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Brooklyn Local 1 | Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
4.12/5
Exceptional
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:
#1,814
Reviews:
923
Ratings:
2,083
pDev:
11.65%
Bros Score:
4.8
 
 
Wants:
191
Gots:
401
Trade:
10
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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.29/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.91/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.46/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.61/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Winner!!!

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4.01/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.4/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -2.9%
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2.42/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It's ok. Very bubbly!

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4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.48/5  rDev -15.5%
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

With 921 reviews before me, I instead want, instead, to say how American crafters are developing enough self-confidence that they also can make hybrids within the Belgian tradition. (I think the Belgian yeast is harder to master than the other traditions and many mistakes are made.) Local 1 not only conquers those common mistake, but its main contribution is that it strikes a cross between a saison (spicy/fruity balance and the most food-friendly style) and a tripel (maltier, perhaps a harder-to-isolate yeast and certainly higher alcohol.)

Local 1 Looks very inviting; billowing with active, tight bubbles. It also Smells like it wants to be drunk (I obliged.) Beyond Smell, its fruity/spicy balance takes over and adds a sweetness, perhaps from the sugar and extra malt. But the Taste along with the carbonation penetrates the tongue, cleanses it and makes this a great food beer. (Don't forget, Brooklyn's brewmaster wrote the seminal book, "The Brewmaster's Table.")

Overall, a great beer; my only suggestion is that the alcohol grows and does cut short the enjoyment of the food.

Local 1 is reviewed in the "1001 Beers To Drink Before You Die" and it certainly deserves to be on that list. It is a model, still, for other American crafters that want to concentrate on a tradition that, clearly, is not easy to master.

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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  rDev -2.9%
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.3/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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