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Brooklyn Local 1 - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,687 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,687
Reviews: 879
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 114
Gots: 182 | 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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mullenite

Florida

4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a hazy golden color with a creamy 1-2 finger head (got a 1 finger head on the first pour, a 2 finger on the second.) Good lacing all the way down.

Smells was of sweet light colored fruits, peaches and pairs mainly. A little bit of alcohol and a littler bit of citrus.

Taste was excellent, very well rounded beer that had a nice peach taste to it (but not like a lambic, just a nice smooth peach on the top) that finished very cleanly. No taste of alcohol whatsoever. The citrus that showed up in the nose did not make it to the mouth.

Mouthfeel was smooth do to the fairly high carbonation associated with the style. It was not high enough to effect drinkability at all.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2008 12:46:55 | More by mullenite
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Brooklyn Local 1 from Brooklyn Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,687 ratings.