Brooklyn Local 1 - Brooklyn Brewery
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3.44/5 rDev -16.9%
Bottle shared with Matt at Good Luck.
Pours a golden yellow, with a vigorous 1.5 inch head, and a little bit of lacing.
Smells like citrus and apple, with a slight wiff of Belgian yeast, a lot weaker than I would've expected. Smells pretty sugary.
This doesn't have quite the typical Belgian bite I'd expect from a BSPA, or even a "strong saison," as Garrett Oliver apparently calls it. The yeast is incredibly muted, but under the typical yeast flavors you'd get in a beer like this is a fairly pedestrian brew. Citrusy, but just sort of...flat.
This one is light bodied, with a low amount of carbonation, which is different for a beer of this style. Fairly drinkable.
Overall, just boring. Blah. Not a whole lot to talk about here.
08-01-2014 03:52:13 | More by GreesyFizeek
3.93/5 rDev -5.1%
Appearance- This beer pours a massively fizzy head with good retention. Could audibly hear the bubbles popping and crackling in the tulip glass. Light yellow color, hugely carbonated.
Smell- Another reviewer had mentioned cantaloupe and he was spot on, this smells just like it. Light honey and clove aroma also present.
Taste- Yeast dominates the palate. Slight bitterness and traces of funk. Lingering sweetness from the pale malts provides many similarities to Champagne or sparkling wine.
Mouthfeel- Extremely, EXTREMELY dry despite the sweetness. One of the driest beers I have tried recently. The carbonation in this beer is quite extreme, and it shows itself in the mouthfeel.
Overall this was a good beer but it probably won't ever make it into my rotation of Belgians to buy regularly.
07-28-2014 06:25:43 | More by spacebear09
4.19/5 rDev +1.2%
A: Foggy golden with tons of fine carbonation, 3 fingers of light yellow tinged white head. Good retention.
S: Sweet and caramel like, light fruity and floral qualities. Daisies, and cantelope.
T: Belgian yeast, light lemon tartness, la fair amount of sweetness, sight bitterness on the finish. Really hides the alcohol, and is much like a white wine in dryness. Sharp cheddar like quality.
M: A lot of fine bubbled carbonation, a little thickness to the body, but it comes across as light, airy and dry. Really well done.
O: An excellent brew. Great mouth feel, very mellow in taste, definitely a Belgian style beer. Bought in Boca Raton, drank on Deerfield Beach, July 15, 2014.
07-16-2014 02:35:29 | More by patre_tim
Brooklyn Local 1 from Brooklyn Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,735 ratings.