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

1,194 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,194
Reviews: 451
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.61%
Wants: 54
Gots: 78 | 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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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of WYVYRN527
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass from a 12 ounce bottle.

A: Pours a clear amber with a centimeter-thick off-white head that has decent retention. Lacing is decent, as it sticks and dries on the sides of the glass.

S: Not a real strong aroma. Malt-forward, with caramel and some fruity ester, along with a grassy undertone.

T: Quite pleasant on the palate. The malts lend notes of caramel, dried fruit, and a nutty character. Grassy hop flavor rounds out the finish, and slightly dry on the tail end.

Notes: This beer is medium bodied, full-flavored, and quite easy to drink. The alcohol is only slightly noticeable. Irish Reds have not always been my favorite of styles, but Conway's is actually quite good.

Photo of CB2maltygoodness
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of ruckus232
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into DFH footed pint glass; clear amber with a two-finger white head that falls after a bit into a cap/ring of foam.
Smell is toasted malt, some crackery sweetness.
Taste is simple and follows smell...toasted crackery malt, slight herbal hops in the end to give a slight crispness to the finish.
Mouthfeel is thin and slick, clean.
Overall, a tasty Irish Red. I can't remember what others of this style I've had, but this is a good beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of minterro
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: head is a tan and thick. beer is a carmel color with hints of dark rusty red.

S: very hoppy and aromatic

T: diff hoppy and a after taste of wheat. a bit sweet and fruity also. with a dry finish

M: great carbonation and mid. body. very smooth to drink.

D: not too hard to drink for a mid body beer

overall: let it warm and enjoy. overall really liked it!

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3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice copper color, very clear with a thin white head that did not stay for long.

A nice toasty aroma, almost a charred wood note with some sweet malt and earthy grain as well. There is something slightly vegetable like in the aroma as well. I cannot place it exactly, it is not unpleasant but it is definitely vegetable.

The taste has the same thing, again not bad just different and I need to identify the actual plant still. Some good sweet malt and even a little hop spice involved here. Dries out in the end and turns slightly sour with alcohol sneaking in as well.

This is a hearty ale, very different from a lot of Irish reds I've had, but good in it's own right.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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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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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Great Lakes Conway's Irish Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 1,194 ratings.