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Brooklyn Local 2 - Brooklyn Brewery

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Ratings: 1,238
Reviews: 513
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.86%
Wants: 77
Gots: 191 | FT: 6
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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 BigJim5021
4.38/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

When I saw this sitting on the table at the store right next to a bottle of Local 1, all I could think was "it's about goddamn time!" I've been waiting to try this since I first heard it announced back in the winter.

Pours a deep cola brown with a ginormous tan head. The bubbles fizzle out loudly as they hit my 'stache.

The aroma is of dark fruits and the usual Belgian brewing spices. If you're into that sort of thing (fuck yeah, I am), it's just really pleasant.

The flavor is actually somewhere between Maudite and Trois Pistoles. It's mildly malty and has the dark fruit and spice kick working together. Alcohol is generally well-hidden, but occasionally pops in to give you a little kick in the teeth. This stuff is fo' real.

Mouthfeel is somewhere between medium and full-bodied with a nice prickly carbonation. Bone-stankin'-ass dry on the finish.

Drinkability is about as high as you're gonna get given the abv and the price (about $9). This is the perfect counterpart to Local 1. Think of it as the evil shadow twin.

Photo of CHSLBrew
3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a pint glass, shared with my brother.

A-Beer was brown, murky, almost remniscent of iced tea, though darker. Light did not pass through very easily. Big fluffy tan head, rocky as it receded. This head lasted beautifully.

S-Fruity, of ripening stemmed fruits, with a slight citrus. Darm maltiness coming through, as well.

T-Belgian yeast-influenced fruitiness. Sweet, slightly toasty malts. Citrus is perhaps a nuance within the flavor profile, but minimal. Black pepper near the end, with a thorough spiciness throughout the flavor. Finishes with a residual sweetness and perhaps a hint of honey.

M-Medium-full body. Carbonation was moderate-high level, nearly effervescent in feel.

D-Medium drinkability. I feel like there was a lot to this beer, but I just couldn't pull it all out of it. I surely enjoyed drinking this beer.

Enjoyed after fiasco on the lake involving a jammed-up pontoon motor that necessitated getting towed back across two lakes. After a quick dinner at the bar down the road, we enjoyed this bottle as we watched the sun set. Thanks to my girlfriend from packing this bottle in on her return flight from NYC.

Photo of clvand0
4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a dark brown color with a tall head that hangs around and doesn't leave a lot of lacing on the glass. I expected it to be lighter in color ... not sure why. The aroma has definite notes of orange and sweetness with just a touch of spice. The flavor is quite sweet and has just the faintest hint that it comes from honey. There is a lot of citrus in the flavor as well as some yeast spiciness. The finish is sweet and leaves some of the citrus on the tongue. The mouthfeel is medium and the drinkability is good, but leaves a lot of sweetness.

Photo of drperm
4.65/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

9 July 2009.

First of all, I need to take some time to describe the meal this was paired with, because it was an EXCELLENT food-to-beer match and I'm damn proud of it.
A summer dinner salad with arugula (home-grown), green leaf lettuce (mom-grown), grilled German potato salad (potatoes, green beans, bell pepper, corn, oil-vinegar dressing), prosciutto, hard-boiled eggs, and baked goat cheese. The Local 2 was fantastic with the salad as a whole, and truly sang in perfect heavenly harmony with the goat cheese.

Now, on to the beer:
My first thought is, "Brooklyn does Unibroue." As I continue to sip and taste, though, I realize this ale has its own thing to say from its own brewery. It is a seamlessly smooth Strong Dark Ale, but I'm tempted to call it a Dubbel because it's very close in character to my favorite representations of those.
An earthy nose is prevalent, with an ongoing nutty, roasted malt quality and something wonderful I can only describe as "savory caramel." Strong hints of chocolate continue to show up as well. Not at all too rich or sweet (on the one hand), OR too watery (on the other), as some of this style can be. Great spritz at the end. The 9% is hidden well, and it goes down *very* easily.

"Well-balanced" describes this one well, and it is equally enjoyable on its own or with food. It doesn't quite possess the "wow factor" to merit all 5's, but I have nothing but praise for this one.

In addition to the aforementioned food pairing, try with anything roasted, or duck, or wild game sausages, or French (lavender, sage) meat dishes.

Bravo.

Photo of JayQue
4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Corked and caged 750 ml bottle. Served in a Chimay goblet. Very nice, fairly mild for the style. Pours a brown/reddish highlights color. Dense, but some light getting through. Big off-white head with minimal lacing.

Nice aroma, spices (pepper), dark fruit and Belgian candi sugar.

