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Weekend At Louie'sWeekend At Louie's

Brewed by:
Milwaukee Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Photo of jwc215
3.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours slightly hazed amber. A thin wispy head leaves some trailing lace.

The smell is of blueberry (in a soda way) with some light toast in the back.

The taste of blueberry soda mixes with caramelized malt. A toasty finish balances it. Aftertaste of toasted blueberry muffin lingers.

It is slightly fizzy, but smooth with a nice malty texture.

I like how the blueberry (though a bit "artificial") mixes with a solid amber ale (to keep it from being one-dimensional).

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Photo of Huhzubendah
3.3/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On draft at Milwaukee Ale House.

The beer is transparent and amber with ruby highlights. Aromas of blueberry, sugar, fruity, sugary punch (8 year old birthday party). While I truly enjoy blueberry beers, I've had very few that were excellent. Artificial flavor abounds, and while there are some nice things going on, I wouldn't want more than a 4 oz. serving. Light in body and pretty smooth with a present sweetness throughout. Worth a try.

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.14/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into an MKE tulip.
4.5% ABV, 18 IBUs, no date.

A - Ruby highlights shine through the clear vibrant amber brew, topped with a loose light ivory head that lasts quite some time before leaving sheets of lace on the glass.

S - The fruity and voluptuous aroma of blueberries explodes from Weekend At Louie's with a perfumy, aromatic power. It's hard to nail a "real" blueberry nose though; this one is a mix between a blue raspberry slushy and real, freshly washed blueberries sprinkled with sugar. Either way, I dig it! Undertones of toasted amber malt pull through with a hint of earthy hops and herbal tea.

T - If you're not a fan of fruit beer and are put off by the aroma, don't be scared to take a sip; Weekend At Louie's is much more beer-like in flavor than aroma. Full bready Munich malts are accented by plenty earthy European hops for a nice base beer for blueberries to interact with. The fruit shies away from the artificial aroma profile for a more real berry flavor; it's like a fruity unsweetened iced tea.

M - Crisp and clean with a dry finish, the feel of Weekend At Louie's is more reminiscent of a lager than an ale, as it goes down smooth and refreshing, blowing a kiss of blueberry flavor back at you on the finish.

O - Weekend At Louie's is a nice take on Milwaukee's staple beer, tossing in some tea and blueberry rooibos from Rishi for a fantastic, inviting nose that doesn't quite carry over into the flavor with full force. A great summer beer regardless, its a "fruit" beer that sticks to it's base of malt and hops while bringing something else to the table. Again, it feels like an unsweetened iced tea with fruity aspects.

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Photo of czfreeman
2.97/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I don't know why I added this to mixed six pack today..everything about it screams "bad idea"..but everything I've tried from MKE has been solid so far...
Looks like a standard amber/English mild . Head is pretty nice and creamy, medium carbonation.
Smells..mm..not so great. Very artificial blueberry, not the full "fruity pebble" spectrum of Leinenkugel, rather almost like blueberry soda. Some biscuit in the background.Blueberry toast anyone?
Taste is not as strong on the blueberry, but comes across pretty carbonated and slightly bitter with a blueberry syrup flavor. It finishes cleaner than anticipated, not syrupy or sticky sweet.
Mouthfeel is medium, not sure what else to say here..not very good.I really enjoy a well executed fruit beer, but this unfortunately was not one of them.
Good brewery nonetheless, really glad I didn't buy more than one.

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Photo of TMoney2591
2.55/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Bernie's brother, suffering a similar fate? Damn uncreative Hollywood types... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear russet-amber topped by over a finger of cream-white foam. The nose comprises mild blueberry buffeted by an irked sea of mild caramel. The taste brings out the worst in the blueberry, which is now cardboard-y, old, and peel-y. The biscuit in the background can't even keep up, fading into obscurity before it has an opportunity to think about asserting itself. The result is just sadness for my tongue. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, this beer is just a mess. Straight up.

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Photo of WastingFreetime
2.31/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Reviewed from notes.

Pours out a somewhat coppery amber color with one and a half fingers of white foam that lasts for about two minutes and leaves behind some minimal amounts of lacing on the glass. Light spritzey carbonation and medium-light body.

Smells of blueberry pie drizzled with cough syrup. In other words: partially medicinal and artificially-sweetened. At least I can smell malt aromas which contribute to the pie crust impression I get from this one. The flavor is several decimal points drier than the sweet dessert-like aroma. I taste medicinal and boiled muddy bittering hops combined with some awkward cracker malts in the first sip. As it warms up the beer gains a measure of boiled vegetable off flavor (soggy canned green beans).

This one doesn't really work for me because of how schizophrenic it is. My best advice to the brewer is to decide to produce either a dessert beer or a savory beer; don't have the aroma of a dessert beer and the flavor of a bad English Bitter. The contrast is way too jarring and discordant.

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Photo of kleinhanscs
3.29/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A- dark golden brown with a hint of blue/violet. Very thick head which dissipates rather quickly. Doesn't scream drink me but does look appetizing.

S- Fruity and inviting, hints of blueberry.

T- Light with a hint of blueberry

M- Light at first. The longer it stays in the mouth the more alcohol taste you get. Bitter aftertaste. Not very carbonated but not flat.

O- Not a huge fan of fruit beer, however, this one isn't bad. It's like Leine's Berry Weiss but not as fruity and without the syrup feel.

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Photo of Profane
4.12/5  rDev +28%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had the oppertunity to taste this beer on the Milwaukee Brewing Company tour. If anyone is interested in going, you should. I enjoyed it more than the Lakefront tour.

Appearance - The color of this brew was very similar to freshly brewed iced tea, and was similarly clear. Not much of a head on it, and what was there was quickly gone.

Smell - Not much to mention about smell, but what was there was very inviting. A sweet herb smell floats out of the glass with out much in the way of hops.

Taste - The taste is moderately sweet, and not overpowering or bad for this style of beer. There are lots of subtle flavors fighting for your attention in this one, mostly from the herbs. This beer tastes as if you poured an amber ale into a glass that has traces of some some earl grey tea in it.

Mouthfeel - Very smooth brew. Not much carbonation, but it is definitely not flat.

Overall - The tour guide, Joe, mentioned "its similar to berry weisse, except done correctly" and I agree completely. This beer was less about the fruity herbal saturation like other beers of this style, and more about the taste of the beer from beginning to end. This is a beer for beer drinkers that want a change from the ordinary, and a beer for non-beer drinkers.

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Weekend At Louie's from Milwaukee Brewing Company
3.22 out of 5 based on 57 ratings.
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