Brooklyn Local 2 | Brooklyn Brewery

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Brooklyn Local 2Brooklyn Local 2

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Brooklyn Brewery
New York, United States

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by ClockworkOrange on 02-02-2009

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1/5  rDev -75.2%

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1.25/5  rDev -69%

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1.44/5  rDev -64.3%

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1.5/5  rDev -62.8%

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2/5  rDev -50.4%

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2/5  rDev -50.4%

Photo of redneckchugger
2.21/5  rDev -45.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours brown with a tan head, about two fingers with a slow pour.
Smell is of stereotypical Belgian-style yeast and candi sugar. Lots of banana and clove notes. Very typical, but not in a good way, more like a bland imitation.
The tastes is as bad as the smell, its just bland to the point of being awful. The usual elements of a Belgian beer are there, the candi sugar, the yeasts esters of banana and clove, some dark fruits like plum and raisin from the malt, but its all a disjointed mess. The sweetness is cloying, the banana and clove almost artificial.
The mouth feel is particulary bad, its almost waxy, like drinking a a banns and clove scent candle.
I have a friend who maintains that most American produced belgian style ales are awful, and while i still disagree with him, after drinking this beer i see where he is coming from. This is a horrible beer. I said bland earlier, but its worse than that, its fake. This is the worst attempt at a belgian style beer i have seen in a long while.

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2.5/5  rDev -38%

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2.5/5  rDev -38%

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2.57/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I expected this to be a much better beer! Brown to red color rocky white head. Some stone fruit in the nose, with some malt sweetness. Very sweet and boozy, seemed like an unfinished beer. Plenty of carbonation. Finished with out a hint of the "citrus" from the sweet orange peel it was brewed with.

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2.6/5  rDev -35.5%

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2.62/5  rDev -35%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a Portsmouth tulip. The beer is a ruddy amber/brown with very slim glowing orange edges. The pour produces a thick, frothy white head that fades quickly but leaves behind a generous amount of foamy bubbly lacing.

The smell is raisins, plums, maybe some dark chocolate and caramel, followed by a sweet syrupy alcohol. There is an unpleasant metallic component to the sweetness, and there is not much complexity.

The taste is better than the smell, but not much. The dark fruits are present, but a bit over-ripe? They are sharp and almost too sweet. The dark chocolate is more present in the flavor than the nose, but the caramel is overpowered by the alcohol sweetness.

The beer is too carbonated for the style, and it makes the beer feel too light. The alcohol overpowers the other qualities of the beer, and it's not something that I really want to finish.

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2.84/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I was really disappointed with this beer! I hadn't tried any Brooklyn Brewery products before but a knowledgeable Belgian aficianado suggested it. Not as much body as I expected. Not enough maltiness. It surely looked nicer in the glass than it tasted!

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2.86/5  rDev -29%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

I poured this one from a 750ml brown bottle into my stemmed Allagash tulip glass.

A= This ale poured a deep brown color with a towering billowy tan head that seemed to last forever. Incredible head retention.

S= Very muted smell for a Belgian style ale. Some malty sweetness and candi sugar notes evident, but lacking in Belgian character. Very low yeast aroma.

T= Frankly pretty weak in the flavor department. Sort of a bland sweetness combined with sulfury (and a bit unpleasant) molasses. Yeast character almost entirely lacking. Finished too dry and a bit astringent.

MF= Light side of medium bodied with a decently crisp mouthfeel.

D= Wow, as much as I love Brooklyn Local 1, I seem to dislike Local 2. Overall pretty bland and lacking in character. Not recommended at all.

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2.9/5  rDev -28%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Expected a lot form this beer ans was let down. Brown dubbel colcor when poured with outstanding head and lace. Nose has green apples and caramelized pear with Belgian yeast. Taste has light green apple, honey and ginger, light maple and dark belgian candi sugar. Mouthfeel was unimpressive. Got foam with every sip. Didn't get through this one fast.

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2.92/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bought and took home from Winking Lizard's in Fairlawn, OH.

Appearance - Three fingers of head present itself immediately under a vibrant and well carbonated beer. Much darker than I expected it to be. A dark crimson red pour with hints of caramel brown.

Smell - Hints of odd hibiscus flowers and dandelions. Smells slightly spicy with very faint hints of chocolate in the background. Smells slightly like an Irish red ale.

Taste - Very crispy and malty with hints of caramel. A lot of floral notes. Very, very sweet thanks to the Belgian dark sugar and honey additions. Yeasty and fruity.

Mouthfeel / Drinkability - Very dry on the finish. Very complex spices. A lot of different flavors working together here. I didn't like this at all the first couple of drinks, but it slowly grew on me. The flavors are working together quite brilliantly here; but it just didn't adhere to my tastes.

Mouthfeel / Drinkability - A very sweet beer with floral notes. Medium bodied.

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3/5  rDev -25.6%

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3/5  rDev -25.6%

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3/5  rDev -25.6%

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