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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1,194 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,194
Reviews: 451
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.61%
Wants: 54
Gots: 76 | 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)
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of VncentLIFE
4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First on draft. Thanks Amanda!

Pours a on orangish red color.

smell is about what an Irish red should be. Slightly roasted malts, no real hops. smells drinkable.

The taste is really about exactly what an Irish Red should be. Malt driven, not too balanced.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Rhynes2
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful dark color for this beer. The flavor is very malt centered but still well balanced. It lets the malts give off a nice sweetness with the hops it balances out nicely. Pours a nice two finger head with good retention but not much for lacing. It's not my favorite brew from Great Lakes but I get it every year when it comes around.

Photo of HollandTunnels
3.4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured a nice amber red, 1 inch foam

S - Malt and a little smoked or toasty and sweet

T - A bit on the sweet side tasts and smell are similar

M - Good, easy or mid

O - I liked the beer just alittle on the sweet side for my taste but overall good beer

Serving type: bottle

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of warnerry
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From notes. Best by 4/12/11; consumed 3/17/11

A - Pours clear amber with two fingers of head that has pretty good retention.

S - Mostly malts a bit sweet and a bit of toasted grain.

T - Similar to smell, taste is slightly sweet malts and toasted grains. Finishes pretty clean. Pretty tasty.

M - Nice medium mouthfeel. Coats the palate without being heavy.

O - An easy drinking Irish red. I wish I had gotten a bit more hops out of this, but not bad as is.

Photo of JohnnyMc
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of BigPlay1824
3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed in a pint glass

A: Pours a very clear light amber color with a small amount of carbonation bubbles and a finger of just off white creamy head that lingers for a bit then dissipates, leaves a thin layer of lacing
S: interesting sweetness and what i can only say reminds me of creaminess, maybe whipped cream
T: very clean and crisp taste, very clean, begins with just a slight sweetness, nice nutty malt and sweetness in the middle, very toned down but still present, leaves just a slight sweetness on the palate afterwards
M: a bit intense on the carbonation in the beginning, then has a creamy texture, and leaves the mouth slightly sticky
O: a decent brew, drinks nicely and cleanly, i could drink a sixer of this with no qualms

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of beerme626
3.45/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Coming off of Edmund Fitzgerald recently, I was surprised by Conway's Irish Ale

A: A nice amber red, but with a small head that dissipated almost immediately.
S: The best part. A rich, fruity smell with distinct notes of berries.
T: Again, a little fruity for an Irish red, with a bit of alcohol taste and little hop bitterness
M: Very thin, almost flat (though the bubbles from carbonation are clearly visible).
O: Not what I expected from Great Lakes, but worth the single bottle I bought.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of alexgash
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle. Best by 03/26/12.

Deep auburn-copper with golden edges. Clear and clean. Thick finger of whipped, creamy, light beige head. Good lacing. Malty mix of caramel rolls, honeyed toast, and fruit (apple, pear).

Toasted malts up front, with slight graininess. Sweetish caramel and fruit fill up the palate. Toasted malt notes throughout. Modest herbal hop presence gets a little lost in the malt. Some herbal bitterness in the finish, but mostly lingering fruit and honey toast. Medium-bodied, with a nice creamy feel. Not my favorite style, but a nice example of it.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Great Lakes Conway's Irish Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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