Flaming Damsel | Milwaukee Ale House

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Flaming DamselFlaming Damsel

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Milwaukee Ale House
Wisconsin, United States

Style: German Helles

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Pauly2X on 11-01-2008

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Ratings: 24 |  Reviews: 18
Reviews by kingothewoods:
Photo of kingothewoods
3.05/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The appearance was pretty good with a darker golden color with a slight orange/red tint. Not too strong on smells other than the hops, sweet malts. I didn't care much for this one which is unusual for the Milwaukee Ale House beers. Didn't have another.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of cokes
3.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Rich gold in color, with just the tiniest amount of hazy, sitting below a tight white dome of intermediate rentention and solid lacing.
Wet, dinner roll nose, accompanied with hay.
It begins through the mouth with that same, moist, white bread maltiness. Ghosts of caramel apple sweetness appear, then fade. A brief lemony tartness. It ends with a modest grassy hop note.
Medium in body with a busy carbonation, upfront, then flattening. It carries a certain tautness throughout.
Decent, easy drinker here. No world beater lager. But it gets the job done, and seems best enjoyed as a thirst breaker.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Overall a very nice easy drinking lager. A little lite, but very drinkable and would make for a good summer beer. Had it from a pint size can, which will make a nice collectable. Could have a little stronger finish, but a very good beer nonetheless. Would certainly recommend it to friends.

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Photo of jdkitchi
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of emerge077
3.8/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks Andy for yet another local Wisconsin beer. Nice to see more breweries picking up on the canning trend.

Glugged out into a Hamms goblet. Deep burnt golden color, ring of fine lacing all around. Nondescript aroma, bready would be an apt descriptor. Very light apple esters.

Nutty multigrain bread flavors, very malt forward with very little hop character or bitterness. Faint bite to it, though the carbonation seems to ebb away. Not a bad beer, more flavorful than most in the Vienna Lager style. I'd drink it again.

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a Pilsner. No date on the bottle.

A - Flaming Damsel poured a lightly hazy golden amber color with a very nice lumpy white head. It stuck around while leaving legs on the glass. Spots of lacing but not a whole lot.

S - The noble hop aroma that's crisp and light is good but the underlying cereal grain aroma is not so much. Faint sweet crystal malt aroma. Bring that level up please.

T - Interesting balance of low noble hops and both crystal sweet malts and grains with straw. It's good but could be much better. It finishes with a dryness and a touch of bitterness.

M - This helles is fairly smooth going down yet it has ample carbonation. Light-medium bodied.

D - Yep. Easily drinkable and great flavor for a session beer.

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Photo of Slyjoker87
2.87/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - Light yellowish orange color with a moderate head which extends for a short period after first pouring.

S - Malt and slightly nutty with some hops floating around somewhere.

T - The taste is pretty one dimensional. The sweet maltiness is the only thing that I can really detect. I'm really straining, and I get a little bitterness at the end (hops?)

M - dry, medium bodied, somewhat crisp.

D - Nothing about this beer screams "drink me," but it's not terrible. I won't be finding myself scrambling to grab more of these anytime soon.

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Photo of BrewCityJeff
4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of sweemzander
3.51/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16oz. can poured into a pilsner glass. No date. Thanks to BeerFMAndy for this one.

(A)- Pours a clear orange color that produced a good white colored head.

(S)- A light airy grassiness and husk with bits of hay.

(T)- Very similar to the smell. A light grassy hay component with a spicy caramel and honey maltiness.

(M)- A good carbonation level and balance. Lightly spiced and a lightly sweet background. Not bitter at all, but a light dryness.

(D)- A solid session brew with a good balance and drinkability. Refreshing and satisfying for the thirsty.

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Photo of raginghophead
4.15/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Overall a very nice easy drinking lager. A little lite, but very drinkable and would make for a good summer beer. Had it on tap at the Milwaukee Ale House, and it appeared to be one of the most popular beers there. Could have a little stronger finish, but a very good beer nonetheless. Would certainly recommend it to friends.

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Photo of beerwolf77
3.45/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into my pint glass the beer is a cloudy golden orange. One finger of off white head fades rather quickly leaving a light ring of lace around the rim.

The aroma is sweet malt. Hints of oranges and corn intertwine with toasted bread. Weird but it works .

The flavor is light sweet malt and corn. Touches of oranges and lemons along with an earthy garden hose water taste.

Medium to light body. Moderate carbonation.

Overall average and unoffensive. It would be a nice substitute for BMC when looking for something easy drinking.

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Photo of Zachtheporter
2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of SheboyganJake
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of Duff27
3.32/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- Orange/dark golden. One fingered head that slowing dissipates to leave a ring around the glass. Minimal lacing present.

S- Smells like a farm. Hay. Not necessarily a bad smell though.

T- Some Noble Hops in the taste. Leaves your mouth watering for another sip. This beer is going down faster than I can review it. Lemons.

M- Medium to low carbonation.

