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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
93
outstanding

181 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 181
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.6%
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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Photo of onefmatt
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.

Photo of Gotti311
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of RedneckBeerz
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of BYOFB
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of egrace84
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of siege06nd
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Klimm
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Knapp85
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.

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Wiscivore
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of vande
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
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.

Photo of Caterwaul
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Pixachii
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Swonkie
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of dtvanriper
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of KCM
3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of plumcrazyfx
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of grumpygerman
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of FlyntFlossie
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of PeterOrlando92
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of tourdot
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Strix
3.8/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear reddish, decent initial head, fading to nothing, no lacing.

Malt, spices, vanilla, and a bit of heat in the nose.

Very malty, cherry, vanilla, bread, alcohol.

Smooth but somewhat undercarbonated.

My initial sips of this were nice, but as it warmed I felt like it lost complexity and the mouthfeel thinned.

Not a bad beer, but fell a little short of my expectations.

Louie's Reserve Scotch Ale from Lake Louie Brewery Company
93 out of 100 based on 181 ratings.