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Local Option Bourbon Barrel-Aged La Petite Mort - Central Waters Brewing Co.

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92
outstanding

382 Ratings
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Ratings: 382
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 9.93%
Wants: 38
Gots: 91 | FT: 14
Brewed by:
Central Waters Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  9.05% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Bourbon Barrel Aged La Petite Mort is a Belgian inspired Weissenbock brewed as a collaboration between The Local Option and Central Waters Brewery in Amherst, Wisconsin. Originally released in summer 2012, BBA La Petite Mort will be available in spring 2013 on draft and in large format bottles.

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, Bourbon Barrel Aged La Petite Mort - a Belgian inspired Weissenbock – maintains the traditional characteristics of its Bavarian forbearer, with the added complexity of Belgian ale yeast. BBA La Petite Mort is dark amber in color; maintains a rich, full-bodied mouth-feel augmented by caramel; mild and dark fruit; and vanilla and bourbon aromas as a result of six months of aging on Heaven Hill Barrels.. Rounded out by an unostentatious bourbon driven aroma from brief bourbon barrel aging, BBA La Petite Mort is a complex ale, a marriage of distinctive styles, and an orgasmic experience for the taste buds that revel in its glory.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 05-25-2012)
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EdwardK77

New York

4.75/5  rDev +15%

A- Poured a 22 ounce bomber into a Weizen glass, great head retention over a dark ale. The head maintains a creaminess that is hard to come by.

S- Not sure if otherworldly is a fair term to use in a review (at least not if I want to seem partial, which in this case I don't) but this beer is a 100 in the scent category. Bourbon is perfectly captured in the scent department, with amazing vanilla being the most pronounced. Upon further review I feel like I'm sensing nutmeg and cinammon. (And I have a crap sense of smell)

T- I've enjoyed the benefit of bourbon barrels on stouts before but this may even surpass that. The vanilla and bourbon are amazing in this beer, really nice caramel sweetness as well.

M- Extremely smooth with a nice sticky presence from the caramel and vanilla flavor components. Perfect carbonation is present.

O- This was a sensational beer. The weizenbock is as good or better a way to deliver the bourbon flavors than a stout. I wasn't sure what to expect with this (other than it would be good because Central Waters was involved) but it has exceeded my expectations.

08-27-2014 01:55:43 | More by EdwardK77
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wcu80

Georgia

4/5  rDev -3.1%

08-26-2014 17:21:13 | More by wcu80
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kjrod20

New York

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

08-26-2014 01:44:17 | More by kjrod20
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alostplot

Illinois

4.64/5  rDev +12.3%

08-25-2014 06:20:22 | More by alostplot
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mnredsoxfan69

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +9%

A high alcohol dive into a maelstrom of coconut, raisins, bourbon and other dark fruits. Truly an amazing brew which must be experienced. Sip, do not chug. Savor it, do not merely knock it back and your palate shall be richly rewarded beyond your wildest dreams.

08-25-2014 03:38:25 | More by mnredsoxfan69
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.1%

08-24-2014 21:15:30 | More by djrn2
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ahbithwabm

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.1%

08-24-2014 09:09:51 | More by ahbithwabm
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jaydoc

Kansas

4.3/5  rDev +4.1%

08-24-2014 05:22:39 | More by jaydoc
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

08-24-2014 00:54:13 | More by jfcaa193
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woodchip

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

08-23-2014 21:19:46 | More by woodchip
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Sconi_tom

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +9%

08-23-2014 20:12:17 | More by Sconi_tom
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Jonp82

Ohio

4.16/5  rDev +0.7%

08-23-2014 04:35:25 | More by Jonp82
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mhats357

Ohio

3.12/5  rDev -24.5%

08-21-2014 18:51:34 | More by mhats357
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quetzal013

California

4.5/5  rDev +9%

08-21-2014 03:46:28 | More by quetzal013
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oberon

North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev -0.7%

08-20-2014 21:53:59 | More by oberon
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jplopez21

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.1%

08-20-2014 16:32:22 | More by jplopez21
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ronricorossi

California

4/5  rDev -3.1%

Bottle purchased from The Good Hop, the new bottle shop/tap room sprouted up in Uptown Oakland.

Two qualities I prize in beers: malty sweetness, and bourbon barrel aging. They often go hand in hand (thank god), and La Petite Mort is no exception. Is it SO good as to merit its name, which is a euphemism for "orgasm" in French? I don't know, man, I don't know. It takes some balls to call your beer "orgasm". But it's damn good.

As has been mentioned by other reviews, how often do you see a weizenbock bourbon barrel aged? Or ANY style outside porter, stout, or quad? I applaud the idea, and the sweet weizenbock flavors sit comfortably on the BBA notes, all those sweet German dark purple fruits mixing really well with the vanilla and bourbon.

Is it perfect? Nah. But it's a damn good idea, and an interesting experiment. Well worth a try.

08-20-2014 01:56:55 | More by ronricorossi
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Pjamiri


4.64/5  rDev +12.3%

08-18-2014 02:32:59 | More by Pjamiri
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muskiesman

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

08-17-2014 16:51:52 | More by muskiesman
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Bosoxfan20

Missouri

3.27/5  rDev -20.8%

Dark brown bark color with fair amount of light coming through. Faint, wispy head that settles into a ring quickly. 3.5

Lots of bourbon coming through, huge baverian malts, caramel, and toasted character. You have my interest…3.75

Intense bourbon paves the way for a mix of bready, malty notes with caramel and vanilla. The darker fruit from the Belgian aspects make for an interesting twist. 3.25

Soft and creamy. Lighter body resembling the weissenbock . Low carbonation 3.5

Unique to say the least. Some of it worked, but at times it seemed off. 3.25

08-16-2014 17:36:16 | More by Bosoxfan20
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prototypic

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

08-16-2014 02:33:26 | More by prototypic
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avalon07

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

A: Poured from a bottle to a weizen glass. Had a dark brown color and a thick consistency. There was a two inch, creamy, off white, long-lasting head. Pretty good lacing.

S: A strong aroma of bourbon, wheat, and dark fruit.

T: Tasted of light wheat notes, a lot of bourbon, dark fruit (plums?), malt, and a hint of vanilla. Not your typical weizenbock flavor, but very robust and flavorful. The wheat element takes a secondary role to the bourbon, but that's a good thing.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a sharp finish. Medium-bodied.

O: An unusual beer. How often do you hear of a German-style beer being bourbon barrel aged? very complex and definitely drinkable.

08-15-2014 21:48:08 | More by avalon07
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PretzelCity

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

08-15-2014 06:29:22 | More by PretzelCity
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jak

North Carolina

4.04/5  rDev -2.2%

08-13-2014 04:15:23 | More by jak
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djtomain

Florida

4/5  rDev -3.1%

08-12-2014 23:41:34 | More by djtomain
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Local Option Bourbon Barrel-Aged La Petite Mort from Central Waters Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 382 ratings.