Brooklyn Local 1 - Brooklyn Brewery
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4.59/5 rDev +10.9%
From the corked, caged bottle marked 1903. Sampled on June 24, 2014.
I suppose I could give this a one word review and say "Outstanding!" But no, let's go on.
Gorgeous light amber pour building up to a significant white foamy head with delicate carbonation bubbles moving their way slowly up the glass in unison.
Oh wow, I cannot get enough of that aroma of toasted pale malts, Belgian yeast, Belgian sugar, pear, and light spice. Hops are not necessary to make this an enticing, inviting beer.
The body is medium to full. I would lean more toward mostly full, to borrow from Douglas Adams ("mostly harmless").
The taste is lovely with its toasted barley malt character, sugar and maybe brown sugar sweetness, chewy Belgian yeast, low hops, and overall complex character. Well worth the $8.65 I paid for it. I could drink this regularly.
06-24-2014 23:13:03 | More by puboflyons
4.13/5 rDev -0.2%
A- Clear golden color. Constant bubbles with a huge creamy head. Good lacing. 4
S- Light lemon, cracker, pepper, apple, grapefruit and yeast.
T- Apple, pear, a little lemon, earthy hop, and banana. Big bready and grassy notes. As it warms, orange and grapefruit becomes more pronounced.
M- Medium body with crisp, almost sharp, carbonation. Lightly drying,
O- The more I drank, the more I approved. Letting this one warm a bit is a good idea. Nice complexity. Each sip is a little different, offering different combinations of many different flavors and characteristics. The most dominant flavors are bread based, but it is accented wonderfully by everything else.
06-24-2014 19:42:00 | More by tmm313
4.23/5 rDev +2.2%
The first thing I noticed about this beer was the pure sexiness of it in the glass. A bright 14k gold color with champagne like bubbles cascading to the top creating a fantastic froth.
Aromas of brioche, lemon curd, yellow flowers, candy corns, creamed corn and cream of wheat are most noticeable.
Candied citrus, orange blossoms, cream of wheat, macadamia nut and corn muffins are delivered with a fantastic mouthfeel. A really nice finish due to its good acidity and round texture on the palate.
Something about this beer makes me want to deep fry everything in my fridge and eat it while drinking this. French fries, corn dogs, fried calamari... you name it and if its fried, it will rock with this beer!
Yet another one of those beers best consued in the hot months oft he summer, as it is truly refreshing. An impressive offering to say the least.
06-24-2014 04:50:53 | More by vegassommelier
4.86/5 rDev +17.4%
Poured from a bottle into an oversized wine glass. This beer had a fizzy head that quickly become a foamy head, but stuck around for a long time, leaving lacing all the way down the glass. Beer was a hazy, not sure if from the cold or the yeast, but a light copper color.
Nose was amazing. Very yeast, but with fruit esters that made it very Belgian. The taste was great as well, same esters in the taste with a hint of pepperiness. A truly great tasting and refreshing beer. The bottle design made me expect a darker style beer when I picked it up, but I really liked this and would be glad to split it with friends during the summer. The large size and 9% ABV makes it a bit tough to try and tackle the whole thing alone.
Mouthfeel was good for style. I highly recommend this beer. Listed as a Belgian strong ale, but had elements of a saison, which is a style I am really starting to enjoy.
06-14-2014 00:29:41 | More by Labeorphile
Brooklyn Local 1 from Brooklyn Brewery
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