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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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179 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 179
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 78
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:
Released annually in August

(Beer added by: cokes on 05-14-2003)
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

T_Hass, Dec 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

thebigredone, Jul 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

pk18, May 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

adamcarlson28, Oct 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Zachtheporter, Mar 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

green_plastic, Oct 30, 2014
Photo of Viggo
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to grub for sharing this one! Drank with the regular Scotch ale.

Pours a hazed dark orange, light brown, thin off white head forms, thin ring around the glass, some lace spots, looks nice. Smell is nice, toffee, very earthy, light chocolate, some wood, bit of sour dark fruits, brown sugar, nice. Taste is similar, caramelized malts, chocolate, earth, light smokiness, fruit, very dry woody finish, bit of sourness, not as complex as hopes. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with low to medium carbonation, some alcohol warmth. Think I prefer the regular Scotch ale, but this one is still good. Thanks Russ!

Viggo, Jul 02, 2008
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

MarcatGSB, Nov 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

spycow, Mar 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

DantheMan75, Oct 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an amber color with almost no head and doesn't leave any lacing on the glass. The aroma has a lot of sweetness and some caramel - and graham cracker, as kmpitz2 said. The nose didn't really do it for me. The flavor actually got better as it warmed - I really didn't like this beer at all when it was really cold, but it got better as it got warmer. The flavor has a lot of sweetness, caramel, and some burned malt. Finish is somewhat oily. The drinkability is pretty good for the alcohol and the mouthfeel is moderate.

clvand0, Nov 09, 2005
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

johnhenryconway, Nov 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Mcq767, Sep 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

whartontallboy, Jan 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

stbo101, Nov 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a sixer of this one at Steve's in Madison - for some reason I never see Lake Louie in Milwaukee. Served in a Leinenkugel's pint glass.

A - Pours with a finger of foam that settles to a thin cap, leaving behind splotchy lace. Transparent cherry brown color.

S - Just to be clear - this isn't barrel aged. It's just a higher-gravity version of Warped Speed. Fruity tropical vibe to the malt, along with some caramel, treacle, and cotton candy alongside some yeasty bread notes. Didn't realize this was 9% - it's very well hidden.

T - Again, heavy on caramel and bready malt, with a hefty dose of lightly roasted malts and burnt sugars. Perhaps a faint hint of smoke in there as well.

M - Active carbonation keeps it from getting heavy or cloying. Sticky medium body, and a touch of warmth that builds as time goes on.

D - This is an above-average Scotch Ale that doesn't have any major flaws, but doesn't really blow my mind either (although it's not one of my favorite styles, so I'm curious what it would take to do so). It's not very heavy in peat or smoke but otherwise it's quite true to style. Definitely recommended if you're into this type of brew.

MasterSki, Oct 29, 2010
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Caterwaul, Oct 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

siege06nd, Feb 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

bertram, Nov 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

AlphaKingKegger, Apr 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

burnheartsMKE, Dec 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

TATURBO, Nov 22, 2011
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4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Quarter-inch light tan head, deep hazy reddish brown color, decent carbonation, some lacing not a lot

S: Caramel, malts, vanilla, some chocolate at end

T: Malty sweetness, some bitterness in the middle, balanced in the finish

M: Decent carbonation, medium bodied, fairly smooth

O: Good Scotch Ale, will seek out and try again

derkfromwi, Feb 19, 2012
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4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours dark mahogany and ruby colors with rather dense but sedate off-white head.
Aroma notes of burnt brown sugar, a hint of vanilla as well as caramel and chocolate notes. Some whiffs of peaty, smoky malts are alos detected as it warms.
Flavors noted include caramel and chocolate upfront followed by a hint of dark citrus and a twitch of apple wood smoking.
Mouthfeel is lighter than expected with a vicous hard alcohol base sort of cutting off too many flavors on the finish.
Drinkability is solid, the regular Warped Speed is more stylistic accurate IMO but this is a complex and enjoyable beer with just a bit too much alcholic threads.

CRJMellor, Feb 11, 2006
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4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks too nflmvp for a couple bottles of this beauty.

Pours muddy water brown, ruby hues throughout. Seme transparent. A small white head with thin lace sticks around for the show.

Big sweet toffee malt aromas with a sharp fruit esscence. Fresh fig and dried fig, as well as hints of raisin. A hint of black raspberry as well.

Very good and extremely drinkable. A toffee flavored milk shake. Not overly complex with depth but still much going on. Hints of bitter hop on the finish just too add length it seems. Semi sweet chocolate, again a variety of dried fig, raisin, blackberry, and a slight bit of almond on the finish.

Medium leaning toward thin mouthfeel.

mcallister, Feb 18, 2007
Louie's Reserve Scotch Ale from Lake Louie Brewery Company
93 out of 100 based on 179 ratings.