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Louie's Demise - Milwaukee Ale House

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120 Ratings
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Ratings: 120
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.15%
Wants: 2
Gots: 11 | 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 wmtxbb:
Photo of wmtxbb
3.43/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

wmtxbb, Mar 14, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of orbitalr0x
3.4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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!

orbitalr0x, Apr 26, 2006
Photo of grynder33
3.33/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

grynder33, Mar 21, 2004
Photo of rhoadsrage
3.8/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(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.

rhoadsrage, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of BillyB
3.73/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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?)

BillyB, Jun 17, 2006
Photo of cokes
3.95/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

cokes, Mar 24, 2004
Photo of Snow81
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Snow81, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of dirtylou
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

dirtylou, May 24, 2008
Photo of WoodBrew
2/5  rDev -44.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

WoodBrew, Apr 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

kristenrae8, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of Pivo
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Pivo, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of Giesch
4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

Giesch, Apr 23, 2014
Photo of dhannes
4.13/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

dhannes, Jun 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

jdkitchi, Aug 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Hendrick24, Apr 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Lurkerson, Aug 02, 2013
Photo of t_holland
3.6/5  rDev -0.6%

t_holland, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

BeerFMAndy, Aug 03, 2009
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

enelson, Aug 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Snowrs, Jun 06, 2012
Photo of timtheenchanta
3.45/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

timtheenchanta, Sep 03, 2006
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Illwaukeesuby, Sep 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

CWhite, Apr 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

mcstauder, Jun 17, 2012
Photo of ahuey333
3.4/5  rDev -6.1%

ahuey333, Aug 17, 2014
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Louie's Demise from Milwaukee Ale House
82 out of 100 based on 120 ratings.