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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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2,357 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 2,357
Reviews: 785
rAvg: 3.03
pDev: 19.47%
Wants: 13
Gots: 114 | 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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tectactoe

Michigan

2.78/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Irish beer! Hah! This is what I would drink in my early years of college when I was trying to branch out from all of the "Bud Light" drinkers and whatnot. Though Killian's isn't what I'd consider "good" beer, I still consider it to be far better than many American Adjunct Lagers, and I still feel that way today.

On tap at Applebee's, it pours a deep orange color that bleeds with some red tints and rust near the edges. The slightly darker than white head doesn't stick around for long and leaves no lace behind. The aroma is solemn and hard to deceipher; maybe some toasted caramel malts, cereal grains, and a slight twinge of metallic, barely musty hoppage. Not much there, but it's not exactly off-putting, either.

The same thing could be said about the taste. There's a slightly brash bitterness that hits up front and takes the rest of the time to mellow out. Lightly toasted malts, some apple skins, mild hop flavor, and just a touch of sweetness in the finish. Again, not much going on here, but nothing is really making me head for the hills either. Thin bodied, over-carbonated a bit, crisp, clean and dry mouth feel in the finish.

This is more like a case of "where is it" than "what is it". Nothing that really stands out as being gross or offensive, rather everything is pretty muzzled and flavor/aroma-less. Not something I'd normally order, but when your other choices are Coors Light and Summer Shandy... well, desperate times call for desperate measures.

Serving type: on-tap

05-31-2012 02:47:41 | More by tectactoe
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3/5  rDev -1%

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Caveworm

Ohio

3.2/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

George Killian's Irish Red from Coors Brewing Company. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, this brew's got no head, a mahogany brown (as in not red) body, and mostly adequate lacing.

I smell malts, but they smell a hair funky. I dunno...

Tastes like malts, yes. But not as roast-y and full as I would like it to be. This brew is not light; don't get me wrong. I just feel that it could use a touch more of ingredients.

Mouthfeel is generally clean and smooth. I actually want this to be a bit more viscous.

Overall a 3.25 for George Killian's Irish Red from Coors Brewing Company. I would have rated this brew higher if it had more of a savory theme going on. To me, this is just a hair too crisp. I may buy this brew again.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2014 04:42:04 | More by Caveworm
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nicholas2121

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3.9/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

George Killian's Irish Red Brewed By Coors Brewing with an ABV of 4.9% This brew pours out a make dark amber color with a nice white head. This brew has a red tint to it, but it is not a true red. The smell is rich with grains, brew , and some sweetness. Nothing fancy about the smell of this brew. The taste is rich and smooth. There is nothing overpowering in this brew i t has a nice balance to it. The mouthfeel is nice and clean. There is no bad aftertaste to this brew. The mouthfeel is nice and clean. Overall I'm giving this brew a 4 out 5. I would get this brew again.

Serving type: bottle

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George Killian's Irish Red from Coors Brewing Company
70 out of 100 based on 2,357 ratings.