djwhite (2) - grafton, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Great seasonal brew by great lakes! Named after local officer conway this beer will have you coming back for more!
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2009
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance: The body has light amber honey color with very good clarity. On top it forms a big creamy off white colored head. The head slowly fades but hangs on well and make cool rings of lace on the glass.
Smell: The aroma is mostly sweet with hints of lightly roasted grains, bready yeast, light hops and some mild fruit notes.
Taste/Mouth Feel: Its flavor has a good solid medium body with a sweet malty character that is tempered with just enough leafy hops for some balance. There are notes of bread, light caramel malt, orange marmalade and mild hops. The palate is smooth, slightly slick and easy drinking with mellow carbonation.
Notes: I love Great Lakes and this is one of my favorites. I also converted my mother and step father to craft beer with this Irish Ale! How cool is that!!!
BFLO_alchemy (1) - - MAR 22, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Nice head with straw to copper appearance. Bready aromas and good carbonation. It had a nice flavor with a balanced body
TheBeerLover (1025) - DC Metro Area, USA - FEB 9, 2006
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Very well done, domestic example of Irish Red Ale, a little more "beef" than a traditional example. Pours to a beautiful, deep amber to red color, with a white head that fades, and a good carbonation. Palate is firm, with good sweet and pale malt flavor, with a touch of buttery flavor. Finishes with good sweet and toasty/buttery malt flavor up front, then ends with a tangy hop bite that lingers. Aromas and flavors a touch bolder than a traditional example, but a tasty one. A must try on draught at the brewpub, and a nice take away beer in the bottle.
TINOZACCA (146) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2006
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is an AWESOME beer, from the best brewery on Earth. Excellent smooth full flavor, rich on the palate, witha great aroma. A hint of sweetness, alot of malt. A gorgeous red color, It’s one fault is a fast fading head.
Chryplewicz (7) - Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2012 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A solid winner of Irish Ale’s, perfectly timed to arrive of shelves for St. Patrick’s Day, it doesn’t take green coloring like yellow fizz water, and it’s amazing as a half-pint with some Guinness poured over it.
duffman0885 (2) - USA - NOV 24, 2007 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Solid Irish ale. Too bad it only comes out once a year around St. Patrick’s Day. Clean palate and clean finish. One of my favorite beers
BeerBill1 (17) - Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great beer. Too bad not available all year. Nice ale. Smooth yet snappy. Highly recommend. Another GREAT Great Lakes brew!
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marv3mania (185) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 4, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle poured into pint glass. Gorgeous transparent copper color. Very thin off-white head. Aroma is caramel and bread with a hint of hops. Very malty taste with noticeable caramel, though the aftertaste is a bit weak. Good crisp feel. Overall, this is a pretty strong choice, especially for an Irish red ale.
UrbanCaveman (145) - Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle, poured into a nonic pint at approximately 40 degrees F.
Appearance: Pours a quite clear brown-amber, just a shade or two lighter and redder than the bottle glass. A careful pour causes virtually no head, just a short-lived cap of slightly off white that leaves no trace behind. Bubbles stream continuously from the bottom of the glass.
Smell: Warm toast wafts out of the glass, bready and malty, with some vague hints of nuts and a faint shadow of something floral.
Taste: Toast and cracker spring to the fore of the flavor profile, and are met by just enough of a grassy, floral counterpart to balance from sweetness into a state best described as having swallowed the Little Book of Calm. Swimming through the mix is a faint tone of pecan, and there’s also a soft, slight metallic tang to the beer, far off in the distance.
Mouthfeel: Full and nigh creamy, this nails the feel for a medium-bodied ale.
Overall: Quite possibly my favorite Irish Red, and one of the GLBC seasonals I looks forward to in the lineup. Easy to drink, and easy to savor and dissect.