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Louie's Resurrection | Milwaukee Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good
21 Reviews
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
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
130
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
27.55%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
32
For Trade:
4
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Reviews by JohnnyHopps:
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3.54/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Louie's Resurrection was not the worst bourbon barrel aged beer I have had, but it probably falls near the bottom of the list. I had the base beer before the barrel aged version, and I like the base beer better. Go look at my review if you do not believe me.

The beer was a darker amber color than the base beer. The aroma was dominated be alcohol and vanilla, with the whiskey seemingly trying to burn my nose hairs. This is a bad sign from the start. In the initial taste, one gets a sour malty taste. The toasty malts that I liked in the base beer are gone. The alcohol from the bourbon barrel aging stings the tongue like a shot of whiskey. Malt seems to be a little more apparent as the burn continues into the aftertaste. There is some potential here, but I am not certain Milwaukee chose the best beer to barrel age in an amber ale.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of SanFranJake
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of DaftPatrick
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | 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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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I am drinking a bottle tthat hit the streets a little over a year ago.
A: Brilliant amber to light copper, 1” tan foam collar that hugs the glass.
S: Traces of bourbon, vanilla, earth, malt.
T: Caramel, bourbon, drark dried fruit, traces of vanilla, a little sherry late in the finish. Even after a year in the bottle, no big oxidized flavors.
F: Very creamy, medium full boey and hmedium high carbonation.
O: A very nice bourbon barrel aged amber ale that those who want something other than a bourbon barrel aged imperial stout should seek out.

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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 NickyT
4/5  rDev +2%

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 striker2160
4/5  rDev +2%

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

Photo of eliz108
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of Rborre321
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Kunstman
4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of tourdot
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of emerge077
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Thanks to Tom for this one!

Slightly hazed reddish copper color, plenty of lacing, drippy crown of thorns pattern around the rim of the glass. Tiny micro sediment is visible suspended in the glass.

Aroma is big on caramel and vanilla, fairly sweet but pretty good.

Body is pretty light, but big on flavor. Huge malt, sticky on the lips, vanilla, and light booze as it warms up. Eh, sort of falls apart as it warms up. Worth a try but not the best.
Edit 11/16: this apparently won a medal at FoBAB... Wonder if it was a new batch or special barrel or something.

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Photo of Hendrick24
4.35/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lurkerson
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a nonic.
7.5% ABV, 30 IBUs, no date.

A - Poured in fully, the pint fills with tiny particles which haze the rusty colored beer. It's short, dense creamy head floats on the beer with staying power and leaves wispy lace all over the pint.

S - It's time in the barrels compounded with the nature of the beer creates a big vanilla aroma that smells like fresh vanilla custard. Subtle spicy bourbon hints develop around smooth malt, kettle caramelization, toffee, butterscotch, and faint earthy hop notes.

T - Smooth warming, sticky caramel malt meets Munich breadiness with subtle toffee and vanilla interaction. Dry oak and earthy hops lead into a new dimension that offer smooth bourbon alcohol notes.

M - Creamy and smooth, this malty amber features a medium body with complimentary dry, and faint bitterness that's further rounded out by soothing, warming bourbon alcohol.

O - Short aging in barrels gives Louie's Demise a special new twist of subtle warming alcohol and traces of bourbon with vanilla tannins which give the already sweet and smooth malty beer a creamy, dessert-like flavor. A nice offering from Milwaukee!

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of enelson
3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JDW4195
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | 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 teamwiggum
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Louie's Resurrection from Milwaukee Brewing Company
3.92 out of 5 based on 130 ratings.
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