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Brooklyn Local 2 - Brooklyn Brewery

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Ratings: 1,240
Reviews: 513
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.86%
Wants: 77
Gots: 191 | FT: 6
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:
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(Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 02-02-2009)
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I could not find anything wrong with this one! Smooth taste and no after taste, wonderful smell, and great to enjoy with or without food. I am excited to find a beer that can be shared with friends; all agree it is quite extrodinary and exceptional.

On to the next one....

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark ruby with an off white head that lasts a long time.

S: Dark fruit, belgian yeast, spices.

T: Sweet dark fruit, banana, clove, and caramel malts. The dark fruits just get more prominent as it warms. Excellent flavor.

M: Great carbonation and mouthfeel. Only a slight note of booziness.

D: Very drinkable and excellent representation of the style. I have sought this beer out several times in the last couple of months, which is not my usual MO. I think that says a lot about how I feel about this beer. Just make sure you let it warm. That's when it really comes alive!

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4.85/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is a great American example of a Belgian “Dubbel/Strong Dark Ale”. Poured from a bottle bought from Good Beer NYC in New York City, and pours a deep dark brown, almost black, color with a nice lace head which sticks to the glass. From the nose I get a molasses, raisin, honey, caramel, all of which finish with a nice smell of sweet alcohol. The mouthfeel gives a lot of raisin, and honey like caramel with that nice sweet finish of alcohol. Overall, this is in exception beer! If you are in to Belgian style ales then this is definitely one that you should try!

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4.83/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this one up to do a beer tasting with Brooklyn brews. Boy, I'm glad I did!

First impression, as soon as the cork is popped, you can smell the caramel and vanilla coming right out of the bottle, and seems to be soaked into the cork. Had a couple bottles of this, and they all were very aromatic right from corking.

Poured into short stemmed wine tasting glassware. Big white head with lots of bubbles. Solid brown color with a copperish tint. Again, the smell is absolutely awesome. Taste holds up with the smell. Vanilla and caramel right off the bat with some chocolate and molasses behind it. Not quite as bubbly as champagne, but still very carbonated feeling. I can feel the bubbles in my nose as I drink it. Great tasting beer that I can have a glass or 2 of at a time, and wonderful in the middle of an evening to try something new.

I will definitely be buying this one again.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A majestic, soapy, and large head in my gold rimmed Brooklyn glass. Good retention and a nice amount of lacing. A cloudy chestnut brown with no bubbling visible.

Smell is dark a dark fruit blend of raisins, figs, plums. Spicy yeast notes. Sweet and roasted malts with banana. Toffee and burnt, sugary alcohol. A underlying buckwheat honey with an orangey facet. A superb blend, just not that big. You have to take relatively deep sniffs.

Taste is beautifully balanced. Dark fruits are countered by roasted malts and a touch of coffee. Banana and light citrus, ( orange ) blend with the honey from the nose. Dark sweet raisin rolls and fruitcake like breadiness. A chocolatey, toasted and buttered scone somewhere in there. Finish is lightly hopped and smooth with a light floral bitterness. Dry. Graham crackers and cocoa on the palate and back of the throat. No trace of alcohol. Feel is silky and velvety. Tingly carbonation moves to light cream and a gentle scrubbing of the mouth. A restorative drink.

Drinkbility is almost criminal. It never shows the abv in the taste and the feel of each sip is sublime.

For me this is what Duvel is to Belgian strong pale ale. What Chimay Reserve ( blue ) is for strong Dark ale. A paradigm. While it does not establish the style, ( as does Duvel ) it certainly lays down a marker of what the style is and should be.

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Brooklyn Local 2 from Brooklyn Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 1,240 ratings.