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RATINGS: 1225   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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.


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3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewSloth (4) - - DEC 2, 2012
Very carbonated, light and subtle fruity finish. Not very strong malt flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
OscarFalls (44) - 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

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (964) - - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
smaynard6000 (624) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ramboraffe (409) - SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2014
750 ml bottle. Hazy yellow with big white head. Smell is herbs, wheat, grass, hay, fruit and belgian yeast. Taste is belgian yeast with wheat, herbs, spices and grass. Low bitterness and low carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RickFifty (272) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - JUL 28, 2014
Golden color, white frothy head. Sour berries and floral nose, belgian yeast, grass, citrus. Fruit esters and peppery taste, cellar, yeast, hint of alcohol, dry finish, complex. Medium body, lively carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RussianDragon (440) - - JUL 25, 2014
750 ml bottle. Pours a hazy golden color, lasting large white head that leaves thick lacing. Aroma is orange peel and light spice. Flavor is lemon peel, Belgian yeast, and flowers. Medium bodied, active carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sebilinz (476) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle. Hazy pale amber body with fast disappearing white head. Aroma is ripe fruits with some alcohol and the typical Belgian yeast. Taste is sweet and also dry with some sourness. Aftertaste is medium bitter with some alcohol. Very nice one.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Changed (359) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Pours hazy gold, bolbous white pillowy head, lacing galour. Aroma is sour yeast, fruity. Flavor is sour, then bittering, back to sour, then finishing with Belgian yeast. Greatly complex. Fairly high carbonation, but smooth, smooth mouthfeel. Lingering aftertaste. A really nice, complex beer from Brooklyn, especially consdering they are selling it for $6.99 at Well’s.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
revolution2718 (222) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Pours straw with a lot of wispy head. Nose is Belgian yeast, spicy yeast, lemon, fruit esters, banana. Taste is Belgian yeast, very bready, sweet, then I get some spicy yeast, fruit esters, aftertaste lingers. Lively and effervescent. Solid offering, a bit too sweet, and I prefer other Belgian yeasts to this one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chadski4 (108) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Drank right after a Duvel so it had some big shoes to fill. Decent pour with a nice head although more on the cloudy side like a hefeweizen. Crisp and dry. Peppery flavors.


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