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Brooklyn Local 2 - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,084 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 1084
Reviews: 501
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.59%


Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 02-02-2009)
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Reviews by NiceGuyMike:
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NiceGuyMike

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Nice light tan head with light lacing that holds on for dear life.

Smells of alcohol light brown sugar raisins

Also tastes of brown sugar raisins. Some bitter twang which I remember of Local 1.

Smooth effervescence, medium to full body with a touch of creaminess; very nice.

Mouthfeel is this beer's best feature. Very enjoyable on all points. Strong drinkability; that's good. Strong alcohol; that's bad. Dangerous!

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2009 01:40:53 | More by NiceGuyMike
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4.41/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Picked up this to try because I have had luck with Brooklyn. Split with good friend and guru. Outstanding smell and taste an is scary easy to drink for something that is 9%, unreal. I will certainly be buying this again as it was a pretty good value at $9.

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4.44/5  rDev +9.4%
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Poured from bottle into a chalice glass

Appearance – The beer pours a mahogany brown color with two fingers of a tan colored head. The head has a fantastic level of retention, slowly fading to leave a moderate level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer has a big strong dark fruity smell composed of some aromas of raisin, plum and red grapes. Along with these aromas are smells of yeast, which bring with them aromas of banana and a bit of a spice smell of clove and coriander. Other aromas of a honey sweetness as well as some orange and candied sugar are there as well, mixing with the rest, as well as a nice bready and lightly boozy smell, with overall produce a very pleasant fruity and sweet Belgian dark aroma.

Taste – While the taste begins rather sweet it is slightly drier then I was anticipating from the nose. It begins with a nice roasted malt taste mixed with lots of darker fruit flavors. The heaviest dark fruit flavor is that of a cherry taste, but other big raisin and plum flavors are mixed with it. Right from the start there are some other sweeter flavors of a more candied sugar and honey flavor as well. The darker fruit and candied/honey flavors fade a bit as the taste moves forward with some rather yeasty flavors taking their place. With the advent of the yeast, so too comes flavors banana as well as of spice with coriander, clove, and a little bit of nutmeg all there. These flavors meld quite nicely with the darker fruit flavors and darker roasted malt tastes creating a nice blend of spiced darer fruit and roast. With hints of a boozy alcohol coming to the tongue at the end, one is left with a nice crisp and smooth dark fruit and roasted flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is a bit thinner then I would have anticipated for a Belgian Strong dark of 9 % abv. with a carbonation level that is on the higher and more prickly champagne like side. Both are good for creating the nice crisp feel of the brew which complements the slightly drier nature (well for a Belgian Strong Dark at least) well, but yet the body still all the while has enough thickness and oomph to support all the darker flavors of the brew.

Overall – This was a very enjoyable Belgian Strong Dark in my opinion. A nice mix of fruitiness, roastiness, spice, and booze, all with a slightly drier and nice crispness and drinkability.

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Brooklyn Local 2 from Brooklyn Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 1,084 ratings.