Mosquito Beach
Lake Louie Brewery Company

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Lake Louie Brewery Company
Wisconsin, United States
California Common / Steam Beer
3.74 | pDev: 12.57%
Mar 15, 2015
May 10, 2011
Very Good
Mosquito BeachMosquito Beach
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4 by 31Sam13 from New Hampshire on Mar 15, 2015
3.62 by erogers from New York on Jan 07, 2015
3.76 by Rilesmiles from Wisconsin on Oct 06, 2014
3.5 by jsash10 from Wisconsin on Sep 18, 2014
3.7 by WIBrewMan from Wisconsin on Aug 29, 2014
3.76 by enelson from Illinois on Aug 21, 2014
3.75 by jwenzel019 from Wisconsin on Aug 16, 2014
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3.97/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by jwc215 from Arizona

Pours golden amber with a creamy white head that leaves trailing lace.

The smell is of citrus and caramelized grain. Bright and pleasant.

The taste is of caramelized grain that leads to a citric, semi-dry, refreshing finish. Well-balanced with a nice hop touch in the finish.

It is super-smooth. Carbonation fits very well for the general character of the brew.

A bit more hop-forward than traditional, but it works well! A well-made, delicious, easy-to-drink, refreshing brew. Certainly "sessionable".

Aug 07, 2014
3.5 by assman79 from Wisconsin on Jul 26, 2014
3.25 by KAF from Iowa on Jul 16, 2014
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3.79/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Ri0 from Wisconsin

poured 12oz bottle into pint glass.

A- Clear amber honey hue with a 2 finger white head.Nice retention that fades into a ring and leaves some webbed lacing.

S - Sweet amber malts, some light grains with a bit of citrus and floral hops.

T - Very pleasant flavor. Starts off with some sweet amber malt, light caramel and then moves into citrus and floral hops. The bitterness is present, yet faint.

M - Light, crisp, well carbonated for the style and refreshing.

O - This is one nice Lager from Lake Louie. It has more hops that previous (older) reviews would indicate so I wonder if there is a newer recipe since it has made a return.

Jun 29, 2014
3.25 by jzlyo from Iowa on Jun 17, 2014
3.75 by Dactrius from Wisconsin on May 16, 2014
3.75 by richkrull from Wisconsin on Dec 11, 2013
3.5 by Brewzma from Wisconsin on Dec 07, 2013
3 by paralyzer from Wisconsin on Nov 11, 2013
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3.46/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by rhoadsrage from Illinois

(Served in a strange)
A- This beer pours a crystal clear orange hue with a sticky antique white head. There is a slow carbonation of a few bubbles working to the surface.

S- The cereal and corn chip aroma has an odd lard note to the finish with some cream notes in the finish.

T- The slight buttered corn quality with some green hop finish with some pungent note lingering. Some spice hop to the hop grows as the beer warms.

M- The light mouthfeel finishes as a gentle fizz.

O- The odd aroma starts to remind me of taco shells but the taste is a bit better.

Sep 12, 2013
4.25 by BeerFMAndy from Wisconsin on Aug 17, 2013
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2.55/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5
by woosterbill from Kentucky

12oz bottle.

A: Clear medium-amber body under two fingers of frothy white head. Good retention, great lace. Excellent.

S: Bready malt, graham cracker, and butterscotch Slight herbal notes. Pretty weak.

T: Buttery, sweet malt dominates, with graham cracker and herbal bitterness. Bready aftertaste. Mediocre.

M: Medium body, plenty of creamy carbonation. Good.

O: This wasn't terrible, but it was below average for the style and not a particularly enjoyable beer to drink. Perhaps I got an old bottle from the mix-a-six rack at Trig's in Rhinelander, but in any case I'm in no hurry to revisit it.


Aug 14, 2013
3 by rjmclaw from Minnesota on Jul 18, 2012
3 by mattafett from Iowa on Jul 13, 2012
4 by GORUM from Wisconsin on Mar 01, 2012
5 by rocklibster from Wisconsin on Jan 16, 2012
4 by whartontallboy from New York on Jan 16, 2012
3.61 by wallrock from Wisconsin on Nov 23, 2011
3.75 by martyl1000 from Wisconsin on Nov 16, 2011
5 by savagepanda from Illinois on Nov 15, 2011
Photo of Strix
3.45/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
by Strix from Wisconsin

Clear reddish-brown, decent initial head and some lacing.

Full of earthy hops, caramel and malt.

Malt, tea, cherry, black pepper, rye, and a mineral aftertaste. How's that for some weird flavors?

Medium-thin mouthfeel, heavy carbonation.

This was all right. Felt like a juiced-up red lager at times, but it wasn't bad.

Sep 22, 2011
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3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Stinkypuss from Pennsylvania

Lake Louie Mosquito Beach

Pours a light copper in color. In the taste, sweet malts and grain, fruity ale yeast and a mild hop balance. A little green apple, caramel, tea like hop bitterness and a more or less clean finish. Mild but a decent beer, glad I got an opportunity to try it.

Sep 05, 2011
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3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by BarrytheBear from Wisconsin

12 oz bottle into a snifter. Drank after a bottle of Anchor Steam as a manner of comparison within the style. The differences are striking.

Reddish-brown pour...what is that, mahogany? Head retention is near non-existent, settling to a still dark pool. Lace spatters the glass.

Scorched brown sugar, thick malt sweetness, dose of pine, and Smarties candies.

Toffee and rye bread segues to a moderate pine and orange citrus hoppiness. Finishes clean and rather abrupt.

