1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

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

Not Rated.
Local Option Bourbon Barrel-Aged La Petite MortLocal Option Bourbon Barrel-Aged La Petite Mort

Educational use only; do not reuse.

554 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 554
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 46
Gots: 140 | 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:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 05-25-2012

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: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 554 | Reviews: 80 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of CWhite
5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of lakelouielover
5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of MattSharpless
5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of cdkrenz
5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of twbeecher
5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of Stezz420
5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of bradner
5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of Vukusich
5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of climbeer07
5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of Steggun
5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of akeiii
4.91/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I love Belgium style of ales. I also love bourbon barrel aging. This is an excellent example of both. Full taste that feels good in your mouth and looks good. Good head that stays well without being excessive. I was pleasantly surprised to find a brew from a brewing company I hadn't heard of or tried that was this good. I will definitely be looking for more!

Photo of mcox308
4.85/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of NWer
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of tyleeis
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of Rborre321
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of kdwruck
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of djcira
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of Shanin
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of EdwardK77
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

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.

Photo of ianw87
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Best 6.99 barrel aged beer I have ever had....What a great beer at a low price point. Local Option rules.

Photo of DrGonzoDDS
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of Can_has_beer
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of WarEagle04
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of DersOne
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of Penguin3200
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Local Option Bourbon Barrel-Aged La Petite Mort from Central Waters Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 554 ratings.