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RATINGS: 1321   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
efecher (70) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2012
Honestly, tastes like a weissbeir, if only slightly. Nice citrus notes, thick head, cloudy golden color. 9% alc so donít go trying to down this all in one sitting unless youíre not going anywhere for a while. Over all, a WIN for Brooklyn!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2010
A- Very cloudy golden yellow body. Pours with a large foamy white head that has good retention. Plenty of lacing is left behind in the glass. Great unflitered appearance. S- Big complex nose. Belgian yeast, citrus, clove, earthy hops, and a touch of sugar balance well and make a wonderful sweet yet spicy aroma. T- Taste is very much the same as the smell. Great blend of citrus, bitter hops, spices, sugar, and yeast. The taste is very big and flavorful yet soft with bready belgian yeast coming through as the main character. The alcohol is there but is well hidden by everything else that is going on in this beer. The finish is the same as the initial taste with a nice consistency all the way through. Spicy/Sweet bready yeast lingers. P- Soft carbonation and medium body. Smooth, creamy, and heavenly. O- Job well done by Brooklyn brewery. This is a delicious Belgian interpretation that I will have again...and again. Had this at Bocktown following a conversation about how hard it is to find a good American brewed Belgian interpretation. This was brought out after I told them how much I like Don de Dieu by Unibroue. Thanks to Tony for splitting this with me! Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 08-17-2007 16:45:50

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Gallimh15 (1) - - MAY 20, 2013 does not count
Had this in new York and spent a lot of time since returning home trying to find a uk seller. Amazing beer, my best ever

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
green (186) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 22, 2009
Spicy, estery complex Belgian Tripple-like aroma. Grassy (in a good way) light hay, mild apples, pears, and pepper all exquisitely balanced. Bracing finish with blast of delicate bitterness. Absolutely masterful, as near to perfection as can be.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 5, 2007
750ml caged and corked bottle from Florianís in Auburn. Pours a hazy golden-orange with a half inch of off-white head that dissipates surprisingly quickly. Smells fruity (orange, lemon), somewhat pithy, spicey with hints of vanilla and wood. Tastes orangey/grapefruity, pithy, malty, with spice, piney hops, and vanilla hinted at as well. Medium to light in body with only moderate amounts of carbonation. Extremely (dangerously) drinkable for its complexity and abv. Phenomenal. Extremely impressed with this one - canít wait to see how it ages.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
IPAGargoyleGuy (140) - Troy, NY, New York, USA - MAR 13, 2009
One of my favorites, not sure why I am only rating it now. Love the dry finish and tripel-like spice. One of best American made BSAís Iíve had, up there with Damnation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (2069) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 13, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2012 Bottle 750ml from Parkhill cellars. Masterpiece, never-ending flavour. Aromas of butter, caramel, and orange. Taste is sweet, with mild sourness, and bitter notes; very long length. Palate is silky, and full bodied. Yellow, with a frothy head.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Squirreldogger (4) - Chicago (Lincoln Park), Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2007 does not count
Damn near perfect!! I donít know about you guys but Iím geting tired of trying these new Belgian "style" beers that are very harsh and try to mimic every aspect of a true Belgian Ale in1 beer. Relax a bit. Many barely depict the Belgian tradition (not disrespect to the breweryís what so ever!) This brew howver sems to hit the nail on the head. Itís apparent that Brooklyn basically said.... "ok, lets brew a quality as close to belgian as possible......... and thats exactly what they did!! Fantastic aroma, flavor..etc. Not over the top in any one category. Great all around including the presentation of the 750ml bottle. One the nicest bottles Iíve sen and a great edition to the collection!!! Overall a quality replication of a very difficult style that many have tried and few fully succeeded!! Thanks Mr. Oliver and co.!!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Glazed9884 (207) - USA - AUG 16, 2007
Golden color, somewhat murky. white head, dissipates but keeps nice layer. Citrus smell, bit of hops. Has a full-bodied taste, smooth mouthfeel. Strong taste and smooth aftertaste. No alocol burn which is shocking for 9%. Very good taste but nothing too exciting.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2007
Beautifully unfiltered honey gold haze with lots of activity within the body of liquid. Creamy capping of slightly parched yellowed foam grows up to about a inch high and stays put for great length. Eventually fades to a compact, thick skim of substantial girth and weight. Lacing sticks across the glass with drippy, boney fingered lace. Aroma is quite nice and sharp with a well-rounded array of mild grasses, dullish lemon candy, peach fuzz, pineapple husks, and musty breads. Nice little notes of Belgian yeasty spices adding that Saison kick. Taste has a well developed undertone of malty sweetness and a smooth candied underscoring. Its quite complex, yet seemingly mild and somehow simple in tone. Very unique flavors meld together all throughout with a slightly bready chewyness tied together with active sugary smoothness, peppy carbonation at the edges of the palate and during the middle are favorable; big bubblegum esters underneath and grow from there - and fun little hints to citrusy/tropical fruits; pineapple, peach, orange and lemon. Fantastic chewy bubblegum stuff going on throughout. Yum! Complex body and nearly full on the mouthfeel. It plays all sorts of fun, sweetened, smoothness and milding yeasty carbonation. Its smoothened creamyness is awesome as it rides, glides, and prepares the palate for a small bite in the middle of yeasty action, partially drying, then rounds off to be and stay fulfillingly rich and lasting in a bubblegummy residue of leftover tropical candy juices. Wow, a solid Saison by Brooklyn Brewery! I can and will drink this big Olí 750ml without a problem as the 9% canít be found anywhere. Oh, the bottle and label are quite classy too. Me likey this beery!

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