George Killian's Irish Red | Coors Brewing Company

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George Killian's Irish RedGeorge Killian's Irish Red

Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-06-2001

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2.8/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle into a regular beer glass.

Appearance: Reddish Copper color with an off white head. Head was about three fingers and lingered for a minute before going to a small film of head leftover.

Smell: Toasted malts and grains, lighter smell.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth and well balanced. Toasted malts and chocolate like taste.

Overall: Not a bad beer for a "common" or popular brew. I will drink it again for sure.

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2/5  rDev -34.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -26%

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3.83/5  rDev +26%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Nice copper/dark amber red. Great looking beer with thick creamy 3 finger head that sticks around.

S: You can tell it is a dark beer. Roasted coffee/chocolate fill your nose. Malts are there as well.

T: Kind of crisp coffee/chocolate taste. Aftertaste lingers but it is of a creamy chocolate. Very malty. Can taste the alcohol. Flavors are not very strong but they stick around making it feel as it it was very bold.

M: Some carbonation. Slightly creamy. More like an Ale in many ways than it is a lager.

O: Very good beer especially for the price. I can drink a bunch of these. Aftertaste was off-putting at first, but it becomes very chocolatey. Very nice drinkable, flavorful beer.

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4.75/5  rDev +56.3%

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4.65/5  rDev +53%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Very pretty red. Like an Irish setter. Like blood-tinged honey. Like the blushing cheeks of your first college sweetheart.

S: Delicious, dark, oats, caramel.

T: Crisp and sweet, strong oats presence, some wheat. Delicious caramel tones are extremely present. Almost honey-ish taste.

M: Again, crisp. A little tingly. Smooth as it goes down. Not too oily or too dry. Perfect carbonation.

From the first sip, this beer knocked me off my chair. It is the most drinkable beer I've ever had. It's perfect, beautiful, and simply refreshing even in the dead of summer. For the moderate complexity of the taste, this is one red haired Irish girl we can all get along with.

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4.5/5  rDev +48%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

had this on tap at Buffalo Wild Wings....paired great with pretty much anything ive ever eaten....i rank this as one of the best beers to have with food...Miller High Life is up there too.

This is also excellent out of a 12oz bottle at home..a solid 4+ store bought beer....great with food but not a session beer past a 6 pack...this beer is a bit thick and gassy at times and itll fill you up with no room to catch a buzz because you have to stop because youre full,a way around this is to glass it to remove carbonation....flavor is excellent regardless.

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3.38/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured a reddish amber colour with a small white head.

The smell is malts, sweet with a bit of caramel not very strong though.

The taste was better than I was expecting sweet and malty like the smell was trying to hint at.

Light bodied with fairly high carbonation.

Overall it was better than I expected, it being a Coors product. I wouldn't buy it but my wife's parents had some in their fridge.

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3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

George Killian's Irish Red from Coors Brewing Company
3.04 out of 5 based on 2,974 ratings.
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