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Mosquito Beach - Lake Louie Brewery Company

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85
very good

37 Ratings
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.03%
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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5/5  rDev +33%

savagepanda, Nov 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +33%

rocklibster, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of Skidz
4.55/5  rDev +21%
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.

Skidz, May 10, 2011
Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.25/5  rDev +13%

BeerFMAndy, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of cokes
4.1/5  rDev +9%
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.

cokes, Aug 21, 2011
Photo of lester619
4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden amber with a merangue-thick frothy head. Clean herbal, grassy, and sweet smell. Pleasantly soft flowery flavors of clover honey are set against a grainy malty base. A great big clean dose of citrusy piney hops balance beutifully for a excellant overall beer flavor. This is a much more substantial and flavorful summer seasonal than the usual thin watery hot weather golden whatevers that come out this time of year. But still very a drinkable and enjoyable lager. Home run.

lester619, May 28, 2011
Photo of MyMindSpray
4/5  rDev +6.4%

MyMindSpray, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of sendsilk
4/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

sendsilk, Jun 10, 2011
Photo of wallrock
4/5  rDev +6.4%

wallrock, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of WastingFreetime
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear mahogany with cream colored 2 finger head that settles back down to a quarter inch floating layer with interesting lacing. Very carbonated. This beer is supposedly made with primarily a Black Malt at small enough amounts to appear reddish. It certainly doesn't smell or taste like any Black Malt I've ever had. It has the intensely nutty hazelnut aroma of a really nice brown ale, with light amounts of grassy herbal hops. The hops do a nice initial pine and woody strike on the palate and dissipate quickly for the roasted nut flavored malt tones with just a tiniest whisper of lychee fruit-like esters. The brewery claims that there are supposed to be black cherry tones, but my tongue says lychee instead. Goes down easy, light bodied and smooth, can be sessioned if you are smart about your pace. Somebody somewhere called this a good "lawnmower" beer. I'd have to agree. Its a great summer thirst quencher with enough flavor to multitask as a serviceable sipper as well.

WastingFreetime, Jun 04, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

whartontallboy, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of GORUM
4/5  rDev +6.4%

GORUM, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of jwc215
3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours golden amber with a creamy white head that leaves trailing lace.

The smell is of citrus and caramelized grain. Bright and pleasant.

The taste is of caramelized grain that leads to a citric, semi-dry, refreshing finish. Well-balanced with a nice hop touch in the finish.

It is super-smooth. Carbonation fits very well for the general character of the brew.

A bit more hop-forward than traditional, but it works well! A well-made, delicious, easy-to-drink, refreshing brew. Certainly "sessionable".

jwc215, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of scaliasux
3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

scaliasux, Aug 14, 2011
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3.92/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

Ri0, Jun 29, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

BarrytheBear, Aug 27, 2011
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3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

adman08, Jun 14, 2011
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3.76/5  rDev 0%

enelson, Aug 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

richkrull, Dec 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

martyl1000, Nov 16, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

jwenzel019, Aug 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Dactrius, May 16, 2014
Photo of emerge077
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

emerge077, Jul 31, 2011
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3.7/5  rDev -1.6%

WIBrewMan, Aug 29, 2014
Photo of Stinkypuss
3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
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.

Stinkypuss, Sep 05, 2011
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Mosquito Beach from Lake Louie Brewery Company
85 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.