George Killian's Irish Red - Coors Brewing Company
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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
3.35/5 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
2.1/5 rDev -30.7%
Although I don't have the beer in my hand, I've tried Killian's numerous times. I feel the need to express that this is far from a good representation of an amber lager. The notes are too bitter, the hops are too harsh, and the aftertaste is absolutely disgusting. Like puke in a bottle. There aren't many beers I review off the cuff like this, but don't be deceived - this is a macro adjunct lager, disguised with red dye and bitter hops added. Yeasty cornbread copper with a touch of faint maple syrup and antiseptic, ending bitter and dry. So distinct I remember what it tastes like. I'd take a Coors Original over their attempt at this "Red" Lager. It does have a great smell, but other than that the only pros are image and price.
I just reviewed Nordeast and I suggest you give that a try if it's available in your area.
08-15-2014 12:34:06 | More by The-Adjunct-Hippie
George Killian's Irish Red from Coors Brewing Company
70 out of 100 based on 2,413 ratings.