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Louie's Demise Immort-Ale - Milwaukee Brewing Company

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70 Ratings
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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 13.5%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Milwaukee Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: woodychandler on 08-29-2010)
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Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

t0rin0, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of TMoney2591
2.96/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

I'm gonna kill you so sweet, I'm-a make a beer from the runoff... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear sunrise amber topped by over a finger of cream foam. The nose comprises light orange zest and very mild toffee. The taste brings in more of the same, really, though the orange is now kinda rindier than before, and the toffee is an afterthought in the background. There really isn't much of anything going on here, and what is there isn't great. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a lightly creamy feel. Overall, a middling beer: not much character and nothing that makes me wanna go out and buy another bottle, much less a sixer or more.

TMoney2591, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of Kegatron
3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16 oz can into a pint glass. I'm not sure why this was added a Scotch Ale. Their website clearly indicates that this is an American Amber Ale.

Pours a clear copper, with several billowy fingers of foamy slightly off-white head. This retains with a ½ finger of rich froth that coats the sides of the glass with thick sticky swathes of lacing. The aroma smells grassy and earthy on top, which then gives way to a tangy underpinning of fruity citrus, caramel, and bread. I'm liking the flavors but this is lacking some pop to it.

The taste has a LOT of citric fruitiness going on with it. This mixes with a malty backbone of caramel sweetness and toasted biscuit character to impart a deep zesty twang to the profile. There is a light leafy bitterness present as well from the hops, which leaves this finishing with notes of dry earth and some lingering sweet fruit. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a bubbly and creamy feel up front that then gets sharper as things pulls together into a crisper feeling swallow. That lower 5% ABV keeps this approachable.

This was a bit overly tangy feeling for me, as I think that some more pop from those hops would have give this more of the crisp balance that it needed. I generally liked what was going on here though. I'd be up for checking this out again in the future.

Kegatron, Mar 03, 2011
Photo of feloniousmonk
3.29/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Louie's Demise Amber Ale, Milwaukee Brewing Company. 5.5% ABV. And now we have the flagship of the MKE line. Maybe I'll like this one?

Deep amber/nearly red in color, very short head, slims down to nil.

Aroma: rich and malty sweet, tidy hop presence.

Taste: It's a mostly malty affair, hops are here for balance. Stays just short of sweet, with a flavor an equal dose of fruit and grain. Medium-bodied. Long, malty finish. On the whole, wholly unremarkable.

There are words on the can. Let us read them: "Our flagship brand, this medium bodied amber ale starts with a rich malt flourish that kept in perfect balance by a smooth hop finish. This MBC original is similar to a German style alt bier."

So there we have it. It does taste like an alt, at that. And it's beer, and you can drink it. Not bad, but I'm not thrilled. Go back to step one: acknowledge that it is beer, admit that you can drink it. Prepare to not be impressed, and carry on.

Note: early today, I sampled the Booyah Farmhouse Ale and noticed (but did not note in my notes) that it had a copyright date of 2011. This can has a copyright date of 2013. Did I get a 2+ year old sample bottle, or do they just take their time updating the labels?

feloniousmonk, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of woodychandler
4.2/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Yet another CANQuest beer in support of New Beer Sunday!

From the CAN: "Find out how Louie died. Louie's Demise brewed with noble German Perle & Tettnang hops, yields a rich and malty ale full of color, flavor & complexity - much like his legend. How to drink craft beer from a CAN: 1. Find glass; 2. Pour beer; 3. Enjoy! Breathe it all in. That's the best way to capture all the flavor Louie's has to offer. It's no secret that half of taste comes from your sense of smell."

Following the Crack & Glug, I had a solid finger of light-tan foam with excellent retention, like it was defying me to disturb it. Color was a reddish-amber with NE-quality clarity. BUPGOO! Nose was very caramel sweet, very malt-forward. I was kind of surprised by the relatively low ABV, given its intense sweetness. Mouthfeel was medium with a caramel/toffee/maple syrup sweetness on the tongue. Finish was super smooth, so much so that I was halfway through the beer before I realized that I hadn't finished my review. Yikes! The ABV may be higher than as advertised. This is TOO drinkable and CANnot go in my cooler if I have any hope of surviving the day.

woodychandler, Aug 29, 2010
Photo of brandoman63
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

brandoman63, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.23/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Wow, I never reviewed this from either brewery? OK, well this was the second beer I had when visiting Milwaukee back in 2001. Kind of a thicker brown ale appearance, small head. Toffee and bready aroma, not much in the way of hops.

More toffee in the taste, a weird kind of heavy walnut wood flavor to it. A dark bread kind of breadiness is the vibe. Extremely faint peat malt smokiness to it, along with vanilla, a little bit of caramel too. All in all, it works, not my favorite style, but it was appreciable. Would recommend to people who don't like hops, love malt bombs that are still drinkable.

