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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
Enjoyit (3520) - Vadum, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2007
Pale yellow of color with a white head. An aroma of spice and oak, dry notes. A dry flavor of oak, spice and some sweets.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 27, 2007
Garden fresh yeast and fruit aroma, smells like your walking down the isle of a tropical fruit market,near perfect blend of fruit esters with the German hops and barley, smooth and just teasingly sweet. The beauty of Belgium yeasts has seldom been more elequantly displayed Thanks Kingpin

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 26, 2007
Cloudy medium orange body, medium off-white head. Herbal, toasty nose, rather dry, with medicinal notes and strong spicy esters. The crisp, tightly covered body was pleasantly light yet complex, with crackery, bready notes and grassy hops in addition to the floral, spicy yeast characteristics. Well-done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - AUG 26, 2007
Poured from a 750ml caged and corked bottle. Served in a tulip. This ale poured a clear golden color with a large, foamy, beige head that slowly faded away. Some sticky lacing was left around the glass. The aroma was made up of orange, bread, and also some light alcoholic notes. The flavor consisted of citrus, bready yeast, light alcohol, and also some grassy hop notes. The mouthfeel was full-bodied with a good dose of carbonation. This was a decent representation of a strong Belgian, but I probably wouldn’t go out of my way to find it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6346) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 25, 2007
Bottle and served in my NB worthy glass: Initial pour is clean and golden with a lasting foamy white head and good lace. The aroma has notes of dusty and floral fruity yeast esters that display apricot and banana character along with some grassy and mineral vapours. The taste is nicely not as sweet as I feared with a grassy bitterness and a cleansing alcohol presence. Minor fruity sweet and herbal character at midesection. The finish is astringent and woody dry. The mouth feel is sprite and lively with a dry alcoholic finish. It will be interesting to see how this ages. For now it is a tad too sharp and aggressive, much like a young Duvel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2007
Bottle. Pours a clear golden with a good sized white head that lasts leaving good lacing. Aroma of pilsner malt, banana, citrus, yeast, and floral hops. Taste is the same as aroma. Medium mouthfeel with a mild amount of bitterness and light alcohol warmth. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 24, 2007
Quite effervescent with nice lacing. Has a slightly dusty baking spice aroma. Nice, but not terribly interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (5419) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2007
Poured a translucent straw colored gold with a thin white head. Smelled faintly of yeast, flowers and vanilla. Flavor was banana, yeast, peanuts, grass and faint malts. Slightly medicinal finish detracts from what was a very well rounded beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - AUG 20, 2007
bottle thanks to ucusty...pours a muddled yellow with orange tints. aroma is dominated by yeast with some sour citrus and fresh apricots. medium carbonation and body. flavor is a citrus sandwich on yeasty wheat bread. great for a hot day by the pool.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11479) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2007
Bottle from River’s Bend. Poured hazy orange color with medium fizzy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Aroma was complex sweet yeasty and citrus. Medium body. Medium balanced flavor with medium bittersweet with small alcohol bite finish. Good brew worth trying with some age.

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