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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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very good

1,255 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,255
Reviews: 466
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.61%
Wants: 58
Gots: 119 | 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:
Beer added by: chilidog on 07-28-2002

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Photo of EmptyPockets
3.36/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Jeffreysan
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a very pretty, clear, golden amber/copper color with a quarter of a finger of white head that quickly dissolved away into a thin lacing of foam that almost completely covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Nice aromas of toasted malt, imparting notes of biscuits, soda bread, oatmeal. Some notes of caramel, black pepper, brown sugar, as well as some floral notes of clover and hops.

Taste: Very nice flavors of toasted malt, imparting strong flavors of biscuits and soda bread. Good sweet flavors of caramel, brown sugar and honey. There’s some really nicely balanced floral hops flavors at the end. Delicious beer.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, with some nice carbonation. With an ABV of 6.5%, there is no presence of alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is another great beer from Great Lakes! Great flavors of toasted malt and brown sugar, beautifully balanced with some hoppy bitterness. Delicious!

Photo of Yancey82
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mbratt93
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HattedClassic
3.82/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer pours a decent creamy head that dissipates quickly. The beer itself is a clear deep amber.

The beer smell is a very sweet and lightly hopped smell that mixes well and gives out a tea like smell. The malts give off a nice sweet smell and a little bit of a smoked smell as well. The hops are very light and give off a nice floral note that is very light. The smell is very close to chamomile but a little bit sweeter.

The taste is similar to the smell but a lot stronger. The overall taste is still like tea. The hops are a bit stronger and a bit more bitter than the smell but the kind of taste stays the same. The malts are both sweet with a slight smoky note.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and extremely smooth with a little bit of carbonation to it. The carbonation gives a nice bit of texture to it.

Overall, a very good beer and one that I highly recommend. The beer is very balanced and worthy of the style.

Photo of nicholas2121
4.29/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great Lakes Conway's Irish Ale brewed by Great Lakes Brewing Co. This Ale has an ABV of 6.50% The ale pours out a nice light brown color, with a nice white head. The smell of Great Lakes Conway's Irish Ale is rich, with flavor. You pick up on grains, malts and hops. Now for the taste it bold with flavor. You pick up on malts and grains in this brew. Conway's Irish Ale has a nice balance to it, there is nothing overpowering in this brew. The mouthfeel is nice clean and rich. There is a nice smoothness to this brew. It is hard to pick up on the 6.5% in this brew, not saying that it a bad thing. Great Lakes Brewing Co., did a nice job with this one. I would buy this brew again. Overall I'm giving Conway's Irish Ale a 4.5 out of 5.

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

Photo of credsfan
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

As far as red ales go, this one is exceptional. Unique flavor and smooth mouthfeel.

Photo of utopiajane
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours orange with good clarity and long lasting head of tannish foam that clings in streaks and spots. Nose is malty and sweet with caramel and a buttery toasty nutty scent. Light floral and grass with a vague fruitiness. Sweet grain. Taste follows the nose. Extremely pleasant. Smooth malt brings plenty of flavor to the palate as the hops are just blushing in the background with a light fruitiness and sweet grass. Mouthfeel is medium and this finishes not quite dry with a supple malty resonance. The hops are only in the finish for balance and this one drinks like a charm. An easy going laid back sipper from great lakes.

Photo of DouglasWalk
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BodiesLexus
4.33/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BH712
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ohiobeer29
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of zmbgrafx
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Sean32
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of irish6174
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of gregcordle
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of dtm426
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of newbeeraday
2/5  rDev -47.2%

Photo of onlymurderers
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Beef_Curtains
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of ScottJWing
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of LoganMc
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%

Great Lakes Conway's Irish Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,255 ratings.