Beerandraiderfan, Apr 24, 2012
Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.14/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into a MKE tulip
4.8% ABV

A - Rich crimson blood red, Louie's Demise is wonderfully clear with a low off-white cap of foam that settles to a halo of bubbles, leaving specks of lace in it's wake.

S - Louie's Demise has a sticky sweetness reminiscent of unfermented wort from the get-go but the toffee and caramel notes are quickly quashed by dry toasted bread and earthy, grass-like hops.

T - The aroma's sweetness dies, becoming an afterthought in flavor as exceptionally dry toasted malt rises up, trailed by grassy, earthy hops.

M - Louie's Demise has a wonderfully smooth entry that's punctuated by the perfect carbonation level and finished with lingering malt and hop dryness and a mild touch of bitterness.

O - Fashioned after a lighter Scottish ale, Louie's Demise features deeper malt and hop complexity that any ordinary amber, showing through in it's sweet but dry, balanced flavor and smooth finish.

BeerFMAndy, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of tone77
3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

woodychandler comes through with yet another canned beer. How does he do it? Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a caramel color with a 1 inch head. Smell is very malty, some caramel. Taste is also malty up front, hops kicking in at the finish, some citrus notes. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is a good quality brew.

tone77, Jul 02, 2011
Photo of barnzy78
2.35/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

12oz bottle, newer label than pictured, featuring an MKE logo. Pours hazy amber with a foamy off-white head that holds decent retention and leaves a little lacing on the glass. Aromas are sweet, caramel, fruity, and slight floral hop in the background. Tastes are toasted grain, caramel malt, bready, herbal hop, but there are some off-flavors - slightly medicinal with trace infection flavors on the finish. Mouth-feel is on the thin side of medium, sharp and tingly on the palate. Overall - this brewery is new to my area, and I had a good experience with their Pull Chain Pale Ale, but this was just bad. The potential was there, but quality control was not.

barnzy78, Apr 19, 2012
Photo of KarlHungus
3.43/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a hazy amber color. The head is one inch in height, and recedes slowly into nice lacing. The aroma is of caramel with a hint of floral hops. The taste is similar to the aroma, but with a little more depth in the malt with some nice toffee tones added to the caramel. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderately low carbonation, and a smooth texture that borders on cloying. Overall, this is a decent beer, but with so many better examples of the style out there I can't see myself drinking this again.

KarlHungus, Jul 11, 2011
Photo of bpfrush
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

bpfrush, Mar 26, 2014
Photo of morimech
3.7/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Darkish amber color with a massive head that had excellant retention. The head settles to a thick cap. Heavy lacing is left on the glass.

Aroma of sweet caramel malt. Just a faint hop aroma of some earthiness and herbs.

Like the aroma the flavor is largely caramel malt. Slightly bready. Semi-sweet overall. A little earthiness from the hops. I would of liked more hops and bitterness here. Listed as 24 IBUs.

Surprising robust body for a low ABV amber ale. Nicely carbonated as well.

A well crafted ale that has an attractive ABV to spend an evening with. Easy to drink.

morimech, Sep 08, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

TX-Badger, Jun 06, 2014
Photo of Canada_Dan
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Canada_Dan, Jul 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

richkrull, Jan 17, 2014
Photo of crossovert
3.35/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle.

It pours a hazy reddish brown with a thick, foamy slightly off-white head.

The nose is pretty simple, some raisiny fruits, caramel, and perhaps some alcohol.

The flavor doesn't go to far, there is a thick walnuttines and caramel flavor, also some alcoholic twang.

It is okay, but nothing exciting really.

crossovert, Oct 14, 2010
Photo of gatornation
3.18/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

from 12 oz bottle with a pint on top of the headstone with a rose in it.. a cool label

A-pours a clear copper color with a fresh 1 finger head and 1 finger khaki head no lacing

S- was malts and bread,,then some caramel a little toffee...citrus and hops are present

T- a malt forward amber lot of malts..some caramel a citrus hop taste and baked bread

M- its medium carbonated very smooth on the palate with a malty/caramel taste

D- its drinkable if you like malt forward red..i will say again it was very smooth kinda velvety..not bad overall

gatornation, Mar 21, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

jzlyo, Jun 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Zachtheporter, Mar 12, 2013
Photo of Localdrinklax
4.5/5  rDev +24%

Localdrinklax, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of Kunstman
2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

Kunstman, Apr 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

SkinniePost, Apr 17, 2014
Photo of Mdog
3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Clear amber, good head.

Smell: Solid toffee.

Taste: Mild sweetness, toffee flavor, hint of hop bitterness in the finish.

Drinkability: Pretty easy to drink, doesn't have the tea-like bitterness I don't like in ambers.

Picked up a single in Hudson. I think I had this beer once in Milwaukee, but not sure if the Ale House and the Brewery are the same--they don't appear to be the same on BA. This beer is a pretty generic amber, toffee/caramel with a little hop. Nothing too exciting.

Mdog, Jul 23, 2011
Photo of derkfromwi
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

derkfromwi, May 26, 2013
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Louie's Demise Immort-Ale from Milwaukee Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.