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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

1,133 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,133
Reviews: 448
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 52
Gots: 59 | 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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Ratings: 1,133 | Reviews: 448 | Display Reviews Only:
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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
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LJWalker

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

03-28-2013 23:57:17 | More by LJWalker
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microbrewlover

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

This brew pours a red/brown color with a white one finger head which dissipates rather quickly; minimal lacing on the glass.

The smell is heavy with sweet and roasted malts, some carmel and a little orange also the smell is dank and earthy.

The taste quickly moves from malt sweetness, orange, carmel to tangy hop bitterness. The various tastes seem to hit all at once and that makes it hard to appreciate the individual flavors.

The mouthfeel is really tangy thanks to the high carbonation, there is also a cracker like feel to this brew.

Overall this is a good session beer, a little to tangy for my tastes. The sweetness in the smell does not come through in the taste and the whole thing has the carbonation level of soda. Not bad but this could be better.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2013 17:41:23 | More by microbrewlover
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TheSSG

Illinois

3.4/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a big, soft, off-white head that collapses down nicely to a fine head. Aroma is biscuity, sweet, a touch of caramel, and a touch of hops. Nice light-amber color. Starts sweet with notes of caramel and hop bitterness. Builds to a medium-low bitterness, then the malt comes back with a vengeance. Smooth, slightly sweet biscuit in the finish, a touch a caramel, and a faint lingering of grassy/grainy hops.

This isn't too bad. It's a really excellent balance of sweet malt and hops. I'm not really digging the slight caramel aspect to it, but it's still well done.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2013 02:48:15 | More by TheSSG
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

03-27-2013 00:17:06 | More by buzzy
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Bills453

Ohio

3.26/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - poured from bottle into chalice. Dark orange color with red tint. Nice one finger head, left pretty quickly but the lacing is real nice.

Smell - grassy, plant smell. Some wheat/straw. A hint of sweetness which smells floral.

Taste - ok. Seems to really be missing a strong flavor.

Mouthfeel - ok

Overall - not my favorite from Great Lakes, actually I think this one is my least favorite. Still an ok beer tho.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 16:33:17 | More by Bills453
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oxfordmini

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

03-24-2013 16:05:12 | More by oxfordmini
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HeyJim

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.1%

03-24-2013 01:32:15 | More by HeyJim
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CycleDad

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.3%

03-23-2013 03:17:27 | More by CycleDad
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nitter

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

03-23-2013 02:15:59 | More by nitter
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

03-22-2013 03:54:01 | More by mdillon86
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tbergsli

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

03-22-2013 01:19:33 | More by tbergsli
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NiceTaps

New Jersey

3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap in a pint glass.

A-Reddish copper color, vivid. About a 1-finger head, some lacing.

S- Raisin bread.

T- Dry toasted malt, dark fruit, cinnamon-raisin.

M-Good body and carbonation, long dry finsh.

O- A good beer that I'd drink again, this one may have suffered from sloppy barkeeping.

Serving type: on-tap

03-22-2013 00:22:38 | More by NiceTaps
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

03-21-2013 16:34:55 | More by JohnK17
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cwxc818

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

03-21-2013 02:10:18 | More by cwxc818
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dpodratsky3

North Carolina

3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass

A: Crystal clear very bright copper, small head doesn't last, thin foam around edges

S: Malty base with earthy hops, clean aroma, sweet but not heavy

T: Definitely malty sweet, but actually has a decent bitter backbone, unfortunately its a little too herbal for me, I'd prefer clean buttering, the herbal notes make the malt taste funky, not bad but it could be better, malt is caramel in flavor but not dark, doesn't ever get cloying but has a decent bready base

M: Just on the dry side, medium to full body

O: Solid, but not a standout

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2013 01:23:56 | More by dpodratsky3
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barneysdad

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

03-19-2013 14:11:04 | More by barneysdad
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TBarJr

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

03-19-2013 01:42:37 | More by TBarJr
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Pinioned

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

03-19-2013 00:34:57 | More by Pinioned
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sgoro

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

03-18-2013 23:52:22 | More by sgoro
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is an easy drinking, if not very challenging Irish ale. Minimal amounts of that mildly fruity and leafy thing that seems prevalent in the style. Decent enough to drink, though not overly interesting or mind blowing. I hope this is an accurate sample of this beer. Really, I just tried it because it was one of the Great Lakes beers I had yet to check out. Next!

Serving type: on-tap

03-18-2013 21:25:47 | More by RblWthACoz
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Richie24CLE

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

03-18-2013 15:55:48 | More by Richie24CLE
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PGVG

Virginia

4/5  rDev +5.3%

03-18-2013 04:33:59 | More by PGVG
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kuhndog

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

03-18-2013 02:30:49 | More by kuhndog
Great Lakes Conway's Irish Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 1,133 ratings.