Where Beer is Second Hat and the Patrons are Third-Rate
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Conway's Irish Ale
Conway's Irish Ale Great lakes Brewing Co. Cleveland, Ohio
While at my favorite beer store today I thought, "What kind of beer blogger doesn't review IPAs, APAs, $14 bottles of beer, hop monsters or basically whatever is the new hot thing in the beer world?" Well, me. The beer pussy! So what if I'm like a woman and want to enjoy mild and dark flavors without putting my tongue on the gibbet. Speaking of which, while you're self-flagellating over there in your ivory beer tower with your tongue tacks I'll be over here drinking to fill up a review and then move on with my fairly pitiful life. Let's get on with this nonsense already.
As with most red ales there's a low expectation of great satisfaction and a reasonable doubt that you're about to drink a real pisser. This, like everything I've ever tried from GLBC, is a winner, albeit not by much. There's a minus factor of nutty caramel with a few malt patties piling on to this fluffy mild ale. Miniscule hoppage to the point that it tastes like a speck of soil on your dirty tongue after kissing the cinnamon girl while down in the grass behind a barn under a rainbow frequented by two-horned unicorns (i.e., bi-corns). The rest is mostly clean water with a heavy concentrate of alcohol (6.5%) which is hardly detectable outside of the written word.