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Central Waters / Local Option De Kleine DoodCentral Waters / Local Option De Kleine Dood
BEER INFO

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

Style: Weizenbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.05%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
De Kleine Dood 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, De Kleine Dood 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, De Kleine Dood - a Belgian inspired Weissenbock – maintains the traditional characteristics of its Bavarian forbearer, with the added complexity of Belgian ale yeast. De Kleine Dood 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, De Kleine Dood is a complex ale, a marriage of distinctive styles, and an orgasmic experience for the taste buds that revel in its glory.

Added by MasterSki on 05-25-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,447
Reviews:
122
Ratings:
737
pDev:
10.51%
Bros Score:
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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Tasted in a Rastal Teku from a 1 pint 6 fl oz bottle on February 18, 2018. A collaboration between Central Waters and The Local Option in Chicago, IL. This beer maintains the traditional characteristics of its Bavarian fore bearer, with the added complexity of Belgian ale yeast. La Petite Mort is dark amber in color. It maintains a rich, full-bodied mouth-feel augmented by caramel. Hints of mild and dark fruit. Recommended.

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Photo of SpaethJam
3.94/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of gopens44
4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Brownish red and opaque with an immediate foamy beige head after a fairly forceful pour, but very little of the head endured past a minute or so, leaving a thin fizzy sheen. Nose is complex in a fairly modest sort of way, as everything blends well without any one overpowering essence. Fig, caramel, banana, oak tannins and molasses; all in blissful harmony. Taste is equally impressive, but where the fragrance was peaceful, the taste has an edge, as mainly the caramel and fig are upended by coffee and alcohol abrasivenes. While the body is overly thin, the heat in the after taste reminds that this is a big beer.

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Photo of AnitaBrewski
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Vierenner
3.67/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I get sort of a sour aftertaste which I don't much care for.

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Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vidblain
4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dharmelink
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GOBLIN
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.81/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.55/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep caramel auburn kind of color with a light brown head that is in the 1/5" range. Boozy wheat whine like aroma and barrel presence is almost port and sweet like.

Leather, toffee, vanilla, caramel all penetrate immediately with the first sip. Its boozy but not hot. Ample use of wheat to get it this malty. Strong yet smooth. A little bit of banana in there, banana liquor bourbon going on. Carbonation is appropriately softer. Its an interesting mix of spice rack from the yeast and then large swaths of liquor feels but not necessarily a harsh alcohol burn or bitterness.

I've seen it on the shelf while on vacation since I drank it. I passed. Does seem to be a decent value and I would say check it out given that you can get it for under $10 a bomber.

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4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pour is a chestnut brown, tan head that dissipates quickly, which is to style. Aromas are led by the barrel, with vanilla and oak notes leading the way, then a caramel sweetness on the back end.

Taste is big notes of caramel and toffee, with the oak and vanilla from the barrel complementing those flavors. There's a bit of spritziness associated with the style, but not as much as I'd like. Still, this is a great sipper, especially on a fall evening. Definitely worth acquiring.

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3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ONUMello
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a weizen glass
A: Dark broth with a one-finger head
S: Malty, bourbon, plum
T: Bourbon, vanilla, plum, roasted malt, hints of nut a nd toffee
M: Full-bodied, a touch sweet
O: A bit sweet but overall quite flavorful

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4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rjd722
4.29/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of durlta
3.83/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GreenBayBA
3.79/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ZebulonXZogg
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours a dark reddish brown with a khaki head, nice lacing.
S: Bourbon, fig, plum and raisin.
T: Bourbon, vanilla and dark fruit.
F: After 4 ounces I started to feel pretty good. I expected something a bit more chewy, but it's good enuff.
O: I'm not a big fan of Belgium style beers. I'm not sure if I've had a Weizenbock before, especially a barrel aged one, but I will look for this again, one of the best beers I've had! Damn good stuff!

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Photo of RobinLee
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrKarl
4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of handmuffin
3.65/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served from bottle into glass at home. Pours a dark, reddish brown, with short lived tan head. Aroma of raisin, vanilla and bourbon. No hop aroma detectable. Flavor is more dark fruit and lots of bourbon. No hop flavor detectable. The finish is dry and unsurprisingly boozy. Full bodied with low carbonation. Overall this beer drinks exactly like a weissenbock aged in a bourbon barrel. Any Belgian yeast character is undetectable to me, but the beer is still very enjoyable.

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4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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