hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - MAY 21, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I want to rave about this beer, I really do. I love the brewery and I love my heritage and I’m sick of cloying cheap red Irish ale knockoffs. But this beer can’t quite climb past the promise of its substantial, pleasantly malty body - once you’ve had half a bottle you realize that there’s really nothing else there.
chug18799 (36) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2002
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good representation of an irish beer, Conways has lots of malt to satisfy. Drink up!
crazydiamond (48) - Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The local IGA isn’t normally a place one discovers a new great beer. Lo and behold, miracle’s never cease. There nestled next to 8 month old 6 packs of Corona & Zima (dust everywhere I tell ya) was this little gem. Malty, hoppy, and only 6 blocks away!! This is officially the best beer (aside from the stuff I and my fellow homebrewers brew ourselves) within a one mile radius of my home!!! Now, as long as my buddies don’t discover the find, I’ll be all set!!
Oakes (12788) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 7, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden amber; richly malty - rye bread, toffee; complex malt palate - chocolate chip cookies, slight tropical fruit esters, depth of toast notes & bread crust.
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden color. Sweet malty, light hop nose. Fruity hop bite, quite sweet. Good alcohol content, nice long palate.
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
tiger orange with some haze. after a minute the head is down to just a skin of die hard little bubbles. the nose is balanced caramel malt and cedary hop, and quite engaging. whiskey and apple flavor, medium bodied, good bitterness. i put mine away without any grief at all. you’d think it was castor oil and battery acid by some of the ratings on this page, but i think it’s complex, medium bodied and pretty good. references to killians, which really IS swill, seem the product of overblown expectations rather than conway’s being a poor offering. so there.
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - MAR 30, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This brew pours a medium clear reddish amber. The mostly diminishing off-white head starts out full and creamy, and has good lacing. The complex malty nose is bold and spicy with a caramel toastiness balanced by resinous herbs and soapy dough. The bittersweet flavor is balanced yet moderate with an acidic toasty quality. The body is outstanding, and if I would have been blindfolded, I would have had no idea of the brew’s color. This brew tastes ALOT darker than it looks. The body is medium to full with lively carbonation a creamy texture that finishes very dry. Great Lakes brewing continues to impress me.
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - MAR 20, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
a smooth malty irish red but I expected something with more flavour from great lakes
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - MAR 7, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear copper/red. Decent creamy head. Nose of malt,peat, and something that reminded me of rotted vegetables?? Very smoooth body,palate is very ’clean’ with a trace of peaty smokiness and subtle malt, light hops at the end that actually work pretty well. Very drinkable but flexes no muscle, even at 6.5%
LuckeyHaskins99 (180) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2002
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Great Looking, but not great tasting Ale.... Great Lakes runs the gamut of quality in it’s brews, and this one is right in the middle of them. They have many better products to offer.