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Local Option La Petite Mort - Central Waters Brewing Co.

Local Option La Petite Mort
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very good

56 Ratings
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.08%

Brewed by:
Central Waters Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  9.05% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

La Petite Mort is a Belgian inspired Weissenbock brewed as a one off collaboration between The Local Option and Central Waters Brewery in Amherst, Wisconsin. When Central Waters decided to open its brew house for its first collaboration beer, Chicago’s Local Option was the obvious partner in crime. The resulting brainchild, La Petite Mort - a Belgian inspired Weissenbock – maintains the traditional characteristics of its Bavarian forbearer, with the added complexity of Belgian ale yeast. La Petite Mort is dark amber in color; maintains a rich, full-bodied mouth-feel augmented by caramel; mild and dark fruit.

(Beer added by: znichols on 12-08-2011)
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Photo of TMoney2591


4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a Grieskirchner weizen glass at Local Option.

After enjoying Dampf Loc, I'm looking forward to trying this collab. It pours a hazy burnt sienna topped by about two fingers of cream-white foam. The nose comprises banana, clove, dark wheat, and some light brown sugar. Delightful. The taste brings in more of the same, but with more brown sugar and some cinnamon, creating a decent amount of sweetness that works in this beer. The body is a straight medium, with a very light moderate carbonation and a smooth, lightly grainy feel. Overall, a very nice weizenbock, indeed. These Local Option boys gotta keep the recipes comin'...

Serving type: on-tap

01-05-2012 03:43:08 | More by TMoney2591
Photo of cdkrenz


4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks again to my brother for the gift of beer.

A - A medium brown body with a ton of haze. It has a light tan head with decent stamina and great lacing.

S - It has a slight coffee aroma among a roasted malt and sweet scent.

T - A yeasty taste of a Belgian strain. The malt has a medium to high level of roastiness. The flavors really devlop well as the growler is empties.

M - The feel is rather thick with a mild stickiness left in the finish.

~ I really like the interesting qualities this beverage has to offer. I strongly recommend this beer to anyone who enjoys a fine brew.

Serving type: growler

12-29-2011 03:34:47 | More by cdkrenz
Photo of Florida9


3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap @ Hopleaf

A: Cloudy brown. Looks like sewage. Served with a thin creamy tan head that settles to a thick surface coating. Lots of lacing.

S: Toffee, caramel, and raisins. Lightly sweet butterscotch.

T: Lots of toffee and quite malty. Toasted malts, sweet caramel, oak, vanilla. Finishes with lots of spice. Finish is rather aggressive actually with some dry persistent fusel spice.

M: Medium in body. Thinner than the taste would leave you to believe. Sweet up front, but exceedingly dry on the finish. Moderate bitterness.

O: I'm admittedly not familiar with the style, but I've got to question any beer named after the French phrase for orgasm. Overall, I did enjoy this beer. Strong, malty, and with a lot of interesting flavors.

Serving type: on-tap

12-10-2011 21:31:36 | More by Florida9
Photo of MasterSki


3.53/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Jake Melnick's. Served in a taster stange.

A - A finger of tan foam settles to a partial cap and thick collar, leaving behind splotchy lace spots. Murky red-brown body with some purplish highlights to it.

S - I was initially quite confused, as I'm 99.9% certain the lines were crossed at Jake Melnick's. I asked for Morning Wood, and I got this beer, to which my first response was "Where's the coffee?", followed by "Is this some sort of dunkelweizen?" In any case, this beer smells like chocolate, nuts, banana bread, toasted grains, a hint of caramel, and some spicy, estery yeast.

T - Nuts and berries, fruity, estery yeast, some roasted grains and earthiness, and a light char note. Not as sweet as the aroma, but has a very crisp and clean finish to it. Alcohol is reasonably well-hidden.

M - Zesty carbonation, medium body with some grit and chaffed wheat texture to it. Lightly dry finish with minimal alcohol warmth.

D - Weird beer - I get more German character than Belgian. Not really a style that gets a lot of love from the community, but a nice American attempt at it all the same. I probably wouldn't order a full pour of this, especially at Local Option's price.

Serving type: on-tap

12-08-2011 19:09:32 | More by MasterSki
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3/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- dark maple color. Very hazy, almost dirty. Whatev. I'm not opposed to unfiltered beer. Little to no head. Some solid lacing, surprisingly.

S- belgian yeast, wood, candied nuts. Decent smell to this beer but its pretty subtle. Expected more pop!

T- kind of a hodge podge of flavor. Belgian yeast and alcohol dominate. There is a touch of banana, cinnamon, bread, and maple syrup. Complex but not amazing.

M- pretty watery, light carbonation. Not bad but I expected it to be a little heftier. Light body.

O- this is a decent beer. Its an american take on a dark belgian. A little more mild than I expected. That's all.

Serving type: on-tap

12-08-2011 05:03:05 | More by znichols
Local Option La Petite Mort from Central Waters Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.