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Louie's Demise - Milwaukee Ale House

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119 Ratings
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Ratings: 119
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.12%
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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4/5  rDev +10.2%

jplopez21, Mar 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

MarshMan71, Mar 12, 2013
Photo of ruckus232
4/5  rDev +10.2%

ruckus232, Feb 21, 2013
Photo of dmorgan310
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

dmorgan310, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of Yo_Millhouse
2.21/5  rDev -39.1%
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
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

BYOFB, Dec 03, 2012
Photo of elevatedgreens
4/5  rDev +10.2%

elevatedgreens, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of chickenflea
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

chickenflea, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of RobinLee
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

RobinLee, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of enelson
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

enelson, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of WastingFreetime
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

WastingFreetime, Aug 08, 2012
Photo of harrylee773
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

harrylee773, Jul 20, 2012
Photo of mcstauder
4/5  rDev +10.2%

mcstauder, Jun 17, 2012
Photo of Snowrs
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Snowrs, Jun 06, 2012
Photo of dhannes
4.13/5  rDev +13.8%
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
Photo of TylerDYoung
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

TylerDYoung, May 14, 2012
Photo of samie85
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

samie85, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of SheboyganJake
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

SheboyganJake, Mar 22, 2012
Photo of livingtodie
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

livingtodie, Mar 07, 2012
Photo of Beerscout65
2/5  rDev -44.9%

Beerscout65, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of Zachtheporter
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Zachtheporter, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of rocklibster
4/5  rDev +10.2%

rocklibster, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of chetripley
3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

chetripley, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of htomsirveaux
2.78/5  rDev -23.4%
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
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

mhaugo, Dec 11, 2011
Louie's Demise from Milwaukee Ale House
82 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.