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Conway’s Irish Ale

Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Cleveland, OH

Style: Irish Ale
ABV: 6.5%

Eddie’s Rating:
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Great Lake’s Irish ale poured a little a fairly light amber, with a thin head that dispersed after only a few seconds. The aroma was one of malt, with a hint of fruity esters in the nose. Interesting. The mouthfeel was as soft and smooth as silk, but, again, at the forefront of the sip I detected some rather strong estery flavors. The bottle’s copy talked about the beer’s “notable toasty flavor,” but the roasted malts were decidedly muted. You could, however, detect just a shot of the Conway’s wopping 6.5% ABV, but it didn’t make this tasty beer any harder to drink. The strong presence of esters in the nose and taste was definitely different, but it worked surprisingly well, making this a smooth, wonderfully drinkable beer.

Reviewed by Eddie Glick on April 15, 2007.
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