Lac Du Bay | Central Waters Brewing Co.

Lac Du BayLac Du Bay
BA SCORE
52.3%
Liked This Beer
3.64 w/ 65 ratings
Lac Du BayLac Du Bay
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Central Waters Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States
centralwaters.com

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by TheSSG on 05-05-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
65
Liked:
34
Avg:
3.64/5
pDev:
9.62%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 65 |  Reviews: 11
Reviews by mrjbrown27:
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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Photo of SD-Alefan
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Loganpatrick503
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of pat61
4.16/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Slightly hazy copper amber under a stiff, lacy 1” gold tinted white foam cap. Smell: Nose is malt, light grain, buscuit with large pitted fruits in the background. Taste: Starts very creamy smooth like a biscuit foam with peach that finishes with a grapefruit rind bitterness that persists long into the aftertaste. Citrus flavors come out more as it warms. Mouthfeel: The body is medium, the carbonation is fine and soft. Overall: A very drinkable English Style IPA.

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Photo of chinchill
3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle.

Look: Deep amber with a very durable head.

Flavor: There's a hint of hops in the finish leading into a moderate-mild lasting bitter aftertaste.

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Photo of cmwilliq
3.82/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheArtOfWort
3.24/5  rDev -11%

Photo of Faunland
3.36/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kunstman
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of pjkelley82
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of jsh420
2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

Photo of Hendrick24
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of bigbeers84
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of metter98
3.77/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is slightly hazy orange amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high beige head that died down rather quickly, leaving lacing covering the surface, a thick collar around the edge, and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of biscuit, caramel, toasted, and toffee malts are present in the nose along with hints of floral hops.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste starts off with initial flavors of biscuit, toasted, and toffee malts and is followed by a light to moderate amount of bitterness from the hops.
M: It feels medium-bodied and slightly crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I really enjoyed the malt profile of this IPA, which was both complex and traditional for an English-style ale.

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Photo of mfnmbvp
3.88/5  rDev +6.6%

12 oz. bottle, with bottling code 10014 printed on the bottleneck. No abv listed anywhere on the bottle, but the retired entry for this beer lists a 7.20% abv. Acquired this bottle as part of a mixed six pack at the local Binny's.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - It pours the usual hazed burnt sienna orange colored body with some very fine sediment lurking in the glass. Less than a finger of off-white head that leaves nice sheets of spotty lacing. Looks alright for what it is. 3.5

S - The aroma is sprucey & herbal, rather than citrusy and piney. Earthy, twiggy, spicy, with some caramel malt presence. 3.5

T - Taste follows the nose - buttery / caramel / biscuit malts, and some faded herbal / spruce / pine. Much more caramel / toffee malt forward than citrus / pine / resin forward. Very nice drinking. 4

M - The feel is smooth and creamy, sticky on the palate. Medium bodied with nice carbonation. Smooth drinking. 4

Overall, a nice representation of the style, I'd say. I've become fond of more caramel / toffee / malt driven IPA's, and this one is no exception. Recommended if it is available to you.

Central Waters Lac Du Bay -----4/5.

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Photo of Brewzma
3.43/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of robear
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of northcoastwolf
3.3/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of Dovers
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ri0
3.81/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

poured 12oz bottle into pint glass.

A - Pours a light bronze color with 1.5 finger white head and moderate carbonation evident. Lacing is very heavy and coats the glass well.

S - Smells of citrus hops, Noble and pine hops, grapefruit, earthy notes along with English malt. The scent of hops and malts is very nice.

T - Citrus, pine, and Nobel hops. Caramel and English malts, grapefruit, earthy notes, bready malts. A bit less pine and citrus than the nose.

M - Medium body and moderate carbonation, with no bitter bite to it at all.

O - Overall a very good English style IPA. Nice to see Central Waters bring this back as a seasonal.

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Photo of jwc215
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%

Pours dark amber with a lasting white head that leaves lacing.

The smell is mild - caramelized biscuit, some tea-like spicing.

The taste is of caramel with a floral, slightly aspirin-like bitterness mixed in, especially in the finish.

It becomes smoother as it progresses.

It has a firm malt character with a hop bitterness that seems stronger at the start of the brew, but less as it progresses, which is fine. It fits the character of a modern English IPA well enough...reminded me of one or two I had in London (perhaps a bit hop-forward?).
I liked it well enough to have the whole six-pack throughout the day.

Certainly worth trying!

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Photo of Rand_ale_Thor
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of atone315
3.98/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Danmullens1
3.75/5  rDev +3%

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Lac Du Bay from Central Waters Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 52.3% out of 100 with 65 ratings
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