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
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,530 |  Reviews: 501
Photo of puck1225
3.91/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into a small glass. It has a beautiful rich golden brown color, nice short lived foamy head with good lacing. The smell is of nicely done toast with some earthy notes. Good malty taste just a hint of bitterness. Nice beer! For Don.

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

Photo of FBarber
3.31/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rickrob7
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My kind of beer. Not bitter and has a mild but distinct malty flavor.

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Photo of flgimp
3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

L: from bottle
S: malt and notes of citrus, fruits
T: bold caramel malt and hint of hops
F: sharp medium body and carbonation

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Photo of Quesophresco
3.27/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rapayn01
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Great Lakes is a terrific operation, but Irish Ale isn't my preferred style by a longshot. Generally, they are too malty. I bought a single in a mix 6er to drink on St. Patrick's day -- and might do it again next year.

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Photo of tsgooch79
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.76/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Perfectly clear copper body, coarse light tan head, ambient bubbles. Looks professional as heck. Smells like toasted crust, raw malt, and a bit of fermented white grape. Taste is toast and sweeter malt, bread, crust, playdough, even a touch of that vinous raisin or white grape skin, with a background of balancing hop bitterness. Lots of 'beer' notes. Body is light, coarse, with solid carbonation.
Good, tasty, toasty malt with good bitter balance- classic beer. There were a few weird notes, which were individually neither bad nor good, but I like them to make this beer memorable. Solid BEER.

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Photo of NEOdrinker
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of NolaHopHead
3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle. Delish red ale, malty n sweet.

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Photo of EMH73
3.71/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear copper color with a well retained one half inch head that leaves good lacing. Smells of sweet malts, caramel, yeast and a little fruit. Tastes of sweet, roasted malts with a little bit of hops, yeast, honey and a hint of apricot. Smooth mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Nice beer on a hot day.

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Photo of shoremuad
3/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jtw21
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Phoodcritic
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MJSJr
4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tone
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear, copper color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and good lacing. Smells of strong caramel malt, slight sweet malt, yeast, pale malt, hint of earthiness, hint of hops, and a hint of honey. Fits the style of an Irish Red Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of honey, strong caramel malt, yeast, slight pale malt, slight sweet malt, hint of hops, and a hint of alcohol. Overall, smooth, earthy, dominated by malts, and nice subtle hop addition.

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Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beginner2
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.27/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Has the red appearance and clarity, soft 1/4" off white/cream colored head. Aroma dropped a faint amount of smoke and peat, earthy.

Taste is something an old school irish grandpa with one of those stupid tough guy hats would wear. Traditional, but professionally done. Tea and toasted malt notes. Almost no hops.

One of those better than average for style for a style that is less than average. Feel me?

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Photo of AD17
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GeaugaDog
4.6/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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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