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Brooklyn Local 1 - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,696 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,696
Reviews: 880
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 116
Gots: 185 | 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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ReelBigwigFish

New Jersey

4.53/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into Chimay chalice, from corked bottle.

A: Golden straw color, slightly hazy. Big pillow of fluffy white head, thick webbing of lacing all around.

S: The aroma has a very German scent; bananas and spice (clove/coriander) with a yeasty funk to it. Grassy and citrus hops also play a role here. Although the nose is loaded with complex aromas, the variety of fruit is what stands out the most here: banana, orange, lemon, apple, and pineapple.

T: Very smooth and subtle on the palate. Banana and spice up front with the rest of the fruit bouquet following closely behind. Moderate alcohol sweetness (thanks to that raw cane sugar) is present with a little warmth, but only adds to how delicious this beer is. Definite yeast funk too (a welcome addition). There is just enough European hop character in here to keep everything perfectly balanced, not too bitter, malty, or sweet.

M: Champagne-like foamy carbonation, medium body. Easy to drink considering the 9% abv.

O: AWESOME beer. I wasn't expecting this to be that good. It was just perfectly balanced for being a belgian strong pale ale.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2011 04:42:46 | More by ReelBigwigFish
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Brooklyn Local 1 from Brooklyn Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,696 ratings.