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RATINGS: 1220   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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 10, 2008
750 ml bottle from Richmond Beverage in Richmond, VT (March 2008), sampled a little below cellar temperature (to start) from a Maudite glass and accompanied by pepperoni, smoked mozzarella and Twin Peaks. Very pale, opaque gold with a moderate fizzy snow-white head that disappears quickly and doesnt lace....hugely potent spicy aroma of lemongrass, coriander, orangepeel and ginger with underpinnings of pale and caramelized malts faintly showing through....highly carbonated, caramel-sweet at the beginning, with citric acidity and spicy qualities showing up midpalate, drying peppery notes towards the finish which is lightly tart and a bit saison-like....pretty light-bodied and a little too effervescent for my taste, but a solid product and one of the better Brooklyn brews Ive had, certainly.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RussianDragon (331) - - 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 (452) - 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 (352) - 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 Wells.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
revolution2718 (210) - 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 (99) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
UXO (142) - CANADA - JUN 30, 2014
Pours a slightly hazy gold with an enthusiastic head, great persistence and spotty lacing. Nose is fruity yeast and sweet malt, with just a hint of funk. Taste starts out sweet, with light tropical fruit, pear or apple, and a hint of funk, finishing dry with slight pepper and grassy hops. Medium bodied, with active sustained prickly carbonation, lingering light hoppy bitterness, and just the slightest warming. Very nice. Very dangerous. This does not feel like a 9% ABV. A stonking good Belgian with lots of body and a smooth, pleasant flavour. Not sure its worth the $13 a bottle it ran me, which is the only reason Ive marked it down a little on the overall.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WillemsUrenkel (444) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - JUN 29, 2014
1pint 9.4 fl oz bottle bought in Manhattan. Sorry ... Pours out pale golden, fine white head. Malt and unknown fruity on the nose. Starts alcoholic malty, yeasty, dry fruity background. High carbonated. Heavy stuff. Nothing to drink fast. Almonds, marzipan and alcoholic in the aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gerbeer (1685) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 27, 2014
750 ml bottle. Pours a rich gold color with moderate head of big bubbles that dissipate quickly. Aromas of light maple syrup, raisins, and sweet malts. Flavors of toasted malts, brown sugar, alcohol, and light resin.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
borre_m (238) - NORWAY - JUN 27, 2014
Pours slightly cloudy golden. Creamy volumus head. Aroma is a little sour with malt. Taste is malt with a sour note. A nice an complex beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nilsas (1230) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUN 24, 2014
Frisk syrlig duft av hy og noe gjr. Dunkel lys gulbrun farge. Tykt hvitt skum. Frisk smak av frukter med en noe syrig ettersmak av hy.


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