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

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

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by chilidog on 07-28-2002

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Photo of coz
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.7/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served on-tap at the Doubletree Cleveland Downtown Lakeside in Cleveland, OH

A: Pours a clear deep amber in color with some heavy amounts of visible carbonation and light ruby red highlights. The beer has a finger and a half tall dense light beige head that very slowly reduces to a thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer with a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of toasted and caramel malts with a hint of toffee sweetness. There are some light fruit notes from the yeast and just the faintest hint of citrus/orange peel hops.

T: Upfront the malts really take center stage with some toasted malt flavors that have notes of caramel and toffee sweetness followed by a slight hint of breadiness (which still has a bit of the toasted flavors). There are light hints of fruit and just a touch of citrus/orange peel hops. Lightly bitter in the finish which does not linger.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation.

O: Easy to drink and enjoyable for folks that enjoy the malt forward style (I do). Alcohol is well hidden and this beer is almost sessionable. Pairs well with food.

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Photo of citylifelover
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of tvljr
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of PieOhMy
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of mmsimmons
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of MostlyNorwegian
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Navalartichoke
4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of MDIMOS
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of MaxOhle
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of donovado
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of match1112
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of PStriedl
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of cliff1066
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of quanhm
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Eastside151
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of CurtFromHershey
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a bronze amber with fluffy white head which recedes to a ring which is more stubborn than my wife.

Smell is of toffee, caramel, and almost a hint of coffee.

Taste taste is clean crisp, true to the nose. Hint of chocolate malt rather than the coffee on the nose.

Mouthfeel is pretty standard for a sessionable ale. Move along.

Overall a solid beer from Great Lakes which I'll likely buy again.

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Photo of fluidmotion
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of MarshMan71
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – Pours a deep amber color with a one finger just slightly off white head. The head has a pretty good level of retention, slowly fading to leave spotty lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell- The aroma is heaviest of toasted malt and a sweet caramel aroma. Mixed with these are a light toasted bread and fruit aroma of apple and some spice.

Taste – The taste begins with a bready and toasted malt flavor with a lightly caramel sweetened flavor as well. As the flavor advances more the caramel fades more toward the middle with a light fruit flavor taking its place. The roasted malt flavor dwindles as well as the flavor moves on with a more doughy like flavor replacing it. In the end some light spice flavors of cinnamon and nutmeg as well as a light earthy hop come to the tongue. In the end a quite pleasant light roasted malt cider and spice flavor is left on the tongue.

Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is a bit on the thicker and chewier side with a carbonation level that is on the more average to just above average side. The slightly higher carbonation is nice for keeping the drinkability, but not too high to take away from the aspects the thicker body accentuates- the roasted and spiced flavors of the brew.

Overall – As should be of no surprise this is another good brew by Great Lakes. It has a nice blend of roasted and sweet flavors while still maintaining great drinkability but still remaining quite proficient in flavor.

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Photo of mark-herrmann
2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

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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