Thursday, March 13, 2008
Killians Irish Red
'Rich amber color and a thick, creamy head. Introduced into the U.S. in 1981. Gold medalist (amber lager) at 1998 World Beer Cup.'
This beer isn't as bad as it gets a rap for, but it sure as hell isn't wonderful. I remember going to a keg party a few years back and thinking it was neat that this stuff was on tap instead of say... Miller Lite. I think that was the first, and probably last, time I ever said 'Oh cool, Killians!'.
This stuff is the perfect example of fake Irish beer. The spices taste kind of chemical, its watery and it is insanely drinkable. This is not a beer you order if you are the kind of guy who smells his beer and likes to take in all the flavors, this is a beer you order to pound until you get drunk. It's as boring as all the drunk white people that will be pouring out of bars this weekend. I could see this maybe being a go to beer for someone who really likes Irish red ales. Oh wait, this is a lager? Well I should have known that, it says right on the damn bottle.
So yeah, if its the best option at your neighborhood Bennigans, go Killians Irish Red. It's inexpensive, decent and easy to find. You will have to be in a particularly shitty liquor store for this to be the best beer available, but it will do the trick if it is. Not a glowing recommendation now is it?