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Louie's Resurrection - Milwaukee Brewing Company

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53 Ratings
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 12.07%

Brewed by:
Milwaukee Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
A "dial it up to 11" version of Louise's Demise Amber Ale aged in bourbon barrels.

(Beer added by: BeerFMAndy on 11-25-2012)
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North Carolina

3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle served in a globe. Bottled in 2012

A- Pours a hazy amber color with a one finger, fast, white head. Good retention and lacing.

S- Bourbon, vanilla, toffee, leather, some oak, brown sugar and figs.

T- Smooth sweet bourbon. Little bit of oak tannin's. Vanilla, caramel and molasses.

M- Medium body, smooth finish. Leaves the sweet vanilla flavor of bourbon in your mouth. Good carbonation.

O- I got this as an extra with about 2 years on it. Not to sure what its like fresh but not bad with a little age. Solid barrel aged offering that characterizes the bourbon more than the barrel.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2014 19:10:37 | More by NCalement
Photo of Chaney

District of Columbia

4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's certainly a treat to get to try this one. I've heard great things but have never had the pleasure. Thanks, Andy (BeerFMAndy) for sending me a bottle of this!

Served in an Elysian snifter.

A: Poured a very dark, amber color, with a slight, sticky, white pepper-like head.

S: Butterscotch and coconut an then some. One would have to have a microscope to detect any sort of "American Amber/Red Ale" quality out of this.

T: Excellent flavor, even better than I expected even. Candy-like, not uber sweet, and not fake in any way.

M: Sticky and sweet, but not cloying. Low carbonation.

O: this is like an American Strong Ale redux. I dig it!

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2013 01:03:09 | More by Chaney
Photo of JohnnyHopps


3.54/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Louie's Resurrection was not the worst bourbon barrel aged beer I have had, but it probably falls near the bottom of the list. I had the base beer before the barrel aged version, and I like the base beer better. Go look at my review if you do not believe me.

The beer was a darker amber color than the base beer. The aroma was dominated be alcohol and vanilla, with the whiskey seemingly trying to burn my nose hairs. This is a bad sign from the start. In the initial taste, one gets a sour malty taste. The toasty malts that I liked in the base beer are gone. The alcohol from the bourbon barrel aging stings the tongue like a shot of whiskey. Malt seems to be a little more apparent as the burn continues into the aftertaste. There is some potential here, but I am not certain Milwaukee chose the best beer to barrel age in an amber ale.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2013 11:20:10 | More by JohnnyHopps
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District of Columbia

3.89/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared by CaptainCougar at GT's going away tasting. Thanks Tom.

The beer is amber hued with a small, off white head. The aroma offers malt, vanilla, sweet fruits, alcohol. Fairly sweet with some butterscotch throughout. Bourbon character is mild. Pretty drinkable and certainly interesting. Worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2013 20:32:17 | More by Huhzubendah
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4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle, nice dark copper with a thin creamy head. More than an amber. This thing has got legs. Can't wait for step two.

Bourbon up front. Vanilla, oak, brown sugar-malty excellence. I could bury my nose in this stuff all night. I am a sucker for bourbon. And how does it taste?

Nice. One of my favorite local session brews with a bourbon bonus that blows this beer into another smooth, sipable, savory realm. Louie, you are one crafty s.o.b. Way to go MBC.

Good mouthfeel.

Glad I pulled this one out from the back of the beer fridge tonight. Think I drank the other three around Thanksgiving. Hope ol' Louie comes back again. A real treat.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2013 02:53:16 | More by Danmullens1
Photo of facundoCNB

New Jersey

3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a deep amber in color with a finger of white fluffy head. smells very malt forward, bready and vanilla notes.. very subtle bourbon smell.

the taste is mostly bourbon but very palateable. lots of vanilla notes mainly from the bourbon barrels, mixed in with a nice amber ale profile of malty sweetness. a slight citrus hop feel is present in the aftertaste.

medium in body, low carbonation. this is a wonderful tasting beer. it's like drinking a lightly carbonated very soft bourbon.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2013 08:48:35 | More by facundoCNB
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4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: When poured into a tulip glass the beer was a cloudy copper color with some bronze shining through on the edges. It poured with no head, but had a bright white bubble edge on the glass.

S: The nose is mostly burbon with hints of carmel and plums

T: The bitterness is significantly duller than the standard louies, but the citrusy/spicy hops do come through in the beginning and quickly disapate. the tingly burbon flavor is very promenant and domenates most of the malty back bone the beer typically has (thats not a bad thing if you like bourbon!). Dark fruit notes also come through in the flavor with raisens, plums and tea leaves.

M: lots of body and almost a sticky characteristic which works well with the style

O: More like... Louie's Erection! This was a great release from MKE Brewing Co. I would recomend this to anyone that has previously had a Louise Demise or likes similar styles (Amber or Bourbon Aged). If I did a blind fold taste test of this nector of the gods, I would probably have identified this as an Old Ale or Barley Wine. Good Job MKE Brewing Co, keep 'em comming. How about a burbon barrel aged Pull Chain, Yea i said it.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2012 01:38:13 | More by guityler83
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4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a nonic.
7.5% ABV, 30 IBUs, no date.

A - Poured in fully, the pint fills with tiny particles which haze the rusty colored beer. It's short, dense creamy head floats on the beer with staying power and leaves wispy lace all over the pint.

S - It's time in the barrels compounded with the nature of the beer creates a big vanilla aroma that smells like fresh vanilla custard. Subtle spicy bourbon hints develop around smooth malt, kettle caramelization, toffee, butterscotch, and faint earthy hop notes.

T - Smooth warming, sticky caramel malt meets Munich breadiness with subtle toffee and vanilla interaction. Dry oak and earthy hops lead into a new dimension that offer smooth bourbon alcohol notes.

M - Creamy and smooth, this malty amber features a medium body with complimentary dry, and faint bitterness that's further rounded out by soothing, warming bourbon alcohol.

O - Short aging in barrels gives Louie's Demise a special new twist of subtle warming alcohol and traces of bourbon with vanilla tannins which give the already sweet and smooth malty beer a creamy, dessert-like flavor. A nice offering from Milwaukee!

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2012 16:37:15 | More by BeerFMAndy
Louie's Resurrection from Milwaukee Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.