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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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (4254) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 2, 2014
Bottle at brew night. Pours hazy gold, thick white head, nice lacing. Big Belgian yeasty aromas, spicy and orange sweet. Taste is crisp, dry, spice, some light bready sweetness too. Medium body and very easy drinking. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
panacea (93) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2014
Pours light golden with thick white head. Nose is spices and characteristic Belgian yeast. Taste is cloves, lemon zest and lots of alcohol. Light body with high carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kita (1202) - Koper, SLOVENIA - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle, 0.75l, shared with friends. Hazy golden color with medium creamy white head and average sparkling appearance. Aroma of yeast, lemon, orange peel, some berries and hint of herbal hops. Taste starts with moderate sweet grainy malt, follows by refreshing fruity and yeasty acidity, spicy mouthfeel and well hidden alcohol level. Medium body, sticky texture and lively carbonation in palate. Nice one, although it hasn’t completely met my high hopes...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alex_alkis (336) - SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2014 Citrus and butterscotch in the aroma. The flavor is dominated by a tone of alcohol with some herbs and citrus again. A well made belgian strong ale!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
daje (2609) - NORWAY - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle. Dark golden body with a huge white head. Aroma of fruity yeast, wheat, grass. Taste is mild spicy with banana and a faint citrus note. Light bitterness, sweet honey taste. A bit short finish, which is pretty sweet with yeast. Good, not great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lgarraes (4) - BRAZIL - SEP 6, 2014 does not count
Excelente cerveja. Surpreende pela acidez sendo leve e também adocicada no final. Cerveja para brindar bons momentos.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6114) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 3, 2014
"A sweet fruity zesty take on a golden Belgian Strong. Started off poor, with a volcano upon opening losing about 20% of the beer. Lively carbonation in the feel to say the least. It recovered well however. Fruity floral aroma, with a dry bready component in the finish. Nicely done."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
OscarFalls (47) - excelsior, Minnesota, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle from the Rose Room at the Plaza Hotel in NYC. Nice nutty flavor with a little spice. Enjoy this with good friends ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (1830) - - AUG 22, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 1-12-13- Poured from bottle into snifter glass Appearance- The beer pours a lightly hazed orange golden color with a one finger just off white head. The head fades slowly leaving a nice level of lacing Smell-The aroma is heaviest of some citrus smells of lemon and orange mixed with clove and a light banana smell. With these aromas are also some moderate lighter fruit smells of pear and apple as well as some hints of a yeasty aroma. Taste – The taste begins with a bready and citrus flavor. The citrus is mainly orange in taste but there are hints of lemon mixed with it. Other fruit flavors of a more tropical nature (banana, mango, papaya) are upfront as well. The yeast and spice flavors come more toward the middle of the taste. The sweet dwindles a bit as this occurs with the some light, more funk like flavors coming to the tongue. These tastes take the taste to its end where they mix with an increase in the clove and more breadiness to leave a decently fruity and spiced flavor on the tongue. Mouthfeel-The body of the beer was rather average to above average in its creaminess and thickness with the carbonation level being a little on the higher side. The thickness was rather nice for the more bready nature of the brew, while the higher carbonation suited the fruit and spice nicely. A good blend for the flavors. Overall- A rather nice drinking Belgian style strong ale. It had a good flavor profile and transitions with it even at 9% abv being very easy to drink. A quite nice beer to sit back and enjoy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
smaynard6000 (662) - Apopka, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2014
750ml bottle. Pours a golden color with generous foamy off-white head. Fruity aroma with a touch of spices. Slighty sour and tart flavor with plenty of fruitiness and some spices in the finish. Medium bodied with plenty of carbonation. No alcohol notes in the flavor despite it being 9%. This is well done and quite enjoyable.

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