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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Ratings: 83 |  Reviews: 21
Photo of NicholasOfMKE
2.25/5  rDev -36.1%

Photo of barnzy78
2.4/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

12oz bottle, newer label than pictured, featuring an MKE logo. Pours hazy amber with a foamy off-white head that holds decent retention and leaves a little lacing on the glass. Aromas are sweet, caramel, fruity, and slight floral hop in the background. Tastes are toasted grain, caramel malt, bready, herbal hop, but there are some off-flavors - slightly medicinal with trace infection flavors on the finish. Mouth-feel is on the thin side of medium, sharp and tingly on the palate. Overall - this brewery is new to my area, and I had a good experience with their Pull Chain Pale Ale, but this was just bad. The potential was there, but quality control was not.

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Photo of Kunstman
2.5/5  rDev -29%

Photo of MarcusHalberstram
2.5/5  rDev -29%

Photo of KTCamm
2.71/5  rDev -23%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

8/24...pours dirty bronze amber, murky with insane fizzy foam that is hard to control. Bready caramel notes. Sweet, nutty, but off balanced. Tastes like the wort it came from. The hop is funky and the beer is off tilt.

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Photo of TMoney2591
2.98/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

I'm gonna kill you so sweet, I'm-a make a beer from the runoff... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear sunrise amber topped by over a finger of cream foam. The nose comprises light orange zest and very mild toffee. The taste brings in more of the same, really, though the orange is now kinda rindier than before, and the toffee is an afterthought in the background. There really isn't much of anything going on here, and what is there isn't great. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a lightly creamy feel. Overall, a middling beer: not much character and nothing that makes me wanna go out and buy another bottle, much less a sixer or more.

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Photo of DCdevyl78
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of SF_Posse
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of BarrelAgedG
3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Daffron24
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of Fluffmeister
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of Jparker37
3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Really nice amber pour. Large tan head that leaves some spotty lacing. Somewhat of a haze to it.

S - There is a light toastiness to the beer. Mild caramel malts give off a little bit of sweetness.

T - Starts with some toasty sweetness when joined by a lightly bittered herbal hop flavor. The hop flavor then subdues to a tiny gentle finish.

M - Semi-sweet, medium bodied with light to moderate carbonation.

O - The large head given off was impressive. I also enjoyed the light toastiness in the smell but it never had much depth overall. The flavor was balanced and had the correct idea of a good amber ale but lacked dimensions of flavor.

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Photo of gatornation
3.18/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

from 12 oz bottle with a pint on top of the headstone with a rose in it.. a cool label

A-pours a clear copper color with a fresh 1 finger head and 1 finger khaki head no lacing

S- was malts and bread,,then some caramel a little toffee...citrus and hops are present

T- a malt forward amber lot of malts..some caramel a citrus hop taste and baked bread

M- its medium carbonated very smooth on the palate with a malty/caramel taste

D- its drinkable if you like malt forward red..i will say again it was very smooth kinda velvety..not bad overall

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.2/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Wow, I never reviewed this from either brewery? OK, well this was the second beer I had when visiting Milwaukee back in 2001. Kind of a thicker brown ale appearance, small head. Toffee and bready aroma, not much in the way of hops.

More toffee in the taste, a weird kind of heavy walnut wood flavor to it. A dark bread kind of breadiness is the vibe. Extremely faint peat malt smokiness to it, along with vanilla, a little bit of caramel too. All in all, it works, not my favorite style, but it was appreciable. Would recommend to people who don't like hops, love malt bombs that are still drinkable.

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Photo of yankinwis
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of BDeibs
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of 1Nrwyscotch
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of JeffSK
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of jkermitj
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of feloniousmonk
3.29/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Louie's Demise Amber Ale, Milwaukee Brewing Company. 5.5% ABV. And now we have the flagship of the MKE line. Maybe I'll like this one?

Deep amber/nearly red in color, very short head, slims down to nil.

Aroma: rich and malty sweet, tidy hop presence.

Taste: It's a mostly malty affair, hops are here for balance. Stays just short of sweet, with a flavor an equal dose of fruit and grain. Medium-bodied. Long, malty finish. On the whole, wholly unremarkable.

There are words on the can. Let us read them: "Our flagship brand, this medium bodied amber ale starts with a rich malt flourish that kept in perfect balance by a smooth hop finish. This MBC original is similar to a German style alt bier."

So there we have it. It does taste like an alt, at that. And it's beer, and you can drink it. Not bad, but I'm not thrilled. Go back to step one: acknowledge that it is beer, admit that you can drink it. Prepare to not be impressed, and carry on.

Note: early today, I sampled the Booyah Farmhouse Ale and noticed (but did not note in my notes) that it had a copyright date of 2011. This can has a copyright date of 2013. Did I get a 2+ year old sample bottle, or do they just take their time updating the labels?

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Photo of crossovert
3.33/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle.

It pours a hazy reddish brown with a thick, foamy slightly off-white head.

The nose is pretty simple, some raisiny fruits, caramel, and perhaps some alcohol.

The flavor doesn't go to far, there is a thick walnuttines and caramel flavor, also some alcoholic twang.

It is okay, but nothing exciting really.

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Photo of Angerhaus
3.34/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KarlHungus
3.41/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a hazy amber color. The head is one inch in height, and recedes slowly into nice lacing. The aroma is of caramel with a hint of floral hops. The taste is similar to the aroma, but with a little more depth in the malt with some nice toffee tones added to the caramel. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderately low carbonation, and a smooth texture that borders on cloying. Overall, this is a decent beer, but with so many better examples of the style out there I can't see myself drinking this again.

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Photo of Ri0
3.45/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured 12oz bottle into pint glass. It is a dirty amber color with a nice 2.5 finger off white head. Fades into a cap and leaves behind a good amount of lacing. The aroma is a rich and malty sweetness of toasted malt, caramel, and some grassy/earthy hops. The flavor is quite malty and is not as sweet as the nose would indicate. Toasted malts with caramel and an equal dose of the hops, fruitiness, and grain. Feel is lighter and has a clean finish with a slight dryness. Typical American Amber.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.46/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

So back before this current ownership, there was the Milwaukee Ale House and they made the original Louie's demise ale. Awesome beer coasters too, great artwork of Louie about to get murdered.

Anyways, this is a beer with a little bit of color to it, amber/auburn seems a fitting color descriptor. Aroma has a nice malty Vienna like presence, but there is more to it than that, but aroma wise, there you go.

Taste, malty, lightly hoppy, equal parts red, amber and Vienna type of malts in the flavor zone. Good heft, easy to drink, nice carbonation. Caramel big time but not sticky or heavy. A little bit of nuttiness to round it out. This is an old school favorite with a rich history behind it. Its predecessor was the first beer I ever had in Milwaukee. True story. Its true, its damned true.

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Louie's Demise Immort-Ale from Milwaukee Brewing Company
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