Brooklyn Local 2 | Brooklyn Brewery

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Brooklyn Brewery
New York, United States

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

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Ruds
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
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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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.61/5  rDev -10.9%
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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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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4.05/5  rDev 0%
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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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Brooklyn Local 2 from Brooklyn Brewery
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 1,421 ratings
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