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

BA SCORE
86
very good
1,530 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good
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Great Lakes Conway's Irish AleGreat Lakes Conway's Irish Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by chilidog on 07-28-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,530
Reviews:
501
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
11.29%
 
 
Wants:
83
Gots:
300
For Trade:
1
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5/5  rDev +31.2%

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5/5  rDev +31.2%

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5/5  rDev +31.2%

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5/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

really like this surprised it isn't rated higher overall.

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5/5  rDev +31.2%

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5/5  rDev +31.2%

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5/5  rDev +31.2%

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5/5  rDev +31.2%

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5/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Seasonal favorite! Always excited when this one hits the taps

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5/5  rDev +31.2%

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5/5  rDev +31.2%

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5/5  rDev +31.2%

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5/5  rDev +31.2%

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5/5  rDev +31.2%

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4.94/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Good Irish ale. Not normally my style but drinkable

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4.84/5  rDev +27%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Jae27
4.83/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

From Pitcher to frosted mug.

A - Pours a wonderful copper color with a good inch of off-white/tan hearty head that stays through the end of the glass. Lacing is on the higher end of the Great Lakes line about average.

S - More complex than most of the style. Notes of baked apple, toasted nut and molassas. The first glass was masked by the cold temperature but by the second the warmth really brought out the natural aromas that make this beer special.

T - The most distinguishable flavor is toasted malts with sweet notes of caramel and hickory. The hops are very well balanced and do not dominate at any point. It finishes with a fruity grapefruit and apple. All elements are balanced throughout which yield a flawless taste.

M - Slightly on the dry end, the finish is exceptional. This beer does not ware your palate out in the slightest which makes it the perfect compliment to food.

D - This is the easiest drinking beer GLBC has to offer. Easily got through the pitcher with a buddy. I could drink this beer all day.

This is my favorite beer from GLBC. It is a seasonal beer but I wish it wasn't. I reviewed it from draft but it is just as good out of the bottle. The only complaint I had was that it was served too cold. The twelve pack box is a wonderful buy. Do not hesitate to pick some up!

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4.82/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- very attractive clear copper/amber with world class head, a puffy off white raw biscuit with a creamy ocher tint, great retention and webs of lace.

S- malty sweet caramel, and a buttery toffee nuttiness are prominent with cappuccino & milk chocolate in the background. grassy herbal hops, exotic tea, and dried fruit.

T- a perfect blend of sweet & sour, earthy chocolate & vanilla, malty & bitter. one of the best balances i've experienced in any kind of ale. it's like a cocoa cereal i used to eat as a kid- sweet grains, caramel toasty malt, honey roasted cashew, mild chocolate, sweet over ripe fruit, damp wood, soil, clay, and an herbal tea hop finish.

MF- perfect creamy medium/full bodied and medium carbonation, goes down like a citrus juice.

D- no problem knockin em back tonight, too bad it's only a seasonal release.

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4.8/5  rDev +26%

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4.79/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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Great Lakes Conway's Irish Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
3.81 out of 5 based on 1,530 ratings.
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