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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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Photo of Ri0
4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

poured 12 oz bottle into chalice.

A - Dark brown with an amber hue and a thin tan head. A ring holds for the session and I see some smatterings of lacing.

S - A malty caramel nugget bomb! I also pick up notes of chocolate raisin and prune. There is a slight smokey scent with hints of faint fruit.

T - So much caramel nugget and sweet malt, it is just waves of it! Good amount of chocolate, raisin and prune with a touch of toffee, syrup and sweet fruit.

M - Medium bodied with a light syrupy feel. Carbonation is okay for the style.

O - I find this to be one of the best Wee Heavy beers in WI and it is Lake Louie's finest beer. I enjoy a 4 pack of this every year. If you are in WI during October, do yourself a favor and get a pack or two.

Ri0, Oct 23, 2013
Photo of DantheMan75
4/5  rDev -3.6%

DantheMan75, Oct 21, 2013
Photo of jdkitchi
4/5  rDev -3.6%

jdkitchi, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of Crimbo
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Crimbo, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

UWBadgerFan4Life, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of pk18
4/5  rDev -3.6%

pk18, May 27, 2013
Photo of s_currie
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

s_currie, May 24, 2013
Photo of Devilman
5/5  rDev +20.5%

Devilman, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of AlphaKingKegger
4/5  rDev -3.6%

AlphaKingKegger, Apr 19, 2013
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.

onefmatt, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of Gotti311
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%

Gotti311, Apr 09, 2013
Photo of RedneckBeerz
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

RedneckBeerz, Mar 18, 2013
Photo of BYOFB
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

BYOFB, Mar 17, 2013
Photo of egrace84
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

egrace84, Mar 15, 2013
Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev -3.6%

spycow, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

BeerFMAndy, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of siege06nd
4/5  rDev -3.6%

siege06nd, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of Klimm
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Klimm, Feb 10, 2013
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.

Knapp85, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of stereosforgeeks
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

stereosforgeeks, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of Wiscivore
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Wiscivore, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of vande
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

vande, Oct 13, 2012
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.

4DAloveofSTOUT, Oct 11, 2012
Photo of Caterwaul
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Caterwaul, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of Pixachii
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Pixachii, Oct 08, 2012
Louie's Reserve Scotch Ale from Lake Louie Brewery Company
92 out of 100 based on 165 ratings.