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Mosquito Beach - Lake Louie Brewery Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.79%
Wants: 4
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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 cokes:
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cokes

Wisconsin

4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
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
More User Reviews:
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assman79

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

07-26-2014 19:06:55 | More by assman79
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KAF

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

07-16-2014 01:40:50 | More by KAF
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Ri0

Wisconsin

3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

poured 12oz bottle into pint glass.

A- Clear amber honey hue with a 2 finger white head.Nice retention that fades into a ring and leaves some webbed lacing.

S - Sweet amber malts, some light grains with a bit of citrus and floral hops.

T - Very pleasant flavor. Starts off with some sweet amber malt, light caramel and then moves into citrus and floral hops. The bitterness is present, yet faint.

M - Light, crisp, well carbonated for the style and refreshing.

O - This is one nice Lager from Lake Louie. It has more hops that previous (older) reviews would indicate so I wonder if there is a newer recipe since it has made a return. Reminds me of Sam Adams Double Agent.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2014 17:47:19 | More by Ri0
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jzlyo

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

06-17-2014 21:51:56 | More by jzlyo
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Dactrius

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

05-16-2014 21:22:35 | More by Dactrius
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richkrull

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

12-11-2013 18:26:02 | More by richkrull
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Brewzma

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

12-07-2013 18:53:14 | More by Brewzma
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paralyzer

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -20.4%

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

Illinois

3.48/5  rDev -7.7%
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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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

08-17-2013 15:11:31 | More by BeerFMAndy
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woosterbill

Connecticut

2.54/5  rDev -32.6%
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.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2013 02:02:21 | More by woosterbill
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rjmclaw

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -20.4%

07-18-2012 21:49:24 | More by rjmclaw
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mattafett

Iowa

3/5  rDev -20.4%

07-12-2012 23:10:07 | More by mattafett
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MyMindSpray


4/5  rDev +6.1%

06-24-2012 23:27:32 | More by MyMindSpray
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GORUM

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +6.1%

03-01-2012 21:12:30 | More by GORUM
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rocklibster

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +32.6%

01-16-2012 15:29:21 | More by rocklibster
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whartontallboy

New York

4/5  rDev +6.1%

01-16-2012 03:44:25 | More by whartontallboy
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wallrock

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-23-2011 17:14:00 | More by wallrock
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martyl1000

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

11-16-2011 05:52:02 | More by martyl1000
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savagepanda

Illinois

5/5  rDev +32.6%

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

Wisconsin

3.45/5  rDev -8.5%
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
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
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
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BarrytheBear

Wisconsin

3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
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
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scaliasux

Wisconsin

3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
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
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Mosquito Beach from Lake Louie Brewery Company
85 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.