D/O- Very easy drinking beer, "sessionable" if you will. Much better offering than their Louie's Demise.

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Photo of Wasatch
3.48/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks goes out to beerwolf77 for this one.

Pours a nice slightly hazy golden yellow/brown color, nice carbonation, nice one-finger creamy off-white head, with some nice sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, with some slight spice notes, and caramel. The taste is sweet, malty, slightly spiced, and nice touch of caramel. Medium body. Drinkable, a tasty brew.

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Photo of WastingFreetime
3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Transparent pale orange-ish amber in color with a weak single finger of head that dies down rapidly to a skim layer, no lacing.
Smells generically bready, not much else to it, wish it were slightly more complex...taste is a lot nuttier than the smell was, with a heavy emphasis on breadiness...can't find any hops at all in this one. Medium, nondescript body, overall just an average beer.

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Photo of Pauly2X
3.94/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Deep gold, one and a half finger head, wonderful lacing all the way down.

S- Very clean, very light hop and malt aromas.

T- Nicely balanced. Strong simple malt balanced out just enough by some spicy hops in the end.

M- Smooth, good carbonation, and just light enough to be refreshing.

D- High class game of flip cup anyone? j/k

Certainly one of the best Helles this side of the Atlantic.

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Photo of scruffwhor
3.78/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a somewhat hazey deep copper and light amber color. The head is about two fingers after the pour, and recedes to a nice film of foam.

The aroma starts with a yeasty Spring fruit aroma. Then the fresh oven baked bread mixes in with the yeast. Smells sort of wheaty. Not Munich Helles like.

The taste starts, malty, then quickly heads the way of the yeast. Fruits mix with toasted, bready malt. Then the middle has some earthy hops give this beer palate a litte smack.

Dry, yeasty, fruity, and crisp. This is a pretty good beer. Though I don't think it falls under the Munich Helles category.

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Photo of BYOFB
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of botham
2.63/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

on tap at the brewpub in Milwaukee. pours a rich amber color, crystal clear, with a single finger of healthy tight off-white head that retains well and leaves light lacings.

aroma is of light caramel malts with a bit of ccitrusy hops mixed in on the back end. bready malts form a base for the caramel and a light sweetness to show. rather simple in the nose with a lightly stale quality. the background of bready malts shows more as the brew warms a bit.

taste follows the aroma with the same stale quality present and a lackluster and lightly biting finish of residual stale malts. the brew overall could be much more of the style with more smooth malt character added and less of a stale grain quality. dissapointing overall.

mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with a stale texture and finish of unsettling pale malt and breaded malt. unsatisfying in mouthfeel on the palate.

drinkability is not impressive. the brew underutilizes its most flagrant aspects, ending up tripping over itself and allowing an otherwise subtle stale quality to make it to the forefront. not recommended, and out of character for Milwaukee Ale House.

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Photo of Haybeerman
4.15/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

A: Slightly hazy orange/amber color. Poured a 1 finger creamy white head with good retention. Medium thickness lacing in pronouinced rings.

S: Light citrus hop notes. Wet crackery malt character gives the beer an overall clean nose.

T: Slightly sweet malt, then citrus hops with a clean bitter in the finish.

M: Thin body. Medium carbonation. Started thinking it was under-carbonated, but it didn't seem to dampen my overall impression.

D: This is a sessionable beer. Not complex, but bery nicely balanced.

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Photo of BeerLover99
3.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: semi-cloudy light orange hue, 1 finger head, beautiful lacing.

S: mild malt, hint of toasted nuts, perhaps dash of earthy spice

T: sweet malt, hint of firm biscuit,

M: med/light body, firm carbonation, semi-dry finish

D: This is my first from this brewery, not bad. Perhaps should take a Milwaukee beer day trip up and sample more of their beers? I could easily have a few, quite sessionable and good summer style. I have really grown to enjoy Helles lagers and rarely see them. I prefer Cabin Fever by New Glarus, but this is solid. No need to seek it out, but worth trying.

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Photo of Satan70
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of mynie
3.51/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

That there is a red blonde, but I guess that's the gag. The dryad lady on the cover's got red hair. Back when I had hair, it was a particular shade of light red that old ladies called strawberry blonde. That's what this beer looks like, the color so delicate that even though it's unfiltered it's translucent.

Smells more like a traditional blonde. Bitter, toasted grain with some light nodes of weeds and farm grass.

Tastes really heavy, in spite of balanced carbonation and medium-thick body. The front is biscuit sweet, the middle is a tiny bit like wildflowers, and the end is a long, slightly creamy bitterness that's somewhere between red malt and nobel hops.

I guess I can see where this is supposed to be a helles, as the malt is heavy and dry and there's nothing fruity or spritely about it. Still, it's pretty tame for a helles, and not lively enough to be a good blonde. It's not bad, though.

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Flaming Damsel from Milwaukee Ale House
Beer rating: 3.45 out of 5 with 24 ratings