Conway's Irish Ale | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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Conway's Irish AleConway's Irish Ale
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Conway's Irish AleConway's Irish Ale

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

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Winter

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Added by chilidog on 07-28-2002

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Ratings: 1,558 |  Reviews: 512
Photo of siege06nd
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From bottle to Great Lakes pint...

A: Pours a dark amber copper color, crystal clear. About a half finger of cream colored head that rapidly dissipates to a spotty quarter finger ring. Decent lacing.

S: Sweet caramel, toasted biscuit, and just a hint of citrus zest. Smells creamy and light.

T: Follows the nose. Grainy malt, caramel, some toasted biscuit, and a light dosage of citrus from the hops. Very creamy and smooth. The finish leaks just a little bit and is somewhat bitter.

M: Light to moderate bodied, smooth, creamy. Assertively carbonated. Good flavor profile.

O: A solid Irish Red. Fits the bill for the style quite well. It's smooth and straightforward, something Great Lakes has always done well. Very good session beer here, would love to have this during college football season.

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Photo of lstokes
3.38/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Orange with a nice, lasting head. Nose is mostly sweet malt. Tastes like roasted nuts, caramel and graham cracker with just a touch of orange from the hops--I want to like this more than I do, as there's nothing wrong with it, but ultimately it's just kind of... there? Good malt character, and I enjoyed the three I had, but it's not a beer I'll be buying again.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of CFHMagnet
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got aggressive mid-pour and still only got half a finger of off white head. Body is a a burning copper orange color that could nearly top the head of any red blooded Irish person. Very few bubbles rising to the top of this beer, and no real lacing.

Smells of toasted malt and something sweet and fruity, with just the faintest whiffs of caramel.

Light toasted malt starts her off, then goes into a very rich biscuit flavor. A little caramel in the middle, and a spicy, slightly hoppy ending make for an enjoyable experience.

This beer is medium bodied and very sweet but not sticky. Washes down clean.

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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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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of JohnWaynes44
3.46/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bright, clear, copper pour, with a nice rich, tidy, cream head. Nothing notable in the nose, just some faint sweet grass. Tinny and sweet malts are wrapped around a bouquet of juicy fruit. Picking up hints of orange, lemon and some more of that grass that I smelled. The creamy, watery mouthfeel follows nicely with style. First time trying this, and I found it an interesting and damn fine example. I have come to expect great "ness" from this brewery and it continues to not disappoint.

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5/5  rDev +31.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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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%

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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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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Conway's Irish Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 1,558 ratings