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Louie's Demise - Milwaukee Ale House

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Ratings: 115
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.15%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Milwaukee Ale House 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: BeerAdvocate on 09-05-2003)
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Reviews by shivtim:
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3.65/5  rDev +0.8%

Had this at the Ale House. It's a nice dark brown with no real head or lacing. Nose is hops, caramel malts, and cereal grains. Taste is roasted coffee with a mildy sweet flowery finish. Mouthfeel is good, with nice carbonation. Pretty drinkable, especially with the very low ABV.

08-12-2006 03:35:18 | More by shivtim
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Photo of orbitalr0x


3.4/5  rDev -6.1%

The Louie's Demise arrives in a 12oz bottle stating "hand brewed with noble German Perle and Tettnang hops." It pours from the bottle a deep amber with red accents and a half inch of creamy off white head. Very good clarity as I peer through my pint glass. Aromas begin with a mix of toasted grains and light caramel with a touch of fruit essence. Grassy, herbal hops are nicely placed in the background with trailing doughiness.

First sip brings a smooth toasted grainy maltiness with caramel swirls. Nondescript fruitiness segways into herbal, green hoppiness on the way down. This one finishes crisp with a biscuit dough afterthought and a slight metallic twang. Not too sweet, not too bitter...a pretty straight amber ale.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth with a touch of creaminess. Bubbly carbonation. This is one easy drinking brew, but to me it doesn't break itself out of the pack of most standard American amber ales. Drinkable, yes, however it's not one that I would seek out myself. That's just me though, so give it a try and decide for yourself!

04-26-2006 03:14:27 | More by orbitalr0x
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3.33/5  rDev -8%

The previous reviews must have been from the tap beer at the Ale House. They offer it in bottles now and it didn't seem to quite measure up. Amber color, light malt aroma, light but sweet malt taste, not a hop to be tasted anywhere. Not a bad beer just not a memorable one. Maybe the second bottling will be a little better.

03-21-2004 01:54:12 | More by grynder33
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3.8/5  rDev +5%

(Served in a bow tie glass)

A- This beer pours a slightly dense aged copper body with soft peaks of beige head with lots of big bubbles on top. There is a few big bubbles of carbonation working to the surface.

S- The slightly dry nougat quality grows into a toast and cracker malt aroma but still stays pretty soft.

T- The dry toasted malt note leads to a bit more biscuit malt. There is a hint of tartness to the hop flavor in the finish which is slightly dry and a soft bitterness lingers.

M- The medium-light mouthfeel has a gentle fizz that grows a bit in the finish.

O- This beer has a nice dry malt character but the bitterness, which is really boosted by the carbonation, overpowers the malt. The bitterness does die down as the carbonation does.

06-17-2014 20:58:23 | More by rhoadsrage
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3.43/5  rDev -5.2%

Bottle poured into pint glass

Appearance: Heavy carbonation in an amber colored brew with thick lacing.

Smell: Peanut butter and jelly, fruit esters, light malt scent.

Taste: Light bodied malt with fruit esters of grape, blueberries, and cherry. Almost non-existant bitterness, not as much malt as I'd anticipated. The malt that is present is crunchy and caramel like in flavor. The caramel sort of borders on being honey-like, but is stopped by the other fruit flavors. Sharp fruit end that dries the mouth along with lingering phenols.

03-14-2011 00:31:20 | More by wmtxbb
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New Jersey

3.73/5  rDev +3%

Overall I thought this was a pretty easy-drinking scottish ale and it didn't taste too bad.
It's a slightly watered down version of the style but with nothing offensive about it.

Slightly malty with a watery taste and mouthfeel.

A little hop bitterness but not much.

No alcohol aromas or tastes. For a scotch ale this is surprising. The flaw of this beer is whether or not it meets style guidelines. A nice drinking, nice tasting beer, but a scottish ale?(4.8?)

06-17-2006 20:43:53 | More by BillyB
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3.95/5  rDev +9.1%

Bottled version. Contracted out at Gray's in Janesville.

