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

Local Option Bourbon Barrel-Aged La Petite MortLocal Option Bourbon Barrel-Aged La Petite Mort

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227 Ratings
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Ratings: 227
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.49%


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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jjanega08

Minnesota

3.74/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

No freshness dating

A= Pours a deep rich brown color verging on black with a thin creamy head on it that rises and holds some steady retention with nice lacing on the glass.

S= The smell is filled with sweet bourbon. Large bourbon in the nose with cherries and vanilla coming through. Very sweet smelling.

T= The taste is full of a nice bourbon taste without having a big booze taste. The cherry smell dies and leaves way for tons of vanilla and oak in the taste. A little wheat character comes through leaving it's mark briefly before more bourbon comes through.

M= The mouth is nice and thick and coating.

O= This beer is solid. If you like the other bourbon barrel beers from central waters you will like this. While I like it I'm starting to think of Central waters as a one trick pony when it comes to barrel aged beers. The barrel character is great but the depth of the flavors are lacking.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2013 01:50:45 | More by jjanega08
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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.

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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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Local Option Bourbon Barrel-Aged La Petite Mort from Central Waters Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 227 ratings.