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Brooklyn Local 1 | Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
4.12/5
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2,083 Ratings
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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:
#1,817
Reviews:
923
Ratings:
2,083
pDev:
11.65%
Bros Score:
4.8
 
 
Wants:
191
Gots:
401
Trade:
10
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,083 |  Reviews: 923
Photo of Timtac
3.68/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of safaricook
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Golden, crystal clear, white very fine bubbled foam
not much smell to speak of. hint of banana esters and pepper
dry with a peppery finish
smooth, evervescent
great example of the style

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Photo of 1ale_man
4.6/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 750ml bottle to a tulip glass. Clear gold with slight haze.
Smells of citrus and green apples at first, then turns to more grassy, hay, barnyard. I really love this taste.
Feel is like chanpagne. Bubbly and fizzy.
This is a great beer. Recommend and will buy this again.

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Photo of Bill235
4.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Pundit_of_Potability
4.37/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

An ale that pours a nice golden color with a decent head that dies off quickly. A little bit of lacing. If I wasn't told this was a pale ale, I'd probably say it is closer to a less carbonated La Fin Du Monde, with less bubble-gummy and banana notes. So, it comes off a little like a Tripel or a kicking Saison. There is some malty sweetness in this one as it starts, and then rolls nicely into a bitter little German hops finish. There isn't a lot of fruitiness in this one. This is about the bready yeast, the malts, caramel sugars and the German-esque hoppy finish. This almost if you mixed a Duvel with a hoppy German Pilsner with a dash of La Fin Du Monde..... And its all quite different and pleasurable at 9ABV. Not noticing the alcohol at all. This would be better with a little dryer finish (ie. a little more sizzle), but this still works and allows the ale to come off more creamy. Overall, this is quite pleasing.

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Photo of TroyE219
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of steverx8
4.49/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of h4ger
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bcsbeer
3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ned57
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sokol_1993
4.14/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look: bright yellow, with a good amount of head that lasted for quite sometimes. Lacing around the glass. Very lively, with a lot of bubbling.
Smell: Fruitiness and spicyness all around. A strong smell of alcohol too.
Taste: Very spicy upfront, with a lot of coriander, peppery taste. Then the fruitiness hit, with a some orangy taste. The last is the hoppiness, but just some bitterness, no real floral or earthy hop taste.
Feel: Full body. Very waming from the high alcohol

An excellent BSPA, a true follower of the style but even with some improvement. Beers like these always remind me why I am alive and why I should love BSPA more.

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Photo of Nat1975
3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DutchcdnTEXAN
4.14/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Pockets1337
4.77/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GarbageMan10
3.94/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MFMB
4.34/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a golden fizzy yellow with a huge white head. Smells of sweet malts, estery with a bit of Belgian spices. Taste of sweet grains apples and citrus and a bit of sweet candied sugar. Big Belgian yeast character on this one. Finishes extra dry and clean.

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Photo of msp88
3.78/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nomad93
4.67/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of videofrog
4.17/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brewsed
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Iheartbeer3
3.83/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Good mouth feel, large white head, dry finish.

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Photo of Riff
3.68/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a tumbler glass. Pours a hazy golden yellow with a thick white head. Smells of grains and fruits with a little bread. Flavor is primarily bread with banana and a hint of pepper to it. Mouthfeel is light and very effervescent. Dry like a decent red wine. Overall a fine Belgian Strong Pale Ale.

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Photo of Roybert
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bowzer4birdie
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JNPIII127
4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brooklyn Local 1 from Brooklyn Brewery
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 2,083 ratings
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