Brooklyn Local 1 - Brooklyn Brewery
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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
4.03/5 rDev -2.4%
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
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
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
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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