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Louie's Demise - Milwaukee Ale House

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115 Ratings
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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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Photo of Yo_Millhouse


2.21/5  rDev -39%

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.

01-27-2013 02:53:04 | More by Yo_Millhouse
Photo of BYOFB


3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

12-03-2012 03:14:33 | More by BYOFB
Photo of elevatedgreens


4/5  rDev +10.5%

10-28-2012 02:28:30 | More by elevatedgreens
Photo of chickenflea


3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Bottle from a custom six-pack in Nashotah, WI. Pours a nice amber body with a large head. Nice retention that brings back the froth again and again. Caramel, and fruit in the aroma and flavors of caramel as well. A pretty tasty brew, but a little too malty for an amber ale.

10-08-2012 03:38:40 | More by chickenflea
Photo of RobinLee


3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

09-12-2012 04:53:55 | More by RobinLee
Photo of enelson


3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

08-18-2012 18:22:47 | More by enelson
Photo of WastingFreetime


3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Reviewed from tasting notes.

Pours out into a pint glass a nice deep amber with a minute's worth of sand colored froth that falls back to a skim layer in about a minute, no lacing left behind. Smells and tastes of light caramel, a touch of toasted nuttiness and milk chocolate, a bit of herbal / earthen accent hopping, and that's it. Simple yet it doesn't really need to be more complex than this... Not as cloyingly sweet as you would think from the malt content. Lighter body, medium carbonation. Not an exceptional brew, but not bad either.

08-08-2012 19:38:28 | More by WastingFreetime
Photo of harrylee773


3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

07-20-2012 00:56:48 | More by harrylee773
Photo of mcstauder

4/5  rDev +10.5%

06-17-2012 03:03:54 | More by mcstauder
Photo of Snowrs


3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

06-06-2012 00:10:11 | More by Snowrs
Photo of dhannes


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
Photo of TylerDYoung

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

05-14-2012 22:15:25 | More by TylerDYoung
Photo of samie85


3.58/5  rDev -1.1%

Pours a nice clear copper color with two healthy fingers of off white head.

Sweet caramel and bready malt dominating the nose with some dark fruit.

Follows the nose with sweet caramel, bready malt, and some dark fruit.

Slick and light on carbonation with a bit of dryness towards the end.

A very satisfying beer; nothing that's going to blow your socks off... its even better on cask.

04-10-2012 23:42:22 | More by samie85
Photo of SheboyganJake

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

03-22-2012 10:02:57 | More by SheboyganJake
Photo of livingtodie


3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

03-07-2012 19:57:00 | More by livingtodie
Photo of Beerscout65


2/5  rDev -44.8%

03-04-2012 17:08:31 | More by Beerscout65
Photo of Zachtheporter


4/5  rDev +10.5%

03-02-2012 06:47:24 | More by Zachtheporter
Photo of rocklibster


4/5  rDev +10.5%

02-11-2012 02:24:30 | More by rocklibster
Photo of chetripley


3.78/5  rDev +4.4%

I tried this a long time ago at the Milwaukee Ale House and I liked it, but it was during a big drinking session after a multiple Milwaukee River beer place tour so when I saw it on the shelves, and in its newer label (purple and a gravestone with a mug of beer sitting on top) I bought six. I am glad I did.
While it considers itself an amber ale it is sweeter than most ambers, and with very little hop presence. But it also is considered a Scottish Ale, which it is more like, but with a relatively low amount of alcohol.
It pours gentle and smooth and is sweet and tasty.
I would recommend this to others looking for another higher quality Milwaukee beer.
Purchased at Woodman's in Kenosha.

01-28-2012 19:39:06 | More by chetripley
Photo of htomsirveaux


2.78/5  rDev -23.2%

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.

01-18-2012 04:14:47 | More by htomsirveaux
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

12-11-2011 21:29:09 | More by mhaugo
Photo of beagle75


3.35/5  rDev -7.5%

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.

11-12-2011 03:15:02 | More by beagle75
Photo of vette2006c5r

South Dakota

2.98/5  rDev -17.7%

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.

11-09-2011 01:46:54 | More by vette2006c5r
Photo of tapman


3.88/5  rDev +7.2%

2 finger eggshell colored head of foam that lingers and then deflates like a bad soufflé, though that doesn't translate to bad in beer terms. Color is a ruddy brown with little beasties floating around.

Big fig and raisin notes with and big splashes of grape juice or a light cooking sherry.

Not as pungent as the nose; tangy fruit is very small, superseded by a clean and toasty character. Not very sweet, this one seems to have fermented out pretty well. Good bottle conditioning. No hops to speak of and a thin mineral-like taste in the finish. Very low bitterness.

Bright and crisp, which was unusual for me with a beer of this style. Much lighter in body than I would have suspected.

A little thin, but that only makes it easier to session.

08-16-2011 02:28:14 | More by tapman
Photo of uwmgdman


3.15/5  rDev -13%

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.

07-21-2011 01:26:54 | More by uwmgdman
Louie's Demise from Milwaukee Ale House
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