Goose Island Kilgubbin Red Ale

Goose Island Kilgubbin Red Ale

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Brewed by Goose Island Beer Company

Chicago, IL, United States

Style:  Irish Ale

5.2% Alcohol by Volume

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This ale pays homage to the Irish who settled on Kilgubbin Island, in Chicago over one-hundred years ago. Made in the Irish tradition, Kilgubbin is brewed with roast barley and chocolate malts giving it a rich ruby color. A touch of malted rye gives it a spicy finish.

ID: 4333 Last updated 17 years ago Added to database 22 years ago

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banana 100%
carbolic 100%
cooked tomato 100%
cooked cabbage 100%
bread crust 100%
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Overall Rank9605
Overall Percentile82
Style Rank37 of 297
Style Percentile87.5
Lowest Score2.4
Highest Score4.0
Average Score3.370
Weighted Score3.322
Standard Deviation0.423

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  • STANG 237 reviews
    rated 3.2 9 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    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.

  • FUNK 898 reviews
    rated 3.6 14 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Pours a dark red with an off-white head. Aroma is mostly malty with hints of smoke and sweetness. Taste is malty to start but finishes with a slight bitter hop kick. Solid but not spectacular.

  • BLUESANDBARBQ 2568 reviews
    rated 3.9 16 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Another St. Patrick's Day Treat. Pours a red amber with a nice vanilla head and good lacing. Good carbonation. Aromas of slightly toasted malts with a bit of hops. Taste is rich with a slightly smoky malt with a tad bit of hops. Nice brew.

  • BARRON 105 reviews
    rated 3.6 16 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    poure a very hazy dark amber red with very little haed the aroma is floral and hoppy and the flavor is really crisp and hoppy with a mild spice in the finish some sticky lacing on the glass overall a nice brew

  • JAFOYI 80 reviews
    rated 2.7 17 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    Once again as with all of goose islands i've had too bitter.

  • BEERHUNTER 667 reviews
    rated 3.5 17 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    "This was a really nice red ale. I liked it because it resembled a Killian's Irish Red, but with an American twist. Ive never been disappointed with Goose Island before, they are great."

  • PHISHPOND417 3045 reviews
    rated 3.5 17 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Pours hazey reddish mahogany colour. Head is decente sized tan colour. Aroma is a little smokey with some roasted malts. Taste is a little watery initial but strengthens in taste all the way through the palate.

  • KINGER 2328 reviews
    rated 3.4 17 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Goose Island is one of my favorite "regular" brewers so I was delighted to spot this offering a couple weeks after St. Patty's Day. Decent Irish Ale and another solid brew by this company but many of their other offerings are heads above this one. Brownish copper colored pour with a light red tint mixed in, 1/2" head that soon vanishes leaving minimal spots of lace on the glass. A touch of lightly roasted malt to the nose, nutty with a mild dose of aromatic hops. Lighter bodied and very crisp, shy aftertaste. Flavor is toasted malt with the familiar underlying Goose Island maltiness. Maybe a touch of honey and citrus but very faint indeed. Good session ale.

  • BRETT 1304 reviews
    rated 3.7 17 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Sampled from bottle. Pours clear mahogony with nice lacing and a small head. Sublte fruit in the aroma. The flavor is well-balanced with some toasted bread and a hint of coffee. Medium-bodied and lightly carbonated. A great session beer.

  • WLSMOKU 236 reviews
    rated 4.0 17 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    very nice sweet aroma, dark reddish brown in color with a nice thick head and awesome lacing. sweet malty taste with with a slight bitterness of aftertaste. I really like this brew and would purchase it again.

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