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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Dry, chalky, metallic, and sweet American Amber

A: Actually not a bad look... pretty blood ruby clear body with ample carbonation bubbles, and a surprisingly large but not all that persistent sudsy khaki head.

S: Very dusty and slightly spicy malt, very euro, and a bit of sweet caramel malt. Slight metallic, adjuncty smells as well.

T: Notes from the nose are all there... the malt is actually quite sweet, but along with them are a lot of metal.

M: A bit chalky and dry in a bad way.

O: my gateway beer... surprised it worked!

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle at fridge temp poured into tulip.

pours out a deep mahghony red color, good clarity, a nice retentive layer of off white head with some fairly tight bubbles. a bit of lace from a swirl of the glass.

a very clean aroma, not a whole lot going on. mineral water and just some faint biscuit malts. a bit of fruits and caramel as it warms.

some sweet caramel flavors and just a touch of bready biscuit malt. just enough hops to balance, but none are really noticed in the taste. just a touch herbal and papery.

carbonation is a bit high, body is light, finish is crisp.

to me this isnt that great of an irish red or even really an "irish red" per say by style, but it is a decent amber lager. i would never buy this, but gladly choose it over any macro when in a pinch.

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George Killian's Irish Red from Coors Brewing Company
3.04 out of 5 based on 3,016 ratings.
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