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Brooklyn Local 1 - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,713 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,713
Reviews: 882
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 114
Gots: 190 | 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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brewerburgundy

California

4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

25.4oz bottle, Boulevard tulip, and thank you to drabmuh via Secret Santa 2010.

A billowing champagne-like pour finally yields up a ever so slightly hazed gorgeous golden liquid. Atop there remains a white mass, like clouds with a meringue texture. Lovely, just lovely.

The aroma is overall fresh. It's slightly floral on a base of chalky, round Belgian yeast. There is a sneaky sharp jab of solvent and pale malts.

The flavors pickup up from a pleasant but not exceptional nose. That base of fruity pale Belgian yeast with pear, banana, and green grapes is built on by clove and pepper spice. Add some floral hops and a Belgian pale malt base. I'm curious whether the hops were more pronounced nearer bottling. This seems like an embodiment of the style.

As the massive amount of head suggested, this beer is highly carbonated and that is a good thing. It lifts a precariously moderate body off the tongue and makes it dance right on down your throat.

I'm digging Belgian Pales. I'd say Brooklyn 1 lived up to my expectations. It is a gorgeous beer. I wish for more hopping and perhaps a stronger nose, but very well done.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2011 04:13:46 | More by brewerburgundy
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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.

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Brooklyn Local 1 from Brooklyn Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,713 ratings.