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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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2,699 Ratings
THE BROS
73
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Ratings: 2,699
Reviews: 823
rAvg: 3.03
pDev: 19.47%
Wants: 19
Gots: 304 | 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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Photo of Izzi
3.78/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Not a bad beer, but not as good as other Irish Reds

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

Photo of ALC82
3.75/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Much better on tap than in bottle

Photo of CTJman
2/5  rDev -34%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

not that interested in this style

Photo of Bretton511
3.97/5  rDev +31%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Definitely underrated beer, very good robust flavor with little bitterness.

Photo of BB1980
4.02/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Commercialized Red, but tasty. Used to have a good price tag on it but the price has continued to rise on it as if Coors was trying to get more drinkers by making it seem more like a "craft beer"

Photo of THEOPTIMATOR88
2.5/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of leantom
3.95/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A classic. Here goes:

A: Reddish-brown with a massive head and lacing. Also has a ton of carbonation. Crystal clear. Splendid-looking beer.

S: Baker's yeast, amber and caramel malt. Generic red lager.

T: Good. Caramel and amber malt give way to a touch of baker's yeast. Well-balanced and tasty.

F: Very well carbonated.

O: Solid beer. Would definitely have it again.

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

This is actually a good red ale. It's usually pretty cheap at the bar too.

Photo of Premo88
3.69/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into "craft beer glass" (wide-mouthed stick)

L: dark orange-red ... brilliantly clear; minimal head of beige foam, maybe 1/3-inch tall, no stick; no lacing but it's keeping a 50/50 skin and nice collar of beige foam; no major lacing

S: sour grain ... toasted barley; sweet nose, very pleasant; sour corn ... sour/toasted corn

T: good toasted barley malt, lots of sweetness, no major hop presence ... some corn, sour corn (not creamed corn); just a hint of rubbing alcohol taste, perhaps a bit medicinal

F: full, prickly carbonation and good midweight ... very solid

O: not bad at all ... this red almost has a toasted-malt taste like a good California Common, but there's definitely no hop presence, not even a bit of dirt; too big a swallow has a vodka/rubbing alcohol taste, but otherwise it's a decent little malty lager with some nice toasted notes and nothing to keep you from downing a few for a good session. very decent brew and a pleasant surprise.

Photo of das_Bier
3.36/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JohnofUpton
3.02/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ArchimedesSox
3.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A: Reddish brown with a large tan colored head

S: Little sweet malts, mostly lager yeast smell

T: Sweet malts, not much else. I had it a little too cold, I think a little warmer would bring out more of a flavor profile.

M: Medium

O: Not a bad beer for the price but not the best ever. Will buy again.

Photo of Ninobeerman
3.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of codyb1991
2.89/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of chuckgietzen
2.93/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

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

Photo of RyanK252
3.12/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle poured into a BarrelHouse Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours redish amber with a bubbly light tan head that settles rather quickly with no lacing.

S: Pretty tame, a little bready and caramel malty sweetness, and a little earthy hops.

T: Caramel/toffee sweetness, bready maybe slightly toasted malt, a little earthy hops, and some grainy and cooked vegetable notes.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Not terrible, better than your average BCM lager. Not a bad choice for a 6 pack to take to a party with a lot of non craft drinkers.

Photo of LSDIIS
3.46/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AmericanMechanic
2.81/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Big_V
2.86/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of auswild
3.72/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Out of all the commoners, this is a personal favorite.

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

Photo of Jobin_24
2/5  rDev -34%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

alright tasting beer, cheap taste

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George Killian's Irish Red from Coors Brewing Company
70 out of 100 based on 2,699 ratings.