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

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Great Lakes Conway's Irish AleGreat Lakes Conway's Irish Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,131 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

(view ratings)
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 Chiefy770:
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Chiefy770

Illinois

3.48/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 fl. ounce bottle into a pint glass. Best by date of 3/25/2014.

Appearance: Clear orange-red body with a respectable head. Not the best lacing I've seen.

Smell: Bready grains. Smells a lot like a loaf of beer bread (If you've ever made it you know what I am talking about). Minor floral notes try to break through.

Taste: Sweet grains up front. Floral bitterness from the hops are there, they are just struggling to fully break through. Very malt heavy. Buttery toffee comes through in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Moderate carbonation. Very smooth. Very drinkable but the abv suggests that this would not make the best session ale. Semi-dry finish.

Overall: This just seemed like an underwhelming Irish Red Ale. It certainly was not bad, but there are better examples of this style. The complexities were present, they just failed to balance this one out. Worth checking out if you are unfamiliar with this style.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2014 00:04:14 | More by Chiefy770
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pjkelley82

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: growler

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Serving type: bottle

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