mgoy (344) - New York, New York, USA - APR 12, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brooklyn Local 2 fits into my favorite beer category, "imperial belgiian wit"!
Amber in color with a very exagerated head. The aroma is sweet with some sour flavors and tons of citrus fruits. This is a very nice beer that can be enjoyed by all beer drinkers. However, if you are not careful, at 9%, this one will sneek up on you!
brigg (499) - Washington DC, USA - APR 10, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(bottle) Opaque, dark brown beer with brown medium, airy head. Caramelized sugar, and yeasty aroma, some alcohol, and dark fruit and spice. Flavor has strong but well blended alcohol, moderately sweet, slightly bitter. Dark fruit and citrus-orange, ginger. Medium to full bodied, and soft carbonation.
That1Guy (1882) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to JoeMcPhee for this one. Pretty awesome Belgian strong. Spicy, fruity nose with a bit of funk. Flavor is about the same with more spice and less funk. Nice to drink, no hint of alcohol, full-bodied. Dug it.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark garnet pour with a big beige head and drippy lace. Apples, spice and candi sugar on the nose. Flavor was more complex then I expected. Very sweet with hints of orange, dark fruits, yeast and spice. Pretty good, but a little hard to tackle a bottle on my own
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - APR 8, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is sweet and spicy. Dark ruby brown belgian color, unfiltered with a nice off white head. Taste is honey sweetness with a nice spice balance. Spices are not too heavy though. A little dry and very drinkable. Great.
GT2 (8176) - San Diego County, California, USA - APR 8, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 mL into tulip. Pours a deep ruby with a huge, four-finger tan head. Great aroma of Belgian yeast, candied dark fruits, black cherry soda, honey, nutmeg. Okay lacing. Taste is brown sugar, tart black cherries, fresh dates, yeast earthiness, orange peel, and cinnamon. Very soft on the palate. Alcohol is well hidden but almost cloying. Dry, earthy aftertaste. Very fruity and sweet overall. Reminds me of Unibroue Maudite. Yum.
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Aroma of candi sugar, honey, nutty yeast. Flavor the same, some sweet notes, some yeasty notes. Nothing wrong with it, well brewed and all, but really nothing interesting about it either, just another Belgian to me.
LilBeerDoctor (3413) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a thick light tan head. Aroma of sweet fruit, honey, and light yeast. Flavor of nice cherry notes and sweet malt. Nothing too special, but pretty decent to sip on.
elihapa (1525) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - APR 6, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted at Forest City. Pours dark brown with a frothy head. Aroma of sweet, ripe fruit and spice. Flavor is full and mouth coating, offering up malty sweetness, dark fruit, and back palate alcohol. Finish is dry and sticky. Nice flavors overall, great beer.
eaglefan538 (2851) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 5, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2009 Re-rate, June 09: Quite a different experience, although the cork pop was quite loud all over again. The flavor was like a dry dark belgian ale, some chocolate, good barley notes, coriander, orange peels, darker malts, caramel, pretty yummy stuff, toucheds of dry dark fruits. Mouthfeel was quite drinkable, no idea where I got my honey and grass from the first time, not pilsner like at all this time through? I was digging it more, though, and subsequently bumped up the ratin’! Original rating: After a very gradual and gentle technique to get the jammed thing out, this bottle opened by bfeldmann with a humongo pop of the cork (the high velocity projectile nailed his sealing and THEN me, still with plenty of momentum - can I sue Brooklyn for the pain and suffering?). I actually looked at the poured beer AFTER tasting and was surprised it wasn’t paler in color: it was a clear copper to almost brown color. The aroma was full of green apples, honey, grass. The flavor followed the aroma, with floral and oranges also present. Like a strong imperial pilsner blended with a sweeter golden Belgian strongs. Odd concoction, but nothing super impressive in the end.