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Great Lakes Conway's Irish Ale - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,131 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,131
Reviews: 448
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 52
Gots: 58 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewing Co. visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: chilidog on 07-28-2002)
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Reviews by BuckeyeSlim:
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BuckeyeSlim

Ohio

4.18/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a New Belgium snifter.

I was drinking this on draft earlier this evening and had a bottle in the beer fridge ready for tasting notes. Without being specific before opening the bottle, and working from memory, I found the drafts to be pretty tasty, with a nice balance between malts and hops. It was pretty easy to order another when the tall pint was empty.

A - 2&1/2 finger head of tight but loosely packed off-white foam that collapses quickly into pockets, leaving a cloud of foam on the surface and lace on the sides. Copper orange and clear.

S - Lightly toasted malts, soft sugars, and hints of citrus hops.

T - Very similar to the nose. Bready, toasted malts and caramels give way to a subtle but present finish of citrus hops that is nicely balanced. Toffee appears on the tongue in the finish as it warms. Yummy.

M - A tad creamy, but definitely not at all thick. Reasonable carbonation. Nice structure, although some might find it just a tad thin. Finish fades pretty quickly, leaving a memory of malts and hops on the roof of the mouth.

D - If this evening is any proof, several tall pints go down quite easily during games of trivia. Another very quaffable brew from GL. While the bottle is tasty, the drafts were even better. This is one drinkable beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2011 07:21:08 | More by BuckeyeSlim
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Smooth easy drinker from Great Lakes. Pours a brilliant copper color with a very thin white head and light lacing. Nose of caramel malts. Taste is up front light brown sugar and caramel with a crisp clean aftertaste that satisfies. Light carbonated mouthfeel makes it an excellent session beer and a good beginner brew for the new beer nut palate. It is worth noting that this beer varies a bit year to year, just like many Great Lakes brews. Some times more malty, sometimes thinner, but all in all highly quaffable.

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Great Lakes Conway's Irish Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,131 ratings.