Central Waters / Local Option De Kleine Dood | Central Waters Brewing Co.

Central Waters / Local Option De Kleine DoodCentral Waters / Local Option De Kleine Dood
BA SCORE
90%
Liked This Beer
4.09 w/ 718 ratings
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:
#2,281
Reviews:
117
Ratings:
718
Liked:
646
Avg:
4.09/5
pDev:
10.51%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
60
Gots:
165
Trade:
10
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Ratings: 718 |  Reviews: 117
Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of acurtis
3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of jaydoc
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.63/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to jmgrub for sharing this one at Wowcoolman's tasting.

Pours a murky honey brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, caramel, toffee, vanilla, and bourbon aromas. Taste is much the same with caramel, vanilla, and bourbon flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of woody bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty but seems almost a bit watered down.

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Knapp85
4.51/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This beer surprised me. I wasn't sure what to expect from a Barrel Aged Weizenbock. The beer poured out as a hazy brown color with a cream colored head on it. The smell was pretty nice, it had a good amount of the barrel mixed with the banana and clove notes which I found interesting. The taste was about the same but had some sweetness going on in there too. Overall this beer impressed me, it was better that I thought it'd be.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of metter98
4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

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.

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4.01/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A strong bourbon-barrel influence with a malty-sweet backbone ensures a masculine but whimsical taste that come together in the most enticing but unusual way. its delivery isn't exactly what's promised. It might just be better.

As its lavish sweetness layers upon the palate, waves of caramel, toffee, maple and vanilla meet that of sorghum, honey and faint chocolate- all ahead of a playful oak, fruit and spice undertow.

And as the highly complex taste rolls over the middle, it sheds its finesse banana, clove and vinous character and fixates on bourbon sweetness, wood caramels, vanillans, oak tannin and coffee. With any hop balance in far recession, the beer relies heavily on its sheer complexity and power for balance.

its lightly viscous finish makes this potent ale a sipping elixir rather than a "drinkable" ale. Meant to contend with port, sherry and madera, the taste and potency of a Petite Mort ensures a long, spicy, and savory finish that clings to the taste buds in strong dessert-like fashion.

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3.35/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On-draught at Rattle N Hum in NYC:

The bourbon presence is amazing, emphasizing vanilla but not overwhelming the base. Dark fruit and Caramel lend this fine ale a gooey warm presence on the palate.

Full bodied and heavy on the palate. Good carbonation.

Though it lacks the style's signature yeast esters (especially banana), it's best regarded as a beer that lies outside style conventions.

A weizenbock for the bourbon barrel imperial stout lover.

B-

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4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours crystal clear deep reddish brown color with a 1 finger fairly dense and fluffy khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big caramel, brown sugar, toffee, brown bread, vanilla, bourbon, toasted oak, coconut, pepper, and clove; with lighter notes of raisin, plum, fig, date, apple, milk chocolate, cocoa, banana, and yeast/oak/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, bourbon barrel, and light-moderate fruity/spicy yeast notes; with great strength. Taste of big caramel, brown sugar, toffee, brown bread, vanilla, bourbon, toasted oak, coconut, pepper, and clove; with lighter notes of raisin, plum, fig, date, apple, milk chocolate, cocoa, banana, and yeast/oak/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate yeast and bourbon/oak spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, toffee, brown bread, vanilla, bourbon, toasted oak, coconut, pepper, clove, light dark fruit/chocolate, and oak/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt, bourbon barrel, and light-moderate fruity/spicy yeast flavors; with a great malt, yeast, and bourbon/oak spiciness balance, and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy, and lightly sticky/chalky/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is an excellent BBA weizenbock. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt, bourbon barrel, and light-moderate fruity/spicy yeast flavors; very smooth and easy to sip on for the big ABV. This feels more like a doppelbock than a weizenbock due to lower yeast character; but still has great malt/barrel complexity and balance. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of mothman
4.14/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Caramel brown in color.

Flavors of vanilla, oak, and bourbon. Toffee and caramel. Some dark fruit flavors with molasses. Very bock like with awesome barrel flavors. Wheat as well.

Mouthfeel: Warming and smooth. Full bodied. Medium to low carbonation. Ends clean.

Overall, a great beer with a lot of flavor. Strong, but enjoyable.

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

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Beer rating: 90% out of 100 with 718 ratings
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