Louie's Resurrection | Milwaukee Brewing Company

BA SCORE
87
very good
132 Ratings
Louie's ResurrectionLouie's Resurrection
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A "dial it up to 11" version of Louise's Demise Amber Ale aged in bourbon barrels.

Added by BeerFMAndy on 11-25-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
132
Reviews:
21
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
10.97%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
31
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 132 |  Reviews: 21
Photo of tvenne
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RBuckley73
4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SeymourDunn
4.7/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of spartan3186
4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pweis909
3.71/5  rDev -5.4%
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?

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Photo of DrKarl
4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ZAP
3.1/5  rDev -20.9%
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.

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Photo of Thirstygoat
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BSiegs
4.07/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark amber in color, mostly opaque. A finger of light tan foam that dissipates and leaves just a ring around the glass. The aroma is excellent - bourbon, oak, toffee, caramel, molasses. On taste, the malt come through first with toffee, caramel. The bourbon is much more subtle on taste than aroma. The body is medium with moderate-low carbonation. Alcohol warmth on the finish. There is a slight sticky sweetness that I don't love though. Overall, a good brew and a bit of a different take on barrel aged beer. Very enjoyable!

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Photo of RichardARoss
3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ripetomata
4.17/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of 5EKF
4.28/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ri0
3.69/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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 coats the glass with lacing. The aroma is a rich and quite malty with melted caramel, toffee, hints of vanilla and even bourbon and dried fruit. The flavor is also quite malty with big caramel and toffee notes. The bourbon is a nice light compliment along with the vanilla and dried fruit. Feel is medium, rich and full of sof carbonation, They really ramped up the malts to create this big sweet bomb.

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Photo of Zekenyce
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cmwilliq
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of npendres
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Myotus
4.26/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured at 49°F from a 12oz bottle (dated 05Feb15) into a Mikasa ale glass.
LOOK: Pours with a quarter fingers worth of off-white foam that shrivels into a line after 15 seconds. Dark amber in color. There is a very subtle amount of small rising bubbles. Lacing is thin and subtle.
SMELL: Strong caramel aromas are backed by mild aromas of figs, molasses, and raisins along with subtle aromas of vanilla, toasted malts, bourbon, and hints of oak.
TASTE: Very strong caramel flavors strike the palate at first and are immediately followed by mild flavors of vanilla, molasses, figs, and raisins. Mild toast, subtle bourbon flavors, and hints of spicy and earthy hops (weren't detected in the smell) enter lastly as caramel flavors fade to mild, but vanilla, molasses, fig, and raisin flavors grow slightly stronger.
FEEL: Full-bodied and moderately carbonated. Goes down somewhat smooth, yet very creamy. It nearly has a syrupy feel as it goes down. Finishes with a moderate dryness.
NOTE: My first bourbon barreled Amber. This was incredible. It was extremely sweet, almost to the point of cloying. The bourbon was subtle, which I also loved. I can see how this would displease others, but for someone with a massive sweetooth such as I, it was perfect.

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Photo of uwmgdman
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jla4
4.85/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Smooth, incredible depth , not too bourbon -y. Maybe the best I've had!

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Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of adamranders
3.89/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jason
3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz brown bottle, sample from brewery.

This is a massive brew, creamy like a cordial yet there is some beery crispness even for its size. Big bourbon character on top of this strong ale, flavors seem to be balanced even if it is malt forward. Wood, vanilla, and brown sugar. Warming alcohol, dried plums, & toasted brew. Lots of flavor and again ... big but still easy to sip.

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Louie's Resurrection from Milwaukee Brewing Company
3.92 out of 5 based on 132 ratings.
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