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Brooklyn Local 1 - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,703 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,703
Reviews: 881
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 115
Gots: 186 | 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 damndirtyape:
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damndirtyape

Ohio

4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750mL bottle poured into a Duvel tulip glass. Batch stamp on bottle was 3141. No other date.

Appearance: Translucent/cloudy orange-copper color. Thick and persistent 1/8" thick dense off-white foam. Plenty of strands of lacing in strands noted. Good looking beer.

Smell: Fruity - with some definite tropical fruit smells in here (I noted papaya). Demerara sugar noted as well, along with a hint of orange citrus.

Taste: Wonderful blend of fruit and malt up front, some citrus in the middle, and some hop bitterness mixed in with a demerara sugar flavor at the end. Very tasty

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation, spicy on the tongue, nice thickness underneath the carbonation. Just the barest hint of stickiness on the teeth.

Overall / Drinkability: A very rich, tasty, and well balanced beer here, full of Belgian goodness and many nice flavors. The alcohol is not notable at first, but it shows up in force later. While you should sip and savor it has that great pull of flavor that can lead one to drink it faster than you should. So while I know for me it should be one is enough....I am quite glad I had a big Duvel-sized glass of this when I split the bottle with the Mrs. A dangerously drinkable beer, but a very good one overall.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2012 23:30:23 | More by damndirtyape
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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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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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1/5  rDev -75.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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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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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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California

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Brooklyn Local 1 from Brooklyn Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,703 ratings.