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4.12/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery
New York, United States
brooklynbrewery.com

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with German malts and hops, first-pressing Demerara cane sugar from Mauritius, and a Belgian yeast strain. 100% bottle re-fermentation; OG=18.5; AE=1.7. Classified as a "strong saison" by Garrett Oliver.

Added by akorsak on 02-18-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,971
Reviews:
924
Ratings:
2,091
pDev:
11.65%
Bros Score:
4.8
 
 
Wants:
190
Gots:
406
Trade:
10
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Ratings: 2,091 |  Reviews: 924
Photo of aeminter
4.47/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Straw to honey gold, slight haze, thick white foamy head
S - Light fruit esters, spicy, and a hint of bubble gum
T - Slightly citrusy, hints of pear and melon with some hop bitterness in the finish.
M - Effervescent and refreshing, but there is definitely a solid alcohol presence.

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Photo of bottmfeedr
4.48/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of alexwag
4.48/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Whiteout blizzard like the one we just had in NYC crossed with a mellow golden hue. Interesting.

Smell: Belgian yeastiness, some spice (nutmeg), light yellow fruit notes.

Taste: Starts light with the yeast and the fruit, moves back on the palate to reveal some tartness and acidity. I like the balance but feel like it could pack more punch.

Mouthfeel: Solid carbonation paired with a smooth, complex profile that moves back along the tongue. I like.

Drinkability: Just right for the bomber size. Good pickup.

Time to get back to the Brewery.

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4.48/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Brewnami
4.48/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- Looks a lot like a hefeweizen. Very cloudy, light gold color with fluffy head. Leaves a thick, even lace around the glass.

S- Smells of malt, yeast, and hops. Very sweet scent.

T- Sweet, kind of fruity, hints of honey. 9% ABV so definitely taste the alcohol, but nice balance.

M- Great carbonation, clean, and refreshing.

D- Very drinkable. Could definitely have a couple bottles of this. Belgian Strong Ales are not usually my beer of choice, but this one is excellent. A much, much better version of Victory Golden Monkey in my opinion. Will absolutely buy again, and pretty soon.
If you like Belgian style ale, BUY THIS!

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Photo of Nay
4.48/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wow, the first 100 rating I've seen (beer must have come with a happy ending). Frankly this is a very good beer, but 100? Nah. Maybe it's extra special on tap or something, but really it is just a good, extra strong saison. Nicely balanced pepper notes lend a drying astringency that helps dampen the maltiness. Very nice mouthfeel, flavor, and OK aroma. A little bit too much lingering sweetness in the finish for my taste. Not quite cloying, but close for a saison.

Intoxicatingly drinkable. But to get a 100 from me you'd need to have a bit more complexity: a tiny touch of sour, wood, earth, or unique phenol. But at the same time, this lack of magic helps create what is probably a consistently great beer.

Nice work from Brooklyn again.

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4.48/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.48/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.49/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.49/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.49/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.49/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.49/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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Brooklyn Local 1 from Brooklyn Brewery
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 2,091 ratings