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Brooklyn Local 1 - Brooklyn Brewery

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Ratings: 1,882
Reviews: 900
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.62%
Wants: 139
Gots: 266 | 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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got this as a gift for my birthday back in March and decided it was time to crack it open. Pours a huge, white head that stays around for a while. The aroma is of sweet malts, yeast, bubble gum and just a bit of spice. Taste starts off with strong banana, honey, yeast and finishes with a nice spicy bitterness that is really good. It is a bit sweet but with the finish it doesn't really overwhelm. I really enjoyed this one. Can't wait to try the Local 2.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

25.4oz bottle poured into a New Belgium Goblet

Appearance: Very light straw color, big fluffy white head. Lots of bubbles.

Aroma: Sweet lemon, banana, bread.

Taste: Lemon, maybe a hint of honey. The belgian yeast is very slight in the background. Clean finish, not a lot of after taste. not quite as flavorful as I thought the smell would indicate.

Mouthfeel: Fizzy, a little thin. It's just enough to convay a little flavor, and then it bubbles away.

Overall: Not bad. The flavor's are nice, but they're not very strong. It might be a little too subtle.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

kinnda excited to try this one. Had it at the Philly beer fest, and now a bottle all to myself. also, 1st brew reviewed since everything happened, so here we go!
pours a very nice golden color. has a rather foamy head, and boy does it last.
you can smell the sugar cane in the nose. it just eminates sweetness
Sweetnes doninates this brew. very sweet taste, dominated by malt. There is a definate hop presence,. but it indeed plays second fiddle. sometimes it had a chalky feel, but it doesn't tale away from the total package. Had the clove spiceyness to it, but all in all, you got alot of the sugar flavor in this brew

Interesting brew. despite the cloying sweetness, it really is a nice product. pick up a bottle or 2 if you get the chance!

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750ml bottle into a Duvel tulip.

A: Pours a hazy golden color with good carbonation. It's not quite as clear as I like my BSPAs to be (then again, I don't believe in pouring the dregs in), nor does the three finger white-shaded head have the retention I look for. Still, it does stay at one fingers quite well. Nice patches of lacing are left on the glass.

S: Pretty typical of the style, albeit with a more defined fruitiness to it. Apple and pear notes are very strong, along with an undercurrent of citrus and peach. Maybe a distant hint of cherry, too. The general aroma has the dry sensation I like.

T: Aside from the standard ester flavors (apple and pear), this opens with a noticeable vanilla sweetness. For sure, this has plentiful candied sugar. Herbal notes, and MAAAYBE a twinge of hop bitterness round out the back end. I'd almost call it cidery at times. It's very reminiscent of a tripel in particular - the alcohol is hidden spectacularly, but it gets a bit sweet at times on the back end. If this has any flaw, it's the fact that it lacks complexity and depth.

M: The carbonation is very spritzy and even fizzy - I can definitely feel the flavors drying off of the palate after the back end. It seems to rely on the carbonation for the dryness rather than general malt attenuation, though; for some reason, it actually does dry out the more it warms up. Whatever the case, I refuse to believe it's 9%.

O: Best to serve this one at a cold temperature: chilled its fizziness counteracted the sweetness, and warmer it became drier to compensate for the loss of carbonation. A rock-solid Duvel clone - not as good, but not terribly far off. This bottle will get killed solo.

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Brooklyn Local 1 from Brooklyn Brewery
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