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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

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hogan873 (449) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2008
Not bad. Medium amber with a white head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma is interesting. Roasted malt, chocolate, and a hint of coffee. Tons of carbonation on the palate. Flavor is much like the aroma. Roasted malt and caramel. Finishes bright and spicy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
GreatDane1632 (673) - USA - DEC 20, 2014
Goose Island Tour 2012 -- From notes and recollections this beer was above average. Enjoyable for sho.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (11920) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Notes from the file last updated in 2010. Poured ruddy with a slight head. Malty aroma. Flavor malty with a touch of chocolate. (Apparently didn’t notice the rye.)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (14067) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2012
Draught at Goose Island. Clear deep red/amber - white head. Caramel. Sweet malty. Citrus hoppy. Grassy. Nice fruity. Light berries. Rye spicy notes.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
crossovert (8500) - Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2012
A standard red ale, well-made, but just not anything to sit an marvel at when you are drinking it which can be nice sometimes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andyhwcinc (1579) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2011
Enjoyed on tap at GI Clybourn prior to doing some post-Christmas shopping around the area. Appearance clear amber red with thin white head that rims around the glass. Aroma mostly malty, toffee does come out a bit, slight yeast presence. Taste is nice and crisp with malty backing. Medium body, medium carbonation. Solid brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
seymour (1561) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - NOV 21, 2011
Tasted from bottle into standard pint glass. Poured a clear reddish-brown color with chill haze and moderate off-white head. Aromas of bread, roasted barley and very faint hops. Pronounced malt-sweetness just barely balanced by hops bitterness and dryness of unmalted grain, some fruitiness from the ale fermentation. Light-body with a well-rounded mouthfeel. Well-crafted and easy to drink.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brian60625 (742) - Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2011
Kilgubbin is a bland red - big bodied and malty, but lacks a distinctive taste to set it apart from other widely distributed red ales. It was smooth and drinkable, but not interesting or flavorful enough for me to buy again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jrallen34 (3487) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2011
draft... can’t believe I’ve never had this, but never been on in my 20ish visits, wasn’t missing anything... bright and clear medium amber, not much of head... light caramel spice nose... the taste is lightly skunked and boring

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (7482) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 15, 2011
Sampled from the tap at the Clyborn location. Poured a clear amber with a gray head that dissipated to the edfges. Aroma was full of bread and hay with a bit of light hops and a hint of chocolate. Flavor began with bread and a bit of chocolate that was joined by a light hop note to round out the beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (2740) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2011
On tap at Wrigleyville GI, and poured with a touch of red to the amber hue, nice, tight bubbled, off white head foam, followed by a cling of ribbony lacing to the glass. The aroma was light grain, toastiness, and a light hint of chocolate. The flavor added a smooth malt content, low to moderate hop bitterness, and subtle dryness to the finish. Nothing fancy, but nicely balanced.

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