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:
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Added by ClockworkOrange on 02-02-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,415
Reviews:
549
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
10.67%
 
 
Wants:
106
Gots:
302
For Trade:
8
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Ratings: 1,415 |  Reviews: 549
Photo of PaulyB33
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Ruds
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml corked bottle into a pint glass (I was on a train so this was my only glass option).

The cork flew out with avengeance and hit the carriage roof and was recovered a few seats away (be warned!!!).

Pours a ruby red to dirty orange/brown with a frothy off-white/tan head.

On the nose, yeast, bread, orange, clove and a little - but not too much spice.

On the palate pretty much all the flavours described on the nose and in addition maybe a touch of alcohol, vanilla, sweet molasses and honey.

Medium in body moving slightly towards full with just the right level of carbonation ie - not too much!

Overall a good Belgian style beer and would definately have it again, although from memory I didn't enjoy it quite as much as Local 1 which I had a few months previously.

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Photo of Parker
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Jordanbryan10
4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of RebornStussy
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of beerFool28607
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of douglasgoodman
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Daveychu
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of yeep
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of MtnDewd
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of brandonasplundh
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of jmdrpi
3.61/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 mL corked and caged bottle. label code of 3201 which I believe means 320th day of 2011.

appears a very dark brown, with ruby highlights. 1/2" creamy khaki colored head. great head retention. smells of slightly fruity yeast esters, herbal, citrus.

mild taste, biscuity malt. dry aftertaste, no real hop presence. medium body, fairly smooth, lower carbonation.

overall - very clean and mild for the style.

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Photo of Danobold
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of fatmusic14
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - a very confusing appearance. Tons of head and retention, zero lacing. Strange color of a dark red, almost wine-like when held up to a light. If this was painted, there would be reds, purples, greens and browns.

S - awesome. Citrus, raisin, nothing like the way it looks. Slightly starchy but very "in your face."

T - more impressive stats in this category, but again, total confusion. Tip-toes the line of complex vs confused/muddled. Surprisingly light and tasty. I wish I could be more descriptive, but its one of those drinks you really just need to try.

M - very very good. Coats the tongue in a very delicious way, bubbles in your mouth and goes down smooth. Content masked.

O - one of the harder reviews I've had to write, but highly recommend this.

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Photo of Thickfreakness
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of GarrettB714
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of bozodogbreath
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of pburland23
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of jfcaa193
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of Presticle
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of PeterMacKellar
4.41/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into pint glass.

A - Extremely dark, with very slight hints of deep brown when held up to a light. Great head retention - not too much, not too little.

S - A subtle sweet smell, with bits of honey and citrus.

T - Good overall flavors, a smooth sweetness from the honey is present.

M - Smooth drinking with a nice lingering taste.

O - Very good beer, I'll absolutely have it again. High alcohol content makes it something to only have one or two of, definitely not a session.

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Photo of getbehindthemule
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of PeteRiz
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of korguy123
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Local 2 - 2650

A- Murky dark brown with copper highlights. Trip finger light tan head. After several minutes I'm left with a quarter inch cap and sticky lacing.

S- Bananas, cinnamon, cloves, brown sugar, figs and raisins. There is a slight cherry and pepper. There is the smallest hint of alcohol. This really smells fantastic.

T- Subtle pepper spiciness quickly followed by vanilla, cinnamon and came sugar. Prevalent raisins with a touch of cherries. Alcohol is almost invisible.

M- Very effervescent, it's almost like a Chimay champagne. Sticky on lips.

O- Fantastic! Much better than Local 1 in my opinion. Could probably use a touch less carbonation though.

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Brooklyn Local 2 from Brooklyn Brewery
4.03 out of 5 based on 1,415 ratings.
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