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Mosquito Beach - Lake Louie Brewery Company

Mosquito BeachMosquito Beach

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27 Ratings
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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 14.44%

Brewed by:
Lake Louie Brewery Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
California Common / Steam Beer |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Skidz on 05-10-2011)
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Reviews by Skidz:
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4.55/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out chestnut brown and forms a frothy slightly off-white head with good, thick lacings and strong retention.

Minty and twiggy hops aroma up front on the nose. Luscious malts pushing up underneath, with notes of caramel, maple, whipped cream, and hazelnut.

A rush of green leafy hops comes out in the forefront. Chewy hops profile, like running a spruce branch across your gums (minus the cuts). Minty overtones steer the malts which bring out a toasted graham cracker flavor and hints of wood, toffee, and caramel.

Medium-light in body, sturdy carbonation, and a steady, numbing bitterness to the very finish.

I am thoroughly impressed by this beer. While the name lends itself to the beach-beer ideology, I see this rather as a beer to be enjoyed within the relative safety of the screen porch or hammock. Rock solid beer, probably best enjoyed before summer even rolls in.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2011 04:23:57 | More by Skidz
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

12-11-2013 18:26:02 | More by richkrull
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

12-07-2013 18:53:14 | More by Brewzma
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

11-11-2013 03:38:40 | More by paralyzer
Photo of rhoadsrage


3.48/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a strange)
A- This beer pours a crystal clear orange hue with a sticky antique white head. There is a slow carbonation of a few bubbles working to the surface.

S- The cereal and corn chip aroma has an odd lard note to the finish with some cream notes in the finish.

T- The slight buttered corn quality with some green hop finish with some pungent note lingering. Some spice hop to the hop grows as the beer warms.

M- The light mouthfeel finishes as a gentle fizz.

O- The odd aroma starts to remind me of taco shells but the taste is a bit better.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2013 15:17:37 | More by rhoadsrage
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

08-17-2013 15:11:31 | More by BeerFMAndy
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2.54/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle.

A: Clear medium-amber body under two fingers of frothy white head. Good retention, great lace. Excellent.

S: Bready malt, graham cracker, and butterscotch Slight herbal notes. Pretty weak.

T: Buttery, sweet malt dominates, with graham cracker and herbal bitterness. Bready aftertaste. Mediocre.

M: Medium body, plenty of creamy carbonation. Good.

O: This wasn't terrible, but it was below average for the style and not a particularly enjoyable beer to drink. Perhaps I got an old bottle from the mix-a-six rack at Trig's in Rhinelander, but in any case I'm in no hurry to revisit it.


Serving type: bottle

08-14-2013 02:02:21 | More by woosterbill
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

07-18-2012 21:49:24 | More by rjmclaw
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

11-23-2011 17:14:00 | More by wallrock
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

11-16-2011 05:52:02 | More by martyl1000
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5/5  rDev +31.2%

11-15-2011 05:26:46 | More by savagepanda
Photo of Strix


3.45/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Clear reddish-brown, decent initial head and some lacing.

Full of earthy hops, caramel and malt.

Malt, tea, cherry, black pepper, rye, and a mineral aftertaste. How's that for some weird flavors?

Medium-thin mouthfeel, heavy carbonation.

This was all right. Felt like a juiced-up red lager at times, but it wasn't bad.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2011 01:44:25 | More by Strix
Photo of Stinkypuss


3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Lake Louie Mosquito Beach

Pours a light copper in color. In the taste, sweet malts and grain, fruity ale yeast and a mild hop balance. A little green apple, caramel, tea like hop bitterness and a more or less clean finish. Mild but a decent beer, glad I got an opportunity to try it.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2011 16:34:20 | More by Stinkypuss
Photo of BarrytheBear


3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a snifter. Drank after a bottle of Anchor Steam as a manner of comparison within the style. The differences are striking.

Reddish-brown pour...what is that, mahogany? Head retention is near non-existent, settling to a still dark pool. Lace spatters the glass.

