Louie's Demise Immort-Ale | Milwaukee Brewing Company

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Louie's Demise Immort-AleLouie's Demise Immort-Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Milwaukee Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
mkebrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by woodychandler on 08-29-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
83
Reviews:
21
Avg:
3.52
pDev:
13.92%
 
 
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4.3/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this from a bottle at Milwaukee's Bastille Days festival. Poured a welcoming dark amber hue. Had a delicious taste. Lots of sweet, bready malt, tempered with a minimum of hops, enough to make the taste refreshing, and not cloying.

A lot of Americans into craft beers seem to just want tons of hops. I think that explains many of the middling reviews here. Myself, I prefer it when the malt taste predominates. And if you're like me, you'll probably love this brew.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of woodychandler
4.2/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Yet another CANQuest beer in support of New Beer Sunday!

From the CAN: "Find out how Louie died. Louie's Demise brewed with noble German Perle & Tettnang hops, yields a rich and malty ale full of color, flavor & complexity - much like his legend. How to drink craft beer from a CAN: 1. Find glass; 2. Pour beer; 3. Enjoy! Breathe it all in. That's the best way to capture all the flavor Louie's has to offer. It's no secret that half of taste comes from your sense of smell."

Following the Crack & Glug, I had a solid finger of light-tan foam with excellent retention, like it was defying me to disturb it. Color was a reddish-amber with NE-quality clarity. BUPGOO! Nose was very caramel sweet, very malt-forward. I was kind of surprised by the relatively low ABV, given its intense sweetness. Mouthfeel was medium with a caramel/toffee/maple syrup sweetness on the tongue. Finish was super smooth, so much so that I was halfway through the beer before I realized that I hadn't finished my review. Yikes! The ABV may be higher than as advertised. This is TOO drinkable and CANnot go in my cooler if I have any hope of surviving the day.

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4.19/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Classic MKE American style amber. Medium bodied, crisp, sharp beer. I know the can gives it a bad(ish) look, but this bad boy is also in glass bottles, and we all know it tastes better that way. New School Milwaukee! 3.5/5

How Many?: A MKE Native could drink this forever. I recommend 3-4 to do the job.

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4.15/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into a MKE tulip
4.8% ABV

A - Rich crimson blood red, Louie's Demise is wonderfully clear with a low off-white cap of foam that settles to a halo of bubbles, leaving specks of lace in it's wake.

S - Louie's Demise has a sticky sweetness reminiscent of unfermented wort from the get-go but the toffee and caramel notes are quickly quashed by dry toasted bread and earthy, grass-like hops.

T - The aroma's sweetness dies, becoming an afterthought in flavor as exceptionally dry toasted malt rises up, trailed by grassy, earthy hops.

M - Louie's Demise has a wonderfully smooth entry that's punctuated by the perfect carbonation level and finished with lingering malt and hop dryness and a mild touch of bitterness.

O - Fashioned after a lighter Scottish ale, Louie's Demise features deeper malt and hop complexity that any ordinary amber, showing through in it's sweet but dry, balanced flavor and smooth finish.

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Louie's Demise Immort-Ale from Milwaukee Brewing Company
3.52 out of 5 based on 83 ratings.
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