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Brooklyn Local 1 - Brooklyn Brewery

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1,902 Ratings

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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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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 Brewery - Local 1 from '07 was next. This was a rare treat especially since we don't get Brooklyn beers up here in Wisconsin. My friend, Jon, mentioned that the shape of the bottle was unique to the first run of Local 1 before New Belgium stepped up and cried copyright infringement (I haven't looked up the details). My notes start getting a little bit hard to read around this beer but I remember thinking it was an awesome. A big sweetness and an almost coffee-like roast to it made me feel that if I has tasted this blindfolded I would have describes a more dark-bodied beer. I wished there was more of this in that bottle.

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Brooklyn Local 1 from Brooklyn Brewery
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