Conway's Irish Ale | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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Conway's Irish AleConway's Irish Ale
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3.79/5
Very Good
1,571 Ratings
Conway's Irish AleConway's Irish Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Ohio, United States
greatlakesbrewing.com

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Winter

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Added by chilidog on 07-28-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#22,600
Reviews:
515
Ratings:
1,571
pDev:
11.35%
 
 
Wants:
87
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317
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Ratings: 1,571 |  Reviews: 515
Photo of Ceddd99
3.38/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Sour tasting, not what I expected from the style. I really liked the GLBC Amber Lager and Oktoberfest but all of their ales taste off to me.

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Photo of Ssitron
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JakeMorgan13
4.3/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great beer. I love the malt flavor with the touch of caramel that comes through. Clean. Very drinkable!

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Photo of bristol2120
3.47/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

as befits the name, this beer pours a very deep amber red - the aroma is a bit of a disappointment - while it is pleasant enough with a malty presence, I would have expected it to be much more assertive - taste is very nice with an appropriate malty backbone - there is also a surprising but welcome hoppiness to be found here that really elevates the experience - mouthfeel is also very nice with a pleasant level of carbonation - overall this is a nice brew that should not be limited to drinking around St. Patrick's Day.

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

Photo of Dr_Gonzo
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a tall clear pint glass. Has a glowing ruby color, clear in appearance, moderate carbonation, small head with not much retention or lacing.

Aroma has many sweet malts. Grapes, cherries, apples, pears, caramel, honey, toasted biscuit, and floral hops.

Taste is not much like the aroma. I taste barley, bread malt, cereal, while the honey and caramel (and other sweet flavors) are quite subtle. Really smooth though.

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Photo of Trentontiger
4.56/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fantastic beer, if you are a fan of this style you will love this one. Another great beer from Great Lakes.

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Photo of kaitjs7
3.1/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JohnDon
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PatrickLipaj
4.28/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kimlhurst
2.63/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Reddish copper color, thin to edge-only collar. Slight malt aroma, sweet malt taste with a burnt toast after taste.

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Photo of Determined419
3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DigitGrowler
3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of moundbz
3.97/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bark0707
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bf7
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of _Adam_
4.04/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of davisrin
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured with a nice, pale beige head. Nothing sharp or vivid in the taste, just a good, round flavor- slightly sweet. I had it with a dinner salad and it set off the bitter greens and the meat and cheese very well. Will look for it again.

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Photo of Z-man
4.04/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of travelguy
3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of raylpendleton
4.07/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of bpfrush
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of edward_boumil
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Burnt orange colored, lots of carbonation in the glass. Virtually no head to speak of, no lacing.
S: Basic aroma of bread and grain. Sweet granola aroma.
T: Lots of grain again. Almost with that slight grape-like grain quality of a dobbelbock. Really digging the malt in this. Finishes with a light peppery hop bite on the finish, more herbal or earthy. Great balance here for an amber ale.
F: For an ale this is crushable as hell. Light body, highly refreshing. Slightly sprite-like from the carbonation, but remains smooth and easy to drink. My kind of beer.
O: Highly enjoyable, bought a sixer for St. Patty's but had to break into one before since I've been eyeing this at the store. Did not disappoint and certainly something I will not have any qualms about drinking next weekend. On the contrary, looking forward to it!

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Photo of Seinfeldfan
4.27/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured copper, brownish red into a pint glass. Malty, biscuit aroma that I found pleasant. Taste is malt forward, with a little carmel sweetness. A slight hoppy finish. A medium to thin mouthfeel. Maybe could have been more robust. Generally, one of my favorite beers of this type which I drink alot of because i do not like overly hoppy beers . On draft, I give it an even higher rating

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Conway's Irish Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 1,571 ratings