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Mosquito Beach | Lake Louie Brewery Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lake Louie Brewery Company
Wisconsin, United States
lakelouie.com

Style: California Common / Steam Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Skidz on 05-10-2011

BEER STATS
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
40
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
12.5%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
1
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 16 | Ratings: 40
Reviews by WastingFreetime:
Photo of WastingFreetime
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
3.46/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(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.

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Photo of richkrull
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of cokes
4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of emerge077
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of enelson
3.76/5  rDev 0%

Photo of scaliasux
3.92/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of MyMindSpray
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Brewzma
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Ri0
3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of jwc215
3.97/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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".

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Photo of sendsilk
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Rilesmiles
3.76/5  rDev 0%

Photo of lester619
4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden amber with a merangue-thick frothy head. Clean herbal, grassy, and sweet smell. Pleasantly soft flowery flavors of clover honey are set against a grainy malty base. A great big clean dose of citrusy piney hops balance beutifully for a excellant overall beer flavor. This is a much more substantial and flavorful summer seasonal than the usual thin watery hot weather golden whatevers that come out this time of year. But still very a drinkable and enjoyable lager. Home run.

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Photo of 31Sam13
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of erogers
3.62/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wallrock
3.61/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of savagepanda
5/5  rDev +33%

Photo of martyl1000
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of Strix
3.45/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of rjmclaw
3/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of adman08
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of paralyzer
3/5  rDev -20.2%

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