Louie's Resurrection
Milwaukee Brewing Company

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Style:
Red Ale - Imperial
Ranked #22
ABV:
10.2%
Score:
89
Ranked #8,008
Avg:
4.03 | pDev: 10.42%
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
145
From:
Milwaukee Brewing Company
 
Wisconsin, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  10
Gots
  33
SCORE
89
Very Good
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Notes: A "dial it up to 11" version of Louise's Demise Amber Ale aged in bourbon barrels.
Reviews: 25 | Ratings: 145 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by WoodBrew:
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WoodBrew from Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
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
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cyclonece09 from Wisconsin

3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
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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Jason from Massachusetts

3.92/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

Sep 17, 2015
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ZAP from Minnesota

3.1/5  rDev -23.1%
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
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emerge077 from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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.

Nov 09, 2014
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hunteraw from China

3.51/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Feb 18, 2015
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pweis909 from Wisconsin

3.71/5  rDev -7.9%
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
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jwc215 from Arizona

3.59/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours slightly hazed copper with a fluffy lasting head. Plenty of lacing sticks.

The smell is of bourbon/wood and caramel.

The taste is of strong bourbon, wood, booze. A vague fruitiness and toast balance some of the sweetness, though it remains sweet.

It has soft carbonation. The body is medium. A fuller body may cover the alcohol more. There is a certain amount of creaminess to it.

An amber ale with strong bourbon. A nice sipper of an amber ale blended with bourbon.

Dec 23, 2014
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uwmgdman from Wisconsin

4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dec 01, 2015
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Chaney from District of Columbia

4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's certainly a treat to get to try this one. I've heard great things but have never had the pleasure. Thanks, Andy (BeerFMAndy) for sending me a bottle of this!

Served in an Elysian snifter.

A: Poured a very dark, amber color, with a slight, sticky, white pepper-like head.

S: Butterscotch and coconut an then some. One would have to have a microscope to detect any sort of "American Amber/Red Ale" quality out of this.

T: Excellent flavor, even better than I expected even. Candy-like, not uber sweet, and not fake in any way.

M: Sticky and sweet, but not cloying. Low carbonation.

O: this is like an American Strong Ale redux. I dig it!

Sep 16, 2013
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FLBeerGuy from Florida

3.14/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beautiful red/copper color is it's only redeeming quality. It is truly beautiful to look at. Alcohol comes off like cough medicine. Looks like previous versions of this were 7.5%, this one is 10.2%. While I'm a big fan of bourbon barrel beers, this one is not one I would seek out.

Dec 28, 2014
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Huhzubendah from District of Columbia

3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared by CaptainCougar at GT's going away tasting. Thanks Tom.

The beer is amber hued with a small, off white head. The aroma offers malt, vanilla, sweet fruits, alcohol. Fairly sweet with some butterscotch throughout. Bourbon character is mild. Pretty drinkable and certainly interesting. Worth a try.

May 11, 2013
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enelson from Illinois

3.92/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aug 08, 2015
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jera1350 from Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Nov 29, 2013
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Soneast from Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -38%

Dec 08, 2012
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tommyguz from Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -25.6%

Dec 22, 2013
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TheSSG from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Pours a frothy, tan head. Soft, sweet malt aroma with vanilla notes. Starts with a really sweet, Doppelbock-esque flavor. Builds into a really nice sweet maltiness with a touch of bourbony vanilla. Finish is malt with a touch of vanilla.

Wow. This is pretty fantastic. It's like a Doppelbock and amber ale had a baby that was put in a bourbon barrel.

Nov 04, 2014
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atone315 from Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Jun 20, 2013
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teamwiggum from Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Feb 13, 2015
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jdkitchi from Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -0.7%

Sep 27, 2013
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BeerFMAndy from Wisconsin

4.15/5  rDev +3%
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!

Nov 25, 2012
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feartheoldblood from Wisconsin

2.84/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Apr 06, 2019
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djhowell from Wisconsin

2.25/5  rDev -44.2%

Jun 07, 2014
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maz from Illinois

4.19/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Feb 08, 2015
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Punkrckr281 from Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Jan 15, 2013
Louie's Resurrection from Milwaukee Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 145 ratings