Taste is similar, complex but with enough caramel malts to smooth everything out. Spicy, rich but smooth.

Mouthfeel is crisp and smooth. Right amount of carbonation and less than extreme flavor while still covering the Belgian Strong Ale spectrum.

Drinkability is good. I shared this bottle, but would be happy sipping the whole thing over an evening and experiencing the 9% reaction. A very approachable Belgian Strong Dark Ale.

Photo of Moxley
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Pours a cola brown with a foamy 1/4 in white head.

S - Citrus spice with heavy malts in the nose.

T,M&D - Thick and full bodied with lots of carbonation and malty sweetness. The combination of citrus and sweet malts is oddly complimentary. Not too boozy despite it's 9.0ABV. Good beer.

Photo of russpowell
3.78/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a ruby hued with 3+ finger of tan /peach head. Great lacing & head retention

S: Slight fruittyness, plus hints of chocolate

T: Some dark fruit, cherries & figs mostly up front, plus a touch of woody hops. Green apple tartness & & some grapefruit surfaces as this warms. Tartness, cherries, candi sugar dryness & figs all show in the finish

MF: Medium bodied, pretty smooth carbonation

Drinks pretty easy, ABV is well hidden. I liked this better than #1, but also prefer this style more too. Good effort Brooklyn!

Photo of nrbw23
3.78/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a dark brownish red color with a light tannish colored head. Head lacked retention and not to much lacing.

S- Smells of dark fruits, bit of alcohol, caramel malts and bread.

T- Tastes of light roasted malt sweetness, brown sugar and fruity flavors (apple and raisins).

M- Pretty light overall in body and nice carbonation.

D- I enjoyed this one a lot more than the Local 1, but there others I'd seek out before this one.

Photo of CrellMoset
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Brooklyn Local 2, bottle shared w/ proteus93 and others at Beer Run, Charlottesville, VA. My portion poured into a 10 oz. brandy snifter.

Appearance: Pours a dark, brown/ruby body, capped by a foamy, light tan head with great retention. The spongy, swiss cheese-like lacing has good stick, and a nice dusting of tan head never truly leaves the surface of the beer.

Aroma: Very light, with notes of chamomile, honey, faint and slight roast, and various other spices - cloves, coriander, slight peppercorn. The overall experience is very "green," too - not sure what I mean by that, but there it is anyway. Other stray belgian-esque notes - bananas, candi sugar, bubblegum - round out the nose.

Taste: Waves of sweet, moderately to heavily roasted sugars constitute the base of this flavorful brew. Dancing on top of this foundation are spices similar to the nose - pepper, cloves - a handful of green, earthy, grassy notes, overtones of honey, and a few nutty yeasty notes. A very varied but also incredibly unique-tasting brew.

Mouthfeel: This brew's best component. Incredibly light and effervescent, soft, even, and incredibly gentle and fluffy. A near-perfect feeling brew, very authentically Belgian in its presentation.

Drinkability: You know, I've never had the Local 1, and I think I'm the only one around who really hasn't, so I don't have that to use as a frame of reference. It seems likely based on what I've read about Local 1, I would be more "in to" that beer - a more traditional Belgian, so it seems. However, I really liked this one - it's a little less authentic, heavily spiced, floral, fruity, sweet, dark - and honestly not too alcoholic for the style (and forget about trying to find that alcohol). I'd like to do a side-by-side with these two at some point in the future. In fact, I intend to.

Photo of brundo4
4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 750 mL bottle into large Brooklyn Brewery snifter. Healthy Belgian head, large and tan with medium sized bubbles. Head does dissipate but slowly. Leaves good lacing with small, moss-like stamp of head in center. Deep, rich dark chocolate color. Brown verging on black. No seeing through this one. Good carbonation. Promises to be quite Belgian, I hope. Let's have a sniff.

Sweet and smoky on the nose. Very subtle. Carmel, with a touch of honey. Slight herbal aroma when agitated. Smells strongly of yeast. Very Belgian. Faint citrus scent as well as brown or burnt sugar, cinnamon, and bourbon, brandy.

Strong at first taste. Alcohol fills the nose, and there is a slight sting on the palate. Honey, savory herbs (rosemary?) come through very strongly. The bitterness is strong and dominant, but there is a sweet malty smoke floating just beneath. Strong honey, molasses, syrupy aftertaste. A bit unbalanced at first taste, or perhaps puts one off balance with a subtle play of flavors and fluid but unpredictable movement in tastes. Definitely Belgian inspired. Very complex. This tastes like a beer that sweetens and mellows as it warms, and it does. It improves greatly as it warms. The alcohol blends nicely and the beer is much more balanced.

