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Brooklyn Local 1 - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,837 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,837
Reviews: 893
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.86%
Wants: 133
Gots: 242 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: akorsak on 02-18-2007)
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4.28/5  rDev +3.6%

MJSawyer, Oct 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

TheBeerdedCharmer, Oct 17, 2014
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4.15/5  rDev +0.5%

SonictheBeerhog, Oct 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

jordanmckell, Oct 14, 2014
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3.72/5  rDev -9.9%

poohbearzeccola, Oct 14, 2014
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4.56/5  rDev +10.4%

JedOber, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of FLima
3.71/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy golden color with a huge aired mushroom head with great retention and leaving laces. The bottle kept spilling foam like a volcano for a long time.
Light aroma of oranges, sugar, pears, some banana, mild booze and pineapples.
Sweet flavor with notes of overripe oranges, pineapples, herbal hops, apples, pears, white wine and Cointreau liquor. Dry aftertaste with a mild but long lasting bitterness.
Light bordering medium body with appropriated carbonation. Slightly tart acidity. Alcohol of 9% abv is relatively well hidden.
Good beer representing well the style with nice complexity and improved considerably after it warmed up at room temperature. Nevertheless, I found this a bit overly sweet.
It should match perfectly with dessert or cheese after a nice dinner.

FLima, Oct 12, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -45.5%

Very champagne flavor saison ale ... very good but not my favorite ... too farmhouse for me.

DonWeymouth, Oct 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Jm37000, Oct 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

CraigTravor, Oct 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

mattjcrawford, Oct 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -27.4%

djudy1, Oct 05, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev -1.2%

Jetfan247, Oct 05, 2014
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3.44/5  rDev -16.7%

kkazemi, Oct 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

williamjbauer, Oct 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

xJMFCx, Oct 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Tikiri, Oct 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

greencovesteve, Sep 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

EdwardK77, Sep 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

StephRai, Sep 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

Jamato14, Sep 23, 2014
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4.41/5  rDev +6.8%

sully22, Sep 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

LooseMoose1978, Sep 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Bottled in 2011. I like this style, opening it filled the room with a banana aroma. Heavy on the banana taste as well. Super thick rich head that leaves a nice lacing. Not heavy on the carbonation, little flat. Seems like the age didn't help or hurt this beer much, although I did not have a fresh bottle for comparison. Enjoyable but not a rockstar

Jeffreychason, Sep 19, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +2.7%

kylebegelman, Sep 17, 2014
Brooklyn Local 1 from Brooklyn Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 1,837 ratings.