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Louie's Demise - Milwaukee Ale House

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108 Ratings
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Ratings: 108
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | 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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Giesch

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +31.6%

04-23-2014 15:10:03 | More by Giesch
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Winter

Wisconsin

4.55/5  rDev +26%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Louie's Demise is a tribute to Milwaukee Ale House owner Mike Bieser's great great uncle, who was hit over the head with a beer glass and killed in a tavern in Sheboygan, WI in 1886. It's probably the Milwaukee Ale House's best seller. Every once in awhile the Ale House will brew, store and then release one of its house beers that it has cask-conditioned. So I decided to pick up a growler of cask-conditioned Louie's Demise, a rare treat indeed.

Pours a dark chestnut color with a creamy off-white head. Aroma consists of sweet caramel, toffee, roasted malt and a touch of hops. The mouthfeel is uncommonly smooth and buttery with a medium body. Flavors of toasted biscuit, rich malt and a touch of nut all emerge. Tetnang hops add sort of a bitter, spicy lingering finish to this amazingly well-crafted ale.

Serving type: cask

09-05-2003 18:29:32 | More by Winter
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ALESwhatCURESya

Wisconsin

4.33/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First of all, this is clearly not a pale ale. It is an amber that is spectacular. There is a nice dark brown color and a nice sweet smelling caramel aroma. This is definately a session beer that would hit the spot almost anytime of year. I recomend anyone who can find this in bottle to snatch it up. They have been promising to bottle this for years!

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2004 01:12:23 | More by ALESwhatCURESya
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MarshMan71

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

03-12-2013 21:47:58 | More by MarshMan71
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Lemke10

Wisconsin

4.2/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I bought this in a 8-pack Mircobrewery variety pack from Woodman's in Janesville, WI for $12 in late 2010.

Louie's Demise pours a cloudy and dark amber color as the scent of roasted malts erupt from the bottle. It is rather thin in texture but has a rather bold taste of malts with a nice mixture of hops. A very interesting brew!

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2010 06:41:01 | More by Lemke10
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dhannes

Wisconsin

4.13/5  rDev +14.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2012 00:10:08 | More by dhannes
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Bighuge

Minnesota

4.1/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Crystal clear bronze appearance. Thin light beige head. It sticks to the glass somewhat leaving a sparse and spotty lace. Nice nose of chocolate, peat, nuts and toffee. Really nice. The flavor is a little softer than the nose. Some almonds and toffee. Caramel tones are light. Just a titch of peat. A little roasty and chocolatey. Overall, a pleasing taste. The mouthfeel is slightly prickly and the body is about medium-full.

I see this is contract brewed at Gray's in Janesville. Quality brewery and quality brew.

Thanks to WInter for this extra goodie.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2004 03:48:52 | More by Bighuge
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Offa

California

4.1/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was a very enjoyable, solid session ale which I had on tap at Milwaukee Ale House in Milwaukee.

Copper amber, it had a medium off-white amber head soon thinning to a foamy ring, wisps, a little lace.

Aroma was nice fruity-caramelly maltiness with hints of woody herbal hop.

Taste had the aroma elements, nice caramelised maltiness, toasty, with hints of dried fruit, light zesty-spicy woody-grassy biterrness.

Serving type: on-tap

08-01-2013 04:38:12 | More by Offa
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jimbotrost

Michigan

4.05/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sampled at the Silver Creek Brewing Company as a guest tap. Pour was a deep reddish brown with a small amberish head and slightly fizzy, nice. the initial mouthfeel was syrupy, reflecting the big sweet malty aroma. No hops to be found, they are just a supporting issue in this style. Big amber malty flavor and then the finish dries out and is not cloying as I had anticipated, a good brew.

Serving type: on-tap

08-01-2005 13:34:46 | More by jimbotrost
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battlekow

Wisconsin

4.03/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice copper color, head doesn't last long, but hangs around on the edges and provides good lacing. Doesn't smell like much except slightly of malt. Tastes great, nice bready maltiness balanced well with some earthy hops and a toasted finish. Medium mouthfeel. Damn good beer, good enough so that the Ale House should get the "Amber Ale" tag off the label so people don't automatically assume it's shitty.

By the way, if you're curious about the name, it refers to the great-great uncle of one of the Ale House's owners who was hit over the head and killed by a beer glass in 1886. In Louie's Demise, I'm sure he has a better memorial than I ever will.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2005 04:05:41 | More by battlekow
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MaltyHoppyGood

Wisconsin

4.03/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Dark amber color. Nice creamy head developing in chalice.

Smell: The smell is faint, nothing bold or robust here. Hmmm, what say you beer???

Taste: Delicious light malt character intertwined with quality Milwaukee water from Lake Michigan. Toffee notes. It has a the body of a light weight boxer; small yet girthy. There's a real refreshing quality from the small amount of malt used and low abv. The compromise is spot on for what they were aiming for. Totally different than any other Scotch style though.

Mouthfeel: Thin, light, yet girthy from the malts.

D: Refreshing, will have no problem have a few or six of these guys. Glad it comes in sixers.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2009 01:01:31 | More by MaltyHoppyGood
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Snow81

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +10.8%

07-12-2014 19:41:58 | More by Snow81
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Pivo

California

4/5  rDev +10.8%

07-08-2013 06:01:07 | More by Pivo
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jdkitchi

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +10.8%

08-04-2013 00:58:30 | More by jdkitchi
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CWhite

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +10.8%

04-16-2014 02:37:03 | More by CWhite
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mcstauder


4/5  rDev +10.8%

06-17-2012 03:03:54 | More by mcstauder
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ruckus232

Illinois

4/5  rDev +10.8%

02-21-2013 00:57:40 | More by ruckus232
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Texas

4/5  rDev +10.8%

04-19-2013 01:31:26 | More by msturek
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +10.8%

03-02-2012 06:47:24 | More by Zachtheporter
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ThurstonHowell3

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +10.8%

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mhaugo

California

4/5  rDev +10.8%

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Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +10.8%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev +10.8%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev +10.8%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev +10.8%

12-03-2013 01:19:38 | More by RichH55
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Louie's Demise from Milwaukee Ale House
82 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.