George Killian's Irish Red - Coors Brewing Company
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Reviews by Romulus141:
3.03/5 rDev 0%
Poured into the Sam Adams Lager glass.
Appearance: Pours a red-amber hue with a moderate creamy head. The lacing on this beer isn't strong, but there is a little bit on occasion. There are some carbonation bubbles apparent in the brew.
Smell: Smells like a mix between malts and alcohol. I don't see much difference between this and other macros.
Taste: Starts with some malt taste, which gives way to grains and corn. There is a slight taste of hops on the finish, which is clean and crisp. There is nothing complicated here, but the taste itself isn't bad, unlike other macro lagers. This would be easy to enjoy on a Saturday afternoon with my friends.
Mouthfeel: Light, and with some crisp carbonation. Pretty standard for the style.
Drinkability: These are smooth and light, so they go down quite easily. Although this isn't even close to my favorite beer, it's something I can have when I'm not looking for something complex.
09-24-2007 03:18:35 | More by Romulus141
More User Reviews:
3.35/5 rDev +10.6%
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 wasnt 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.
12-13-2004 14:55:08 | More by RoyalT
3/5 rDev -1%
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.
04-18-2009 03:02:52 | More by wesbrownyeah
2.83/5 rDev -6.6%
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.
02-19-2008 03:08:15 | More by SIRIUS2
3.08/5 rDev +1.7%
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.
07-17-2009 03:40:28 | More by sgoodship
3.39/5 rDev +11.9%
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.
06-29-2013 17:15:56 | More by BeerAdvocate
3.1/5 rDev +2.3%
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.
09-12-2003 11:40:47 | More by Dmann
3.05/5 rDev +0.7%
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.
09-18-2007 04:28:29 | More by BeerDreadz
3.88/5 rDev +28.1%
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.
08-12-2004 20:10:51 | More by twi1609372
1.6/5 rDev -47.2%
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.
03-28-2008 03:49:48 | More by Beaver13
George Killian's Irish Red from Coors Brewing Company
70 out of 100 based on 2,426 ratings.