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

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86
very good
1,527 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:
1,527
Reviews:
500
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
11.55%
 
 
Wants:
83
Gots:
299
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 1,527 |  Reviews: 500
Photo of heytomcat
4.12/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kkmiller76
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmaskell33
3.34/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of vmig
2.83/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Boone757
3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mnteti
3.91/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bedfordbeer
3.4/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of jaypaul522
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very refreshing taste. Drank from the bottle, so I perhaps missed the full fragrance, but you knew it was an Irish right away. The taste is full, strong, and very pleasing in your mouth. I was very pleasantly surprised by this one.

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

Photo of GStone899
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Great Lakes is one of my favorite breweries so I was excited to try this one. Red ale, cloudy complexion with not much head n minimal lacing. Bready tasty with a definite caramel and toffee taste. Flavor isn't overly bold or complicated. Goes down easy without being too heavy.

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Photo of cwd
3.41/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Magilla1928
4.46/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Curt_rowe
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Evilyak
3.56/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

not as red as i might have liked. nice head that dissipated with no lacing.

smell is bready, but nothing remarkable. taste is similar - malty sweetness with no bitterness.

mouth is dry. probably begs for another one.

it's one i look forward to each year, even though i'm saying it's only ok.

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Photo of raindog814
3.62/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of C_Adams
3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of sdface
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I love hoppy beers but when I am looking for a change of pace...this is the style that satisfies! The balance of malt and hops is perfect! A delicious beer for St. Patrick's Day or for welcoming the warmer weather. Great Lakes does a nice job with this style...lots of complex flavors. Cheers!

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Photo of Rizzy17
3.6/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ThreeThousand
3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Urk1127
3.19/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dacrza1
4.02/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

DATE TASTED: March 17, 2016... GLASSWARE:Brew at the Zoo pint.. OCCASION: St. Patrick's Day--observed with an appropriate Irishman... APPEARANCE: dark orange amber, almost browning, body that cascades bubbles in a balanced and full manner; the head is off-white creamy and thick, holding at a full finger... the glass drain approaches lacing appearing almost as webbing... AROMA: surprisingly hoppy, with tangerine and mango wafting with flowery scents to evoke a pale without the resin... oven-raised dough and caramel make for a balanced suggestion--hearty yet accessible... PALATE: immediate presence at the throat, kicking open the door with its maltiness and leaving a thick, toasted residue in its wake... the hops soften at the teeth, with little suggestion or staying power there... medium-bodied, warming (at 6.5%, formidable) and worth mulling over after each sip... lively...TASTE: the toastiness is overt, with toffee and caramel demanding attention... the hops are light and afford some fruitiness--apple, tangerine... a slight basement dankness is winning, as it adds strength to each sip... some nuttiness and buttery hints jam as many different angles into the profile as it seems possible... OVERALL: Great Lakes continues to impress, this time with a style that comes across as a workingman's ale braced for the month of March... flavorful, refreshing, bolstering...definitely worth the six I picked up just for the holiday...

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Photo of zachlink720
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Great Lakes Conway's Irish Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
3.81 out of 5 based on 1,527 ratings.
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