George Killian's Irish Red | Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)

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George Killian's Irish RedGeorge Killian's Irish Red
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
Colorado, United States
millercoors.com

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-06-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,390
Reviews:
846
Ratings:
3,084
pDev:
19.74%
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
693
Trade:
0
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Photo of HoodedStalker
3.25/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Smooth mouthfeel, pours clear amber red. Hoppy smell, overall an easy drinking beer. Nothing overly noteworthy here

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Photo of DaveCash
3.32/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Danmullens1
3.19/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BlueTomorrow
1.87/5  rDev -38.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.07/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
2.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Nass
2.89/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

This is one of the first american amber lagers that I tried. It's sort of boring and tastes sort of bitter. It is worth a try if you never had an amber lager before. Quickly, I learned that this is not the beer style for me. Cheers! C (75-79) score range

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Photo of LarrysDeerGut
3.43/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HotOpinions
2.84/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Foxman27
3.27/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Zopiac
3.85/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smooth, creamy, not overly complex but has everything I'd look for in a common drinking beer. Good colour, decent head that dissipates in due time. Medium-bodied, fruity smell. Could be more hearty and full.

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Photo of TheBrewsky
3.47/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BLicorice
4.9/5  rDev +61.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of craigbelly
3.21/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mitchsb
4.66/5  rDev +53.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of milklover
2.2/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Curbfeeler26
3.26/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Maddcheff
3.3/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kevinmealey1950
3.07/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jim67
3.03/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of coachp73
2.95/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Gajo74
3.09/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

20 + years since I’ve drank a Killian’s Irish Red. Picked it out purely out of curiosity.
Pours a clear amber red color. A wisp of a head quickly dissipates.
Sweet aroma with odd fruity and vinous malt notes; can’t put my finger on it...is it cherry syrup? This gives way to a bready nose that is more pleasant.
Malt forward with a light sweetness and the faintest touch of hops for balance. Thin bodied with a very clean finish. The dryness makes it somewhat drinkable. It kind of grew on me, albeit unremarkable overall.

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Photo of jonnydas
2.71/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Somebody gave a half case so I had to drink it, right? Can't waste even mediocre beer. It's just too sweet which overpowers any other characteristic it might have. For me, it's like beer pop. But folks who 'don't like beer' might like this. I'll finish the half case but only because I'm cheap.

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Photo of Lampro
3.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nothing special - lively effervescence and a light body.

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Photo of OldSchoolMike
3.65/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I love that it has a little more flavor, color and body than AALs, without going to the extremes of crapft brews. Hard to find around here anymore, though.

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George Killian's Irish Red from Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
Beer rating: 3.04 out of 5 with 3,084 ratings