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Louie's Reserve Scotch Ale - Lake Louie Brewery Company

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Louie's Reserve Scotch AleLouie's Reserve Scotch Ale

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

185 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 185
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.36%
Wants: 77
Gots: 15 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Lake Louie Brewery Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: cokes on 05-14-2003

Released annually in August
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Ratings: 185 | Reviews: 93 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of thor66
3.72/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pagriley
4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

A -pours such a deep mahogany I almost thought it was a stout the first time I had this. Deep rich opaque brown with creamy off white 1 finger head that lingers for 3 or 4 minutes
S - tart apricots and sweet malts when cold. As it warms there are toasted hazelnuts and sweet caramel malts to back up the slightly tart aromas.
T - Slightly sweet with loads of caramel and dried fruit. Very slightly tart in the finish (which I like in a scotch) with barely a hint of bitterness.
F - Creamy and thick with light prickle to the carbonation. Rich malts are amazing, but I do wish it was slightly less carbonated. It helps lighten the body, but I prefer a chewier feel.

For about $9 a 4 pack this is an absolutely spectacular buy. I prefer this over Scotty Karate, Old Chubb, dirty bastard and any of the other regularly available Mid West scotch ales. It pretty much only distributes in WI, but whenever I am up there this is top of my to do list!

Photo of atone315
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RogerWolfe
4.86/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Czarbles
3.92/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of OBD
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of BarefootCharlie
4.74/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Todd
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of nickapalooza86
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of green_plastic
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of elroacho
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of adamcarlson28
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of heatrate
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of RobinLee
4.15/5  rDev 0%

Color is a murky reddish-brown, with a cream head that dissipates pretty quick. Nose is a caramel malt, with something like a rye spiciness behind it, maybe a hint of booze, burnt sugar. Taste follows nose- caramel, mild spice, fairly sweet with bitterness on the followthrough, a little dark fruit. Finish is bitter, boozy, and leaves that spice flavor (maybe nutmeg?). Creamy carbonation, very fine bubbles. Pretty good, step up from Warped Speed for sure.

Photo of BarrytheBear
3.95/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of DCLAguy11
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of tommyguz
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of GoatMother
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Sonofalime
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of tk342
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Like Warped Speed but a bit better. Very good scotch ale. Wouldn't bother buying a 4-pack of this for more than a 6-pack of Warped Speed though.

Photo of jsash10
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of just_in
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of joncocktotone
3.52/5  rDev -15.2%

Photo of jgsacoustics
4.48/5  rDev +8%

Photo of Mcq767
4/5  rDev -3.6%

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Louie's Reserve Scotch Ale from Lake Louie Brewery Company
92 out of 100 based on 185 ratings.