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George Killian's Irish Red - Coors Brewing Company

George Killian's Irish RedGeorge Killian's Irish Red

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70
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2,179 Ratings
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Ratings: 2179
Reviews: 777
rAvg: 3.04
pDev: 19.08%


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 -8.6%
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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George Killian's Irish Red from Coors Brewing Company
70 out of 100 based on 2,179 ratings.