TheBeerLover (1025) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 25, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer is a tribute to Ale House owner Mike Bieser’s great, great, uncle Louie. The story goes that in 1886 in a Sheboygan, WI bar, Louie was cracked over the head with a beer glass and died. No one knows who did it, or why they did it, they just know Uncle Louie met his demise. The tale of Louie’s demise has become a part of the tavern legend of Wisconsin, and in that spirit this beer was brewed. What Louie might not have achieved in life, he has achieved in death. Louie’s Demise is the Ale Houses’ most popular beer, and it can be found in about 60 bars and restaurants in Milwaukee. So lets all raise a glass to Uncle Louie!
Louie’s Demise Ale pours to a deep amber color with a slight tan head, and a soft carbonation. The palate is rich and delicious, with lots of pale, sweet and caramel malt flavors. Just a touch of chocolate maltiness can be detected as well. This body is full, but lean enough that it isn’t too fat and cloying on the tongue. This beer finishes with more good malt flavor and is balanced with a nice herbal hop bitterness in the finish.
Stylistically, I wouldn’t call this beer the most accurate example of Scottish Export I have ever had, but I didn’t mind, and I don’t think Louie would either. On draught, this beer was just so fresh and tasty, it really impressed me. This is a rich, delicious, malt accented brew with just enough hop presence to make it very drinkable. This is a great pint to belly up to the bar with at the Milwaukee Ale House, or one of the great bars of Milwaukee. I enjoyed this beer with a grilled ribeye steak sandwich, served on a grilled portabello mushroom. If ever in Milwaukee, have a few for Uncle Louie.
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
aroma is nutty with beginnings of real toffee character. appearance is polished but darkened center on pretty ruby body with great lacing/carb. oil slick head shifts and flows. flavor is tangy, rubbery (but pleasant) caramel, more nuttiness from aroma steps near dopplebock territory. substantial chewy mouthfeel echoes the caramel within.
ccex (1016) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle exploded into huge overflowing off-white head. Once I wiped it up and things settled, the color was cloudy amber. Aroma has considerable nuts and spices. Body is light to medium with average carbonation. Taste is slightly spicy, slightly bitter without much of a finish. OK beer, but I’d like to try one that doesn’t erupt.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Originally reviewed: 10/22/09. Poured into my pint glass. Pours a slightly murky copper color with a thin off-white head on top. Dissipates quickly leaving little lace in its wake. Smells of toffee, the woods, and big fresh sourdough bread. The body is full and hearty. Nice mellow crispness to this due to a moderate amount of carbonation. Very mellow bready flavor with a touch of honey on the finish. Bitterness is low on this one. Slight sweet quality to it. I really like the aftertaste. Like I just ate some fresh-buttered dark bread. With the low ABV, I could drink a few of these. Good beer.
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 27, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours a red amber with a small head. The aroma is malty. The flavor is malty sweet, with a hint of ale sour fruit lingering. The palate is good and rich. Overall, pretty average.
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 13, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an amber color with a medium foamy white head. Caramel aroma, with a bit of citrus. Taste is about the same......rather malty, with some pineyness to it. Nothing very special.
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smells of nut and caramel malts. Pours a dark red, almost brown. It has a nice roasty malt flavor and goes down with a bready finish. This is a good session beer for me.
Lemke10 (864) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Louie’s Demise pours a cloudy and dark amber color as the scent of roasted malts erupt from the bottle. It is rather thin in texture but has a rather bold taste of malts with a nice mixture of hops. A very interesting brew!
dlbeer (845) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Golden pour. Malty aroma. A little sweet with a slight bitter finish. Ok beer but did not stand out from the other MBC beers during our tastings.
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 7, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Looks a lot like a red beer. Remninds me a lot of McEwan's with a little bite to it. Not a real strong flavor, but I like the bottle, so it gets bonus points for that.