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Louie's Demise - Milwaukee Ale House

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BA SCORE
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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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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
Photo of Beerscout65
2/5  rDev -44.8%

Beerscout65, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of Yo_Millhouse
2.21/5  rDev -39%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This is the foamiest beer I ever had, I got it in 16oz cans and each time I opened one up it foamed over and left a mess on my counter. The first couple I attempted to pour into a pint glass and I never seen so much foam. The taste ain't too bad, but with all the foam forget about it.

Yo_Millhouse, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of Duff27
2.63/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A- Pours a really nice looking deep ruby with ample white head that seems to stick around, leaving nice lacing.

S- Smells like wet hay? Grassy.

T- One in the same with the smell. Doesn't have the "kick" as other scotch ale I've had in the past.

M- Not too much tingling carbonation.

D/O- If you like it, have at it. Unfortunately for me, I feel a headache coming on :(

Duff27, Aug 05, 2010
Photo of Bubba83
2.68/5  rDev -26%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Kegatron gave me this. He rocks.

Poured into an imperial pint glass at around 50 degrees F. Three finger widths off-white, slightly light brown head. Extremely pillow and frothy in nature. Body appears a caramel color, and it's hazy with tiny specks of stuff floating around.

Smells like toffee, caramel, butterscotch, vanilla, and some hints of apple in the back. Hops are a dirty earthy smell. Quite a bit of nutty aroma too, I want to say cashews, yes, cashews. Fairly mild aroma overall.

A considerable amount of toffee up front along with a big heaping batch of butterscotch. Mild off phenolic character, minerals, and some raw earthy bitterness finish it off. I wanted more of the complexities from the aroma to come through.

A little too airy for me, too fluffy. Also seems a smidge too thin for what I was expecting. Needs to be smoother I think.

Reminds me a bit of having a caramel sundae with heaps of that not so great tasting whipped cream. You know the kind I'm talking about, the kind that almost tastes sour? I can't say I've ever been a big fan of this style but I found this to be a fairly underwhelming example of it.

Bubba83, Sep 27, 2010
Photo of Brams17
2.75/5  rDev -24%

Brams17, Friday at 08:01 PM
Photo of htomsirveaux
2.78/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle tried 5 Oct 2010. Courtesy of R&S, thanks! Served in the (512) Two glass.

Small light brown head, well carbonated. Reddish brown in color with a few floaties. Aroma is syrupy and buttery. Starts a bit drier than the aroma indicates. Some underlying fruitiness, grapey (?!). Moderate alcohol, medium to light body. A slightly sour aftertaste.

Overall somewhat watery and muted, no real flaws but nothing to make it stand out.

htomsirveaux, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of ebit
2.8/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance
Small amount of head. Only started to develop once poured straight in. Head is a creamy tan. A medium dark amber color.

Smell
Roasted malt is about all you can make out. Maybe a little bit of nuts Not a very aromatic beer.

Taste
Roasted malt comes through hard. Taste kind of picks up as you swallow while fading away to a slightly bitter dry aftertaste.

Mouthfeel
Light body but definitely not watery. Smooth finish with a bit of dryness after each swig.

Drinkability
Nothing here makes this beer undrinkable. In fact it's pretty unremarkable because of it. It's pretty reserved in all the categories. While this might make it kind of boring, it is a step above crap. It's just not very memorable. You'd think a Scottish Ale would be a bit bolder.

ebit, Apr 03, 2008
Photo of BWED
2.88/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle poured into a tumbler

A- Rosy amber color, clear. Light tan head only stays around with some agitation. Only a little lacing.

S- Caramel malt character with dull earthy hop tones.

T- Mild roasted, maybe even a little burned straw flavor. Very mild earthiness in the hop department.

M- Medium body. Bit of a drying finish.

O- Not great. A little generic tasting, and frankly, bland.

