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In Williamsburg, Brooklyn, we forge barley malt and hops from Germany, aromatic raw sugar from Mauritius and yeast from Belgium into our latest beer, Brooklyn Local 1. Behind the full golden color you'll find an alluring aroma, a dynamic complex of flavors. Belgian flair, Brooklyn fortitude and a dusting of our special yeast. To create this beer, we use the old technique of 100% bottle re-fermentation, a practice now rare even in Europe. It gives this beer a palate of unusual depth. Enjoy it locally or globally, as an aperitif or with your favorite dishes. It is particularly nice with spicy seafood and with fine cheeses.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 18, 2007
Pours pale golden with small frothy head. Aroma is strongly sweet with notes of candied sugar, fruit, yeast, and floral hops. Flavor of Belgian yeast gives way to a bit of spiciness and fruity sweetness with a hint of citrus hops in the finish. Dry finish with fizzy bubbles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2007
Bomber. Pours a clear golden color with a prominent, lacy white head. Aroma is sugar, citrus, and fruit. Taste is largely spicy up front with a transition into more sweet and yeast flavors. Finishes dry on the palate, and the carbonation really adds to the experience of this Belgian golden ale. A pleasant surprise, and a great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - JUL 16, 2007
Been on holding on to this one for a while and what was a better occasion to pop it than Drewbeerme’s bachelor party. Clear light yellow with med head and lacing. Light citrus, fruit not hops, sweet aroma. Spicy, sweet, belgian yeast, very tasty and dry. Nice light body, little fizzy. Very solid American-Belgian and better than I thought it was going to be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (4400) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 16, 2007
UPDATED: APR 17, 2011 Cloudy yellow and khaki colored head. Some wheat in the aroma. More wheat in the flavor, almost like a wheat beer. Very light malt and hops. Good, but no complexity and light flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 15, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2007 pour’d into a goblet. 1 finger head that almost completly disapates. yeasty and sweet honey aroma that gives way to a nice wheaty and citrus flavor. with light hints of alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jercraigs (7732) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 14, 2007
Bottle at beerbistro. Crisp yellow body, small creamy bubbly white head and some lacing. (3+) Muted, but lovely aroma - sweet, lightly fruity and yeasty with notes of honey and alcohol. Flavour has ambiguous sweet malt up from that quietly gives way to dry alcohol on the back of the tongue and in the finish. Quick notes of citrus and wheat. Average to medium palate (3+). This was very good. I am surprised to see this rated so low - hope to pick up a bottle or two to see if it continues to impress.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 10, 2007
Poured a light cloudy copper color with a white head. Has some lacing. Has a yeasty taste. Hints of light sour and sweet fruits, spices, and light hops taste. Finished yeasty and slightly tarty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 9, 2007
poured into tulip. a good belgain, yeasty appearance, pours a cloudy yellow, what a amibitious beer by Brooklyn, Kudos to them, this is goood...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 9, 2007
Yellow color with white head. Sweet grainy nose with a Belgian yeast character. Heavy grain and yeast body with banana and a spicy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bonbright7 (181) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2007
I have had this several times before, but I didn’t review it with the praise it deserves. The Brooklyn 1 embodies what most big brewers wish they could make on a consistent basis: great looking, medium body, and a great taste of malt, hops on the edges, with twist of citrus at the end.

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