The mouthfeel is a bit light for a Belgian Strong Dark Ale. Still heavy but with a distinct levity from the fine, and considerable, carbonation. Sticky, a bit chewy, but with a buttery smooth finish. No coarseness here. All silk.

This is beer, complex, big and just damn interesting, is a drink that needs taming. Too many and you will be looking up at it from the floor. First sip had me in the dark. Strong alcohol on the nose and tongue, and a world of flavors going on just beneath. Not a boy's beer. Too complex to sort out on first glass. This is one that gets better with each go around. It demands the second pour.

Photo of Yesac
3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Dark brown. Small off-white head.

S- Lots of Belgian yeast. Sweet dark fuits. Slight spice.

T- Along with smell. There is to much Belgian yeast here. Great toasty malt middle followed by a slight dark fruit and finishes with a slight spice.

M- Medium/high carbonation. Medium body. Not a great coating or taste left on the palate. Slightly dry finish.

D- I just haven't had an American representation of this type of beer that I've been impressed with. This is a good beer, but it's just not a Belgian. Slightly to malty and yeasty for me.

Photo of Deus1138
4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I tried to find this for months, but everyplace I went was always out. I gave up, then stumbled upon three bottles at Total Wine and More in Kennesaw last night. I bought all three. :-)

I let it chill over night in my fridge. I poured into my St. Bernardus goblet. Deep brown color with red highlights. The head is quite bubbly, almost cola like. The taste is very nice. Dark fruits, maybe a little grape in there. A bit peppery and spicy, complimented nicely by the by the zesty carbonation. Medium bodied. Finish is dry with hints of Belgian yeast.

Glad I finally tracked this down! A very good BSDA at a VERY good price. I think I'll age the other two bottles.

Photo of KTCamm
4.55/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Caged 750 ml bottle into a pint glass. Pours a reddish chocolate brown - a really easy on the eye brown color with reddish hues. Light brown thick creamy foam - and masses of it - cascades during the pour and takes an agonizing long amount of time to clear out.

Powerfully fruity smell. Richly aromatic. The fruit blends with a nutty chocolate.

Smooth start to the taste that builds in spiciness. Honey in there, and cinnamon too. There's an underlying sweetness, maybe chocolate based, hard to say for sure. Very complex and it all builds together very nicely.

Modestly carbonated in the mouth, but mostly smooth.

A really nice tasty beer. 750ml is a lot to handle in one sitting (for me, anyway), but its enjoyable the whole time. Highly recommend.

Photo of jwc215
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml cage-corked bottle, poured into a tulip glass:

Pours black/dark brown witha large foamy, turning rocky head. Lacing sticks.

The smell is of spicy dark fruit mixed with dried/stewed apricot, with a bit of cut grass and some fresh honey.

The taste is of chocolate, caramel with some fruitcake and dark sugar. It has a slightly musty, spicy undertone. As it progresses, it picks up anise/licorice notes and honeydew melon. Sweetness is rounded byu a spicy, dry-ish finish. Alcohol is not noticeable at first, but slowly creeps in.

It has a Belgian-eque-ish, effervescent feel with some creaminess. It is on the lighter side of full-bodied.

Complex, big, yet easy to drink for complexity and alcohol strength. This is a well-balanced, well-brewed, delicious beer!

Photo of Pmazz19
4.72/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer poured a beautiful deep brown, nearly black color. It smelled of caramel and sweet toasty malt. It was incredibly well balanced with rich raison flavors and a hint of alcohol heat, although at 9% it is quite well hidden. Mouthfeel is crisp with a nice tingle and spice most likely from the belgium yeast. This beer went down very easily, I loved every sip of it and as it warmed so many flavors came out. I plan to be stocking up on this!

This was also reviewed on episode 2 my podcast: ghostcatbrewing.mypodcast.com
or itunes key word: GCBC

Photo of waltonc
4.47/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up at Kroger while visiting my parents in Michigan last week and flew it back to Colorado in my luggage. (well, actually my wife's luggage, since I hauled a mini-keg of Oberon back in my suitcase)

A: Beautiful dark brown/garnet/ruby color with nearly an inch of tan head that fades down to small patches of bubbles.
S: sweet dark fruit, candi sugar, yeast.
T: Absolutely delicious - again, sweet dark fruits, candi sugar, maybe brown sugar, bread quality, a little orange peel bitterness.
M: Perfect. Medium bodied with very crisp carbonation that makes this quite refreshing in spite o the high ABV and sugar. Like a nice febreze mist.
D: I'm guzzling this right now. Too bad I have to share with my Brooklyn beer-loving wife.

