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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Great Lakes Conway's Irish AleGreat Lakes Conway's Irish Ale

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

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Winter

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Added by chilidog on 07-28-2002

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a nice amber with a good white head leaving a nice lacing. The aroma was a pleasant light malt. The taste was a very satisfying bit of malt with a peppery finish. The feel is medium and dry. This is a very pleasant beer. It is well put togethet and could easily be consumed en masse.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is rusty, red-orange with a fabulous, fluffy white head and some good lacing.

Nose has some medium malt and a bit of pepper; and some orange zest.

Taste is blend of toasted malt and orange zest, with some toasted marshmallow. It has a natural roastedness that is soothing instead of gimmicky.

Mouthfeel is clean and easygoing, with medium carbonation.

Overall, this beer is exceptional for its naturally roasted flavor, as well as its unpretentious drinkability.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Conway's Irish Ale served @ 45* into a Red Oak tulip pint glass, consumed on 4/20/12. Best by date: 5/9/12.

A- Big fluffy 2-finger off-white head that dissipates into a thin sheet that hangs around until the end. Minimal spotty lacing. Deep copper-red body. Good clarity, only slightly hazy.

S- Some sweet caramelly malt, a little toffee-ish. I can pick up a very slight herbal & floral hop aroma. All aromas are tame, pleasing and in balance.

T- Smooth & balanced, very easy drinking. Light caramel malt, a little buttery. Mild hop bitterness. Some light toasty roastiness in the finish, very nice!

M- Slightly slick mouthfeel. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Slightly astringent in the roasty aftertaste.

O- 6.5% ABV but goes down like a good 4.5% session beer. This is definitely brewed closer to style than FFF Brian Boru but I like the Brian Boru a little better. Both are great, seek em!

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 Oz poured into a Guiness pint glass

A- Clear dark orange with a clear off white 1.5 finger head.

S- Smells like caramel and a lot of different malts, A nice fruity hoppyness. Some dark note like a tiny bit of chocolate.

T- Similar to how it smell. A nice bit of caramel notes. A good variety of malts typical of a red ale. Only a little bitterness but it has a slight fruitiness with it.

M- Aftertaste is dry and only soso. This beer however is super smooth and creamy. Good carbonation and rather refreshing. Has a nice feel to it and is easy drinking.

O- Another winner from Great lakes.

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Great Lakes Conway's Irish Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 1,540 ratings