Brooklyn Local 1 | Brooklyn Brewery

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Brooklyn Brewery
New York, United States

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

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3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Great looking corked bottle, served in wine glass.

Appearance.- Great looking golden straw light yellow.

Smell.- Low Hop aroma with malt flavous.

Taste.- Nice balance, bit fruity with low hop flavor.

Mouthfeel.- Medium body, with high carbonation.

Overall.- Great beer!

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.77/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a snifter.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy blonde not too bubbly but, definite thick white 1/2" head.

Smell: Just keep keeps ticking of brown sugar, I smell it and even after laying the glass down just sticks to you.

Taste: You are really experiencing one of the finest beers PERIOD. I am not trying to hype it up but it comes of age and truly a turning point in fine ales. Comes off sweet and extremely tasty, like drinking life itself. Tastes of malty wine and slight bitterness with delicious after taste. You get grapes and alcohol with a flavor which says "I love you".

Mouth: Medium carbonation, incredible blend which makes this your favorite premium.

Overall: Overall you just got of the specimens ever brewed. I always have numbers in mind when judging a beer, and this is Brooklyn Brewery's finest (NO LIE). Take it for what it is, it is not soda or your really good flavored is for what it is, REAL BEER!

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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4.58/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 25.4 oz. bottle into pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a semi-cloudy golden, with a huge four-finger head that takes awhile to dissipate, and the head puffs up right in the middle, creating a kind of hill. Really nice lacing left as I drink.

Smell: It's good. It smells a bit more like hops than I thought it would, malts, a bit boozy. Smells like a hint of cherries and various fruits.

Taste: Delicious. Moderate hop flavor with sweet malts and fruits, so extremely well balanced. Can't even detct the booze.

Mouthfeel: Creamy body with high carbonation, I'm very surprised at how drinkable this is, despite the ABV.

Overall: An awesome Belgian Strong Pale Ale, one of my favorites and highly recommended.

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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3.79/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a very cloudy golden color with a huge head that builds slowly to a thick cloud of bubbles that never really go away. Leaves nice puffy clouds of lace on the sides of the glass.

S: Subdued yeasty aromas with a bit of spice and citrus. Not very strong on the nose.

T/M: The taste is spicy, yeasty, hints of spice that liven up the front end. The alcohol is well disguised. The carbonation gives it a nice bubbly champagne-like feel.

O: This is a solid Belgian-style pale, not always my favorite style but this is definitely a good example. I prefer the Local 2, but this is enjoyable, too.

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

Brooklyn Local 1 from Brooklyn Brewery
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 2,085 ratings
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