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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
okay

2,726 Ratings
THE BROS
73
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Ratings: 2,726
Reviews: 830
rAvg: 3.03
pDev: 19.47%
Wants: 20
Gots: 335 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-06-2001

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Ratings: 2,726 | Reviews: 830
Photo of YumaLaowai
4.03/5  rDev +33%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A great irish beer that should be enjoyed and NEVER chugges

Photo of UPBrewer92
3.75/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

For a reasonably cheap beer that can be found most anywhere, this ranks high on my list

Photo of ddedhed
2.86/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of durwood64
3.17/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TBCE
3.27/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Darwin232
3.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Uniobrew31
2.81/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of AGust82
2.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Fargrow
4/5  rDev +32%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice malty amber that was tasting so nice on St. Paddy's Day.

Photo of AllanPatchin1016
2.96/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of TheBeerMaster1
3.75/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Irish beer is the best beer

Photo of 5EKF
3.12/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of anon
2.04/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Looks okay. Tastes generic. Watery red ale. Have had far better. Would not buy again.

Photo of justincourts
2.78/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of ObiBeerCanobi
2.5/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of IPA1978
2.9/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of groggycorpse196
3.04/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ovaltine
2.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of kmoen
2.59/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of JohnnyI
3.27/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I usually drink these straight from the bottle, but what the hell. Pours in to a Craft Beer Exchange pint glass with a nice amber color and a high degree of transparency. 2 fingers of light beige foam disappear quickly, leaving only a thin film and a small collar. The aroma is pretty clean. Just some sweet malty aromas. Perhaps a little hint of ripened fruits. Not much there, but pleasant. The flavor of Killians is unmistakable. Of course there are the typical sweet caramel-like malt flavors that are common for the style. But there's also something more. I can't quite put my finger on it, but I'd say it's reminiscent of a vanilla extract flavor. It's a bit earthy, and reminds me of Jordanian almonds with that hard vanilla candy shell. I've picked this up in "vanilla" beers such as Snowdrift and Breckenridge, so it's odd to find it here, but it seems to work. The body of the beer is medium and easy. Quite unintimidating. It's simple and accessible. Despite some of the flavors being a bit disjointed, and a notion that the product may be on the "cheap" side, it comes together pretty well in the end. This is a classic that helped launch my love of craft beer. It was one of the first brews that I sampled that dared to stray from the fizzy, yellow water recipe, and I for that I am probably a bit a partial.

Photo of Duff_Man
3.34/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chubenzino
3/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BAsbill
2.53/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Winston3737
2.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of JoelClark
3/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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George Killian's Irish Red from Coors Brewing Company
70 out of 100 based on 2,726 ratings.