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Brooklyn Local 1 - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,709 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,709
Reviews: 882
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.38%
Wants: 114
Gots: 189 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed with German malts and hops, first-pressing Demerara cane sugar from Mauritius, and a Belgian yeast strain. 100% bottle re-fermentation; OG=18.5; AE=1.7. Classified as a "strong saison" by Garrett Oliver.

(Beer added by: akorsak on 02-18-2007)
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Reviews by Clydesdale:
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Clydesdale

District of Columbia

4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a faintly hazy orange-yellow color with some big bubbles of carbonation initially visible. The head is very tall, foamy, and white. Retention is solid, leaving a rocky cap on the beer after a few minutes and some irregular patches of lacing on the glass.

S: Fragrant yeast character. Fruity notes of orchard and more exotic varieties, including some mild banana and lemony citrus. Some spiciness of clove. A bit of grainy maltiness and lurking alcohol is present as well.

T: Thoroughly yeasty. Some mild grainy and doughy sweetness up front is quickly swallowed by yeasty funk and tartness. Fruit flavors are prominent, with golden apple, pear, banana, lemon, and some faint candied pineapple available. Yeasty spice adds a nice background of cloves and phenols without becoming a focal point. Hop bitterness is low but does pop up a little in the finish, along with a mostly hidden alcoholic bite.

M: Moderate body for the style. Carbonation is lively and assertive. Finishing mouthfeel is dry, which isn't unexpected. Alcohol is concealed well but at 9% still mildly noticeable.

O: This is a nice take on a Belgian Strong Pale Ale. It has a very complex, vaguely German yeast character - almost like a weizenbock in many respects - coupled with a big, dry, fruity Belgian backbone. Drinkable and enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2012 00:35:49 | More by Clydesdale
More User Reviews:
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GreesyFizeek

New York

3.44/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared with Matt at Good Luck.

Pours a golden yellow, with a vigorous 1.5 inch head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells like citrus and apple, with a slight wiff of Belgian yeast, a lot weaker than I would've expected. Smells pretty sugary.

This doesn't have quite the typical Belgian bite I'd expect from a BSPA, or even a "strong saison," as Garrett Oliver apparently calls it. The yeast is incredibly muted, but under the typical yeast flavors you'd get in a beer like this is a fairly pedestrian brew. Citrusy, but just sort of...flat.

This one is light bodied, with a low amount of carbonation, which is different for a beer of this style. Fairly drinkable.

Overall, just boring. Blah. Not a whole lot to talk about here.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2014 03:52:13 | More by GreesyFizeek
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atlbravsrno1

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

07-31-2014 17:05:57 | More by atlbravsrno1
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paulys55

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9%

07-31-2014 15:15:34 | More by paulys55
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mklisz

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -3.1%

07-29-2014 15:41:48 | More by mklisz
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GarrettBoots

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

07-28-2014 23:13:28 | More by GarrettBoots
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AlvinLin

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

07-28-2014 20:22:49 | More by AlvinLin
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spacebear09

Maryland

3.93/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance- This beer pours a massively fizzy head with good retention. Could audibly hear the bubbles popping and crackling in the tulip glass. Light yellow color, hugely carbonated.

Smell- Another reviewer had mentioned cantaloupe and he was spot on, this smells just like it. Light honey and clove aroma also present.

Taste- Yeast dominates the palate. Slight bitterness and traces of funk. Lingering sweetness from the pale malts provides many similarities to Champagne or sparkling wine.

Mouthfeel- Extremely, EXTREMELY dry despite the sweetness. One of the driest beers I have tried recently. The carbonation in this beer is quite extreme, and it shows itself in the mouthfeel.

Overall this was a good beer but it probably won't ever make it into my rotation of Belgians to buy regularly.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2014 06:25:43 | More by spacebear09
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G_Est

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.1%

07-26-2014 23:01:21 | More by G_Est
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ryho

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

07-26-2014 02:47:45 | More by ryho
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djjozo

Florida

1/5  rDev -75.8%

07-25-2014 23:06:59 | More by djjozo
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Will_Rivera

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

07-25-2014 08:45:57 | More by Will_Rivera
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jim_carignan

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

07-24-2014 02:36:11 | More by jim_carignan
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Frank_TX

Virginia

4/5  rDev -3.1%

07-23-2014 14:22:57 | More by Frank_TX
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thestoutmaster

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.1%

07-22-2014 20:47:57 | More by thestoutmaster
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Auror

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.1%

07-21-2014 23:49:11 | More by Auror
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Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -3.1%

07-20-2014 16:25:22 | More by Howlader
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MojoIRL


4.5/5  rDev +9%

07-19-2014 20:57:41 | More by MojoIRL
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Desimoaj


4.5/5  rDev +9%

07-17-2014 16:53:49 | More by Desimoaj
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patre_tim

China

4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Foggy golden with tons of fine carbonation, 3 fingers of light yellow tinged white head. Good retention.

S: Sweet and caramel like, light fruity and floral qualities. Daisies, and cantelope.

T: Belgian yeast, light lemon tartness, la fair amount of sweetness, sight bitterness on the finish. Really hides the alcohol, and is much like a white wine in dryness. Sharp cheddar like quality.

M: A lot of fine bubbled carbonation, a little thickness to the body, but it comes across as light, airy and dry. Really well done.


O: An excellent brew. Great mouth feel, very mellow in taste, definitely a Belgian style beer. Bought in Boca Raton, drank on Deerfield Beach, July 15, 2014.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2014 02:35:29 | More by patre_tim
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wesley777

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

07-16-2014 01:02:10 | More by wesley777
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dmorell

Germany

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

07-15-2014 19:56:11 | More by dmorell
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CUbeerfan

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

07-12-2014 23:06:47 | More by CUbeerfan
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bobv

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

07-11-2014 04:12:32 | More by bobv
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Texaswater


4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

07-10-2014 03:31:01 | More by Texaswater
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Brooklyn Local 1 from Brooklyn Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,709 ratings.