Brooklyn Local 2 | Brooklyn Brewery

Brooklyn Local 2Brooklyn Local 2
1,415 Ratings
Brooklyn Local 2Brooklyn Local 2

Brewed by:
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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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dark, opaque, brown colour with a foamy, tan head. Fair head retention and nice, but patchy, lacing.

Sharp, rich and spicy with lots of clove, alcohol and plummy fruits. Not just sugar which is refreshing.

Caramelised malt is present without being sickly or dominating. This is largely about fruit and spice with a well balanced combination of yeast character. The spice has got some nutmeg notes which are good while the fruit is quite tart and adds a nice line of acidity to balance the malt.

Medium-full body with moderately-high carbonation. Typical Belgian style.

A really nice beer. As the Belgians would say, it is digestible, while still being complex and full on good flavour.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.45/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer poured a hazy ruby brown and produced a two finger high creamy tan head. Good retention and good lacing.
The smell is a complex fruit bouquet of fig, dates, raisin, malt, caramel and yeast. Even some alcohol is in the nose.
Tasting the beer, the fruits build the front, yeast, malt and sugars in the middle and a nicely balancing hop finish.
Very enjoyable and drinkable medium bodied beer.
Great job!

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3.8/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this one during the Greenville Beer Exchange/American Grocery Beer vs. Wine Dinner! This beer was paired with a Duo of local spring lamb, fava bean hummus, harissa, and preserved lemon. The wine it was facing off against was Mount Tache 'Grower's Reserve' Fitou.

Served from bottle into a wine glass. Poured a dark ruby red brown with a half finger light tan head that subsided to a minimal amount very slowly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, bread, citrus, dark fruit, fruit, and earth. The flavor was of sweet malt, bread, dark fruit, citrus, fruit, earth, earthy hop, and sugar. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a fairly good brew. While this wasn't my favorite brew that I've had, it did work quite well with the course that it was paired with. There were lots of nice earthy notes in this one that were mixed/blended quite well with a nice touch of bread and dark fruit. Pretty easy drinking beer here.

I voted for the beer pairing in this one, but ultimately, the wine pairing won this one.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pored into a pint glass from a 750ml bottle, corked.

A: This beer pored a dark brown with a slight ruby look.

S: No doubt that this is a Belgium strong ale. The beer smelt semi-sweet. There were also distinctive yeast, fruit and baked bread notes.

T: This beer was very sweet. There was a fruity and yeasty taste. It was bitter on the back of the tongue.

M: light to medium bodied beer.

O: This is a great beer. Noting else to it, cant wait to try Local 1.

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Brooklyn Local 2 from Brooklyn Brewery
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 1,415 ratings
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