Pours a bronze hue that gleams orange. The head is small and beige.
The nose is both grassy and grainy, offset by a substancial caramel-toffee malitness.
Begins rather sweet, with a toasted caramel maltiness that begins to suggest buttered toffee as it warms. Lightly nutty, with vague raisin impression. Grainier by the middle, and substancially drier. Ends German hoppy, a la tettnanger and perle. The hopping leans this very alt-esque (with ESB traits).
Light bodied and perfectly quaffable.
Almost a standout, as there is quite alot of character here. This is a nice rendition that is likely even better at the brewpub.

03-24-2004 20:21:23 | More by cokes
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

07-12-2014 19:41:58 | More by Snow81
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

pint, on tap at the ale house a few weeks ago in between stops at the art museum and the flight of the conchords gig. Given the namesake, it seemed like someone had to order this selection

cell phone notes

appearance: big amber body, mahogany hues, small tan cream head

smell: toasted grain, caramel malts, high earthyness, light toffee

taste: sweet toffee, caramel and grain, peat, herbal hops, toasted malts. nothing special but good enough to try

mouthfeel: moderate body, a little filling

drinkability: good

05-24-2008 19:09:48 | More by dirtylou
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2/5  rDev -44.8%

Warning...do not buy this beer in a can. The one I had acted like an overprimed bottled beer...there was sediment all over the place and it tasted very pour. This beer poured an clear amber but with massive floaties...I hate floaties....usually I can cut it off....but this was out of control. The head of course was huge and fizzy like any overprimed beer. The smell was crap and the taste was foul. I would try this again but not in a can. Overall dont take my word for it....go try for yourself...but I will never buy a can of this again.

04-27-2013 01:03:40 | More by WoodBrew
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

08-24-2013 00:55:55 | More by kristenrae8
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

07-08-2013 06:01:07 | More by Pivo
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4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

04-23-2014 15:10:03 | More by Giesch
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4.13/5  rDev +14.1%

Drank from cold bottle right out of the cooler.

A=Couldn't tell.

S=Hint of floral, hoppy.

T=Much hoppier than other ambers I've tried, but in a good way. Refreshing, with a sweet and lemony backdrop.

M=Lighter body than most ambers; low carbonation; very drinkable.

O=I enjoyed this beer...but not enough to choose it again over other offerings later in the day. Still, I would choose this over Fat Tire and Wisconsin Amber.

06-04-2012 00:10:08 | More by dhannes
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

08-04-2013 00:58:30 | More by jdkitchi
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

04-06-2014 23:16:49 | More by Hendrick24
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

08-01-2013 23:33:41 | More by Lurkerson
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3.6/5  rDev -0.6%

08-11-2014 23:55:50 | More by t_holland
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3.53/5  rDev -2.5%

12 oz bottle poured into a Unibroue Tulip. No date on the bottle.

A - Poured out a clear red-amber color with a prominent two-finger ivory head. Dense and creamy, it had great retention but little lacing.

S - Semi-sweet toasty malts are the showcase of this beer but are timid in their strength. A white grape undertone and caramel linger on the nose as well. A bit of buttered bread too.

T - Strong malt flavor with a caramel and fruity flavor mimicing the aroma but a light hop finish that both dries it out and gives it a bit of bitterness to round out the flavor.

M - Smooth and medium-bodied, it's slightly thin and has bubbles dancing on you're tongue.

D - A solid offering from the Milwaukee ale house. It misses the mark slightly on the Scottish ale style but doesn't need a lot to make it a really good beer. The bonus of this brew however is it's great drinkability.

08-03-2009 02:57:38 | More by BeerFMAndy
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

08-18-2012 18:22:47 | More by enelson
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

06-06-2012 00:10:11 | More by Snowrs
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South Carolina

3.45/5  rDev -4.7%

Clear amber/orange in color with a slighty tan looking head two finger head that stays around a long time. Very thin lacing dances down the glass making the most delicate designs.

Smells of sweet roasted malt smell with notes caramel and toffee. Maybe a little bit of nuts and some molasses.

Light mouthfeel and BIG roasted malt flavor. Malty and delicious. Very long lingering presence in the mouth after swallowing with a slightly dry and bitter finish.

Many thanks go to jj21 for this fine brew.

09-03-2006 17:04:20 | More by timtheenchanta
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

04-16-2014 02:37:03 | More by CWhite
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

06-17-2012 03:03:54 | More by mcstauder
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3.4/5  rDev -6.1%

08-17-2014 16:52:27 | More by ahuey333
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Louie's Demise from Milwaukee Ale House
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