Great Lakes Conway's Irish Ale - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Chiefy770:
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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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
07-20-2014 20:21:36 | More by Brutaltruth
3.78/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours orange red with a small white head that dissipates but leaves a tad of lacing. Smells of lightly roasted barley with a little but ad fruit, grape jumping out the most. Tastes of medium roasted malt with a bit of creaminess. Beer is light-medium bodied with good carbonation and nice finish. Overall a pretty good beer.
Serving type: bottle
07-19-2014 00:53:06 | More by cyclonece09
Great Lakes Conway's Irish Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,131 ratings.