Creamy and medium bodied with a clean finish and only a hint of lingering malts in the form of toffee bars.

While inconsistent at times, I really do appreciate the goings-on at Lake Louie. It's fantastic to see such a small operation pumping out a wide variety of styles and taking risks. Well done, Tommy.

Aug 27, 2011
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4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by cokes from Wisconsin

Dark tawny appearance with a thick beige head that settles to leave spotty lacing.
Black cherries, toffee, molasses, and sweet potato nose, back with earthy hop bitters.
It rides into the mouth sweetly, with caramel-covered cherries (complete with vanilla-cream filling), maple syrup, and dried dates. The grainy and nutty qualities arrive midway to put the brakes on the sweetness, adding toasted multigrain bagels and bitter walnut notes. It ends with a slap of dry, bitter, herbaceous hops that ride long into the finish, along with a whisper of residual cherry.
Medium bodied, with low, but steady carbonation.
It's drinkable, for sure, but not the light-bodied, simple-focus lawnmower beer that the name likely suggests. It's best served cool, not cold, while watching one's bug zapper illuminate the night air.

Aug 21, 2011
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3.92/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by scaliasux from Wisconsin

Appearance - Brownish amber. Clear. Medium tall off-white head. Persistent.

Smell - Sweet caramel malt. Maple syrup. Not catching much in the way of hops.

Taste - Very robust malts. Sweet and medium dark with flavors of caramel, maple syrup, and fruit (maybe even a little black cherry like they say). Nice hit of piney hops. Little bit of lingering bitterness and fruit.

Mouthfeel - Medium and well carbonated.

Overall - Good to see a local take on the steam beer. And a very flavorful take it is.

Aug 14, 2011
Photo of emerge077
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by emerge077 from Illinois

Single from Woodmans. Tawny copper pour, good clarity, creamy off white foam. Surface texture is fine and creamy like nitro Guinness. Head retention is pretty good, it doesn't break after the first few sips.

Banana yeast esters, nutty bready maltiness.

Lightly bitter aftertaste, key malty flavors of multigrain bread and bitter walnut. Medium bodied, slightly creamy. Fairly simple and straightforward, easy enough to drink. Glad to see Lake Louie trying their hand at different styles like this.

Jul 31, 2011
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3.48/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by SykDoc from Wisconsin

Got this courtesy of my good friends Kristle and Jeremy, much thanks. It pours a copper/amber blend with no sediment. A 1/2 inch light tan head forms reducing to an over-the-top lacing. Carbonation is visible.

The aroma is a bit pungent with some earthy hop tones with some rye and sweet malt components, but mild.

The taste is very natural. Some earthy and grassy components combined with a malty sweetness including caramel and some minty notes hidden.

The mouthfeel is light-medium bodied. Carbonation is a bit high. It leaves a nice dry finish with smooth overall performance.

The best part is that each component is not overwhelming, which makes this and easily sessionable beer.

Jul 06, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
by adman08 from Wisconsin

A-Pours a deep copper color with minimal head that stays in a ring on the surface of the beer.
S-Aromas of rye and toasted malt.
T-Very malty. Flavors of rye and toasted malt. Slightly bitter.
M-Good malt body, light carbonation, finishes fairly dry.
Overall, a tasty beer and very good for the style. Slightly bitter and very malty.

Jun 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by sendsilk from Florida

Review from notes. Received in a recent trade with Scoot1969. Always a pleasure to trade with you Scott, Thanks!

This is a nice example of a very decent IPA. A little darker color than I would have expected and a decent smell and head on it. Taste is very nice, doesn't overwhelm nor underperform. If you have a chance to try some you should as it's a very nice example of an IPA.

Jun 10, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by WastingFreetime from Wisconsin

Pours clear mahogany with cream colored 2 finger head that settles back down to a quarter inch floating layer with interesting lacing. Very carbonated. This beer is supposedly made with primarily a Black Malt at small enough amounts to appear reddish. It certainly doesn't smell or taste like any Black Malt I've ever had. It has the intensely nutty hazelnut aroma of a really nice brown ale, with light amounts of grassy herbal hops. The hops do a nice initial pine and woody strike on the palate and dissipate quickly for the roasted nut flavored malt tones with just a tiniest whisper of lychee fruit-like esters. The brewery claims that there are supposed to be black cherry tones, but my tongue says lychee instead. Goes down easy, light bodied and smooth, can be sessioned if you are smart about your pace. Somebody somewhere called this a good "lawnmower" beer. I'd have to agree. Its a great summer thirst quencher with enough flavor to multitask as a serviceable sipper as well.

Jun 04, 2011
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4.55/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
by Skidz from Wisconsin

Pours out chestnut brown and forms a frothy slightly off-white head with good, thick lacings and strong retention.

Minty and twiggy hops aroma up front on the nose. Luscious malts pushing up underneath, with notes of caramel, maple, whipped cream, and hazelnut.

A rush of green leafy hops comes out in the forefront. Chewy hops profile, like running a spruce branch across your gums (minus the cuts). Minty overtones steer the malts which bring out a toasted graham cracker flavor and hints of wood, toffee, and caramel.

Medium-light in body, sturdy carbonation, and a steady, numbing bitterness to the very finish.

I am thoroughly impressed by this beer. While the name lends itself to the beach-beer ideology, I see this rather as a beer to be enjoyed within the relative safety of the screen porch or hammock. Rock solid beer, probably best enjoyed before summer even rolls in.

May 10, 2011
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