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Brooklyn Local 1 - Brooklyn Brewery

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Ratings: 1,911
Reviews: 909
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.62%
Wants: 147
Gots: 289 | FT: 7
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: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: A hazy, golden straw color body crowned with a large frothy white head that's long lasting and leaves nice lacing.

S: A perfect nose of grains, lemon, Belgian yeast, pepper, clove, and hint of banana.

T: Upfront malt sweetness with notes of banana, clove, and grains. Middle flavor has notes of Belgian yeast, fruity esters, and a slight hoppy bitterness. Finishes dry and spicy.

M: Mediumd body with medium-high carbonation. Texture is dry & crisp.

D: I really enjoyed this one.Great flavor that makes this one very easy to drink. I could definitely drink quite of few of these before I land on my bum from the high ABV.

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This beer is an awesome big boy. The feel and the flavor are excellent. The pour was a murky gold with a two finger white head. It wreaked of citrus, hops, and wheat. The taste was amazing. Almost a cross between a saison and wheat. I could really pull out grapefruit, orange, hops, with a wheat note mixed in. It was crisp and delicious. Very easy big beer to drink. Great for summer.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First off, the bottle itself is gorgeous.

Pale golden yellow body, good clarity, excellent carbonation streams, topped by four fingers of creamy pure white foam. Good lace.

Aroma is spicey, peppery, and features a strong dose of lemon.

Fruity sweet beginning, the sweet though quickly yields to a burst of spice, particularly pepper. Mild lemon undercurrent. Dry finish, but not arid. Light and airy - not a trace of the alcohol.

Bubbly, dancing mouthfeel. Tingles aross the tongue.

Easy drinkability, the lightness balancethe spiceiness perfectly.

Overall, an extremely well done Belgian style ale, regardless of country of origin.

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Brooklyn Local 1 from Brooklyn Brewery
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