Brooklyn Local 2 | Brooklyn Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Here in Brooklyn we’ve combined European malt and hops, Belgian dark sugar, and raw wildflower honey from a New York family farm to create Brooklyn Local 2. Our special Belgian yeast adds hints of spice to the dark fruit, caramel, and chocolate flavors. After 100% bottle re-fermentation, the beer reveals a marvelous dry complexity, enjoyable by itself or at the dinner table.

Added by ClockworkOrange on 02-02-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,912
Reviews:
552
Ratings:
1,429
pDev:
10.62%
 
 
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109
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310
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Photo of RayCannata
3.77/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stofko1992
4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Local 2 pours a brown color big lacing head. Sweet aromas, lots of spices and candies. Taste is sweet, lots of candies and yeast notes. Good body and feel. Overall, pretty good, very belgian.

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Photo of justme
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Loved it !!

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Photo of Scottsbeer
3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of daliandragon
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I am moving this weekend and have been working down my cellar a bit to expedite the move. I have been hanging on to this one for about a year or so I think. Nose is plums and figs and dark chocolate with a yeasty overlay.

The flavor is understated and tasty, with an earthy, bready, woody note that also features grapeskin, chocolate, dried fruit and fine cordials. The texture starts with light caronation but finishes with a velvety, rich coating that letsyou realy enjoy the complexity. I don't know if the year of aging heped but this is very easy to drink, has a low alcohol profile for the abv, and presents as a nice alternative to some of the more overbearing Belgian style bombers you see often from big American brewers.

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Photo of DigitGrowler
4.07/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MykeJ
3.89/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tdm168
3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Frankenmonkey81
4.41/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LXIXME
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cambabeer
4.36/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a sturdy dark brown color with a finger's worth of semi-quick dieing head. Some spotty lace tried to cling fairly nice but slid after a little bit.
The aroma had a nice presentation of raisins, plums, milk and dark chocolate, Belgian sugars, light wafer/Belgian yeastiness and ended with a little bit of fig/earthiness.
The flavor was moderately sweet with a fair amount of earthy spices (somewhat clove/crushed coriander) coming through fairly nice. Light aftertaste of dark toast, dark and milk chocolate with the wafer/Belgian yeastiness.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied, perhaps just a touch above with a nice sipping quality about it. Spicy harshness wasn't disturbing, but noticeable. Carbonation felt on par. ABV felt as projected. Nice semi-smooth Belgian sweet and dark fruity finish.
Overall, pretty nicely done Belgian Strong Dark ale that I would have again.

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Photo of Khaack
3.81/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.25/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

$ 5.94 (Sale price and tax)/750 mL bottle ($ 0.233/oz) at Riverside Liquors, Grand Rapids, MI.
Bottle marked 215B, stored at 42 degrees. Served at 55 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter. Cork and cage bottle, opens with a decent “POP”, no overflowing.
Aroma – smells sweet and malty, no yeast nor fruity yeast phenolics.
Head – large (Maximum 6.5 cm, aggressive pour), tan, low density froth, good retention, slowly diminishing to an irregular one to three mm frothy ring and frothy complete layer.
Lacing – poor. A few isolated small islands of tiny bubbles.
Body – brown and a little chill haze. When it warms, the haze mostly disappears. Bottle conditioned.
Flavor – Begins sweet and malty, but the sweetness seems more like candi sugar than malt in origin. No particular hop bitterness or flavors found. The bottle advertises dark fruit, caramel and chocolate. Allowing it to warm in my mouth does indeed bring out some caramel, but still neither dark fruit nor chocolate. The 9% ABV is totally hidden.
Palate – medium; sticky; lively, almost fizzy, carbonation.

This is a passable attempt at a Belgian Strong Dark Ale, particularly for what I paid (50% off). Just don’t expect an excellent example of the style at this price. I didn’t and consequently was not disappointed. For what it’s worth, I’m a fan of Unibroue’s La Terrible.

Appearance 3.5, Aroma 3.5, Flavor 3, Palate 3.5, Overall 3.25.

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Photo of EMV
4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a tulip

L: Cloudy dark mahogany brown pour with massive foamy white head. Great lacing.

S: Dark fruits and Belgian sugars... plum and fig.

T/F: Caramel malts and spice... dark fruit. Baked raisin, plum, and old fashioned candies. Complex... some yeasty esters are in the mix, and thick/syrupy on the tongue. Good carbonation. Sticky on the tongue and the finish is semi-sweet and fruity.

O: A great beer and great representation of the style. Tasty and complex.... all the flavors I look for in the style with nice depth. Gets better as it warms. What a winter night should be.

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4.84/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of deebo
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Finally getting around to this beer. Was the first beer I bought at the original Four Firkins in May 2011. Meant to drink it earlier but sometimes shit happens.
A-Poured into the glass it still has a substantial 3 fingers of beige head atop a slightly ruddy light brown brew with lots of ruby colored highlights.
S-Big time aged fruits with notes of figs/raisins. Plenty of sweetness but not much oxidation.
T-Lots of ripe stone fruit (plum and figgy). I'll get figgy with it. A nice port quality but isn't nearly as sweet as those dessert wines.
M-Has really dried out nicely. A bit of cloying syrupiness but it isn't overpowering. The alcohol is subdued.
O-Should have drank earlier but this beer has aged well. Not cloying with a lot of ripe fruits. Should redo with a freshie.

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Photo of maltznhopz
4.41/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter. Pours a dark brown opaque color. Citrus, plum, toffee, caramel and Belgian yeasts in the aroma. Taste is very complex with some raisin, plum, brown sugar, malts, more dark fruits and caramel.
Smooth and medium mouthfeel with significantly noticeable carbonation. Overall I would not hesitate to pick one of these up again.

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Photo of Stockatron
3.68/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Curt3
4.53/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GulDukat88
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Maillard
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Narthax
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 1,429 ratings