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
4.09/5
721 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:
#2,303
Reviews:
117
Ratings:
721
pDev:
10.51%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
60
Gots:
165
Trade:
10
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 721 |  Reviews: 117
Photo of zeff80
4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

The bourbon is upfront strongly, with vanilla, caramel, raisin and fig. A bit of heat. Low carbonation, a bit heavy. I can't say it obviously comes across as a weizenbock, the bourbon aging is just as advertised. Good, not remarkable.

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Photo of Rammed96
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Whiskeydeez
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tylerstravis
3.67/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Strange base beer to barrel age.

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.41/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cmwilliq
4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GorillaBean
3.27/5  rDev -20%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of bloatednemesis
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jzeilinger
3.84/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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

Pours like root beer. Smells sweet. The bourbon taste dominates, but is very nice. There is a sweet malt backbone. There is also a delicate herbal yeasty fkavor.

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Photo of yesterdayfaraway
3.71/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L: pours rusty brown with no head. Pretty dark in the glass though
S: bourbon, brown sugar sweetness, toffee but medicinal
T: tastes like bourbon ba barleywine. Sweet caramel, nice bourbon. The beer is just isn't robust, nor refined, needs some work
F: not smooth, fairly thin too.

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Photo of gruss004
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BHansen214
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FriedSlug
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a ruddy brown with tan head. The aroma is raisins, oak, booze, chocolate and vanilla. The taste is sweet, boozy, raisins, chocolate and vanilla notes. There is a bit of heat on this one but the booze is not overpowering. Pretty solid brew.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zazzi82
3.8/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stephens101
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dark brown with two-fingers of compact tan froth. Smell is complex with bold notes of caramel, brown sugar, and plum followed by less prominent prune juice and charred wood. Tastes of brown bread, brown sugar, faint spice and caramel. Sweet for the most part but not cloying or unbalanced. Medium and syrupy in parts. A slight, tingly alcohol burn as it goes. Not as good as the real thing, but pretty damn enjoyable nevertheless.

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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 travolta
3.64/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheBlueJerzzzz
3.59/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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

Central Waters / Local Option De Kleine Dood from Central Waters Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 721 ratings
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