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Brooklyn Local 1 - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,624 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1624
Reviews: 869
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.35%


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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Neorebel

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4.47/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy yellow tint with a frothy head, adequate lacing as it goes down. The aroma reminds me of molasses, maltiness, coriander, lemon peel, and sour apple. The taste starts with sweet brown sugar and apple intermingled with earthy spices. Surprisingly, it seems light for the alcohol and flavor as it coats the mouth. This brew exceeded my expectations.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2011 05:16:20 | More by Neorebel
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A: medium gold and clear with tiny bubbles streaming up from the bottom; billowy head of off-white showed good persistence and laced down the glass

S: sweet orchard fruits, like pears and apples, pressed and cidered; tart yeasts and fresh malt grains

T: sweet and spicy, lush and candied; again, fresh, sweet orchard and pale fruits; candied sugar treats and a holiday's-worth of spices, suggesting clove and coriander, nutmeg and sage

M: full and fuzzy, plush and soft; slight tack on finish; little denser than I'd like; some crispness but also some chewiness

O: a delightful BSPA worth a try and buy - fans of the style will be sure to appreciate it - leans toward the sweet/wet end of the spectrum.

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S - love the strong yeasty aromas, lemony and bready, with hay and some farmhouse aspects, light toasty malts. Fresh bread, , apples, alround very balanced with some nuance.

T - initially a bit of malty sweetness, candy sugar sweetness. Pears!! with some bready toastiness, hay, full 'chewiness' of yeasty fruit, dry florals, some light banana, honey. alcohol gives some nuanced farmhouse and light spice aspects and is fairly understated actually - light pepper?, ending with a full dryness with a light yeasty and lemon profile. Enjoyable - and get the idea of going for an amped up saison style, works quite well, flavours are balanced and pair very nicely with each other.

M - very nice with a moderate body, smooth slightly aggressive carbonation, but hits the mark nicely. Very full and dry on finish and very drinkable for the strength to be sure.

Enjoyable to be sure, this is certainly a well crafted beer, but I didn't find it earthshattering - and maybe my expectations were a bit high going in. Very well balanced with a light farmhouse character and plenty of light pilsner malt, chewy toffee also on the finish. Great beer and well worth having, but wont be in my top ten for the style. I think I would prefer a more assertive flavour profile to match the abv, while this accomplishes a near graceful balance, to each their own I suppose, still very good! When I eventually got down towards the bottom, I added the sediment, which added some nice bite and spice.

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Brooklyn Local 1 from Brooklyn Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,624 ratings.