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RATINGS: 754   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Here in Brooklyn we’ve combined European malt and hops, Belgian dark sugar, and raw wildflower honey from a New York family farm to create Brooklyn Local 2. Our special Belgian yeast adds hints of spice to the dark fruit, caramel, and chocolate flavors. After 100% bottle re-fermentation, this ale reveals a marvelous dry complexity, enjoyable by itself or at the dinner table.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shigadeyo (3010) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2009

3/18/2009: Brooklyn Local 2 has a funky, sweat-like aroma. Luckily that subsides and becomes dry with weak chocolate notes. The flavor is complex and interesting with some slightly roasty cocoa nibs in the front. It also has dark fruits, a decent caramel presence, some sweet dark sugars in the middle, and a dry alcoholic and spicy finish. There is a only mild to moderate sweetness considering the amount of sugar in this beer. It is light and well-carbonated (effervescent) with an airy palate. Let it sit a bit to let some of the carbonation escape and settle down and this beer goes from really good to quite excellent. More of the dark brown sugar, a nice caramel malt characteristic, and hint of weak coffee all come out. I was skeptical of this beer at first, but I turned out to be very pleased with the beer. It is quite good now and will probably be awesome in 6 months to 1 year from now. I really need to grab a bottle of this to put down until then!

1 pint, 9.4 fluid oz corked and caged bottle (9.0% alc. by vol.) shared by Tmoney99. Thanks! Rating #115 for this beer.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - APR 26, 2009
750ml caged&corked bottle. Pours a dark brown with orange/auburn highlights and a thick tan head. The aroma is awesome - a wonderful blend of yeast, esters, phenols, and malts: banana, doughy bread, caramel, chocolate, citrus, and peppery spice. The flavor follows the aroma: lovely citrus and sweet caramel-toffee malt with lots of wonderful fruity esters, including subtle hints of bubble gum. At mid-palate, there is a pleasant balancing bitterness, peppery, spicy phenols, and notes of chocolate. The finish is dry with a semisweet, spicy, doughy maltiness. The mouthfeel is medium-full in body and very pleasantly carbonated. Lots and lots of bubbles that pleasantly caress the tongue and accentuate the dry and spicy finish. Overall, an awesome, awesome brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
emerica56 (600) - Bristol, Rhode Island, USA - APR 25, 2009
Pours a cloudy brownish amber color with a thin tan head. the nose is a bit dry and has a yeast funk aroma with a mix of hops and a dash of malt. The flavor is full of citrus hops and toasted malt, you can really taste the orange peel in this beer. there is a nice semi sweet citrus flavor that sticks to the sides of your palate as you drink the beer and stays until the last drop. Overall it is an alright brew with a good amount of carbonation and well balanced with malt and hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maverick34 (2248) - New York, USA - APR 25, 2009
Bottled. Poured dark w/substantial long lasting head. Aroma is sugary cinammon. Same is flavor. Pretty well done.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Moggman (235) - Columbus, USA - APR 24, 2009
Bottle. Pours dark amber with big brown head. Aroma is sweet, yeasty and malty with hints of alcohol. Flavor is sweet with notes of orange, spices, and yeast. Finish is smooth and not too dry.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (6046) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2009
Bottle (750ml) shared with HogTownHarry, garthicus, GregClow, tupalev & jerc -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Pours a very deep, bubbly orange-ruby with a large mostly-lasting frothy off-white head. Aroma’s sweet, yeasty and fruity along with some spices too. Flavour, like the aroma, is sweet and yeasty along with sweet malt, alcohol and a hint of spice in the lightly bitter finish. After a few sips I detect some chocolate as well. Average to medium bodied with an almost creamy mouthfeel. Pretty good, a well done beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldMrCrow (1823) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 21, 2009
Bottle.

Nice deep brown pour with a light tan head. Dubbel-type flavors, raisins and spice, old-time root beer. Nicely balanced if you don’t mind it running toward the sweet side. Aggressive hopping, kinda peaty --- nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mctous (131) - Herndon, Virginia, USA - APR 20, 2009
Bread yeast, orange, and honey aromas entice the drinker into a deep pour. Local 2 pours a very cloudy dark brown color with durable, fine carbonation and a bit of hop lace. Earthy hops and plenty of orange peel offset honey-sweetened caramel and dark malt. The finish is citrus and alcohol warmth without cloying sweetness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaBier (4888) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2009
Sample at the hodgepodge tasting at Blacklick Wine and Spirits on 4.17.09. Dark brown color with a big tan head. Hella yeasty smelling with some fruit and malt. Hella yeasty tasting with some caramel malt, honey and more yeast in the finish.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rajendra82 (953) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - APR 19, 2009
I had not expected the pour to be this dark, the color of the body was dark brown bordering on black like some fine chocolate, nor had I expected to develop a three finger thick head. The pleasing appearance got me further excited to taste this latest offering from Garrett Oliver. The smell was a mix of floral and orange peel aromas and was wonderful as well. The taste perfectly captured the essence of orange peel and honey used in this construction, and the zesty sweet taste was rapidly followed by a dusty dryness as a result of the judicious use of all consuming Belgian yeast. There was some cherry and apples in the flavor as well, but the taste was fleeting and basically begged to be sipped again. No sign at all of the alcohol. The high carbonation kept the body airy and soft. Just like the darker versions of superheroes, this beer is what Duvel would be in opposite world.


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