Scorched brown sugar, thick malt sweetness, dose of pine, and Smarties candies.

Toffee and rye bread segues to a moderate pine and orange citrus hoppiness. Finishes clean and rather abrupt.

Creamy and medium bodied with a clean finish and only a hint of lingering malts in the form of toffee bars.

While inconsistent at times, I really do appreciate the goings-on at Lake Louie. It's fantastic to see such a small operation pumping out a wide variety of styles and taking risks. Well done, Tommy.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2011 01:58:31 | More by BarrytheBear
Photo of cokes


4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dark tawny appearance with a thick beige head that settles to leave spotty lacing.
Black cherries, toffee, molasses, and sweet potato nose, back with earthy hop bitters.
It rides into the mouth sweetly, with caramel-covered cherries (complete with vanilla-cream filling), maple syrup, and dried dates. The grainy and nutty qualities arrive midway to put the brakes on the sweetness, adding toasted multigrain bagels and bitter walnut notes. It ends with a slap of dry, bitter, herbaceous hops that ride long into the finish, along with a whisper of residual cherry.
Medium bodied, with low, but steady carbonation.
It's drinkable, for sure, but not the light-bodied, simple-focus lawnmower beer that the name likely suggests. It's best served cool, not cold, while watching one's bug zapper illuminate the night air.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2011 04:04:05 | More by cokes
Photo of scaliasux


3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Brownish amber. Clear. Medium tall off-white head. Persistent.

Smell - Sweet caramel malt. Maple syrup. Not catching much in the way of hops.

Taste - Very robust malts. Sweet and medium dark with flavors of caramel, maple syrup, and fruit (maybe even a little black cherry like they say). Nice hit of piney hops. Little bit of lingering bitterness and fruit.

Mouthfeel - Medium and well carbonated.

Overall - Good to see a local take on the steam beer. And a very flavorful take it is.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2011 01:56:31 | More by scaliasux
Photo of emerge077


3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Single from Woodmans. Tawny copper pour, good clarity, creamy off white foam. Surface texture is fine and creamy like nitro Guinness. Head retention is pretty good, it doesn't break after the first few sips.

Banana yeast esters, nutty bready maltiness.

Lightly bitter aftertaste, key malty flavors of multigrain bread and bitter walnut. Medium bodied, slightly creamy. Fairly simple and straightforward, easy enough to drink. Glad to see Lake Louie trying their hand at different styles like this.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2011 00:09:39 | More by emerge077
Photo of SykDoc


3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got this courtesy of my good friends Kristle and Jeremy, much thanks. It pours a copper/amber blend with no sediment. A 1/2 inch light tan head forms reducing to an over-the-top lacing. Carbonation is visible.

The aroma is a bit pungent with some earthy hop tones with some rye and sweet malt components, but mild.

The taste is very natural. Some earthy and grassy components combined with a malty sweetness including caramel and some minty notes hidden.

The mouthfeel is light-medium bodied. Carbonation is a bit high. It leaves a nice dry finish with smooth overall performance.

The best part is that each component is not overwhelming, which makes this and easily sessionable beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2011 20:32:23 | More by SykDoc
Photo of adman08


3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A-Pours a deep copper color with minimal head that stays in a ring on the surface of the beer.
S-Aromas of rye and toasted malt.
T-Very malty. Flavors of rye and toasted malt. Slightly bitter.
M-Good malt body, light carbonation, finishes fairly dry.
Overall, a tasty beer and very good for the style. Slightly bitter and very malty.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2011 02:49:31 | More by adman08
Photo of sendsilk


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

Review from notes. Received in a recent trade with Scoot1969. Always a pleasure to trade with you Scott, Thanks!

This is a nice example of a very decent IPA. A little darker color than I would have expected and a decent smell and head on it. Taste is very nice, doesn't overwhelm nor underperform. If you have a chance to try some you should as it's a very nice example of an IPA.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2011 13:33:21 | More by sendsilk
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Mosquito Beach from Lake Louie Brewery Company
85 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.