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Brooklyn Local 1 - Brooklyn Brewery

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Ratings: 1,902
Reviews: 907
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.86%
Wants: 144
Gots: 276 | FT: 6
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:
Beer added by: akorsak on 02-18-2007

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.
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5/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

For a high ABV this beer has great taste and finish. I had it at Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza in Miami with my salad and pizza pie. It was a great compliment to a good meal. Also, the price was excellent. Figure you get 3 glasses of beer versus ordering 3 beers. It is a great value.

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5/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appears a slightly hazed honey golden hue with a bright white head forming thick and rising well above the rim of my glass. Lacing is fine belgian styled laced that is intricate and detailed between sips, beautiful looking brew.

Aromatics bring out fruity and floral layers with spicy yeast notes in the background, complex smelling brew. Citrus peels and spicy black pepper accents, herbal grassy fields of floral notes with honey coated biscuit malts, goes great together.

Flavors although quite sweet remain balanced by yeast spiciness and herbal hops in the background. Fruity mango, banana, and pineapple tropical fruit esters, mild citrus pith. Honey drizzled biscuits, black pepper and other spiced features from the Belgian yeast strain used here. It all blends well with herbal spice with a mild hop backing.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied soft effervescent carbonation aged perfectly before releasing in warm rooms, I love Garret's brewmaster series. I can't wait until they bottle the Sorachi Ace Ale. Nothing cloying a bit of warming alcohol as the brew warms up and opens up, some dry chalky yeast notes and herbal hops left on the palate between sips.

Drinkability is pretty incredible, a long time brew that I've touted as one of the best beers in the last couple years. Only 9 bucks at the local Giant Eagle Market District, you can't beat that grab a bottle and split it with some friends.

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A -- Hazy-golden-yellow. Four finger head that lasts.
S -- clover, honey, orange zest, coriander. Yeasty
T -- follows the smell, clover, honey and straw yielding to pear, coriander and finishing with a granny smith crispness.
M -- light bodied with champagne-like carbonation
O -- This is one of my favorites and by far the best I've tasted from that brewery. It is well balanced and really a refreshing beer with A LOT of flavor complexity.

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5/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

New to the bottle fermented style of this white ale. Exceptional taste, refreshing and layered taste notes, complex feel and quality offering. The beer is harrder to find but worth the hunt. My favorite new beer this year. I will look forward to the Sarachi Ace and Local 2 but feel that this is their best offering.

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Brooklyn Local 1 from Brooklyn Brewery
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