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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3.79/5
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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

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Added by chilidog on 07-28-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,363
Reviews:
505
Ratings:
1,541
pDev:
11.35%
Bros Score:
3.5
 
 
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Photo of yuenglingfan101
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Copperish Color with very little lacing. Smells of caramel and toffee. Tastes like lucky charms without as much sugar and toffee. Goes down pretty smooth

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Photo of entenduintransit
3.86/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cylinsier
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle

Pours clear coppery brown, bit of yellowish white lacing for a head.

Smells of biscuit, toffee, caramel and cereal.

Flavor is of biscuit, caramel, brown sugar and bread malts. Coppery barley aftertaste.

Medium body, stinging carbonation on the tongue.

Easy drinking, refreshing, good flavor, nice medium ale. Worth trying.

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

Photo of trainradio77
3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

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

A: The beer pours a nice dark amber color with a slight head and lacing.
S: Aroma has earthy hints.
T: The taste follows the nose with a nice smooth balance.
M:A light bodied well carbonated beer.
O:Well done well balanced beer. A good beer from a consistent brewery.

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

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

Photo of Pencible
3.4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

A: This poured a clear dark copper with a little light tan head.
S: It smelled like earthy barley and wild honey and creamy caramel.
T: It tasted like earthy barley, with some wild honey and creamy caramel. It had a clean bittersweet aftertaste.
M: It was thick with a little carbonation. Nice full body.
D: This was a nice Irish ale, with clean and simple scent and taste. The body was great and the finish was smooth, so it was easy to drink. Fine to drink but really forgettable.

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

Photo of Latarnik
3.19/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Reviewed from notes. The appearance was a dark orange almost amber color with a finger’s worth of white foamy head that fell off at a good pace. Light stringy lace. The aroma had some grassy sweet to bitter hops over top of a nice caramel/toffee base malt. Light pomme-like fruits then some bready sweetness. Ends with some toast. The flavor had a decent blend of toast sweetness to malt sweetness with a touch of leafy to slight low herbal quality. Aftertaste had some nuts, the leafiness and the herbal quality. Pillowy sweet finish. The feel was almost medium bodied, seemed like it sat just a tad under. I didn’t mind as it seemed just where I would want an Irish red ale to sit on my tongue. Carbonation felt good. ABV felt as projected by the brewer. Overall, what’s not to love with this one. Great Lakes did a stellar job with this one and if I lived closer in it’s distro, I wouldn’t mind slamming this one back during St. Paddy’s Day.

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

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

Photo of joshautry
1.98/5  rDev -47.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Photo of Budlum
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gravewalker
3.86/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of tone77
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a bronze/amber color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of caramel malts. Taste is caramel malts, bready, some notes of tea, very light hops, a bit sweet. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an easy drinking beer.

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Photo of Fishwhisperer
3.82/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tillmac62
3.82/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

EBD 3/29/17. Medium clear amber pour with a beautiful garnet cast. Normal head volume, lacing and retention.

Outstanding rich malty nose with light fruit esters. The malt is caramel, as expected from the color, mostly but underneath is a nice toasty biscuit. The fruit esters are a bit ethereal and add a nice airiness to the bouquet. Apple and pear are the predominate notes with a touch of something sweeter underneath.

Light medium body, almost medium, with a smooth texture that is slick. The carbonation / body balance is outstanding. The middle is just effervescent enough to open the flavors up. The finish is prickly and finely bubbled.

The flavor profile is very good and well represents the style. It begins with a slight hop note that is grassy then shits to herbal. Herbal will remain the dominate influence. The middle hints at sweetness just enough to allow apple and pear to emerge over a light herbal bitterness. Surprisingly, caramel is underplayed while the toasty biscuit aspects take center stage. This characteristic provides a nice nutty background that competes with herbal hops for preeminence from the middle on. The finish is a slow fade of this competition and actually offers the sweetest palate influence.

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Photo of JohnnyForeign
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Great Lakes Conway's Irish Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 1,541 ratings