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Brooklyn Local 1 - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,688 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,688
Reviews: 879
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 114
Gots: 182 | 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 Dawkfan:
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Dawkfan

Alberta (Canada)

3.13/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A- Pours a hazed apricot color with an amazing soft bright white head that initially contains a lot of carbonation you can hear. Retention is awesome, doesn't want to die down. Soft, tight thin cap remains. Small spaced webed lacing coating the glass.

S- Belgian yeast, banana, lemon/orange peel, and spice. There's a fair bit of alcohol present, but it works with the other aromas.

T- There's a lot of alcohol/medicinal qualities in the flavor that I'm not a huge fan of. Underneath that it's got some good things going on. Nice wheat flavor, spice, and a touch of fruit. Not really digging the bitterness in the finish, it's more of a medicinal kind of bitterness as opposed to a hop bitterness.

M- The body is to thin for my liking, carbonation is above average and stings the tongue a bit. It's finish is extremly dry, feels like it's from the alcohol.

D- I just don't understand this one, it drinks like the abv is way higher than 9%. I just can't get passed the medicinal booziness qualities, they just don't work well with everything else. I expected more out of this one.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2010 22:43:55 | More by Dawkfan
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Brooklyn Local 1 from Brooklyn Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,688 ratings.