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RATINGS: 760   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.


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3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jamesthebrit (274) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 29, 2013
A: Huge grape fruit note. Alcohol sweetness. Plum... maybe a hint of banana as well. A: Super dark reddish brown. Huge head.... (but not like from Regular Show...) T: Taste is actually pretty weak... although not off-putting. Super subtle flavors of grape, malt, clove a bit maybe? Alcohol is huge in the finish. There’s not anything wrong with it, per se, but it just doesn’t bring anything big. It’s odd with all the light flavors that the alcohol isn’t out of control (well it is a little bit but not bad...) P: Very dry on the palate. Very very winelike: subtle flavors. Delicate. Medium body. Sits well. Overall this beer is strange.... for the style this is killer, but as just a beer, it’s ok. The beer is extremely controlled but are also very very light. Drinks like an champagne with a tick more must. P:


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (715) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 22, 2014
Aroma is apple, plum, Belgian candy sugar and rich sweet malts. Taste is again sweet roasted malts, dark fruits and light yeast notes. Slight bitter tang at finish but generally pretty smooth. Appearance is a very dark cloudy amber with a very nice medium pearl head that retains quite well.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ericular (659) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Sampled at Northgate Tasting. Some serious carbonation problems with all of these bottles. SUPER carbonated, overflowing the sample cup and exploding in mouth. Not sure if a bad batch, but all of the bottles being sampled were like this.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike5326 (942) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Murky light brown color, medium off white head. Medium fruit aroma. Medium body with a light malt and spice flavor and light finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Darkmagus82 (1729) - - OCT 13, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 3-21-14- Poured from bottle into a chalice glass Appearance – The beer pours a mahogany brown color with two fingers of a tan colored head. The head has a fantastic level of retention, slowly fading to leave a moderate level of lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the beer has a big strong dark fruity smell composed of some aromas of raisin, plum and red grapes. Along with these aromas are smells of yeast, which bring with them aromas of banana and a bit of a spice smell of clove and coriander. Other aromas of a honey sweetness as well as some orange and candied sugar are there as well, mixing with the rest, as well as a nice bready and lightly boozy smell, with overall produce a very pleasant fruity and sweet Belgian dark aroma. Taste – While the taste begins rather sweet it is slightly drier then I was anticipating from the nose. It begins with a nice roasted malt taste mixed with lots of darker fruit flavors. The heaviest dark fruit flavor is that of a cherry taste, but other big raisin and plum flavors are mixed with it. Right from the start there are some other sweeter flavors of a more candied sugar and honey flavor as well. The darker fruit and candied/honey flavors fade a bit as the taste moves forward with some rather yeasty flavors taking their place. With the advent of the yeast, so too comes flavors banana as well as of spice with coriander, clove, and a little bit of nutmeg all there. These flavors meld quite nicely with the darker fruit flavors and darker roasted malt tastes creating a nice blend of spiced darer fruit and roast. With hints of a boozy alcohol coming to the tongue at the end, one is left with a nice crisp and smooth dark fruit and roasted flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is a bit thinner then I would have anticipated for a Belgian Strong dark of 9 % abv. with a carbonation level that is on the higher and more prickly champagne like side. Both are good for creating the nice crisp feel of the brew which complements the slightly drier nature (well for a Belgian Strong Dark at least) well, but yet the body still all the while has enough thickness and oomph to support all the darker flavors of the brew. Overall – This was a very enjoyable Belgian Strong Dark in my opinion. A nice mix of fruitiness, roastiness, spice, and booze, all with a slightly drier and nice crispness and drinkability.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (10869) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2014
75 cl bottle from eurospar, valby. clear amber brown, smooth fluffy light brown head. aroma is nutty, bitter euro hoppy, bitter malty but not very strong.notes of honey. flavor is honey, syruppy notes, faint flowery and fruity notes, alc. bite, caramel. I somehow fail to get excited by this one, reminds me of the cheaper end of danish micro breweries and their attempts at making something alc. strong,but failing reg flavor and "solid" ness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hidden_Pooch (333) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - SEP 19, 2014
Belgian done Brooklyn is Belgian done right. Poured a murky dark brown with a small off white head that lasts long. Aroma is of grapes, plums, leather, and caramel. Tastes of vanilla, honey, dark sugar, vinous, and dark fruits. Has a medium smooth body with a dry, sharp aftertaste. It hides its booze well and is quite quaffable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewGoblin (366) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - SEP 15, 2014
The Yanks are doing Belgian better than Belgium! A raisin-brown, cloudy pour with a thin, greasy light beige topper. Very pungent smells of vanilla, wood, leather, cherries, currants and caramel. The taste is lightly sour, sweet and spicy with a lot of dark fruitcake and vanilla frolicking amidst the booze. Mid-high carbonation with a sharp and dry finish. A fine quaff.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tantore (15) - Alabama, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Eh...good. Nothing special. Hints of malt. A little hoppines. Just a lot of littles.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
daje (2556) - NORWAY - SEP 2, 2014
Bottle. Murky brown body with a thin tanned head. Aroma of malt, spices, yeast and honey. Taste of sugar, honey, rye and pear, a bit messy, seems the beer isn’t sure where it’s going. Mild malty and hoppy aftertaste. 

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dalekliz (878) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle. Pours a murky reddish-brown with a huge fluffy off-white head that lingers a long time. Light aroma, yeasty and sweet, with grass, citrus, honey, malt, spices. Taste is smooth and almost creamy, lots of honey sweetness, malt, dark fruits, and sharper spicy yeast on top. Lingering sweet spice. Nice.


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