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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
85
very good

1,314 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,314
Reviews: 479
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.61%
Wants: 56
Gots: 157 | FT: 2
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:
Beer added by: chilidog on 07-28-2002

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Ratings: 1,314 | Reviews: 479
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3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle into a teku.

Appearance: Pours a beautiful copper color. The head is two fingers high, with an off-white shade. Good retention and a soft texture give it some aesthetic appeal, as does the large amount of lacing left on the glass. (4)

Smell: Big notes of toasted bread and caramel appear immediately. At times, it seems lightly hoppy (in other words, perfect for the style). As it opens up, the floral hops appear a bit more vividly. The aroma in general is wonderfully savory - Great Lakes may have nailed another style... (4)

Taste: Initially, caramel and toffee from the malts open it up nicely. I really like the subtle touches of biscuit and toast coming through, as well. A gently floral finish helps clean things up quite well. While it's not terribly deep, it's general execution and balance is exactly what I want from the style. (3.5)

Mouthfeel: Not especially flabby or full bodied (to be fair, I don't think Great Lakes know how to make a flabby brew), with its finish remaining nice and clean. Carbonation is average for the style. (3.5)

Overall: This is not my favorite style by any means - however, I know a quality brew when I taste it. And this is quality. Toasty and savory, this beer's malt profile is shown off quite well. Since this isn't a style I'm overly fond of, I doubt I'll buy it again - fans of Irish reds will love it, though. (3.75)

3.7/5: An Irish red done right

Photo of Fellysmarts
3.89/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dhannes
3.43/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JimKal
3.87/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is another one you need to let warm up as it changes the taste quite a bit. The first one I had I tried it while it was still too cold and was under-impressed. It pours with a red gold appearance with a nice head - vigorous pour of 3 fingers - that dissipates quickly to a hold finger head but has some nice lacing on the drink down. Nice malty flavor with a light to medium mouthfeel.

Photo of rypkr
3.54/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Winston3737
3.87/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chris_Carl_Johnson
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of djgoodwi
3.56/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of acurtis
3.49/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Swettenham_Shire
3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of clevbrown2
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Caseyk1088
4.11/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MaxPowers
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crowsnest
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Slay40
3.86/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Johnwalker799
4.23/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Conway's Irish Ale has me feeling like I am running through the foothills of Ireland.

Photo of MillerMan16
4.75/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Awesome beer. First Irish ale I've tried.

Photo of HardyA
3.36/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Izzi
4.48/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bigpoppa67
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of acharpster01
3.64/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jrp54
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of reitzbrewing
4.18/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SonictheBeerhog
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Great Lakes Conway's Irish Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,314 ratings.