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Brooklyn Local 2 | Brooklyn Brewery

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4.05/5
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1,418 Ratings
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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

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Added by ClockworkOrange on 02-02-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,803
Reviews:
550
Ratings:
1,418
pDev:
10.62%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
105
Gots:
303
Trade:
8
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Ratings: 1,418 |  Reviews: 550
Photo of Lance_Hathorn
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of TheEpeeist
3.86/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nwhittin
4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bigpoppa67
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wpreynolds
3/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Lilmikey1989
4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of h4ger
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LMO1190
3.17/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Probably some of the best head retention Ive ever seen in a beer. It nice dark brown with 3 fingers of white head that seem to last forever!!!! the aroma is ok,Brown sugar, malty, spiciness from the Belgium yeast. The taste is about the same. Very dry mouth feel. Overall this is an OK beer. It is nothing grand. I was expecting a lot more, but this just the beer equivalent to table wine. Nothing against the brewery. I have enjoyed there local 1 and Sarachi ace.But I don't think I would go out of way for this one again!

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Photo of edthehead
3.92/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Griphon
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dmorgan310
3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of toscanoigor
3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MGibbons
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fargrow
3.82/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aufie
4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of YoungMtn52
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One 25 oz. bottle and you have nice warm buzz going. Great beer for the holidays or a cold winter's night.
Dark color, thick long-lasting head. Smells of fruit, malt and yeast with significant carbonation.

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Photo of Gajo74
4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a brown color with a hint of ruby red, a massive foam head quickly disapates and yields a sudsy lace.
Surprisingly the aroma was hard to detect at first and even slightly metallic. However, once it warms one gets tones of brown sugar, dark fruit, toasted bread and even some alcohol at the end.
Nice complex taste; dark fruit such as plum, raisin and fig. Brown sugar, candi sugar and perhaps molasses. Sweet overall but with a peppery and clove like feel. The body is medium to high but feels light and effervescent in the mouth. Yet, the finish feels a bit on the thin side.
I like this one overall even though some of the metallic qualities and thinness of the finish compare slightly unfavorably to authentic Belgian Strong Dark Ales. Nevertheless, a good example of the style.

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Photo of arevalo
3.79/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AD17
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GStone899
3.3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Well this one overflowed immediately after popping the cork so that was interesting. Color is dark brown to black with moderate lacing. Smell is deep malts, dark fruits n toffee. Taste is enjoyable and smooth but for a Belgian strong ale with a 90 rating I expected it to be more flavorful and, well, stronger. Really disappointed with this one. Like Voldemart said, "I have to say I hoped for better."

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Photo of Beginner2
4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Looks luscious on cold day.
Aromas are fruit-forward.
Taste is full malt and its complexities emerge, I think, as the sugars make me salivate more. But Brooklyn avoids the sugar over-usage problem becoming syrupy by... you guessed it... the artful application of hops; just enough for balance and not too much to pander to the American palate. Also a sign of excellence, alcohol also can interfere after a few sips... if the brewmaster is average. But Garrett Oliver, Brooklyn's brewmaster, is so far above average that this Belgian dark skirts the sugar slick. (In fact, I've said elsewhere that Garrett, as a writer, is close to being the Michael Jackson of his generation.)

To me, Feel is this ale's relative weakness: too many bubbles. And while the ale warmed and improved everything, the bubbles still did too much to distract from this being a masterpiece.

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Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.73/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Ac-dx
3.67/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Brooklyn Local 2 from Brooklyn Brewery
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 1,418 ratings
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