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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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2,671 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,671
Reviews: 810
rAvg: 3.03
pDev: 19.47%
Wants: 17
Gots: 270 | 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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2.09/5  rDev -31%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I saw this beer in a six pack at the grocery store on sale for right around six bucks. The first thing that went through my mind was, “An Irish red in a six pack for 6 bucks, may as well give it a try!” The beer really has no smell to speak of maybe a small hint of malt. The taste isn’t bad because there really is no taste. It’s very light and slightly fruity and crisp almost like a very, very light Wee Heavy. Feel in the mouth was like water. I later found out that the name Killian was purchased by Coors back in the 1980’s. I’m not sure how close this beer is to the original Lett’s Irish Red it’s based off of but it really isn’t a very good beer, not worthy of the title Irish Red anyway.

Photo of rodney45
3.1/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A:Dark red, hints of copper. White cream lace, that lingers ever so slightly. Like a whisp of sqalled ocean on a hurricane eve.

S: A deep smell of malt and macintosh apples, with a hint of strawberry jam.

T: A burnt crystal malt is what dominates the first flavor notes. Lingering flavors of grain, apple, mango.

D: Easy going down. Not much complexity to keep you interested.

O: One and done, if you bought 6, keep the other 5 in the fridge to lure your friends away from your other good beer.

Photo of bsp77
2.49/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Serving glass: Poured from tap into mug.

Appearance: Somewhat dark amber with moderate white head.

Smell: Very light caramel and metallic hops. Extremely faint.

Taste: Caramel and bready malts with very light spicy hops. Not much going on, but I guess it tastes fine. A little sweet.

Feel: Moderately high carbonation, light body. Could be a little drier.

Overall: I remember thinking this was a high quality brew in college. How the times have changed.

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

Of all the Irish Red Ale's I have had in my area, this is the easiest to get. I might prefer Saranac or even Sam Adams over Killian's but it is still a good drinking Irish Red. It does pour darker than other Irish Red's I have had but the taste is still there and is not overpowering.

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2.68/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer is one of those average beers you get at a bar after you have had 10 drinks. It is cheap and easy to drink. The taste is not really there at all. You get a little bit decent flavors, but it is pretty bland for the most part. The smell is just like a basic beer and the mouthfeel is that of a lot of carbonation. Overall this is just an average beer. I would never seek this out just to have it, but I have had worse.

George Killian's Irish Red from Coors Brewing Company
70 out of 100 based on 2,671 ratings.