Louie's Reserve Scotch Ale | Lake Louie Brewery Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Released annually in August

Added by cokes on 05-14-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
209
Reviews:
94
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
10.98%
 
 
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75
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21
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Photo of thor66
3.72/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pagriley
4.43/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

A -pours such a deep mahogany I almost thought it was a stout the first time I had this. Deep rich opaque brown with creamy off white 1 finger head that lingers for 3 or 4 minutes
S - tart apricots and sweet malts when cold. As it warms there are toasted hazelnuts and sweet caramel malts to back up the slightly tart aromas.
T - Slightly sweet with loads of caramel and dried fruit. Very slightly tart in the finish (which I like in a scotch) with barely a hint of bitterness.
F - Creamy and thick with light prickle to the carbonation. Rich malts are amazing, but I do wish it was slightly less carbonated. It helps lighten the body, but I prefer a chewier feel.

For about $9 a 4 pack this is an absolutely spectacular buy. I prefer this over Scotty Karate, Old Chubb, dirty bastard and any of the other regularly available Mid West scotch ales. It pretty much only distributes in WI, but whenever I am up there this is top of my to do list!

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Photo of atone315
4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RogerWolfe
4.86/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Czarbles
3.92/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of OBD
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of BarefootCharlie
4.74/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of Todd
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of nickapalooza86
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of green_plastic
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of elroacho
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of adamcarlson28
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of heatrate
4.12/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of RobinLee
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%

Color is a murky reddish-brown, with a cream head that dissipates pretty quick. Nose is a caramel malt, with something like a rye spiciness behind it, maybe a hint of booze, burnt sugar. Taste follows nose- caramel, mild spice, fairly sweet with bitterness on the followthrough, a little dark fruit. Finish is bitter, boozy, and leaves that spice flavor (maybe nutmeg?). Creamy carbonation, very fine bubbles. Pretty good, step up from Warped Speed for sure.

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Photo of BarrytheBear
3.95/5  rDev -3.7%

Photo of DCLAguy11
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of tommyguz
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of GoatMother
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of tk342
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Like Warped Speed but a bit better. Very good scotch ale. Wouldn't bother buying a 4-pack of this for more than a 6-pack of Warped Speed though.

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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of just_in
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of joncocktotone
3.52/5  rDev -14.1%

Photo of jgsacoustics
4.48/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Mcq767
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of BarrelAgedG
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Louie's Reserve Scotch Ale from Lake Louie Brewery Company
4.1 out of 5 based on 209 ratings.
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