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Brooklyn Local 1 - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,709 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,709
Reviews: 882
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.38%
Wants: 114
Gots: 189 | FT: 3
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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RockinRich

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +15%

06-13-2014 22:41:42 | More by RockinRich
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AlpacaAlpaca

New York

4.5/5  rDev +9%

06-13-2014 16:56:46 | More by AlpacaAlpaca
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amano_h

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

06-10-2014 02:42:25 | More by amano_h
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swierczt

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

06-09-2014 13:05:57 | More by swierczt
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StevoGoVolz

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +9%

06-05-2014 23:22:10 | More by StevoGoVolz
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ramrod666

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9%

06-03-2014 19:31:28 | More by ramrod666
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ralphw56

Nevada

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

05-29-2014 00:55:40 | More by ralphw56
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cam477

Newfoundland (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

05-28-2014 17:44:50 | More by cam477
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donbet69

New York

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

05-27-2014 13:27:16 | More by donbet69
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Tafyob41

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

05-27-2014 04:11:58 | More by Tafyob41
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GreatBloomer

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.1%

05-27-2014 02:12:33 | More by GreatBloomer
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Noelito76

New York

3/5  rDev -27.4%

05-26-2014 13:12:20 | More by Noelito76
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steevo24

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +9%

05-25-2014 21:14:35 | More by steevo24
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neckbracesub

Indiana

4/5  rDev -3.1%

05-22-2014 23:55:23 | More by neckbracesub
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Roy1586

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

05-21-2014 20:28:31 | More by Roy1586
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Dope

Massachusetts

4.01/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I don't see a date, it's just stamped 2883 on the label.

A: Upon removal of the cage the cork immediately and violently shoots off, nearly maiming several small children. Bottle slowly and continuously overflows with foam even after pouring half a Duvel tulip's worth out. Pours a clear but extremely effervescent gold. Enormous frothy and fluffy white head. Effervescence cannot be overstated, one of the frothiest and bubbly beers I've ever had. Head finally settles down, leaving thin and fluffy lacework behind. Good head retention.

S: Light and crisp citrus. Lots of black pepper and cloves. Very sweet grainy malt backing it all up. A hint of grass finally?

T: Very saison-ish. Like a really heavy saison. Light citrus with grass up front. Heavy cloves. Super heavy cloves in the middle. Heavy grainy, bready malt with a little black pepper and grass in the finish.

M: Very high carbonation. Heavy body that is barely hidden by the high carbonation.

O: Not a bad BSPA. As I already mentioned, it tastes like a really heavy saison. Imperial saison maybe? Has that typical grassy, citrus, cloves combination. Just a touch of funk but barely. Loses a bit of the crispness of a lighter saison at the same time. Good but not earth shattering.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2014 05:14:49 | More by Dope
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MattXT

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

05-18-2014 02:16:47 | More by MattXT
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Lamdawg420

Rhode Island

5/5  rDev +21.1%

05-17-2014 18:18:02 | More by Lamdawg420
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ariceclemson

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +9%

05-15-2014 20:41:24 | More by ariceclemson
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Cavanaghty

Maine

4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Golden with a slight haze. Very thick white head that lingered with heavy lacing on the glass.

Smell: Cloves, hops, wheat

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste of bitter hops with cloves and some citrus maybe. Wheat and earthy notes as well.

Overall: Great beer!

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2014 23:56:28 | More by Cavanaghty
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JamieDuncan

Maryland

4.36/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Can't remember where I got this one but I have tended to enjoy Brooklyn beers and Belgians so I am guessing that I will enjoy this one. Good looking beer, golden and cloudy with good head that stuck around. Good nose but not overwhelming, crisp but not much of a hint of the alcohol. Taste is very good, and smooth considering the alcohol content. Has a light taste and feel despite being at 9% which gives it good bonus points. Not great, but very good and I enjoyed it very much. Would certainly buy this one again depending upon the cost which I cannot remember. Would like to try it again with the 2 on the same night to compare and contrast which would help me narrow down my top styles.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2014 01:29:18 | More by JamieDuncan
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zachpaschal

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +15%

05-10-2014 00:17:13 | More by zachpaschal
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avisong

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

05-09-2014 03:25:34 | More by avisong
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silverking

Florida

4.26/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- cloudy gold with lots of bubble clinging to the sides of the glass. Thick, rich eggshell head with excellent retention, but it seems to be lacking in lacing.

S- clove, sweet apple, yeast, herbal and floral hops. Alcohol comes through as it warms up a bit.

T- tart apple, caramel, spice, light grassy bittermess from the hops,

M- feels really thin due to a large amount of carbonation. Nice and refreshing.

O- It's the best beer I've had in a while

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2014 04:31:34 | More by silverking
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demosixt

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +9%

05-07-2014 22:30:30 | More by demosixt
Brooklyn Local 1 from Brooklyn Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,709 ratings.