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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

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Ratings: 1,131
Reviews: 448
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 51
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Jason1337

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.1%

04-27-2013 16:12:33 | More by Jason1337
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gcamparone

Rhode Island

4.04/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into into a snifter. Acquired from a friend who visited Ohio. Best by date is 4/15/13 but I've kept this refrigerated so it should be pretty fresh.

A- Pours a ruby red, ever so hazy body with a tiny white head that reduces fairly quickly. Leaves very little lacing.

S- On the first whiff I got some caramel and yeast, somewhat raw. Straining to smell more, I get caramel, toffee, sweet almost fruityness.

T- Toffee and sweet caramel upfront, progresses into a nutty and roasty flavor. The aftertaste is somewhat fruity, grapes and citrus. Subtle flavors but they work quite well.

M- Medium-light body, super refreshing with medium carbonation. Super drinkable.

I don't drink many red ales but was pretty impressed with this one. If this were distributed in my area it would definitely be in my refrigerator as a go-to beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2013 01:12:56 | More by gcamparone
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Bamarooster

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

04-23-2013 23:21:50 | More by Bamarooster
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ChrisMon02

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

04-21-2013 21:25:45 | More by ChrisMon02
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Adkins1203

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

04-19-2013 22:51:21 | More by Adkins1203
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ally24al

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

04-19-2013 22:22:49 | More by ally24al
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mpbrady320

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

04-18-2013 22:17:13 | More by mpbrady320
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randylangford

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

04-18-2013 01:10:16 | More by randylangford
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Kerrie

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

04-16-2013 02:54:52 | More by Kerrie
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AlphaKingKegger

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

04-15-2013 04:55:23 | More by AlphaKingKegger
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Skott1123

Ohio

5/5  rDev +31.6%

04-13-2013 16:45:11 | More by Skott1123
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DamageInc78

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

04-13-2013 12:59:25 | More by DamageInc78
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jdibbs

New York

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

04-09-2013 00:12:52 | More by jdibbs
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SportsandJorts

Virginia

4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance- orangish red color. small off white to tan head. leaves a slight lacing. not quite clear but almost there

Smell: bread and fruit. not very interesting or complex but still pleasant

Taste: bread, caramel malts, fruit such as sweet apples, slight earthy hop, maybe some toastiness, very complex and slightly better at a 15 minutes out of the fridge temp.

Mouthfeel: unbelievably smooth. slightly dry, touch of hop bitterness, slight warm. again impressively complex and this time perfectly done

Overall: drinking this i went back and forth if it was good/great. I ended up at great. its near the end of its freshness (~20 days away) so I want to try it fresh next year but this beer is another great one from Great Lakes

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2013 21:34:06 | More by SportsandJorts
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ebenicr

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

04-07-2013 17:38:52 | More by ebenicr
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MattyDrinks

Pennsylvania

1.75/5  rDev -53.9%

04-07-2013 05:01:15 | More by MattyDrinks
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Broman

Ohio

4/5  rDev +5.3%

04-06-2013 21:35:28 | More by Broman
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KYGunner

Kentucky

3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Very clean in appearance there was a swiftly fleeting and wispy head that set atop a bright rusty red hue.

The scent favors a caramel and toffee sweetness. Dry kilned barley couples with a pecan nuttiness and very faint chocolate malts.

The flavors are rich with kilned barley and an almost smoky taste. I catch touches of roasted malt with hints of nut and caramel sweetness, plus I get a finish of hop bitterness. The taste and feel are dry.

The bottle indicates its about three months old, which should not be old enough to lose its Pop. The flavors are good but I feel like if it were at its freshest this could be more robust.

Serving type: on-tap

04-06-2013 20:56:12 | More by KYGunner
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wroywel

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

04-06-2013 20:44:40 | More by wroywel
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BRD14

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.3%

04-04-2013 03:14:16 | More by BRD14
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vtn

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

04-02-2013 00:42:36 | More by vtn
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tviz33

New York

4.16/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle, served in a nonic pint glass.

A- A good pour reveals a full inch and a half of frothy white head covering a transparent burnt orange body.

S- The aroma is bready malts with some saltine cracker notes. A lot going on here, from cashews, to caramel, to hops.

T- Surprisingly malty even though the nose was malty. This beer is very different as to how the taste arrives on the palate. The flavors comes in late and quickly, but the are fairly sweet and refreshing. Just barely enough hops to balance it.

M- I would absolutely love the feel of this one if it was just a bit more carbonated. Super drinkable, however. Silky smooth.

O- A great beer to keep you on your toes and awaken all your senses.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2013 03:13:59 | More by tviz33
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

03-30-2013 16:24:31 | More by rolltide8425
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dcbeers

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

03-30-2013 00:43:40 | More by dcbeers
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ouits

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

03-29-2013 13:09:05 | More by ouits
Great Lakes Conway's Irish Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,131 ratings.