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RATINGS: 1288   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BierMeHoos (333) - Maryland, USA - JAN 23, 2015
Poured from a large bottle. Appearance cloudy, golden yellow with a large sticky head. Aroma is honey, orange zest, coriander. Taste is sweet, fruity, yeast with a little funkiness. This is a good one for sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jandd1983 (3160) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 6, 2015
Sampled at an ESBLS tasting. It poured a hazy golden color with a white head. The aroma was of fruits with hints of bread and yeast. The taste was fruity, mild citrus with hints of spice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gopherfan99 (910) - CROATIA - JAN 6, 2015
Bottle; pours a golden orange with a slightly off white head; aroma is citrusy with yeast and light spice; taste is sweet citrus and yeast with some spice; has a dry finish with hints of spice; very nice and drinkable beer with the alcohol slowly sneaking up on you

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tderoeck (6212) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 6, 2015
27/XI/14 - 75cl @ Gent Horeca Expo - BB: n/a (2014-1412)

Clear blond beer, creamy irregular yellowish head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: yeasty, bit soapy, bit dusty, sweet touch. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: bitter start, grapefruit, some overripe banana. Aftertaste: little bitter, grassy, some citrus, quite yeasty, some citrus. Decent, but not really impressive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PriorL (2775) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 3, 2015
Sample at Horecabeurs 2014 Gent. Shared with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: clouded blond beer. NOSE: fruity, spices, some pine. TASTE: fruity, quite some spices, oké beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
samzim (336) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2015 Boozy aroma with notes of toffee and spice. Clear amber colour. Slight malty front with sour fruity finish. Medium body with low carbonation. Fine, but underwhelming.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ZacM612 (312) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Nice golden hue, cloudy, with a frothy white head. Aroma of fruit and spice. Citrusy finish. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
minutemat (2496) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2014
75cl bottle @ the Tenth Shrewsbury Bottle Share, Dec 14, courtesy of myself. Pours a hazy yellow with foamy head. Saison appearance continuing to the taste with spice and lemon citrus in good balance alongside some stone fruit and candi sugar. Pleasant, light and refreshing attempt at a Belgian beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sledutah (6035) - Utah, USA - DEC 14, 2014
750ml bottle thanks to trapped, shared at the holiday tasting
Clear golden with a big white head, some lacing. Aroma is musty and green apples. Taste is sweet caramel, dark fruit and toasted malts
Ok but I wouldn’t want any more than a few ounces. We had Local 1 & 2, I don’t understand the high ratings of either one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (4924) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2014
750ml cork and caged bottle: split between five at the December 2014 Shrewsbury Beer Exchange Group Meeting. Thanks Paolo for bringing this. Pours a cloudy gold/yellow with a white head. The aroma was mini-citrus, yeasty and semi-sweet all in one basket. The taste an interesting mixture of saison type tanginess, earthiness and spicy hops with a sweet balance from somewhere. Different and interesting from start to finish.

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