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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:
1,414
Reviews:
548
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
10.67%
 
 
Wants:
106
Gots:
302
For Trade:
8
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great looking corked bottle.

Appearance.- Brown very dark, very thick light color foam.

Smell.- Sweet and some molasses.

Taste.- Dark fruits, some caramel roast flavor, as it warms the taste improves.

Mouthfeel.- light body, with high carbonation.

Overall.- Nice beer!

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5/5  rDev +24.1%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Agent1
4.44/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First off, it's important to clarify that this is an ale that needs to be served at a relatively warm temperature -- versus straight out of the fridge. Much like the Apt 12, it is important to really let this beer warm in order to experience its breadth. I'd recommend enjoying this beer close to room temperature or more specifically, anywhere between 8-14°C. Try it out and let me know what you think! On to the review...

Appearance - A dark, deep brown. Hardly any light is able to penetrate this beer. Amazing head on this. Astonishingly creamy, almost like whipped meringue in texture.

Smell - Rather sour to the nose. Mostly yeast coming through with little sweetness. Bread-like. This beer *really* retains its head so perhaps it is not letting much of the aroma through.

Taste - Wow. VERY COMPLEX. There are so many flavors to pinpoint here. Ripen fig, raisin, even liquorice come to mind immediately. The sugars seem much more naturally sweet due to the wildflower honey. This beer is rich with many ingredients. Toffee, bread, caramel, cherries, too. A mild dash of chocolate is noticeable, but subtle. Delicious. The more I drink this, the more obvious the alcohol becomes. Definitely not hidden quite as much as I would like, to be honest. For only 9% abv, I would expect a little less to show through.

Mouthfeel - Great overall feel on the palate. Perhaps too much alcohol again, but it still invokes a great feel. Very thick and creamy/chewy. Quite impressive.

Overall - The wildflower honey and subtle light fruits such as honey dew, lemon, orange peel and cherry really make this beer unique. Based off of Belgian classics, it manages to borrow from Trappist recipes, yet somehow induces its own beast. By taking said innovative ingredients and adding subtle elements, Brooklyn Brewing may have even accidentally created a monumental Belgian quad. Even though it is NOT a quad, again, it really shares many similarities to one. One of my new faves!

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3.87/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a thin brown caramel color with a super big slightly off-white 4 finger head that takes up about 40% of the pour. It dissipates rather quickly leaving plenty of lacing. Smells of Belgium yeasts and sweet malts dominate the nose. First sip is all Belgium from the yeast to the malts. Plenty of figs and dried plum notes here too. Not much hops either as the yeast yields plenty of spice. Mouthfeel is amazing and really makes this beer worthwhile.

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4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Chill hazed brown colored ale with a small tan colored head.

Smell is sweet and spicy with a lot of brown sugar and a faint sour edge. To say this beer is aromatic is an under statement, it is sitting an arms length away on the table and I can smell it from here. Lots of malt and caramel and a fainter spice apple cider aroma. No hop aroma but a fairly strong scent of dates.

Starts out sweet with a wheat toast with applesauce flavor. Lots of brown sugar flavor with some cinnamon toast flavor. No real bitterness just a slight herbal hop flavor.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Overall a tasty ale that doesn't give the slightest hint that it is a 9% ABV.

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Brooklyn Local 2 from Brooklyn Brewery
4.03 out of 5 based on 1,414 ratings.
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