daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - JUL 13, 2002
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I have to say I was very unimpressed with this beer. It poured smooth with a good head with a faint roasted aroma but was flat and boaring to drink. Flavors are not well blended and the malt covers everything. If Killians was the goal they missed.
boto (2064) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JUL 9, 2002
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
First taste is OK, but goes downhill from there. Aftertaste is nasty. Killian’s is much better. Whatever happened to AB’s Elk Mountain Red? It was pretty good!
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 28, 2002
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
This is Anheuser-Busch’s answer to...something. Urine? Killian’s? Does Killian’s taste this watery and bland? Wish I could taste them side by side b/c it seems Killian’s is the target of Killarney’s. I can’t say this one’s a ’keeper’. At least it’s darker in color than a Budhook Blonde Ale.
daninorlando99 (49) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a smoother version of Killians which I already like. Unlike Davehgbrew I can drink and like a simple American beer:)
Davhgbrew (948) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 23, 2002
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smooth, drinkable, unexcitng lager. Kind of watery, with a very subtle fruit taste. No different than a Killians, and you’d probably never hear me say,’I’m goin’ out to have a few Killarney’s.’
WastedYouthBrew (143) - Phila (Home of Geno's Steaks), Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2002
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Had a skunker, I hope. have to re-try and then re-rate, but ill tell you this I have had worse skunked beers? I don’t know if that’s a good thing? Not a Busch kina man so I probably wouldn’t like it anyway. Bad headache’s and even worse memories, Anheuer-Busch I hate you.
MaDoG99 (20) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 30, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
OD40oz (774) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - APR 17, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 10, 2004 I liked this better than Killian's because it had a slightly smoother taste. Good beer i would buy this again anyday.
IslandHaole (1216) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - APR 14, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice orangy amber color, malty nose with faint citrus undertones. As with most other raters, this and Killians are quite similar. I need to do a side by side to determine which I prefer. Both are very good Macros. This is one of the better if not best A/B product just as Killians is the best Coors product. It’s easy to drink with a good flavor, recommended.
cathcacr (646) - Oregon, USA - MAR 25, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hard to say which red lager I like better, this or Killian’s. Both are pretty good examples of the style, which I’ve been rather partial to. If I had to say, I’d go with this one, just on my admittedly vague general impression. Not particularly sophisticated though it’s another above-average side product from the A-Busch folks. Plus I seem to remember this being priced a little better than Killian’s.