Photo of psurandy
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very deep brownish maroon with a beautiful thick head. I don't get a whole lot on the nose, but I do get some dark fruit and brown sugar. Taste is good, but I am a bit underwhelmed by the flavor as I was expecting a lot due to the fact that I really enjoyed Local 1. I am getting some fig, date and candied sugars but I'm just not tasting much complexity or layers of flavor. The carbonation and mouthfeel is nice and the drinkability is on par for the style. This is a good beer, but I've had better of this style.

Photo of roadhouse
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into a New Belgium tulip

Pours a deep brown color with a one and a half inch tan head. Very good retention throughout and wonderful lacing left behind.

Aromas of dark fruit, orange peel, a bit of spiciness, slight sugary sweetness.

Taste contains some slight sugary sweetness up front but it is very brief, quickly taken over by dark fruit and a quite strong orange peel zing. Some other spiciness is present, a slight bready character in there as well. Phenols restrained but present right towards the finish. Spice and fruit linger on.

Mouthfeel is medium-light in body, very creamy texture, pretty much perfect Belgian carbonation.

The aroma wasn't very complex and the taste didn't exactly blow my mind but this was a very good Belgian style dark ale. Lots of interesting flavors going on here, just not the best. Certainly worthy.

Photo of Slatetank
4.38/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was happy to share this with Mughugger, HombreWing, Evets, BitterBeerFace - thanks to mughugger for breakin' it out. Poured chilled into a sampler glass after a resounding pop! from the cork -750mil corked and caged

A - A deep brown that is almost opaque with light poking through the liquid - a healthy light tan head with very fine bead crowns the ale

S - The smell of cocoa ripe dark fruit and dates w/ mellow wood notes. The nose is spiced w/ yeast esters providing a sufficient amount of aroma and mild nutty sweet malt odors are pleasant

M - Dancing carbonation circulates the malt texture around the mouth. Dry and yet a mild toasted sweet malt essence w/ roasted texture is experienced

T - The sweet crisp roasted malt is layered w/ vanilla, cocoa, toasted dark bread and brownie/biscuit-like malt flavors. There is a dry hint in the taste possible honey influence. The spice notes are there with citrus peel creating contrast to the yeast and dark malt layers. The taste is of a serious belgian dark w/ complexity from yeast and malt playing off each other.

D - A great beer, It has similarities with Westvleteren in that it has a great feel that the flavor syncs up and the aroma keeps you coming back to experience more. I will be interested in trying this and letting it slowly warm to experience more of the nuances - supervb!

Photo of caddybuyer
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a chilled caged and corked 750 into an oversized wine glass and allowed to warm to an appropriate temperature.

A-Initial pour is extremely clear deep garnet brown with ruby highlights...a exceedingly attractive brew. As like all bottle conditioned beer, as the bottle gets to the bottom, the color grows darker and cloudy as the yeast settles in. I base my rating on the first pour, which looks outstanding.

S-Malts, brown sugars, and dark fruits...substantial earthy notes, particularly as it warms...very nice...

T-Interesting...not as sweet as I was expecting on the initial sip, and this is not a bad thing. Overall pure Belgian. They call the Infiniti M35 the Japanese BMW 5 series. I'll call this the American Chimay Blue with a slightly more pronounced orange taste and a bit of a hop twang..."complexity" is an overused term when it comes to these styles, but definately applies here...earthy, caramel malts, dark fruits, a hint of cherry, creamy and wonderful with a bit of alcohol in the background....nicely done

M-Well balanced mouthfeel, without being overly efferevescent as many Belgians are with the bottle conditioned active fermentation. Creamly and rich, like Brooklyn egg cream but not so heavy to be a drag on a meal.

D-Extremely drinkable and holds it own with the best of the Belgian knock offs and some of the true Belgians as well. A definate must buy again.

Everyone likes what they like. I am not a huge fan of Belgian Triples, but love the quads and the strong ales. This one should be a staple for anyone who loves the style, and proof of what American craft is capable of achieving.

Photo of EPICAC
4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I'd been looking forward to trying this beer, since Brooklyn Local 1 was so good. Local 2 pours a cloudy brown with reddish tints. It's topped by a sudsy beige head that fades to a continuous film. The aroma is incredibly bright for the style. There's a bright layer of citrus and honey, below which lie the rich malty aromas of a Belgian Strong Dark Ale: dark fruit and candi sugar. I think the addition of some more aromatic ingredients really did a lot for the aroma of this beer, making it seem more light and inviting than a typical Belgian Dark.

