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Louie's Reserve Scotch Ale - Lake Louie Brewery Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

165 Ratings
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Ratings: 165
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 77
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
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:
Released annually in August

(Beer added by: cokes on 05-14-2003)
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz.

A: Pours a rich dark brown with a thick off-white head. Looks nice.

S: Aroma brings cola, charred bread, sarsaparilla, caramel, vanilla, mild peat, cooked sugar.

T: A bit grapey, molasses, lightly astringent char, vanilla, fig. Quite rich.

M: Thick-bodied and creamy, chewy.

O: Not always a huge Lake Louie fan, but they do make some fantastic scotch ales. This and Warped Speed are phenomenal beers, perfectly balanced in sweetness and awesome mouthfeel.

Etan, Feb 20, 2014
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4.36/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The bottle version of this brew Isn't quite as stellar as the draft version (which I gave a 4.6). It's a beautiful pour into a snifter. Golden clean viscous motor oil. The finger of off-white head dissipates quickly, and the tiny-bubble lacing slides down the glass from the slippery alcohol.

The aroma is really nice, moist zucchini bread, cookie dough, and a workaday flour malt. It presents itself as a polite breakfast syrup sweetness, reserved in its hints of other character traits: a faint grassy/grainy earthy aura that surrounds the grainy sweetness.

In the mouth the high alcohol gives a fruity zip to the sweet malt. And the hop bitterness pulls it further ceiling-ward. A diacetyl toffee smoke puts one in mind of breakfast and pancakes and burnt, buttered toast.

There's a metallic tartness that I wish were less bright (something I don't remember from the draft version). Middle to high carbonation is somewhat of a drawback, for what otherwise would have been simple cream.

Still one of my favorite Strong Scotch ales of all time. Definitely rivals Founders Backwoods Bastard, which makes its own weather because of the barrel aging. Beats my other two commonly found go-to's, Oskar Blues Old Chub and Dark Horse Scotty Karate. Much better than Skull Splitter or Sticky McDoogle.

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Louie's Reserve Scotch Ale from Lake Louie Brewery Company
92 out of 100 based on 165 ratings.