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Louie's Demise - Milwaukee Ale House

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136 Ratings
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Ratings: 136
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 11.88%
Wants: 2
Gots: 15 | 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

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-05-2003

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Photo of RobinLee
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of WastingFreetime
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

Photo of harrylee773
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of mcstauder
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of Snowrs
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of dhannes
4.07/5  rDev +12.4%
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.

Photo of TylerDYoung
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of samie85
3.59/5  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.

Photo of SheboyganJake
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of livingtodie
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Beerscout65
2/5  rDev -44.8%

Photo of Zachtheporter
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of rocklibster
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of chetripley
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

Photo of htomsirveaux
2.8/5  rDev -22.7%
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.

Photo of mhaugo
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of beagle75
3.36/5  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.

Photo of vette2006c5r
2.99/5  rDev -17.4%
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.

Photo of tapman
3.86/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

Photo of uwmgdman
3.18/5  rDev -12.2%
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.

Photo of wmtxbb
3.42/5  rDev -5.5%
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.

Photo of Lemke10
4.17/5  rDev +15.2%
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!

Photo of Wisconsinality
3.45/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

Photo of indiapaleale
3.85/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

Louie's Demise from Milwaukee Ale House
82 out of 100 based on 136 ratings.