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RATINGS: 276   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
This ale pays homage to the Irish who settled on Kilgubbin, or Goose Island, in Chicago over a hundred years ago. In the Irish tradition, red ale gets its rich reddish color from roast barley and chocolate malts. Ours adds a subtle spicy finish from a touch of malted rye, to make Kilgubbin Red Ale perfect for St. Patty's or any special occasion

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rubbishystuff (2048) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Decent Irish ale. Malty and slightly roasted. Not their best but pretty good. Serving: Bottle

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 3, 2010
More from my trips out west this summer: I was curious to see Goose Islands take on an Irish Red. I am a fan of their Honkers Ale and IPA but this beer should be malt focused, not on the hops. Hmmmm.... Pours more of a deep orangish-copper than red. Topped by a wispy ivory colored head. Smells of fruity english type of malt. Bready aromas and british hops. Sweetish malt smells. This beer is fruity and spicy in the mouth. There’s light but distinct dark roasted malt flavors. A quite bready malt profile and decent balancing hops in the finish. Sweetish mouth but not overly done. Quite a nice and drinkable brew. Does Goose Island make a bad beer? This is not even a style I am particularly fond of but the guys at Goose Island do it up right. Recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 25, 2010
Clear, dark amber pour. Aroma of citrus hops, sugar and spice. Flavor if caramelized sugar, spice and light florals. Nice mouthfeel

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drowland (7055) - Georgia, USA - AUG 25, 2009
12oz bottle into a pint glass. Decent brew. Not as hoppy as most American reds, brewed more Irish. Nutty, malty, etc.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 15, 2009
Bottle. Im not crazy for a low alcohol red ale but here goes. Pours a red amber body with a mostly white head. Grain, nuttiness with hints of rye and some roasted malt. Sweet and dry with a thin body. eh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radagast83 (5811) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2009
12 oz bottle. Pours an amber color with a small white head. Aroma is mild malts with a dash of hops. Flavor was sweet malts. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tdcritch (153) - Missouri, USA - MAR 4, 2009
Bottle. Amber color with a small white head. Sweet hop aroma and has a smooth malty taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Funknmilla (727) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2009
12oz bottle acquired from Unclemike...pours copper with a beige head...light sweet malt aroma with a cereal like smell...in the mouth, light sweet malty flavors also...not a whole lot happening except for malt...I don’t love it or hate it

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - DEC 15, 2008
Bottle. Pours amber with almost no head. Very well balanced beer. Aroma is malt and sweet hops. Taste is very smooth and malty. Decent beer

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
puggy211 (712) - cordova, Tennessee, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Starts with a very balanced feel between the fresh hops amber malt. Actually seems to be more of an amber in most categories other than appearance. This is balanced; however, this balance is perfected partially through means of low ingredient usage, meaning the beer is a touch weak, but nice.

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