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Here in Brooklyn weíve 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - MAR 16, 2009
Pours a nice brown amber color with a bit of an off white head. Aroma is nut, caramel, some citrus, although Iím not sure if thatís from hops or the actual citrus used in the beer. Flavor is. . . interesting. Very spicy yet sweet and malty at the same time with a lot of toasted malt and then this weird citrus kick in the back. Really a heck of a lot going on here, but Iím not sure the flavors are playing well together just yet. Might need to get another bottle and let it age for awhile.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5195) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2009
Poured a hazy reddish brown color with a small, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of dark fruits, some roast, cocoa, caramel, and spices. Taste of ginger, some roast, chocolate, spices, honey, some smoke, and alcohol in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 15, 2009
Pours an amber color with a night thick creamy tan head. Aroma is sweet with notes of raisins, honey and spice. Nice taste of dark fruit with honey, citrus and spices following up. Perfect carbonation. Nice mouthfeel. Very refreshing and tasty beer. Glad I have another bottle for a later date.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2009
Bottle, courtesy kiefdog. Reddish bronze pour, fizzy head and lacing. Bright floral nose, some hops, yeasty and spicy. Very nice flavors, bright Belgian yeast, flowery sweetness, some chocolate. Spicy. Nice and crisp, sharp body, extremely drinkable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
phukktifano (159) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 14, 2009
dark brown with a strong earthy coffee aroma. Sweet with a hot finish. Very drinkable but not to my taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 14, 2009
Nice dark brown body with a light off-white head. Caramel aroma with some hazel-nut and dark fruit. Taste is orange, molasses and nuts. Sweet but slightly hot ending.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (7941) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 14, 2009
750 mL bottle shared by maniac. Thanks! Pours a dark chestnut brown color with a medium head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of toffee, candi sugar, roastiness, light fruit and spice. Taste is chocolate, caramel, citrus, honey, very faint spice notes. Full bodied,. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6329) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 14, 2009
Pours brown with a tan head. Smells of sweet malt, brown sugar, some fruity hints, earthy, peppery. Tastes Sweet and crisp with some nice fruity hints and a dry finish. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAR 14, 2009
750ml bottle courtesy of Swolf3, thanks Steven, it went over well at the Decadence release. dark brown, sweet aroma, very drinkable, good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
blklab2007 (1878) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 13, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2009 bottle poured a deep chestnut brown in color with a nice thick dark tan head that fell back to a nice thin layer. aroma has nice malt, candy sugar, honey, deep yeast, light fruit, and some almost chocolate touches. mouth feel is light and the carbonation plenty. flavor has some brown malt, rich yeast, light spice, and some over ripe dark fruit. I can pick the honey out and it has a nice floral quality but the orange peel is so slight I would never have found it on my own. this has all the things I would look for in the style and the blend and intensity is just right.

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