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Brooklyn Local 1 - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,712 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,712
Reviews: 882
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.35%
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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PhillyStyle

Georgia

4.72/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 22oz corked & caged bottle.

A: The beer poured a dark, hazy orange with a dense white 2 finger head. About half a finger lasted throughout the entire drink. When held up to light, some light carbonation could be seen streaming to the top.

S: The aroma was good. I would say that it was typical Belgian style, sweet and fruity, with subtle hints of the malt and hops.

T: Personally, to date, I think that this is one of the finest examples of a U.S. made Belgian-style beer. The taste followed the nose very well, but the malt and hops cut down the sweetness and fruitiness, but this is not a bad thing. It gave the beer excellent balance.

M/D: The beer had a medium body, it was smooth, creamy and very easy to drink. Next time I am at the store I will be picking up additional bottles so that I can keep it in stock in the beer fridge. This will be a staple in my fridge for some time.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2008 17:54:21 | More by PhillyStyle
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sactownjimmy

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

08-01-2014 22:54:27 | More by sactownjimmy
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Buttstallion

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

08-01-2014 21:11:39 | More by Buttstallion
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ingersolld

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

08-01-2014 21:04:41 | More by ingersolld
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GreesyFizeek

New York

3.44/5  rDev -16.9%
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 -15.5%

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

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -3.4%

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

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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

Maryland

3.93/5  rDev -5.1%
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 -3.4%

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

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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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New York

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

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.4%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.4%

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Alberta (Canada)

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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Desimoaj


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patre_tim

China

4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
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

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Louisiana

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Brooklyn Local 1 from Brooklyn Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,712 ratings.