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

Great Lakes Conway's Irish AleGreat Lakes Conway's Irish Ale
BA SCORE
63.5%
Liked This Beer
3.79 w/ 1,530 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#15,167
Reviews:
501
Ratings:
1,530
Liked:
971
Avg:
3.79/5
pDev:
11.35%
Alströms:
3.5
 
 
Wants:
84
Gots:
301
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,530 |  Reviews: 501
Photo of Kendo
3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from the bottle into a DFH pint glass. Body is chill-hazed ambery-orange with some particles in suspension. No real head.

S: Caramel malt and overripe fruit.

T: Definitely on the sweeter side of things - caramel malt, ripe fruits, some brown sugar and brown bread. Some tea-like qualities as well. Lingering sweetness on the back and sides of the tongue.

M: Slightly oily in feel, call it lighter side of medium in heft.

O: Meh. Too sweet for my taste buds, but it certainly evokes the style, at least as I can recall from my trip to Ireland and having consumed other Irish Red Ales. May be the first time I'm not enamored with a beer from Great Lakes.

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Photo of Botulizard
2.13/5  rDev -43.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

Photo of ajm5108
2.76/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Optics are traditional, aroma is mostly an amber malt with some over-ripe fruit notes floating around too. Felt the malt / hop combo on this one was out-of-whack, the flavor has elements of caramel malt flavor but the hops really clash with it & you get kind of bitter sweetness that tastes like spoiled fruit cake with grated hop cone icing.

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

Photo of nater919
3.66/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of craigbelly
4.06/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Love this beer. Tastes like caramelized malts with almost tealike notes. Mouthfeel is fantastic. It gets better with every drink. Beers of this style have a tendency to miss the mark, this one hits it's dead on.

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Photo of dirtyharry2489
3.87/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DoubleMalt
4.19/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful clear red ale with only a light head and lacing. This beer is a tasty example of a malt-forward Irish red. Medium bodied, breads malt flavors and easy drinking.

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Photo of cuy50
3.38/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bammer21
3.13/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of akopczyk
4.34/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of hegg4345
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jason_cs
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GuyFawkes
2.84/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

"Best by 3/30/16"; drank 2/4/16 @ the Yarchives.

Poured from the bottle into a glass.

See-through orange/red appearance.

A rough pour yielded a big, noisy eggshell head; decent lace

Corn, honey & faint pickle juice notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Caramel & corn flavors up front; pickle notes on the finish. This was barely drinkable; surely not enjoyable

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Photo of KingBiscuit
3.52/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BigMike
3.04/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of AJmon13
3.87/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Caveworm
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great Lakes Conway's Irish Ale | Great Lakes Brewing Co. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, this brew's head is three fingers thick and off-white, with solid lacing, and a clear deep reddish brown body.

I smell full bodied grains and malts.

Tastes like caramelized malts with tealike notes.

Medium mouthfeel with mild carbonation.

I'll rate Great Lakes Conway's Irish Ale | Great Lakes Brewing Co. with an overall 4.5.

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

Photo of Rjk00
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A really good Irish red nice flavor . A good looking beer. Great Lakes know how to brew good beer.

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Photo of Duoglass
3.69/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Madasyn
3.2/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ckollias
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Great Lakes Conway's Irish Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 63.5% out of 100 with 1,530 ratings
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