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Brooklyn Local 1 - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,743 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,743
Reviews: 884
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.62%
Wants: 119
Gots: 204 | FT: 4
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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TerrenceOBrien

New York

4.5/5  rDev +9%

01-02-2012 05:03:24 | More by TerrenceOBrien
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zerolux

Florida

5/5  rDev +21.1%

12-31-2011 05:40:27 | More by zerolux
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TranceTF

Maryland

4/5  rDev -3.1%

12-31-2011 01:08:09 | More by TranceTF
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htrae2014

New York

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

12-29-2011 15:44:59 | More by htrae2014
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cdwil

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.1%

12-28-2011 17:35:44 | More by cdwil
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Grebdioz

Texas

5/5  rDev +21.1%

12-28-2011 03:16:28 | More by Grebdioz
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godmare

Florida

5/5  rDev +21.1%

12-27-2011 06:53:14 | More by godmare
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

5/5  rDev +21.1%

12-27-2011 02:31:23 | More by Kopfschuss
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OBIrish24

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -3.1%

12-27-2011 02:14:17 | More by OBIrish24
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vancurly

Australia

3.6/5  rDev -12.8%

BB NOV 13

Cork explodes out of the neck once I take the wire off. Lucky I didn't lose an eye. Lost some beer as it gushed out of the bottle. Not a good start with secondary not under control.

Pours a hazy yellow gold, with a light whipped head.

Soapy citrus aromas, spicy phenolics such as musk, pepper. Later some earthy mushroom, grain husk, and a slight brinyness.

Flavours similar to aromas, with some funky underhouse flavours and a touch of ginger ale. Reasonable bitterness.

Feels slightly astringent, with a light, yet explosive mouthfeel. Alcohol heat is not evident.

It's quite refreshing and interesting to drink.

12-27-2011 02:04:41 | More by vancurly
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u2carew

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev -2.4%

25.4oz bottle.
A) Pours with a big head, tight and creamy. Dark mahogany body. Fantastic head retention. Sticky lacing on the drink down.
S) Raisin. Brown sugar.
T) Plum. Toasty. Roasted grains. Hints of smokiness, citrus and rind. Taste profile really opens up as this warms.
M) Medium body. Alcohol warmth. Smooth.
O) A delicious brew. I'd definitely drink another!

12-27-2011 01:27:37 | More by u2carew
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Ruds

United Kingdom (England)

4.47/5  rDev +8.2%

Poured from a corked bottle into a Belgian Tulip Style glass

A generous fingers plus of head and poured a medium gold colour

Complex nose - bread, yeast, citrus, hops

Teases the palate with a number of flavours, lightly spiced, cloves, reminded me a little of a german wheat beer, but this thought tapered away as the beer rolls down the throat when its Belgian background is re-inforced with more citrus notes, lemon, orange and a little yeast and spice

Great mouthfeel, very creamy and pleasant on the throat

Great great beer - I realised it was rated highly on BA, but I enjoyed it more than I thought I would!

12-24-2011 20:13:42 | More by Ruds
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jophish17

Georgia

4/5  rDev -3.1%

12-24-2011 07:13:27 | More by jophish17
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ReelBigwigFish

New Jersey

4.53/5  rDev +9.7%

Poured into Chimay chalice, from corked bottle.

A: Golden straw color, slightly hazy. Big pillow of fluffy white head, thick webbing of lacing all around.

S: The aroma has a very German scent; bananas and spice (clove/coriander) with a yeasty funk to it. Grassy and citrus hops also play a role here. Although the nose is loaded with complex aromas, the variety of fruit is what stands out the most here: banana, orange, lemon, apple, and pineapple.

T: Very smooth and subtle on the palate. Banana and spice up front with the rest of the fruit bouquet following closely behind. Moderate alcohol sweetness (thanks to that raw cane sugar) is present with a little warmth, but only adds to how delicious this beer is. Definite yeast funk too (a welcome addition). There is just enough European hop character in here to keep everything perfectly balanced, not too bitter, malty, or sweet.

M: Champagne-like foamy carbonation, medium body. Easy to drink considering the 9% abv.

O: AWESOME beer. I wasn't expecting this to be that good. It was just perfectly balanced for being a belgian strong pale ale.

12-23-2011 04:42:46 | More by ReelBigwigFish
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cbgbslev

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +9%

12-23-2011 02:47:58 | More by cbgbslev
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stampfler07

Colorado

4/5  rDev -3.1%

12-23-2011 00:44:27 | More by stampfler07
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smithmd4

New York

5/5  rDev +21.1%

12-21-2011 23:53:52 | More by smithmd4
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +9%

12-21-2011 20:47:19 | More by Texasfan549
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kmckinnon87

Texas

5/5  rDev +21.1%

12-21-2011 01:39:05 | More by kmckinnon87
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jkanavel

Texas

4.53/5  rDev +9.7%

A: Straw-to golden

S: yeast, bananas, pineapple. Very distinct hop presence not often noticed in belgian style beers.

T: Sweet, warm from the alcohol, with a sharp noble hop regimen keeping it in check. I could be wrong, they might not use noble hops, but I got the impression that there were at least some Saaz hops in the mix from the spiciness of them.

M: effervescent. serve his to champagne lovers.

O: a little on the expensive side, but interesting. would definitely buy this again.

12-20-2011 09:42:50 | More by jkanavel
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Dotterr1

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +21.1%

12-20-2011 04:59:55 | More by Dotterr1
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Ecolello87

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9%

12-20-2011 02:35:15 | More by Ecolello87
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GreenMountainBoy

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

12-18-2011 18:58:25 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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MaineMike

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

12-18-2011 16:01:09 | More by MaineMike
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eristicrat

Georgia

4/5  rDev -3.1%

12-18-2011 07:05:09 | More by eristicrat
Brooklyn Local 1 from Brooklyn Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,743 ratings.