Love Rock (Flaming Damsel) | Milwaukee Brewing Company

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Love Rock (Flaming Damsel)Love Rock (Flaming Damsel)
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Brewed by:
Milwaukee Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
mkebrewing.com

Style: Vienna Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by woodychandler on 08-29-2010

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Ratings:
48
Reviews:
13
Avg:
3.55
pDev:
15.77%
 
 
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Photo of deadbody
4.35/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a New Glarus pint glass. Good appearance, poured a cloudy dark caramel ale color. Smelled very good, like a good blonde beer. Excellent taste, some hops, but understated. Great mouthfeel, super drinkable. I will be picking up more of this next time I am in Wisconsin.

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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.1/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a MKE tulip.
5.1% ABV, No date.

A - The vigorous pour only produces a short, dense white head that rests briefly on the goldenrod-orange colored beer. Love Rock is mostly clear, hazed only by very fine particles. Nice veils of lace coat the glass.

S - Classic German malt erupts from the nose with a biscuity Vienna and sweet, bready Munich blend followed by classic noble hoppiness; earthy, floral attributes with a suggestion of lime skin. Undertones of yeasty fruit esters are the only thing keeping this lager from a totally fantastic nose.

T - The tandem German malts from the nose merge with a smooth touch of pilsner sweetness that lingers nicely through the moderately firm noble hop finish of earthiness and floral notes.

M - Love Rock has a terrific feel of smoothness through it's medium-light body; soft on the tongue and moderately sweet from the blend of malts balanced on the finish by passive-aggressive noble hop bitterness.

O - Easily drinkable, Love Rock marries an every-day lager that's both simple at first glance and complex with deeper enjoyment. This German-style lager has wonderful maltiness underscored by the German noble hops for a smooth and satisfying brew!

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of rocklibster
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of LoraxLager
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Daffron24
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of wakajawaka76
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of maximum12
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Delighted to find bottles from Milwaukee Brewing Company this past weekend during a cross-border run to pick up a few bottles in Hudson, WI. Why? Glad you asked. During the past Great Taste of the Midwest, amidst all the barrel-aged, one-off, high-ABV madness, we found the quiet Milwaukee brews to be delicious. Here's to hoping this bottle lives up the that admittedly hazy memory!

Pours a light blond, wheat field kind of hue. Amusing that the bottle says "Real Blond" while the flying sports fire-engine red hair. More wheat in the smell, cut with a slice of lime & gentle malt sweetness.

Flaming Damsel doesn't quite live up to my beer-addled recollection. It has a nice, spicy hop jab up front, with a back-up singer belting out notes of wheat, graints, & a low hum of clean, sweet malt. There's that spare bit of lime again, too.

This is a clean & easy-drinking beer that would pair perfectlly with a book, porch, & cool fall day. If I didn't already have a couple of go-to summer beers, this one might get an extended try-out. Refrehsingly good brew.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of woodychandler
3.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Another CANQuest beer in support of New Beer Sunday!

From the CAN: "Who was the smoldering dame? Brewed using s choice selection of barley malts and imported hops, this Vienna Style lager has a taste as smooth as the Damsel's 40-foot swan dives. How to drink craft beer from a CAN: 1. Find glass; 2. Pour beer; 3. Enjoy! Put your face in the glass and sniff the goodness. It's the best way to indulge the flavor because half of taste is triggered by smell. Now you're a beer snob."

Following the Crack & Glug, the pour resulted in two rocky fingers' worth of ecru head that burbled and fell like a diver entertaining the turn of the 20th century crowds. Color was a medium-amber with NE-quality clarity. BUPGOO! Following their advice, I put my face in the glass and was rewarded with a wet nose. Confound this beak of mine! Regrouping, it was certainly malt forward, but underlain with the tang of Saaz hops. Mmm. Mouthfeel was somewhat thin but with a pleasant lager sweetness on the tongue. Finish continued to be malty sweet, which is OK for the style, but less to my liking. Not a bad beer, but not one that I would want a whole bunch of either.

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Photo of tapman
3.65/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Small, thin head of white foam that subsided very quickly, and it leaves a thin lace. Light orange color with some sediment floating around (I didn't think that there would be any so I didn't let it settle to well). Bottle conditioning is a nice touch.

Sweet, dough aroma with some mineral and floral notes as well.

Taste is citrus and white bread. Bitterness is moderate and the hops lend a thin vegetal flavor to the brew.

Soft and a little sharp in the finish. Bitterness attacks the palate at the end.

Not a bad brew, and I expected a hoppy blond ale, but to my surprise this is a helles. It is a little full flavored a helles for my taste. I would like to try this one cleaner. Is this from the bottle conditioning? The yeast they used?

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Photo of adman08
3.58/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a clear amber color with a decent amount of fluffy white head that leaves nice lacing on the glass.
S-Slightly sour/cider aroma.
T-Flavors of malt and noble hops. Slightly tart.
M-Good carbonation. Fairly sweet.
Overall, not an extremely exciting beer but very drinkable. A good full-bodied feel with good carbonation and pretty decent flavor just nothing that stands out as being particularly outstanding.

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Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Once again a thanks to woodychandler for yet another canned beer for me to try. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a caramel color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is dominated by malts. Taste also has considerable malts, grains, a touch of hops are present. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a refreshing and good beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Riik3
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of uwmgdman
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The Flaming Damsel pours deep golden/light amber color, it almost has a red-pink hue to it, with a thin skim of white head. The aroma is moderately malty--grainy, sweet, some hints of caramel, inviting. The flavor mimics the nose, moderately malty--grainy, a bit toasty/bready with just a bit of spicy hop flavor. The finish is smooth, slightly dry in part to a medium-low hop bitterness. Carbonation is medium and body medium as well. Overall a decent beer, yes there are better of this style, but I would gladly take a second one.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Kegatron
3.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

16 oz can into a pint glass.

Pours a clear copper, with 2+ rich and soapy fingers of slightly off-white head. This retains with a ½ finger of froth that leaves back a robust cascade of heavy spotty lace. The aroma smells grassy and spicy, with an earthy fruitiness that mingles with sweet bready grains to impart a strong ripe tanginess across the back of the nose.

The taste is similar, with a green hop bitterness that is cut by a backbone of sweet and sugary toasted grains and citric fruit. Those Noble hops finish this strong with a dry and earthy pithy bitterness that lingers long. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with more of a mellow sharpness going on with it. A touch of thick chewiness underneath seems to keep this from achieving a needed crispness in the mouth.

Their website indicates that this is done in the Vienna Lager style and would be inclined to agree, as this possessed that tangy mix of fruit and bread that I find so often in these beers. This was decent but not overly memorable.

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Love Rock (Flaming Damsel) from Milwaukee Brewing Company
3.55 out of 5 based on 48 ratings.
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