This beer's flavors tell the same story as the aroma: the honey and citrus upfront give a lighter, brighter impression before diving deeper into the darker, maltier depths. The dark malt flavors in the center are a nice mix of candi sugar, caramel, rasins, dates and other dark fruit. The finish has a nice mix of peppery and alcoholic spice, a brief reprise of citrus, and a mild bitterness. Local 2 has very prickly carbonation, is medium-bodied and is surprisingly smooth once some of the carbonation dissipates.

This is another winner for Brooklyn's Local series. It's strong, fizzy and has an interesting addition of honey and citrus that I think adds a lot to the mix.

Photo of Kendo
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from the caged & corked 750 ml into a Chimay Chalice. Body is brown with mahogany highlights and a tannish head that settles fast but is reinforced somewhat by rising carbonation.

S: Not terribly strong in the nose. Mainly sugar, fruit and a hint of chocolate malt. Pleasant, just not as "big" as expected.

T: First impression: Sweetness up front but finishes with a nice clean dryness. It could be the color, but at one point I think it's cola-like in flavor. Alcohol is noticed, albeit only faintly. Lemon-zest adds to dryness at the finish.

M: Lighter in heft than expected. Good fizziness mimics the Belgians and results in a good clean all-around feel.

D: Excellent.

Notes: For the style I usually expect more -- bigger malt, fruit and even more sugar. I didn't get a sense of what the honey added here at all, taste-wise. That's not to take away from the experience of this beer, because ultimately I enjoyed it as a nice, easy-drinking BSDA (no simple feat to pull off with a 9% ABV brew). It just wasn't exactly what I was expecting.

Photo of Risser09
4.43/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle poured into a snifter - fridge - 2009

Appearance: Pours a dark brown color with a .5" light tan head. Good retention, actually a great amount of retention. No lace left behind.

Smell: Spicy Belgian yeast. Deep caramel malt, honey and floral tones. Quite sweet with hyacinth, rose and a touch of hops. It won't get much better than this for the aroma.

Taste: A roasted barley flavor that tastes like oats and other cereal grains. Lots of pepper from the unique Belgian yeast. Notes of anise/licorice and some sweet honey. A nice, original flavor.

Mouthfeel: Spicy, sweet, floral and some booze. Lots of great flavor. Medium body and lively carbonation. Lingering sweetness and alcohol.

Drinkability: A nice, original take that I would go back to again and again. An interesting and tasty treat!

Photo of biegaman
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark red grape with veins of scarlet kindled when exposed to the light. I love both the colour and the tone; it is deep and concealing with a sophisticated presence. Its beautiful head, pure as the driven snow, maintains its composure and lay perfectly still and utterly placid, unyielding to neither time nor air. Its lacing glints. It looks elegant, it sits with poise; this is a beer with social grace.

The aroma is incredibly reminiscent of many of the great Belgian dark ales; Gulden Draak and Trois Pistoles (Canadian, but Belgian inspired) are both uncanny matches. It carries that same bouquet of dark maltiness lathered in a floral, piquant spiciness. Remnants of citrus can be found but they are distant relative to notes of heavily caramelized brown sugar, roasted grain and rotted fruits.

The taste resembles something like a currant and wild berry compote served over chocolate biscuits and a spiced red fife wheat. It has a wholesome graininess, a dark side, unchecked spiciness and unsweetened fruitiness. The phenols make it almost herbaceous if not for all the grape-y fruit. It's the taste of dead fruits and dried flowers. I'm curious to know how (and what) might pair with this food wise.

I felt the mouthfeel was dull and listless but I quickly realized that it was just the subtlety of the wild honey sweeping over all the spiciness, graininess and fruitiness and concluding the sip with an agreeable and very humble sweetness. Like its head, this beer has poise. Even the alcohol, present in taste and aroma, seems to evaporate. It tastes pebbly, peppery and savory but drinks with transcendental smoothness.

Often times we wish our 330ml bottles would afford us another glass or two. The odd time, however, we find a beer we appreciate and admire so much and are fortunate enough that it comes only in (elegantly made) full size 750ml bottles. Take your time with it, Local 2 is a beer to be sipped over the course of an evening or afternoon while rediscovering a favourite book, music album or memories of times past.

Photo of hopdog
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle. Corked and caged.

Poured a medium and cloudy brownish color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of yeast, chocolate, spiciness, chocolate, and roastiness. Tastes of chocolate, candi sugar, honey sweentness, chocolate, caramel, spices, and some dark fruitiness. Alcohol content well hidden.

Brooklyn Local 2 from Brooklyn Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 1,238 ratings.