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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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harrylee773

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3%

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


4/5  rDev +10.8%

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

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

06-06-2012 00:10:11 | More by Snowrs
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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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TylerDYoung


3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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


3.25/5  rDev -10%

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

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -3%

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

Wisconsin

2/5  rDev -44.6%

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

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +10.8%

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

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +10.8%

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

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Texas

2.78/5  rDev -23%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2012 04:14:47 | More by htomsirveaux
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mhaugo

California

4/5  rDev +10.8%

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

Iowa

3.35/5  rDev -7.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

South Dakota

2.98/5  rDev -17.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Illinois

3.88/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Wisconsin

3.15/5  rDev -12.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2011 01:26:54 | More by uwmgdman
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wmtxbb

Illinois

3.43/5  rDev -5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2011 00:31:20 | More by wmtxbb
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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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Wisconsinality

Wisconsin

3.45/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

16oz can poured into imperial pint.

A- Pours a copper/amber with a slight haze to it. A small head, one finger, dissipates quickly and doesn't leave much in the way of lacing.

S- Big on the malt and a little bit of sweet caramel. Some faint hops round this one out.

T- Big, rich caramel and malt greet the tongue immediately. A little bit of a grainy, breadiness to it as well. The hops really aren't anywhere to be found, which isn't really a bad thing based on style.

M- Medium bodied with crisp, soda like carbonation. This brew smooths out at the back of the throat.

D- This brew has pretty good flavor and a low abv make this for a pretty good session beer. Also it comes in a can making it more activity friendly.

Serving type: can

12-29-2010 15:35:37 | More by Wisconsinality
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indiapaleale

Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour - dark amber, soft in appearance with a great looking stark-white head. This pours opaque, almost cloudy.

Aroma - brown sugar, yeast, bread dough, gingerbread, caramel and tea

Taste - sweet but not cloying. Plenty of dark bread notes along with ginger and yeast. Soft on the tongue with a perfect carbonation level. It's a surprisingly light beer to drink despite the appearance. I'm happy!

Overall - Very drinkable with a solid malt flavor and easy on the palate. A great candidate for a pint can, well executed MBC!

Would I buy more of it? - sure. This is a very solid amber ale with lots of great flavor and quite session-able.

Serving type: can

10-30-2010 02:43:23 | More by indiapaleale
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Bubba83

California

2.68/5  rDev -25.8%
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.

Serving type: can

09-27-2010 06:49:00 | More by Bubba83
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Duff27

Illinois

2.63/5  rDev -27.1%
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 :(

Serving type: can

08-05-2010 05:05:30 | More by Duff27
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Wasatch

Utah

3.48/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks goes out to beerwolf77 for this brew.

Pours a nice cloudy dark copper color, nice carbonation, nice one-finger creamy off-white head, with some nice sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, with lots of caramel. The taste is sweet, malty, with some caramel. Medium body. Drinkable, a nice little brew. My first from the brewery.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2010 23:29:11 | More by Wasatch
Louie's Demise from Milwaukee Ale House
82 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.