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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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388 Ratings
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Ratings: 388
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 9.93%
Wants: 40
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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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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khargro2

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

08-12-2014 03:16:39 | More by khargro2
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Dreadnaught33

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

08-10-2014 23:53:49 | More by Dreadnaught33
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ChicagoNick

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

08-10-2014 22:56:51 | More by ChicagoNick
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MastaShonuf

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

08-10-2014 15:43:56 | More by MastaShonuf
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Gobzilla

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

08-10-2014 01:46:48 | More by Gobzilla
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soze47

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +9%

08-09-2014 20:12:31 | More by soze47
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.93/5  rDev -4.8%

650 mL bottle pourd into a snifter. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Deep reddish brown. Khaki head. Medium collar. Faint surface wisps.

Smell - Bourbon and tons of vanilla. Sweet caramel. I may be imagining a slight bubble gummy aroma.

Taste - Bourbon is nice. Vanilla as well. Caramel gets just a touch of wheat and darker chocolate malts. Slightly fruity. Very dry, unpleasantly so.

Mouthfeel - Rough finish. Very dry and slightly boozy. Everything else works.

Overall - Flavors are nice, despite the finish. Quite a bit of barrel.

08-09-2014 18:20:42 | More by Alieniloquium
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LiquidAmber

Washington

4.54/5  rDev +9.9%

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a very dark brown, appearing pitch black in the glass with a fine one finger light brown head with great retention and lots of lacing. Fine aroma of bourbon, caramel, vanilla, dark malt, dark dried fruit; not getting much wheat here. What an interesting flavor! Starts very much like a bourbon stout, but it quickly becomes clear that the body of this is not dark toasted malt, but lighter wheat. There is not time for for the surprise of the lighter body to register when great bourbon and vanilla flavors beging to dominate the flavor. Finishes with more vanilla, oak and bourbon. A hint of booziness, but enough complexity to cover it. Medium bodied. A complete surprise and not like anything I've tasted before. The depth and strength of the bourbon and barrel flavors seem too much for anything but a rich malt body to cover, but this is wonderfully balanced and somehow the wheat is up to the task. Little bock character here; this seems more like an Imperial hefeweizen (never tried one, but this is what I'd imagine) on bourbon steroids. An amazing production and trying reminds me of the pleasant surprise of trying a bourbon stout for the first time. Excellent and world class. Maybe I'm a sucker for bourbon flavors, but I loved this.

08-08-2014 03:58:53 | More by LiquidAmber
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clayrock81

Virginia

4.03/5  rDev -2.4%

Poured a dark brown body with one finger head that stuck around forever in lace ring form. Aroma is bourbon/boozy, dark fruits like black cherry and figs. Smooth, crisp carbonation, fuller body from yeast, also has a creaminess to it and there is some nice sweetness to beer comprised of vanilla, toffee, fig, caramel. Good balance as the dark fruits (black cherry, figs, possible raisins) balance with malty sweetness, woodiness and slight booziness. Finishes slick and easy and hides the alcohol real well. More sweet than I thought a dopple could be and really works.

08-08-2014 01:18:35 | More by clayrock81
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ralerwen

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

08-07-2014 15:45:12 | More by ralerwen
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MikeCactusGordon

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

08-07-2014 15:01:03 | More by MikeCactusGordon
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patdunkel

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +9%

08-06-2014 19:09:09 | More by patdunkel
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meanmutt

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.1%

08-06-2014 14:05:24 | More by meanmutt
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MaseFace

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -3.1%

08-06-2014 01:27:18 | More by MaseFace
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notchucknorris

California

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

A: Pours a dark caramel brown color with a quickly receding khaki colored head.

S: Lots of sweet bourbon notes right away. Caramel, vanilla and some wet oak. I'm really not getting much beyond that, though. Maybe a little bit of hazelnut.

T: Lots and lots of bourbon without really becoming too hot. Beyond that though, I'm really not getting much here at all. A little bit of toasted walnut, oak, caramel, brown sugar and just a hint of dryness, but I'm thinking that all that is from the bourbon. The mouthfeel is really, really weak. The bourbon walks all over the beer here. It's not a bad beer, but I wouldnt go for this again.

08-05-2014 05:51:00 | More by notchucknorris
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Danmullens1

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

08-04-2014 00:38:28 | More by Danmullens1
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Bandi

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.1%

08-03-2014 19:16:24 | More by Bandi
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metter98

New York

4.18/5  rDev +1.2%

A: The beer is hazy ver dark brown in color. It poured with a short beige colored head that died down, leaving large wisps of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate to strong aromas of bourbon are present in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste is filled with flavors of bourbon and has lots of associated vanilla.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. No warming from the alcohol is perceptible.
O: The wheat body of this beer makes it very easy to drink for a bourbon barrel aged beer. You can't tell that the underlying beer is a weizenbock. Although the bourbon is quite strong, it doesn't burn your mouth.

08-03-2014 19:12:35 | More by metter98
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smithj4

New York

4/5  rDev -3.1%

08-03-2014 19:09:28 | More by smithj4
Local Option Bourbon Barrel-Aged La Petite Mort from Central Waters Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 388 ratings.