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Brooklyn Local 1 - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,686 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,686
Reviews: 879
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 111
Gots: 181 | 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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BigPlay1824

New York

4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a snifter

A: Pours a nice bright golden color that gets darker and borders on orange closer to the head, pours very hazy with a nice amount of carbonation bubbles, pours with an incredibly aggressive head that is pure white and very frothy, one of the glasses i poured actually had the head grow the longer it sat there which seems incredibly odd to me, leaves
S: bready, a bit a funky sock like scent which is nice, good scent
T: first taste is of citrus, toned down orange, then hits in the middle with an odd but great taste that i can only compare to a gentle version of the au jus from pot roast, not thick or heavy just delicious, lingers with a bit bread like taste that is nice
M: gentle on the carbonation smooth yet bright, leaves a bit of a tingle on the mouth
O: a real nice brew, has some note that i just couldn't put a definitive finger on but enjoyed them nonetheless, love the bombers from brooklyn

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2011 03:18:27 | More by BigPlay1824
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Vylo

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.4%

12-17-2011 14:20:11 | More by Vylo
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trojankeg

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.4%

12-17-2011 03:11:43 | More by trojankeg
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Discordian

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.4%

12-15-2011 04:21:01 | More by Discordian
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ububru

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.4%

12-14-2011 20:00:34 | More by ububru
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Tabni

Florida

5/5  rDev +20.8%

12-14-2011 15:23:49 | More by Tabni
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coy

Mexico

3.95/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Great looking corked bottle, served in wine glass.

Appearance.- Great looking golden straw light yellow.

Smell.- Low Hop aroma with malt flavous.

Taste.- Nice balance, bit fruity with low hop flavor.

Mouthfeel.- Medium body, with high carbonation.

Overall.- Great beer!

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2011 13:30:52 | More by coy
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mendonjoebeer

New York

4/5  rDev -3.4%

12-14-2011 01:13:17 | More by mendonjoebeer
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jak

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.4%

12-13-2011 19:49:24 | More by jak
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DeutschesBier

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

12-13-2011 19:42:44 | More by DeutschesBier
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BlurryVisi0n

New York

4.8/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a snifter.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy blonde not too bubbly but, definite thick white 1/2" head.

Smell: Just keep keeps ticking of brown sugar, I smell it and even after laying the glass down just sticks to you.

Taste: You are really experiencing one of the finest beers PERIOD. I am not trying to hype it up but it comes of age and truly a turning point in fine ales. Comes off sweet and extremely tasty, like drinking life itself. Tastes of malty wine and slight bitterness with delicious after taste. You get grapes and alcohol with a flavor which says "I love you".

Mouth: Medium carbonation, incredible blend which makes this your favorite premium.

Overall: Overall you just got everything....one of the specimens ever brewed. I always have numbers in mind when judging a beer, and this is Brooklyn Brewery's finest (NO LIE). Take it for what it is, it is not soda or your really good flavored beer....it is for what it is, REAL BEER!

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2011 06:21:07 | More by BlurryVisi0n
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Hatshep18

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +20.8%

12-11-2011 23:26:28 | More by Hatshep18
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CowsCanBark

Pennsylvania

4.63/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 25.4 oz. bottle into pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a semi-cloudy golden, with a huge four-finger head that takes awhile to dissipate, and the head puffs up right in the middle, creating a kind of hill. Really nice lacing left as I drink.

Smell: It's good. It smells a bit more like hops than I thought it would, malts, a bit boozy. Smells like a hint of cherries and various fruits.

Taste: Delicious. Moderate hop flavor with sweet malts and fruits, so extremely well balanced. Can't even detct the booze.

Mouthfeel: Creamy body with high carbonation, I'm very surprised at how drinkable this is, despite the ABV.

Overall: An awesome Belgian Strong Pale Ale, one of my favorites and highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2011 21:45:56 | More by CowsCanBark
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birchholz

Illinois

5/5  rDev +20.8%

12-11-2011 04:01:37 | More by birchholz
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casualfan

New York

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

12-10-2011 23:13:06 | More by casualfan
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EmmetD

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

12-10-2011 18:10:35 | More by EmmetD
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SnatchyMcPants

Indiana

4/5  rDev -3.4%

12-10-2011 01:43:00 | More by SnatchyMcPants
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PaBeerLover

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +20.8%

12-09-2011 21:25:25 | More by PaBeerLover
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railman

New York

5/5  rDev +20.8%

12-08-2011 22:38:49 | More by railman
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stevecooks

California

5/5  rDev +20.8%

12-08-2011 19:51:16 | More by stevecooks
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

12-07-2011 19:50:54 | More by nmann08
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jheezee

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

12-07-2011 04:28:42 | More by jheezee
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almundane

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -3.4%

12-06-2011 22:12:47 | More by almundane
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JohneHoodlum

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

12-06-2011 00:51:05 | More by JohneHoodlum
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bespin15

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

12-05-2011 11:06:49 | More by bespin15
Brooklyn Local 1 from Brooklyn Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,686 ratings.