Louie's Resurrection
Milwaukee Brewing Company

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Milwaukee Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
Imperial Red Ale
4 | pDev: 10.5%
Mar 13, 2021
Nov 25, 2012
A "dial it up to 11" version of Louise's Demise Amber Ale aged in bourbon barrels.
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Reviewed by cyclonece09 from Wisconsin

3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a bottle into a snifter. Pours deep red with a small off white head. Smells of caramelized grain with bourbon notes. Tastes of bourbon with caramelized grain. Beer is full bodied yet somewhat easy drinking, good carbonation. Overall, a very good beer.
Mar 13, 2021
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.61/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
First beer I ever had in Wisconsin was Louie's Demise. Then I guess there was an ownership change at the Ale House and then this beer came about.

Pours amber, off white/light beige head 1/4". Aroma was really light on the bourbon, I'm thinking this was aged less than 4 months if 100%, but it probably a little bit of amber ale aged for a little bit of time from the smell and appearance.

Taste seemed to confirm. I'm totally fine with barrel aging lighter style beers (i.e. non barleywine or stout) for a smaller amount of time, I think another Wisconsin brewery (Central Waters) has done great with that model. This had a mild bourbon presence that was nice, and it did hide the alcohol quite well, I was surprised when I found out this was double digit abv. Pretty smooth stuff, its a non hoppy red ale here, all the caramel smoothness meets bourbon and oak notes you would expect to find. Lower carbonation. Lower vanilla. Lower dark fruit. Good but not earth shaking.
May 12, 2020
Rated: 4.18 by travelguy from Ohio

May 19, 2019
Rated: 2.84 by feartheoldblood from Wisconsin

Apr 06, 2019
Rated: 3.86 by StanleysCup from Maryland

Nov 22, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by MeIquiades from Illinois

Jul 15, 2018
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Had on tap. The pour is a beautiful cloudy amber with nice lacing of foam all the way down the glass. Taste is biscuity with bourbon finish. Not super rich or complex, but done well. The feel is a bit creamy with light hop textures. The smell is bourbon heavy. Best beer by MKE yet!
Apr 26, 2018
Rated: 3.78 by jwyrwa2421 from Massachusetts

Feb 22, 2018
Rated: 3.69 by Biggiekrock627 from Maryland

Feb 19, 2018
Rated: 4.43 by JeffSK from Wisconsin

Dec 30, 2017
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
I'm trying this at TGI Fridays in Brookfield just outside Milwaukee. It poured a clear amber with thin off white is not leaving any lace. The scent had hints of bourbon and raison. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink...masks the big abv well. Certainly a winter Warner sipping amber. The mouthfeel is fuller in body with smooth carbonation. Overall it's a solid and big beer.
Dec 16, 2017
Rated: 3.64 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Dec 13, 2017
Rated: 4 by MonkeyPilates from Minnesota

Nov 09, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by tvenne from Minnesota

May 09, 2017
Rated: 4.12 by RBuckley73 from Nevada

Feb 05, 2017
Rated: 4.7 by SeymourDunn from Wisconsin

Nov 19, 2016
Rated: 4.18 by spartan3186 from Maryland

Aug 08, 2016
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Reviewed by pweis909 from Wisconsin

3.71/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Maybe not my favorite style of beer. If my review seems to be knocking this beer, it is strictly a matter of personal preference. Strong caramel malt, some raisin character, I find it a little sweet and cloying. Good amber appearance, sufficient head. Although it doesn't seem especially carbonated, I do get a bit of a bite in the finish. Maybe that is the wood? There is also a bit of spiciness. Maybe that is the wood? Full body. One thing I will say is that if this beer is really 10% as indicated on the MKE website, it hides it EXTREMELY well. Maybe drink it for dessert?
Jul 17, 2016
Rated: 4.09 by DrKarl from Illinois

Jul 17, 2016
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Reviewed by ZAP from Minnesota

3.1/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Very rich and muddled....gooey caramel, toffee, vanilla...bourbon impression is not impressive.

Thought I was getting something along the lines of Rocky's Revenge from Tyranena but this lacks the barrle flavors of that one and is much boozier... Just noticed this is 10.2%.

It's OK..average....not one of the better bourbon barrel aged beers you'll find.
Jul 15, 2016
Louie's Resurrection from Milwaukee Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 145 ratings