

Smell: Sweetness and some fruits are right there

Taste: Caramel beer,grains and some malt,medium bodied not a lot carbonation,sweetness.

Mouthfeel & Drinkability: Very easy to drink, too sweet for my taste, can have some more sips of this one.

BeerDreadz, Sep 18, 2007
Photo of SD-Alefan
3.25/5  rDev +7.3%

SD-Alefan, May 07, 2014
Photo of DaftPatrick
2.5/5  rDev -17.5%

DaftPatrick, May 15, 2014
Photo of Todd
3/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I used to drink this back in the early days when pickin's were slim on the beer shelves. It's simply an average beer with fond memories ...

Todd, Jul 08, 2001
Photo of twi1609372
3.88/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

i ahve been drinking this beer ocasionally for a while now and it has to be one of my favorite.would compare it to sam adams in taste and characheter.quite a dark beer deep malt flavor, slightly hoppy but strong malt.pretty smooth also, but definetly a beer drinkers type of beer. koors was smart not to put their name on the bottle for fear it would detract from their sales and image, but it is a quality beer.

twi1609372, Aug 12, 2004
Photo of Jpinoniemi
3.5/5  rDev +15.5%

Jpinoniemi, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of Beaver13
1.6/5  rDev -47.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

12 oz bottle, dated Jan 2008. Pours a clear golden amber with a fizzy white head that quickly diminishes to a thin film.

The aroma is sweet metallic malts with a little toasted bitterness.

The flavor is sweet nutty and toasted malts with a little leathery bitterness at the finish. It's a bit medicinal. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with some semi-sharp carbonation.

Overall, a step up from standard BMC beers, but not very good.

Beaver13, Mar 28, 2008
Photo of generallee
3.5/5  rDev +15.5%

generallee, Nov 07, 2013
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George Killian's Irish Red from Coors Brewing Company
70 out of 100 based on 2,540 ratings.