BWED, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of vette2006c5r
2.98/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Louie's Demise pours a nice copper color, with a good size head. The smell has a malty backbone, but a good amount of hops come through; smells a bit wet, and soapy. There is a strong malty taste, a bit dry, a few hops make it through on the pallete. There is a strong and strange aftertaste making it harder to drink. Overall this isnt a bad scottish ale.

vette2006c5r, Nov 09, 2011
Photo of Rick778
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Rick778, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of PickwickHopz
3/5  rDev -17.1%

PickwickHopz, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of uwmgdman
3.15/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a snifter (why the hell not), the beer has nice clarity, very deep copper/light amber color with a quickly diminishing off-white head that leaves some lace on the glass. The aroma is moderate-low caramel malts, a hint of raisin, nice but a bit could use a bit more of something, either more of the same or hints of something else. The flavor is much like the aroma, some caramel malt that quickly fades into the crisp finish and rather clean. The body is medium-light and carbonation medium-high. Overall, the flavors are a bit weak for the style, in general it is not a bad beer, a Scottish Ale light I suppose. I'd buy it in a bar in a heartbeat over a macro light beer, but otherwise wouldn't seek it out.

uwmgdman, Jul 21, 2011
Photo of Lurkerson
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Lurkerson, Aug 02, 2013
Photo of Riik3
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Riik3, Sep 24, 2013
Photo of thebigredone
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

thebigredone, Jan 17, 2014
Photo of SheboyganJake
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

SheboyganJake, Mar 22, 2012
Photo of Syngates333
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Syngates333, Apr 30, 2014
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 beagle75
3.35/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip pint glass.

A: Clear, medium amber color with two fingers of cinnamon-tinted foam head. Heavy lacing remains on the glass and a few solitary bubbles rise lazily in the column.

S: Malty, showing a heavy undigested crystal presence. Some fresh herbaceous notes seem uncompleted, with vacant carbon dioxide filling in, or rather opening, gaps.

T: Begins off-dry, with a brief flash of balanced bready malt before sweetness becomes more intense with an unusual postage stamp paste-quality to it. Husky toasted grain is presented during the middle as sweetness retreats back to the original intensity. Herbaceous bitterness is mild to moderate in the finish, with occasional glimpses of aspirin-like astringency.

M: Thin viscosity, very refreshing on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: Despite the ordinariness of this beer's qualities, it is effortlessly drinkable. It is sweet, but not heavily so, which makes it hard not to want to lift the glass again. It is just an American amber ale, nothing to see here, but it possesses a potato chip-esque appeal nonetheless.

beagle75, Nov 12, 2011
Photo of TheSSG
3.38/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice, dense, off-white head. Sweet, soft, spicy aroma. Amber-esque, burnt umber color. Starts off with a floral hoppy bitterness and a touch of caramel. Builds into a low-medium bitterness as a malty biscuitness comes through. Finish is floral hops with sweet malt. Good and carbonated; adds a little bite to it.

I like this one. It's a nice, relatively balanced amber; not too malty, not too bitter. I'm normally not huge on caramel notes in ambers, but it works well in this one.

TheSSG, Jul 26, 2013
Photo of scruffwhor
3.38/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Three fingers of huge had on this one. The mountainous foam recedes a nice island of filmy foam. A hazey copper color greets the eye, along with some suspended yeast sediment mixed in.

Caramel and bread crust hits the nostrils first. Then the sweet carmel diminishes and lets a more defined toasted white bread shine through.

The front of the sip has a gritty toasted cereal grain. This sweetens to a hint of effervescent caramel. Then takes faint tart note on the finish. Combine this with maybe a little lemon juice from ohhh sooo subtle hopping to balance this session Scotch ale.

scruffwhor, Mar 10, 2010
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 ahuey333
3.4/5  rDev -6.1%

ahuey333, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of beerwolf77
3.4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into my pint glass the beer is a lightly hazed amber orange. The off white head bursts three fingers high after a careful pour. Retention is moderate with a small amount of soapy lace.

The aroma is sweet and fruity. Light malt is present but the nose is dominated oranges and apples.

The flavor is mild sweet malt. Some hints of bitter fruit along with a grassy earthiness. As far as a typical Scottish ale this one is all over the place. Taste wise it's pleasant but not really to style so i have to knock a point for that.

Medium body with light carbonation.

Overall a decent drinkable beer. Not really a Scottish ale in my opinion but tasty anyways.

beerwolf77, Jan 10, 2010
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Louie's Demise from Milwaukee Ale House
82 out of 100 based on 120 ratings.