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Brooklyn Local 2 - Brooklyn Brewery

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1,186 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,186
Reviews: 511
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.86%
Wants: 73
Gots: 168 | FT: 7
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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4/5  rDev -1.2%

BeerMe42, Nov 15, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

VTBrewHound, Mar 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

DubCo21, Apr 15, 2014
Photo of IPAdams
3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance- Pours a very dark red with a thick, 2 finger foam that linger for a while. No lacing.

Smell- Strong smell of white wine, a bit of roasted and chocolate malts. Sweet and sour with some floral notes as well.

Taste- Some caramel and chocolate malts, noticeable but not overpowering. Some dark fruitiness with a slight sourness. Some Belgian yeast flavor in the background. Hides alcohol well.

Mouthfeel- Good carbonation and body.

Overall- Good beer, very well balanced.

IPAdams, Sep 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

jiffymon, Apr 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

gunclubchris, Feb 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

BeerCosmonaut, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of sevenarts
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Dark brownish black, with a generous tan head and just a touch of lacing left behind in its wake.

S: Sugar, fruits, raisins, sweet malts, crisp and clean and simple.

T/M: Very tasty with lots of sugary, fruity flavors up front, gradually overtaken by some burnt malts, the distinctive taste of Belgian yeasts, and a subtle touch of bitterness. Real smooth and creamy, and it goes down very easy.

O: A great Belgian-style ale, very sweet and delicious.

sevenarts, Nov 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

aranton, Mar 27, 2013
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4.28/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750ml cork and cage served in a snifter

A- A darker brown with nice Carmel colored head which dissipates nicely leaving its mark behind.

S- Fruit and honey scent bellows from within

T- rich flavors of fruit and honey mixed cornucopia of citrus rind

M- Slight carbonated feel. Whether it be spices or carbonation sense it leaves a tingle to enjoy after the sip.

O- I was pointed to this beer and wasn't disappointed. Rich in flavor and great in taste. Wouldn't back down from another bottle if given the chance.

themanilow, Jan 09, 2014
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

BelgianDip, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of fastsrt
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

appearance : poured from a 750 ml to a chalice rose a huge head diminished to a lace that stuck to the glass like glue on to the glass, deep brown.
smell: lots of lemon, honey, touch of booze.
Taste: the honey played in to a sweetness that was balanced by the hops nicely this was a well crafted beer. there is not much complexity to the flavor profile just malt, honey, lemon, some spice typical of the style and a bite to balance everything out.
mouthful: this one fell flat on its face here it was to thin to support all the flavors going on.
drinkability: one bottle is all i would be willing to drink. the 9% abv is there and noticeable. it is not hidden like some of the other big belgians I have had.

fastsrt, Jan 14, 2010
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

doof116, Feb 04, 2012
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

dllman25, Aug 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

VernonKell, Nov 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

UHCougar12, Mar 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

brandonasplundh, Mar 01, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

stoney1031, Dec 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a large caged and corked bottle into a pint glass. Pours dark brown with a thick tan head which thins but never goes away.

The smell is sweet and strong with dark fruits. Taste is sweet, malty and dark, almost creamy. Pleasantly staying in the mouth long after it is gone. Gets better as it warms.

mjaskula, Mar 31, 2009
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

hypnotoad1, Mar 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Kevinhcraig, May 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Nick_RobertsM3, Sep 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

paleoplant, Sep 22, 2012
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3.55/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle purchased for $8.99. Poured into a chalice.

Appearance – Dark amber-brown body with a light fluffy tan head that shows decent retention and sparse lacing. Not necessarily eye candy, but it looks good.

Smell – Citrus fruit, bread, figs, and plum. Very sweet and floral.

Taste – Up front you get tangy and tart fruit. This initial blast of fruit fades quickly into heavy notes of fig and ripe plums. The finish hints at caramel and delivers a distinct note of chocolate that hits quickly and disappears just as fast. Subtle clove spice is woven in.

Mouthfeel – Light-medium body. Soft and fluffy carbonation.

Drinkability – Local 2 is a very sweet and pleasant Belgian-style dark ale. Simple and pleasing combined with good drinkability make for an enjoyable experience. It’s unique, carries a distinct personality, and is worth a try.

Sam21, May 09, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

dbell23, Sep 13, 2013
Brooklyn Local 2 from Brooklyn Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 1,186 ratings.