Alextricity (362) - Chesterfield Twp., Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
$2 16oz can... I’ve heard of this brewery before, but hadn’t had anything from them before.
Appearance: Burnt orange/red/brown sort of color. About as carbonated as a pop... head bubbles away before it even really forms. There’s a nice haze. Absolutely zero lacing. Pretty unattractive beer, to say the least.
Smell: Caramel malts, with a slight bit of roast. Mild hoppy presence. Nothing extraordinary here, but it just has a quality aroma.
Taste: Like the aroma, really. The hops come through a bit more, and the prickly carbonation opens up the taste buds. Pretty mild bitterness... nice bit of sweetness, and an overall solid balance. Aftertaste has a bit of that roast character that I got in the aroma. Carbonation is moderate/high with some prickly carbonation, and the feel is pretty thin. I’d maybe prefer a bit more body, but for some reason, this is working for me right now.
An ugly beer as far as appearance, but the price is right, and this is actually a very good beer. It’s nothing that’ll knock your socks off, and you’ll no doubt have better from the style, but this is very enjoyable. I’d gladly have this again. Try it.
fakebeersnob (87) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - JUN 27, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Is it bad that I am unsure if I prefer killians? It is a weaker Irish red than I was expecting. Reddish brown in color. Medium bodied. Appropriate carbonation. Unsure if it was due to the stellar beers I had before and after, but nothing stuck out at me. Good beer, but nothing spectacular.
Mittenator (872) - Michigan, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at beggar's banquet. Copper color with maybe a hint of red. Tiny bit of fruit and malt aromas. Sweet upfront with a strong malt finish. Nice light and smooth body.
RespertFTW (342) - Michigan, USA - APR 21, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft. Light brownish red color. Not much aroma. Watery heavy malt taste. Not a great beer for me.
EricTeusink (423) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 5, 2013
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
The can stated that this beer was brewed "true to style." This led me to wonder whether the folks at MillKing it Productions hate Irish Reds. Poured a beautiful ruby red. That was where the fun ended. Tasted like a lager that had a flavor packet poured into it. Never again. Can - Siciliano’s Specialty Market - Grand Rapids, MI
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at GABF 10/11/2012, thanks to Bluemeow76 for assistance with note-taking. This beer is clear reddish-amber color with a medium off-white head and short strings of lace. Aroma of malt and caramel. Light-bodied with a sweet caramel malt character and a touch of grassy hops. The finish is short and malty. Slightly above average overall.
jhulett (8) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - SEP 26, 2012 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gift from the brewer, Kristy and Scott at the MGM Casino in Detroit. Thanks! Very nice malt balance with definite caramel notes. Nice forward hops with pleasant finish. Overall great session beer.
strongpieman (1311) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - MAR 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Burnt orange color, clear, light head. Malty aroma, strong carbonation, mild finish.Easy to drink, appropriate for the style.
drdisque (456) - Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Taster at Duggan’s Royal Oak. Fairly standard malty ale. Fairly strong roasted malt flavor for a fairly lighter beer from an ABV standpoint. Tastes more like a German Oktoberfest style than an Irish ale.
pushkinwow (1555) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
473ml can. Hazy light reddish brown with a light tan head, leaves nice lacing down the pint glass. Very mild aroma - some malts, hops, caramel and cereals. Average body but a little thin toward the end, well carbonated, mild sweetness but a bit musty, bit bitter and dry on the finish. Nothing overwhelming - just a regular Irish red that’s nice on a warm day.