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Brooklyn Local 2 - Brooklyn Brewery

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Ratings: 1,254
Reviews: 516
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.86%
Wants: 81
Gots: 202 | FT: 5
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New York, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 02-02-2009

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Photo of Berthold
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured from a 750ML bottle to a chalice a dark brown (SRM27) with a thick tan head supported by moderate carbonation. Lacing on glass was moderate. Aroma is honey and citrus with sweetness of brown sugar noted. Low hops noted. Flavor is highly citrus orange with a deep honey sweetness. Brown sugar sweet at very end. You really need to like orange marmalade for this beer to work for you. Full bodied with a slight astringency from the citrus and a lingering bitterness from the orange peel. Not a beer to have with meal but certainly with fruit and cheese afterwords.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(review from notes; tried on 02/05/11)

pours a dark brown shade with a healthy finger-plus beige head; decent retention and lacing.

nose offers roasted malt, a touch of chocolate, dark fruits, spices, and yeast. maybe a hint of hoppiness in the background.

flavor mostly follows the nose. you have your traditional elements of a BSDA along with some stout characteristics. complex, balanced, and enjoyable, though doesn't move the earth... IMO they did a bit better with the BL 1.

medium bodied mouthfeel with average carbonation. good drinkability.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of ClockworkOrange
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a corked 750ml bottle into my good ol' Duvel tulip. The ale appears a dark crimson brown color with about three fingers of foamy rust colored head. The head fades a bit, but lingers till the glass is empty, and leaves behind no noticeable lace. Flavors and aromas are of spicy yeast, wildflower honey, floral and fruity, citrus, mostly lemon peel and essence, black pepper, cherries, apples. Local 2 falls somewhere between medium and full bodied with adequate carbonation for the style. Nicely done and worth seeking out if you are a fan of Belgian Strong Dark Ales.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Gyle41386
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a tulip. Consumed at a tasting with a handful of fellow BA's. Review is from tasting notes.

Dark pour, reddish amber. Two fingers of creamy head.

Aroma is of brown sugar, Belgian yeast, dark malt, spice. Also got that Belgian candied sugar scent going on.

Pretty standard taste for a BSDA. Slight hints of citrus peel. Pretty sweet, with lots of candied sugar and candied dark fruits.

Feel is creamy and smooth, body is probably on the lighter side of medium. Drinkability is pretty good. It's probably a little too sweet to rate higher for me.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 mL cage-corked bottle into a fluted champagne glass for Julie's birthday.

A: Poured a dark, hazy, muted reddish brown color with a gigantic foamy head of light brown carbonation. Carbonation seemed nice and this brew even laced a bit in a champ flute.

S: Smells faintly sugar sweet and spicy, with herbal notes of clove and coriander to go with the minty gum and banana ester alcohol aroma of the Belgian yeast and sugars.

T: Taste is deep, sweet and fruity at first. Lots of date, raisin and fig leap from an effervescent, semi-bitter and cleansing Belgian brown sugar and spice flavor. Some cherries and tart citrus flavors dry out towards the finish with a spicy hop flavor and mild honey aftertaste which effects the mouthfeel more then the flavor. Nice Belgian finish with that distinct yeast flavor.

M: Mouthfeel is full-medium bodied but is really well carbonation and drinks smooth and even throughout.

D: A nice sipper and a great beer to open for such special occasions such as these. At 9% ABV and with such heavy and complex flavors, this is not one to session or take down on one's own. Your palate might exhaust a bit, but breaking down the flavor profile is an enjoyable experience.

I dare say not as tasty as some trappists and Belgian ales made by Ommegang, but still quite good. I think I prefer the Local 1, particularly to pair with meals revolving around whitefish and citrus sauces. Though, this one might be better suited for desserts. Nicely done and worth a try for all.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Brooklyn Local 2 from Brooklyn Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 1,254 ratings.