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RATINGS: 821   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25068) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2009
Bottle 75 cl. Slightly hazy amber golden with an off-white head. Intense aroma of overripe fruit and yeast. Medium body, heavy carbonation and lots of overripe fruit being the dominant flavour combined with some brown sugar. Rather alcoholic finish. 160509

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (14792) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2009
Bottle at Københavns Øldage 2009, Valby. Brown - white head. Caramel, roasted, yeasty, fruity, apples, licorice yeasty, spicy, berries, coriander, candy sweetness. Plain classic belgian.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11728) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2009
Bottle @ Ølfestival, Valby, 2009.
Pours lightly hazy redish amber. A smll creamy, off-white film haed. Sweet aroma, some strawberries, winegums, yeast, raisins, vanilla, wheat, coriander and slight hops. High, prickly carbonation, a bit weak mouthfeel. Flavour is rather sweet, pretty malty, some biscuit, a touch of vanilla, plums and Belgian sugar. Okay, but Local 1 was much better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bconley (352) - Fern Park, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2009
Sampled at the GOBF. Dark brown body. Very spicy and dark fruity. Nice hoppy initial taste. Caramel flavors were also very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjuf1853 (1299) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2009
Bottle pours a dark brown color with a ruby red hue along the edges and a billowing tan head. The aromas consist of yeast, malt, caramel, honey and spices. Wonderful mixture of flavors that include dark fruits, yeast, and malt with hints of orange peel and honey in the aftertaste. Lively mouthfeel with prickly carbonation on the tongue. Very nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rocbyter (2000) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - MAY 19, 2009
Sweet coriander aroma with a sharpness. Dark orange color with large tan head. mild malt beginning getting sweet towards the middle going back to a light alcohol finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (12264) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2009
EBF09. Bottle. Frothy white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and heavy hoppy aroma. Heavy bitter fruity flavor. Long nice haevy bitter finsih. Creamy palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drfabulous (5564) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 19, 2009
Surprisingly dark (compared to Local 1). Malty taste. Some spice. Some Belgian ale to it. Need to re aste when cold leaves me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (15070) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2009
Bottle at KBH Festival, 2009. Pours a dark amber with a creamy head and lacings. Nose is sweet and spicy. Fresh and grassy hops. Some caramel and orange peel. Full bodied. ABV well hidden. Nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hotstuff (4642) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 18, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2009 Bottle at J.K. O’Donnell’s Irish Ale House (Fort Wayne, IN) - Corked and caged bottle. Small tan head with excellent retention, one ring of lacing, opaque, no visible carbonation, and a dark brown hue. The aroma came together very nicely-malt, caramel, dark fruits, spicy, and some notes of honey . The flavor was not to be outdone-malty, caramel, some notes of honey, dark fruits, spicy, and the ABV was present but not overly so at 9%. Tingly mouthfeel and medium bodied. This is one heck of a great beer and hats off to the people at Brooklyn Brewery! Wow a very, very nice beer indeed! Nicely balanced and a sipping beer for sure IMO. More than worthy of a try, would drink this again if it comes my way, and this is not a beer to be taken lightly. A beer I will remember for a long tiime. More please!

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