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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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291 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 291
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 39
Gots: 70 | FT: 7
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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22oz bomber poured into Duvel tulip.

A: Pours a dark, murky brown with small tan head.

S: Bourbon, caramel, vanilla, and brown sugar.

T: Bourbon, caramel, vanilla, metallic, and lightly buttery.

M: Medium body, higher carbonation. Provides a slight spicy burn. Not quite the smooth feel I get from the BA offerings.

O: I can't say I've ever disliked a BA offering from CW. Very good for the style, though I would still prefer a good BA stout or scotch ale. In the end, the price is right and absolutely worth the purchase.

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As its lavish sweetness layers upon the palate, waves of caramel, toffee, maple and vanilla meet that of sorghum, honey and faint chocolate- all ahead of a playful oak, fruit and spice undertow.

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Local Option Bourbon Barrel-Aged La Petite Mort from Central Waters Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 291 ratings.