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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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An amber ale with exceptional balance and smoothness. Brewed with a blend of specialty malts. Balanced by a choice blended of hops. True story... 1886 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, great uncle Louie was cracked over the head with a beer glass and killed. Louie’s story is one of many Wisconsin tavern legends that gives life and color to our heritage. Drink one for uncle Louie and remember: today’s barroom story might just be tomorrow’s legend.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsquire (3387) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2004
On tap at the brewpub. Red amber out of the tap with almost no head. Sweet beer with an almost white sugar taste. It is billed as a "Scotch" ale, but I’m glad that RB has it as an amber. Nothing wrong with it but not much going on.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PorterPounder (5346) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 25, 2005
Miller Park - Brewer-Twins game, MIlwaukee, WI - 12 oz bottle. Light copper pour, decent, creamy off-white head. Not much aroma - a bit of fresh lake water. Some caramel notes. Decent balance of hops and malt. Clean mouthfeel. Average.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
1FastSTi (3333) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 6, 2005
This beer pours to a thin tan head atop a dark brown body. The aroma is much like the Maker’s Demise w/o the oak. The flavor is iced tea and light Noble hops. The palate is creamy and medium bodied. Not bad, but nothing special.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ofortuna (322) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 11, 2006
Nice frothy head at first with a deep amber and reddish hue. Aroma of toffee and some nutmeg. Deeper exploration upon the palate reveals a lack of complexity. A little biscuit and dried fruit. Slight bittering character, but again fails to be anything more than mediocre.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - DEC 25, 2010
bottle fresh from wisconsin 7/12/10. awesome creepy label. dark coppery pour with a white topper. it smells of malty caramel, orange, light spice and juniper-like pine. the flavor is much the same... not as sweet as i expected but certainly very malty. medium body with a little thick/richness to it. slick, smooth and warming. idk if i want that from an amber?? 6/3/5/3/13/3.0

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
holdenn (2078) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2011
On draft at the Milwaukee Public Market on a Sunday morning. Amber color. Sweet grainy malts. Simple nose and flavor. Ok. 6/3/6/3/12

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madvike (2659) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 27, 2012
Bottle - Pours hazy reddish amber with a light tan head. Nose is light spicy wood with a faintly yeasty bread note. Light sweetness. Taste is a bit sharp, with a faint cherry note and toasted bread malt. Woody finish with a bit of milkiness. I swear there’s some heat on the finish. Nice carbonation, and a bit slick. Odd beer, with some flavors that I wouldn’t expect in an amber. Not my thing.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mrjaxson (281) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Pretty tame for an amber ale, with none of the bite that can come with the genre. Good lookin’ on the pour with a nice aroma that’s more caramel than spruce, although they’re both there. Somewhat thin on the body, and a taste that’s a little sweet and a little bitter. Solid offering from another little guy bringing good brewing back to Beertown.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shendrix (478) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 19, 2008
A pleasant brown ale that is set apart from others of the breed with grassy notes, but otherwise a fairly standard rendering of bready malts and clover hops.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mkebeerparty (10) - , USA - JUL 21, 2008
I’m not a huge fan of this beer: it’s a little darker for an amber and is a little too malty. I can see why others like it though: it has a somewhat fruity aroma and is a strong beer although relatively smooth


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