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Brooklyn Local 1 - Brooklyn Brewery

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1,901 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,901
Reviews: 906
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.86%
Wants: 144
Gots: 274 | 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

From the original "controversial" bottle.

A: pale golden color, cloudy, didn't expect as much cloudiness, very nice rocky white head
S: mild to medium nose, yeast, malt, spritziness from CO2
T: very nice, nice malt taste up front with nice hop bitter finish, yeast and slight astringency in middle which is characteristic for this type of Belgian ale, well made
M: nice mouthfeel, a bit too much yeast in finish but nothing wrong
D: very drinkable, astringency and yeast is a slight amount distracting but nothing bad

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

Aroma: Lots of fruity esters, black pepper spice, lots of lighter malts. Some lemon, pineapple, orange and alcohol. Hops are mild and piney... or not American in other words.

Appearance: Pours a ridiculously tall white head, which sticks around for the long haul. Lots of lacing. Pale gold, quite cloudy. Tons of bubbles rising to the top of the glass. No large particles in suspension.

Taste: Probably aged too long (not my doing), too much hot alcohol for sure. Lots of yeasty phenols. Pale malt, the hops are pretty well hidden by the yeast and alcohol. Fruity esters as orange and lemon. Black pepper and clove. Aftertaste is malt and grain and the spicy phenols. Definitely a bit of wortiness which I don't mind.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Tons of frothy carbonation. Moderately drying. Carbonation stings the tongue.

Overall: Aged too long, but still pretty good. Nice malt flavor with a good dose of spice and some mild hops to balance things out. Don't drink right out of the fridge, allow this one to warm up a while.

Note: This bottle was stored in a refrigerator for 2-4 years prior to opening.

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

A: Cloudy yellow, HUGE head. Head disappears after about 15 minutes

S: Herbal spices, herbal hops, notes of orange and lemon

T: Very herbal, relatively spicey. Lots of orange and lemony flavors. More on the malty side, as expected. Hops are strong, taste of yeast is on the stronger side as well. The taste of alcohol is not as prominent as i thought it would be. Most certainly a Belgian Ale, almost tastes like a IPA.

M: Highly carbonated. Very malty balanced with the heavy citrus feels great on the palate.

D: a great beer, i HAVE to be in the mood for it though. A heavy Pale Ale. Well done, Brooklyn.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
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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Brooklyn Local 1 from Brooklyn Brewery
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