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

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

I had of a bottle of this at my brothers. As advertised, it pours a nice dark red with an off-white head and good lacing.

Nice nose of slightly toasty malts, crackers and some underlying citrus.

Taste is a bit sweet, a bit dry and very nice. I liked malty taste that seemed to have a wee bit of caramel. Just enough hops to balance.

Nice smooth mouth with a medium feel. Easy session type beer. Well done Great Lakes!

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

Poured a single bottle ($1.35) into a pint glass.

Poured a clear burnt amber color with a very respectable pale khaki head of about 1.5cm. Head was nice and tight and stuck around awhile

Smells very balanced, equal parts malt and hops. Nice toasty flavors in there with slight caramel, if only a bit on the mild side.

Taste was kinda weak, but generally followed the smell. Sweet and caramelly, with a nice crisp finish. Good maltiness without being too heavy or too sweet. I think the yeast is giving it a pleasant breadiness too.

Very satisfying in the mouth, though not quite as creamy as the Great Lakes Christmas Ale. A bit high on the astringency too.

A real classic middle of the road "ale." There are no gimmicks, no fancy tricks. Just straight up ale that you can swill or enjoy patiently. Definitely a great beer to get out at the pub or to share with friends, but not necessarily worth the novelty of a once-a-year release. An excellent representative of the style, if only a bit plain. I must say this beer reminds quite a bit of Ireland-- astringent, bland, but thoroughly enjoyable.

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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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