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

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Ratings: 499
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.44%
Wants: 46
Gots: 126 | 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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4/5  rDev -2.9%

memphischas, Oct 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Lehighace06, Oct 05, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle, no apparent bottled on date present. Acquired this bottle from the local beer store. I've never had the non barrel aged version, so I'm unable to compare. Also, my first review of what BeerAdvocate classifies as a Weizenbock. Not entirely sure what to expect.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - It pours a muddy murky caramel brown colored body with about a finger of frothy tan head. Leaves behind some good scattered strands of thick lacing. Looks very nice.

S - The aroma is very lovely - lots of woodsy cream bourbon barrel character. Vanilla, toffee, marshmallow fluff. Lots of dried dark fruits - raisins, figs, cherries. It's a complex and layered aroma.

T - Very nicely integrated bourbon barrel character - vanilla, oak, wood, toffee, dark fruits.

M - The feel is smooth and creamy, medium full bodied with good carbonation.

Overall, a nice beer from Central Waters; unable to say how it compares to the original, but the bourbon barrels have taken over in full effect. Definitely worth the price paid, and recommended.

Central Waters Local Option Bourbon Barrel-Aged La Petite Mort -----4/5.

mfnmbvp, Oct 04, 2014
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4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

September 27, 2014

22 oz bottle, cylindrical glass from someone's cabinet

A – Poured dark brown with a thin tan head, dissipating rather quickly. A lot of amber highlights.

S – A lot of vanilla and oak, followed by moderate malty sweetness. Caramel, toffee, and molasses. Bourbon does not manifest itself as alcohol burn.

T – Rich, sweet chocolate and deep vanilla, with bittersweet chocolate coming in next. Some bitterness on the finish.

M – Somewhat thin mouthfeel, mostly due to the alcohol. A lot of residual sweetness, but not out of balance.

O – I have had this on my list of beers to try for a long time, and wish I’d gotten around to it sooner. A lot of the character of a traditional doppelbock (maybe it should be called La Petite Mortinator), with the barrel aging adding some rich flavors to it. Really good stuff.

infinitebruner, Oct 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Poured this beer from a bomber into a tulip glass.

A- Beer pours brown, like you dipped your glass in a mud puddle with a 1/2 to 1 finger white cream head. The head of this beer dissipates quickly leaving a ring that hugs the glass.

S- Right off the get go, the bourbon is present. There is a hint of tart cherry and dark fruit that comes to the forefront. A bit of coconut. Looking forward to a taste!

T- The taste is great. Bourbon up front with some dark fruit, bourbon, banana and you guessed it.... Bourbon. Central Waters has quite the sipping beer here. The taste of this beer really improves as it is warmed. Delicious, I like it!

M- As this beer is sipped, it goes down great. Velvety smooth, provides a coating in the mouth that allows the flavor of this beer to linger.

O- On a crisp, cool Midwest evening, this beer is perfect. Don't rush into drinking this one. Open a bottle, share with a buddy and enjoy! I am going to let one age a bit to see how the flavors in this beer develop over time.

TheDDO, Oct 04, 2014
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5/5  rDev +21.4%

Stezz420, Oct 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

MisterMike, Oct 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Liberatiscioli, Oct 01, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +1.9%

BostonHops, Sep 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

craft_shannie, Sep 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

mportnoy, Sep 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

shehateme, Sep 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Lots of Bourbon here, both in the aroma and in the taste, but it plays well with the base beer, echoing its richness, vanilla notes, and restrained sweetness. A sipper for sure, but one that keeps drawing you on. Very nice to find this locally because of the Local Option connection.

Georgiabeer, Sep 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

little_star, Sep 28, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev 0%

AOShabaz, Sep 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

billab914, Sep 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

mrn1ceguy, Sep 27, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev -3.9%

magnusdave, Sep 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9%

warnerry, Sep 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9%

Irishize75, Sep 24, 2014
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3.48/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From notes on 5/22/14

Dark thin pour. Not much carbonation. Smell is corn, sweet bourbon. Taste is sweet bourbon. Pretty thin. Lots of alcohol.

kkleu357, Sep 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

tommyguz, Sep 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

BradleySig, Sep 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

gmendez1122, Sep 22, 2014
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4.51/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip from the bomber. A nearly opaque and deep brown with hints of ruby when held up to the light. A dense, tan head that leaves lingering lacing down the glass as you sip.
The aroma is a bit winey with some sweet malt, banana, and hints of dark fruit.
The taste changes as the beer warms and you slowly sip. it started out all plum and prune and ripe banana with hints of tobacco and booze and a nice bourbon bite. As it warmed, I got more dark chocolate and coffee and hints of vanilla.
The mouthfeel is outstanding! Smooth and creamy and luscious. Was not expecting that.
Overall, this concoction has amazing depth and is a real treat. Beautifully done!

SD-Alefan, Sep 21, 2014
Local Option Bourbon Barrel-Aged La Petite Mort from Central Waters Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 499 ratings.