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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

158 Ratings
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Ratings: 158
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 77
Gots: 5 | 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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Devilman

Illinois

5/5  rDev +20.5%

04-27-2013 23:01:00 | More by Devilman
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AlphaKingKegger

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.6%

04-19-2013 05:18:50 | More by AlphaKingKegger
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onefmatt

Illinois

4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Transparent with a slight haze, dark copper color with a cream colored head that does not last aside from the ring around the glass

S: Rich malty nose, caramel and almost a raisin smell. Very enjoyable for the style

T: Deep raisin/prune flavor, caramelized malts, mild hop flavor, mild peat/smokiness.

M: Body is medium-low, carbonation is moderate.

O: This is a great Scotch ale, it is very pleasant and easy drinking.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2013 22:37:47 | More by onefmatt
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Gotti311

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

04-09-2013 16:29:35 | More by Gotti311
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

03-18-2013 11:11:23 | More by RedneckBeerz
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BYOFB

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

03-17-2013 18:31:54 | More by BYOFB
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egrace84

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

03-15-2013 16:27:54 | More by egrace84
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.6%

03-11-2013 04:29:43 | More by spycow
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

02-23-2013 14:43:18 | More by BeerFMAndy
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siege06nd

Virginia

4/5  rDev -3.6%

02-23-2013 03:21:01 | More by siege06nd
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Klimm

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

02-10-2013 00:57:59 | More by Klimm
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

2.71/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.25

Starting off by saying I think it might be a bad bottle. The beer poured out as a muddy brown color with a quick fading cream colored head on top. The smell of the beer is funky... It should be sweet and malty, smells like it was aged in oak or something. Just too funky for a Scotch Ale in my opinion. The taste is tart, very sour off the first sip. The finish is more of the malty scotch ale shining through. The mouthfeel is decent, a little thin for the style and some sharp carbonation. Overall this beer would probably be good I just think something got infected here. Would be willing to try it again in the future with hopes of a better outcome.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2013 22:13:59 | More by Knapp85
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

12-17-2012 18:01:29 | More by stereosforgeeks
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Wiscivore


4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

11-04-2012 01:29:56 | More by Wiscivore
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vande

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

10-13-2012 20:14:42 | More by vande
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

thanks to MaltyLareau for this nice extra! Thanks dave!

poured into snifter.

Appearance: dark brown to light black bodied beer with a deep red hue when held up to light. A short lived white head that drops to a thin ring with some spotty lacing.

Smell: smells just like a Wee Heavy should! Big malty dark fruits and smoke! Earthy peat moss notes. The beers' nose has been flawlessly executed!

Taste: Really big malty dark fruits mixing immediately with a boozey kick. Prunes, raisins, and figs, leather, light smoke, peat moss, earthy notes, and red apples. Fairely similiar to the nose.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Nice crisply carbonated beer.

Overall: This is a fine example of a Wee Heavy beer. Its very traditional and a solid beer all around! This is probably the best beer that I have drank from Lake Louie, its gotta be thier standout beer that they brew.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2012 03:38:16 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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Caterwaul

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.6%

10-08-2012 13:28:53 | More by Caterwaul
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Pixachii

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

10-08-2012 03:03:58 | More by Pixachii
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Swonkie

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -3.6%

10-03-2012 02:32:38 | More by Swonkie
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dtvanriper

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

09-29-2012 03:57:51 | More by dtvanriper
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KCM

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

09-26-2012 23:49:16 | More by KCM
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plumcrazyfx

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

09-20-2012 20:27:05 | More by plumcrazyfx
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grumpygerman

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

09-14-2012 02:06:25 | More by grumpygerman
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FlyntFlossie


4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

08-25-2012 02:09:45 | More by FlyntFlossie
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PeterOrlando92

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

08-23-2012 05:21:57 | More by PeterOrlando92
Louie's Reserve Scotch Ale from Lake Louie Brewery Company
92 out of 100 based on 158 ratings.