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RATINGS: 279   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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brian60625 (746) - 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.

2.5
chibuck (3513) - 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

3.5
deyholla (11505) - 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.

3.4
tmoreau (4301) - 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.

3
rubbishystuff (2529) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Decent Irish ale. Malty and slightly roasted. Not their best but pretty good. Serving: Bottle

3.3
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.

3.4
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

3.2
drowland (8629) - 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.

3
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.

3.2
radagast83 (8019) - Alexandria, 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.


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