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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our flagship brand; this medium bodied amber ale starts with a rich malt flourish that’s kept in perfect balance by a smooth hop finish. This MKE original is similar to a German style alt beer.

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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ccex (1277) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2012
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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Juelze (1146) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 29, 2009
Picked up a bottle of this at Ridgeview. Pours a rich amber color with lots of particulate floating about and thin white head. Aroma is of caramel, light fruit and mild hops. Taste is of sweet caramel malt, light fruit, mild citrus hops and light brown sugar. Surprisingly, this isn’t at all bad for a style that I generally don’t care for. Good job on this one.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 8, 2002
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2006 A very drinkable amber ale with a bit more flavor than you would expect. Nice crispy hoppiness and toasty carmel flavors that makes this brew very drinkable. Available in the bottle locatlly in Milwaukee.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2011
12 oz. Bottle. Poured an amberish color with a medium to light head. Classic malty amber. Decent brew but nothing crazy.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 20, 2011
This beer is really pretty decent, but still nothing much to it. I like some more complexity.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aggiebob (1073) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JAN 28, 2017
Bottle. Copper color poured with a quickly dissipating off-white head. Malty aroma with notes of caramel. It is light bodied with some light metallicness in the taste.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheBeerLover (1027) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 25, 2006
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2010
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.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ericular (1014) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Not much to speak of here. Hints of this, light amounts of that. Where’s the flavor? Session ale is one thing, but let’s not lose the flavor. Dangerously close to macro water beer territory.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 26, 2012
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.


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