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Brooklyn Local 1 - Brooklyn Brewery

Brooklyn Local 1Brooklyn Local 1

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,628 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1628
Reviews: 871
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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fank2788

Connecticut

4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750mL bottle poured into a tulip glass
Pale gold in color and rather cloudy. A gentle pour of roughly ten ounces into a tulip leaves about an inch of foam that doesn't appear to be going anywhere. The majority of the smell seems to come as a result of the yeast as in the nose I get a great deal of ester ranging from fruity citrus to spicy cloves. That is backed by a solid pale malt with a touch of spicy hop and some slight alcohol. The good score is because I expected a bit more strength. The taste follows the nose. Things start out quite spicy with pepper like flavors on top of a touch of sweetness that wraps up slightly bitter. As the beer warms and I get deeper into the bottle more of the yeast esters and flavor come out creating a dynamic experience. The mouthfeel is wonderfully light and almost effervescent as the fine carbonation makes it feel as though this beer floats in the mouth. The alcohol does become apparent though it is mainly through a great warming sensation and never cloying or overly oppressive. Overall this is a very solid beer, this is a tough style to separate oneself from the crowd as there are many world class offerings but this beer does manage to hold its own within that crowd.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2011 01:40:02 | More by fank2788
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kdahnke123

Indiana

3.96/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a glass ar cellar temperature.
A - Pours a golden yellow color with 3 finger head. The head is very long lasting.
S - Strong smell of citrus with a little bit of hops st the end.
T - Crisp citrus/apple taste with a yeasty aftertaste.
M - A good amount of body with a medium amount of carbonation.
O - For a light colored/bodied strong ale it had a very pleasent smell and taste.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2014 18:23:21 | More by kdahnke123
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TheSleepyMonkey

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

04-22-2014 17:38:18 | More by TheSleepyMonkey
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flyingpig

United Kingdom (Scotland)

4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750ml Bottle from Utobeer, London (£12):
Golden with a thumb-sized, foamy white head that holds great, sitting as a thick, 0.5cm, white lacing that still looks foamy & leaves a little lacing on the sides.

Sweet with pear & apples, a fruity aroma & some light base malts. Faint citrus, plenty of spice & some touches of floral on the nose as well with a slightly tart like aroma & some faint yeast.

Spicy with various fruits that includes the apple & pear from the nose along with some banana & further sweetness from some pineapple plus yeast & citrus. Finally there is some light malts and a hint of pepper.

Light & fluffy on the palate but definitely not thin. Dry with plenty of spice plus the alcohol went almost unnoticed with it completely hidden by the taste for the most part. This one was frighteningly easy to drink for a 9% abv. beer & it went down a treat with and amazing balance that complimented the smooth mouthfeel and fine carbonation.

An amazing beer and one that definitely lived up to the hype and the price tag for once. Ridiculously easy to drink given the strength of it & was up there with some of the best Belgian beers of the style that I have tried in the past. This one is a must try and I look forward to sourcing a bottle of their Brooklyn Local 2 sometime soon.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2014 15:57:49 | More by flyingpig
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

04-20-2014 13:18:03 | More by markgugs
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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

04-18-2014 16:08:17 | More by Mini4x
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

04-18-2014 01:21:36 | More by Whiskeydeez
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Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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Greywulfken

New York

4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

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New York

4/5  rDev -3.4%

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Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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Minnesota

5/5  rDev +20.8%

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Florida

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

04-06-2014 18:03:43 | More by hmmmbeer10
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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

04-05-2014 17:02:45 | More by VeganUndead
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Florida

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

03-31-2014 04:06:43 | More by twax
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DannyWils

New York

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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Sweden

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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mick303

Ontario (Canada)

4.14/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From bottle into a tulip glass. Good initial head, and nice lacing on this. Beer is bright gold and crystal clear with a smooth steady carbonation.

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2014 00:32:42 | More by mick303
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North Carolina

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New York

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Brooklyn Local 1 from Brooklyn Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,628 ratings.