Brooklyn Local 2 - Brooklyn Brewery

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Ratings: 1,240
Reviews: 513
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.86%
Wants: 78
Gots: 192 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery visit their website
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 OtherShoe2
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours deep brown with an off-white foam head. Some spotty lace.

Nose of dark fruit, some burnt sugars, some dark malt.

Nice balanced brew with dark rich malt, some burnt sugars, some dark fruit, raisin-like. Bitterness comes up and is in good balance with the sweet. Beer dries out at the end, with some light bitter maltiness.

Fuller bodied with appropriate carbonation.

Nice drinkable beer. 9% is a surprise, as the alcohol does not assert itself. Sneaky beer, as you can get thru the bomber, but will have a hard time getting out of your chair.

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of brbrocc
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of J_Beloved
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of VernonKell
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Craigory
4/5  rDev -1.2%

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.

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

No bottle date that I can find, just an 0191 marked in an appropriate square on the back of the label. Bottle is probably about a year old.

A: Opens with a loud pop and immediately starts gushing all over my mousepad. *sigh* Pours a nice mahogany with a big fluffy, airy tan head. Fades very slowly. Excellent head retention but only a few tufts of fluffy lacing left behind.

S: Very sweet. Lots of caramel and brown sugar. Some raisin, fig and banana back it up. Just a touch earthy.

T: Toffee, caramel and brown sugar up front. Raisin and some other mild dark fruit mixed in. A little metallic twang in there. Turns a bit earthy and spicy in the middle and into the finish. Finish is quite dry with a bit of toffee, brown sugar and plums it seems. More spiciness lingers in the aftertaste, black pepper it seems.

M: Full medium body but higher carbonation cuts it down and makes it seem lighter and airier.

O: On the maltier, sweeter side of BSDAs. Not as much fruit as most. Surprisingly ends drying despite the initial sweetness. Pretty tasty and drinkable, though nothing stands out to give it amazing marks. A solid example of the style.

Photo of kaitnicole
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Dank26
4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of andthevolcano
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of crissy456
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of Mark5252
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of jlindros
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Light fizzy head fades fairly quickly, light lacing, dark murky fig molasses brown color.

Nose some darker malts, dark fruits, honey apple, light fig date like, touch of phenols, hint of booze, touch of citrus, fruity Belgian esters.

Taste light booze Belgian esters, hint of phenols, nice fruits light apple pear like, fig date as well, molasses and candy, bit of bitterness, hint of powdered cocoa, light grassy too. Finish is drier but sticky, molasses honey and fruity esters lingering, light booze as well.

Mouth is med to fuller bodied, nice carb, some warming slight tingly booze.

Overall great beer. Well done Belgian additions, between the esters, fruit, booze, and even the light phenols bring a nice addition and go well. The fruits, honey, citrus, etc, all go really well. It's a nice winter style sipping Belgian beer.

Photo of gshackles
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of BklynTerp
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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

25.4 bottle poured into my Duvel tulip.

Appearance: Ruddy, chocolate brown with a big billowy 3” tan head that slowly recedes to about a ½”. Very nice lacing.

Smell: Belgian yeast and spice mixed with dark fruit (predominantly raisin).

Taste: Dark fruit (again raisin) with hints of spice, some sweetness from the Belgian candy sugar. Very flavorful with some bready malts serving as a nice backbone. The alcohol is completely masked.

Mouthfeel: Clean and crisp and well carbonated.

Overall: Best example of Belgian style dark ale I have ever had from an American brewery, the only one I would buy again. Delicious, closer to a double in flavor than an SDA but at 9% ABV I understand the classification.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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