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Brooklyn Local 1 - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,708 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,708
Reviews: 881
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 114
Gots: 189 | 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 scootny:
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scootny

New York

4.85/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A massive and impressive two to three finger head fills my gold rimed Brooklyn glass. It stays for five minutes and fades slowly after that, never going away completely. Large chunks of lace all over. A cloudy gold and with lots of gentle carbonation like fine champagne streaming up. Beautiful.

Smell has faint notes of weiss beer. Banana, cloves, and light wheat are here. Good sweet malt and yeasty fruit esters. Also has large amounts of Belgian yeast, funk, and spice notes. Sour apples and a whiff of alcohol. Light honey comes right after that and whisks it away. Me like much. More comes out as it warms.

Taste is excellent. Golden honey and malt. Sour apples and sweet rolls. Spicy white pepper and coriander. A light fusel alcohol. Finish is clean and dry with floral hops and light biscuits. Biscuits and banana linger in my mouth lusciously.

Mouthfeel is light and carbonated in a gently effervescent way. Refreshing and restorative each swallow is a delight.

Drinkability is way to good for a beer of this potency. You can find yourself being greedy and going through the whole bottle.

A top notch strong pale ale, one to keep on hand for good times and special meals or occasions. The description as a "Strong Saisson" is most apropos. As good as it gets in this category and one of my favorites of all.

02/16/10
This bottle is from batch 2977. One of the old bottles with the controversial rings. This stuff ages like a purebred. Smooth and complex like the finest Belgian. A two year old bottle of this will give a Duvel a run for the money.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2009 01:41:53 | More by scootny
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Overall this was a good beer but it probably won't ever make it into my rotation of Belgians to buy regularly.

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Brooklyn Local 1 from Brooklyn Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,708 ratings.