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

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92
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371 Ratings
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Ratings: 371
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 37
Gots: 91 | FT: 13
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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Jparker37

Wisconsin

4.41/5  rDev +7%

1pt 6oz bottle poured into a Weizen glass.

A - Dark brown with extreme cloudiness+++. Medium tan head falls to a small cap. No lacing.

S - Smooth vanilla boozy notes. Mild banana esters. Smokey phenols. Plenty of barrel qualities. Red fruit shows up as it warms.

T - Layers of rich smooth chocolate and caramel malts. Wheat quality midway falls to the boozy mellow cigar/vanilla flavors. Leaves pretty dry with a pleasurable alcohol warmth.

M - Super creamy, medium-full bodied, semi-sweet, medium carbonation.

O - All signs point to a great Weizenbock previous to the barrel, the bourbon barrel adds tremendous depth. Great look to this, aroma only teases more. Flavor features so many great dimensions, all working great. The perfect body is a bonus.

06-01-2013 01:22:17 | More by Jparker37
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oberon

North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev -0.5%

08-20-2014 21:53:59 | More by oberon
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don1481

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -2.9%

On tap here at Stubbys, poured into a goblet.

Appearance: darkish muddy Brown, no head at all. No carbonation it seems.

Smell: bourbon, vanilla, some toffee notes. Definitely a sweet smell.

Taste: a sweet taste with some bourbon notes. Not an overpowering taste that slams you in the face but a more "hey, how's it going" vibe.

Mouthfeel: yeah, really no carbonation to speak of. Goes down cleanly, with only a slight aftertaste.

Overall: good, but the barleywine and bourbon barrel stout offerings are better from CW. Both offer more complex flavors and just stand out more amongst their peers for their offerings.

01-31-2014 00:59:30 | More by don1481
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DanGeo

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -9%

06-30-2013 01:13:39 | More by DanGeo
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Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

07-05-2014 01:37:09 | More by Schlais
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Washington

4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

06-29-2014 18:17:32 | More by NWer
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Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -9%

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Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

07-10-2014 21:00:15 | More by Mugenlude
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Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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Wisconsin

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07-05-2014 00:03:50 | More by tyleeis
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

06-09-2014 02:02:22 | More by Cynic-ale
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District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -2.9%

04-05-2014 20:27:44 | More by jtladner
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +5.1%

(Served in a tulip glass)
A- This beer pours a dense hazy milk chocolate body with a thin wisp of tan head and some microbubbles that glide to the surface.

S- The sweet rich blend of dark caramel malts and big fresh barrel aromas lead to a brown sugar note and grape seed hints in the finish.

T- The rich vanilla oak and bread crust flavors blend with dark sweet malts and paper straws with some spicy cinnamon phenolics in the finish. There is a sweetness in the finish that is cut by the alcohol spice.

M- The medium-light mouthfeel has a nice alcohol warmth in the finish.

O- The big wonderful barrel flavor is complimented by sweet dark toasted malts and caramel malt character. A classic pairing.

07-04-2013 03:59:06 | More by rhoadsrage
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Iparedman

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

08-02-2014 03:31:34 | More by Iparedman
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weonfire

Illinois

2.85/5  rDev -30.8%

A - Dark brown- like a cola, pinky thickness-light cream head, light carbonation rising, high amount of lacing

S - Booze. Hints of aged fruit, Oak, Vanilla

T - Malty, candied fruit, real sweet, Booze, carmel, chocolate, Oak and Vanilla. Finished was candied fruit booze

M - medium body, high carbonation, booze

O - Disappointment. I am a huge fan of CW and this is by far the worst beer I have had from them. I surly hope there was some handling problem between bottling and my drinking to explain this product. This a booze filled- non flavorful, super sweet maltiness. Even the bourbon tasted poor. I hate saying all this negativity - this was a shock.

06-13-2013 01:07:09 | More by weonfire
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4.1/5  rDev -0.5%

Bottle from Spring 2013
Dense murky brown pour and decent head which recedes to the edges.

The nose is a masterpiece. Aromas of brandy, vanilla, rum raisins, Belgium sugars, caramels and molasses. Very rich indeed.

Bittersweet chocolate and now distinct mellow bourbon engages the conversation calling attention to barrel characteristics of vanilla and oak. Also picking up on some clove.

Full bodied and carbonation is sufficient.

I've had a few of these and this is my last one from the "cellar". I tried a Weizenbock, Vitus to be specific, to really enjoy what Heaven Hill barrels can do for this. I think this is harsher at colder temps and come to really dig this as it warms. The bitterness is a bit much for me on the onset but generally comes into its own. Bold and audacious!

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

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3.94/5  rDev -4.4%

Thanks to Jeff for this one. 22oz. bomber into a Brooklyn Brewery snifter. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a 2 finger fine light cream head with good retention. Beer is dark, almost opaque brown. Lacing is thick and layered with good stick. Really good.

Nose is deep and robust. Hazelnut, brown sugar, plum and syrup. Sweet booze lingers in the background but isn't overwhelming. Balanced. Nice.

Opens hazelnut shell, caramel, and brown sugar. Grainy and boozy. Sweet maple syrup and molasses in the middle. Nutty at the end with hints of sweet bourbon. Finishes molasses and booze. Aftertaste of shell and plum. Pretty good.

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