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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - AUG 5, 2007
750 ml Bottle. Pours golden color with full foam white head. Heavy carbonation. Aroma belgian yeast and spices. Taste of yeast, spice and sweet malt with lite bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2008 My 100th beer rating. Downed at WaZoo 2007. Glad to hear the Tampa area will be getting this on the shelves in a few weeks. Strong aromas consisting of spiciness and citrus notes. Flavor is citrus, bananas, and a very crisp finish. Dangerously drinkable. One of the best American takes on a Belgian strong ale I’ve had yet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Moz (613) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2007
Nice looking bottle, 75cl. Yellow colour with a large white head. Spicy aroma with notes of orange & yeast. Light spicy flavour with a light bitterness. A bit low on hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2007
750ml, thanks to xnoxhatex for bringing this to a big ol tasting. pours hazy straw with white head. nose of lemon, hay, biscuit, and citrus. flavor is citrusy, crisp, bananas, lemon, and hay. mouth feel is very lively and full, crisp and refreshing, dry and complex. a really great mouth feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekstedt (5579) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2007
Bottle (75 cl) bought at Systembolaget. Hazy deep golden, medium creamy head. Fruity malt aroma with weak notes of peaches and apricot. Further there are clear dusty, earthy, and yeasty notes. Medium bodied with creamy mouthfeel. There is a light sweetness which is perfectly balanced by a firm bitterness. Good rendering of the belgian strong blond ale style, but nothing sensational or outstanding.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
damienv10 (108) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2007
Great brew. I don’t remember most of the details about this one. I was liking it so much I drank it too fast and well, forgot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldGrowth (2730) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JUL 30, 2007
bottle, from Cary Wholefoods. Good aroma, sweet & spice. Not strongly spiced, coriander, lite melon, honey, banana, yeast. I poured slow and got a clean golden orange color, second pour had a haziness about it. Sweet flavor, like aroma. Nicely blended, not over powering, but like aroma gives you a lot of subtleties. Coriander, banana, little orange. Medium body, smouth creamy mouthfeel, spiced sweet finish. Went down easy, though didn’t seem particularly strong. Might grab one to see what happens with age.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - JUL 29, 2007
Bartzilla’s Death Metal Beer Tasting 6/30/07. Shared with Bartzilla, Naven, WeeHeavySD and others. Golden brew with a yeasty aroma with some hints of fruit. makes me think of duvel off the bat. Flavor was a bit grainy witha bit of an herbal kick. Very drinkable, but not the most amazing brew I’ve had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mhot55 (99) - USA - JUL 29, 2007
nice clean and crisp. good feel and good carbonation. very easy to drink. good balanced taste. nothing overpowering the other. malt sweetness, hop bitterness, peppery and fruity tinge- a damn good brew

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sersdf (1015) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2007
bottle. golden with half-inch head. smell was distinctly belgian, honey and bready. flavor was surprisingly underpowered. i think it was probably closest to a belgian tripel. pretty malty, somewhat spicy.

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