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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (15360) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 12, 2007
Bottle at Københavnske Øldage 2007
Blond color. Nothing special about the aroma. The flavor, even if dry, is quite malty, with very strong spicy character; rounder at the end. Too much alcoholic. Not bad, but it has been pushed too much.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RolandTower (26) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2007
Though it has no impact on the beer, I love the bottle design on this one. Pours a hazy gold with an enduring white head. Sweet smell of aromatic hop and Belgian-yeast-induced spiciness. Crisp flavor; lightly sweet with a citrusy hop presence that is nicely complimented by corriander and strong spice notes. Clean finish that begs to be chased with another sip. Definitely a fan of this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joe1510 (501) - Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2007
750ml Halftime Beverage Been looking forward to sampling this since it came out. Brooklyn’s Local 1 pours a mildly hazy deep golden. A 2 finger airy white head formed on the pour and slowly fell to a thick cap. Minimal large carbonation bubbles rise to the surface. Leaves patchy lacing after each sip. Good smelling saison. Has that very pleasing smell of wildflowers but in small doses. Candi sugars and pale malts are the main component with some juicy ripe pair. Very mild spicing that, for some reason, I can’t put my finger on. Grassy and herbal hop character with mild white pepper that only shows up occasionally. This beer starts off with a burstof biscuity malts and honey. The honey falls to the background but the dry biscuity malts stay put. Another explosion of flavor comes through mid-palate over the top of the malts. Candi sugar, pear, and peach all come through strong. There’s one or two more light stone fruits in there as well. Finishes with a mild, balancing grassy and floral hoppiness. Great flavor. Body is medium as it hits the tongue but quickly becomes light and frothy. Carbonation awakens the tongue and there’s a mild lingering bitterness. Smooth and creamy. This beer goes down far to fast and with 9%abv it could possibly get dangerous. Of course that won’t stop me. Easy drinking and refreshing. My favorite so far from Brooklyn and and very good saison. It seems to me I read this was a unique style mix between a strong golden ale and saison. It definately has the saison qualities and as far as saisons are concerned a very good one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2007
Smells of alcohol with hints of banana and citrus. Pours light blonde with a white head. There’s a little warmth from the alcohol, fruity, bubblegum-like but not over powering, somewhat of a dry finish too. Pretty good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - AUG 9, 2007
Very nice presentation in the corked and caged bottle. Pours a hazed golden body with a large white head. Aroma is floral and herbal with bubblegum and spicy notes. Medium body has some earthy yeast and velvety carbonation. Taste is much like the aroma. Underripe strawberries and kiwi skins add a fruity element to outdoorsy yeastiness and floral and herbal components. Very well done, with pastoral notes of a good belgian saison.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2007
Vacation 8-07. Golden color with a floral, spicy, green melon, clove, sweet aroma. Banana adds to the flavor, crisp mouthfeel. Dangerously drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - AUG 7, 2007
Pours out a nice brown color with a large beige head. aroma is very sweet, with notes of yeast and bananas. Flavor was riddled with bannana and yeast. Very nice brew indeed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KnutAlbert (6267) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2007
Belgian-style, but it has a bit more sweetness. Well balanced, big beer, deserves better than to be a victim of a tasting evening!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2007
Not over the top but tasty! The banana and citrus elements are here with a yeasty cloy and an elegant crisp mouthfeel. It doesn’t seem to have the malts I expect from a Belgian triple and I wonder how this would age. It was worth the trip to pick this up at State Line in Elkton, MD.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2007
750ml Bottle: Aroma of Belgian yeast, clove, coriander, orange, spices, and hint of black pepper. Poured golden/yellow in color with a large white head that lasted throughout. A little hazy but overall clear. Sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of coriander, clover, black pepper, Belgian yeast, orange, water, and a touch of cinnamon. Medium body. Tingly but slightly watery texture. Average to lively carbonation. Spiced dry finish. Overall, good, but not as amazing as some had said.

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