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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Ratings: 1,415 |  Reviews: 549
Photo of tripledbrew
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of FirstBrewsoon
4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 750ml bottle into snifter for this live review.

A - Hard pour yields 2 fingers of foam which dissipates quickly, with very little lacing. Colour is dark tawny brown with lots of particulate matter - translucent at best, and a full glass is nearly opaque.

S - Floral and complex with honey, toffee and dried fruit. I get molasses, as well as warm roastiness from the malt.

T - Raisin, dates, apricot and molasses, with burnt sugar. A nice kick of bitterness to round it out. This has a mild, subtle flavour which completely belies the 9% abv - nice! Unfortunately, the finish lacks length and complexity.

M - Stare at this beer in the glass and you'd swear it had no carbonation, but the bottle conditioning gives it a great sparkling quality and lightness. You really would never know how strong it was.

O - A sophisticated beer, perfect for relaxing at the end of a day in which you didn't advance at an audition you really wanted to win. Utterly at odds with the various massive IPAs and stouts I usually drink, and a refreshing change. I wish I'd had some mussels to eat alongside this, they'd go perfectly.

*edit - I first tasted this at probably 5 degrees C, but after having read the review of Agent1, I allowed it to warm to probably 8 or 10 before finishing it, which really improved the quality of the finish. I'll second his recommendation to drink this beer "cool".

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Photo of frogships
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a .750 bottle into a snifter.

A: In dimmer lighting it is a deep, rich, dark brown. nearly black, but certainly not. up to light it is a very deep burnt orange nowhere near see thru. A soda pop like foamy head at least 4 fingers big. dissipates somewhat quickly. virtually no lacing.

S: pretty mild citrus leading into flowery notes.

T: Citrust medley. heavy orange, mild tangerine, and a tid bit of grapefruit at the end.

Mouthfeel: light to medium bodied, easy to drink. moderate to high carbonation, but is quite nice.

O: A very tasty and good beer. I could probably crush 2-3 of these .750 corked bottles, and at 9% I'd have a real good sleep. Can not taste the alcohol at all. A well balanced citrusy ale with a touch of sweetness. Very good. Highly recommend.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of justintcoons
3.81/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter.

A: Pours a ruby red with 2 fingers of foamy tan head that dissipates slowly. Excellent clarity and moderate carbonation. Thick layer of foamy lacing clings to the glass.

N: Cherry, plum and banana along with hints of clove and peppercorn.

T: Cherry, pear, plum and dark candy sugar upfront. Banana, caramel, toasted grains and molasses mid-palate. Finishes with chocolate that is Tootsie Roll-esque, leather and spicy yeast yeidling some black pepper, clove and a dry herbal kind of note.

M: Light-medium bodied, prickly with carbonation, sticky, spicy, dry and bitter.

O: Good dark fruit and molasses aromas but the spicy yeast really takes over. Very complex but the flavors are not as finely tuned as other BDSAs. Alcohol is very well disguised. Beer is very lively and finishes earthy and dry.

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Photo of MisterGrizz
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of sean05luvb
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Moose34
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of rderedin
3/5  rDev -25.9%

Photo of Stoutsman
3/5  rDev -25.9%

Photo of mbs11
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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3/5  rDev -25.9%

Photo of BelgianBeerHog26
5/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of soze47
4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of imperialking
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of hoppymcgee
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Squidly
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of bbadger
3/5  rDev -25.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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

This beer, along with Local 1, brings me back. It was the first "big beer" I tasted and it really made me want to delve more in to the craft beer world. Cheers!

A: Poured from 750ml corked bottle into a goblet. Almost opaque black with a big coffee colored head that sticks around pretty well.

S: Fruity, spicy, complex. A little alcohol on the nose as well.

T: Dark fruit with a bit of roast, plenty of spiciness from the Belgian yeast, clove comes to mind. A little herbal (from the honey?) with a sweet, relatively dry finish.

M: Medium body and well carbonated, creamy mouthfeel.

O: Absolutely solid Belgian ale from the Brooklyn brewery. Delicious.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Brooklyn Local 2 from Brooklyn Brewery
Beer rating: 85.4% out of 100 with 1,415 ratings
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