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

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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
Ratings:
707
Reviews:
112
Avg:
4
pDev:
11%
 
 
Wants:
57
Gots:
161
For Trade:
9
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Ratings: 707 |  Reviews: 112
Photo of Bluecrow
4.23/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of freewill35
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bobv
4.21/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice, light tan head.
Slight raisin, slight toffee, slight nougat, slight bourbon on the nose.
Understated, but, it all seems to work very well together.
Taste follows the nose a bit with some chocolate as it warms. Very nice.
Creamy mouthfeel that enhances the experience even more.
Overall, I know a few people I can share this with that would really enjoy it.
I did!

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Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bbtkd
4.11/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Central Waters De Kleine Dood on tap, 9.05% ABV, 38 IBU, Weizenbock style. Two fingers of head, one by the time I got a decent picture. Pours thin and brown, not much lacing. This is my first Weizenbock and it was really good. Nose is bourbon, taste follows. Another taste in there I couldn't place, perhaps leather. Opens sweet, some bitterness on close but not bad. Overall, would get it again - though not my favorite Central Waters beer.

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Photo of Josholson666
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MattyG85
4.49/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of osuskin
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Shockey
4.28/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SweetwaterTuonker
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Angerhaus
3.53/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of shirtless_mike
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brittanylicious
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of heysuz
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jrpapajcik
4.38/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of closisinthehouse
4.34/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: A brilliant chestnut pour with ruby highlights supports a 1” tan foam collar that recedes moderately slow.
S: Mildly roasted dark malts with some chocolate notes, mild bourbon.
T: The bourbon and chocolate are expressed more strongly on the palate than on the nose. The bourbon and chocolate and bourbon move over the tongue in layers with a mild coffee and moderate sweetness in the background.
F: Very creamy and smooth with mild warming. Medium full body with very fine soft carbonation.
O: A beer to accompany country style ribs with a coffee rub or some chocolate after dinner.

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Photo of Chrispy_Creams
4.12/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of martyl1000
3.92/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On tap at Greenbush Bar, Madison.

I loved this a year ago. Man, has my palate changed since then. It's much too sugary and rich. Quality through-and-through, but I just can't drink the big malt bombs like I used to. The sweet bourbon absolutely pushes it over the top, for me. Not getting the "Belgian" aspect.

Pretty thin in the mouth, really the only thing sub-par, here.

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Photo of mloichin
4.62/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Elumbeer
4.48/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gables
3.64/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of antott0523
4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheDude646
4.36/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Crubbsy
4.3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

poured from bottle to tulip glass.

Look: dark brown pour, thin head that disappeared quickly. clear, but dark.

Smell: The barrel dominates the nose. Smelling toffee notes, and for some reason, I'm detecting cherries (?).

Taste: smooth, smoky, sweet, a little sweet, whiskey flavors woven throughout. Very well rounded flavor profile.

Feel: Not much weight to this one, but it's actually refreshing to drink a barrel aged beer that isnt super thick.

Overall: Very good beer. Very well rounded beer. Was surprisingly delicious, especially considering the price.

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Central Waters / Local Option De Kleine Dood from Central Waters Brewing Co.
4 out of 5 based on 707 ratings.
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