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Lac Du Bay - Central Waters Brewing Co.

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11 Reviews
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Reviews: 11
Hads: 63
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 10.53%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Central Waters Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: TheSSG on 05-05-2014

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Reviews: 11 | Hads: 63
Reviews by Jordy777:
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Slightly hazy copper amber under a stiff, lacy 1” gold tinted white foam cap. Smell: Nose is malt, light grain, buscuit with large pitted fruits in the background. Taste: Starts very creamy smooth like a biscuit foam with peach that finishes with a grapefruit rind bitterness that persists long into the aftertaste. Citrus flavors come out more as it warms. Mouthfeel: The body is medium, the carbonation is fine and soft. Overall: A very drinkable English Style IPA. (481 characters)

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3.54/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle.

Look: Deep amber with a very durable head.

Flavor: There's a hint of hops in the finish leading into a moderate-mild lasting bitter aftertaste. (160 characters)

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.77/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is slightly hazy orange amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high beige head that died down rather quickly, leaving lacing covering the surface, a thick collar around the edge, and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of biscuit, caramel, toasted, and toffee malts are present in the nose along with hints of floral hops.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste starts off with initial flavors of biscuit, toasted, and toffee malts and is followed by a light to moderate amount of bitterness from the hops.
M: It feels medium-bodied and slightly crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I really enjoyed the malt profile of this IPA, which was both complex and traditional for an English-style ale. (815 characters)

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3.88/5  rDev +7.5%

12 oz. bottle, with bottling code 10014 printed on the bottleneck. No abv listed anywhere on the bottle, but the retired entry for this beer lists a 7.20% abv. Acquired this bottle as part of a mixed six pack at the local Binny's.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - It pours the usual hazed burnt sienna orange colored body with some very fine sediment lurking in the glass. Less than a finger of off-white head that leaves nice sheets of spotty lacing. Looks alright for what it is. 3.5

S - The aroma is sprucey & herbal, rather than citrusy and piney. Earthy, twiggy, spicy, with some caramel malt presence. 3.5

T - Taste follows the nose - buttery / caramel / biscuit malts, and some faded herbal / spruce / pine. Much more caramel / toffee malt forward than citrus / pine / resin forward. Very nice drinking. 4

M - The feel is smooth and creamy, sticky on the palate. Medium bodied with nice carbonation. Smooth drinking. 4

Overall, a nice representation of the style, I'd say. I've become fond of more caramel / toffee / malt driven IPA's, and this one is no exception. Recommended if it is available to you.

Central Waters Lac Du Bay -----4/5. (1,167 characters)

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3.43/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

poured 12oz bottle into pint glass.

A - Pours a light bronze color with 1.5 finger white head and moderate carbonation evident. Lacing is very heavy and coats the glass well.

S - Smells of citrus hops, Noble and pine hops, grapefruit, earthy notes along with English malt. The scent of hops and malts is very nice.

T - Citrus, pine, and Nobel hops. Caramel and English malts, grapefruit, earthy notes, bready malts. A bit less pine and citrus than the nose.

M - Medium body and moderate carbonation, with no bitter bite to it at all.

O - Overall a very good English style IPA. Nice to see Central Waters bring this back as a seasonal. (640 characters)

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3.6/5  rDev -0.3%

Pours dark amber with a lasting white head that leaves lacing.

The smell is mild - caramelized biscuit, some tea-like spicing.

The taste is of caramel with a floral, slightly aspirin-like bitterness mixed in, especially in the finish.

It becomes smoother as it progresses.

It has a firm malt character with a hop bitterness that seems stronger at the start of the brew, but less as it progresses, which is fine. It fits the character of a modern English IPA well enough...reminded me of one or two I had in London (perhaps a bit hop-forward?).
I liked it well enough to have the whole six-pack throughout the day.

Certainly worth trying! (643 characters)

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Lac Du Bay from Central Waters Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.