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RATINGS: 1338   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
In Williamsburg, Brooklyn, we forge barley malt and hops from Germany, aromatic raw sugar from Mauritius and yeast from Belgium into our latest beer, Brooklyn Local 1. Behind the full golden color you'll find an alluring aroma, a dynamic complex of flavors. Belgian flair, Brooklyn fortitude and a dusting of our special yeast. To create this beer, we use the old technique of 100% bottle re-fermentation, a practice now rare even in Europe. It gives this beer a palate of unusual depth. Enjoy it locally or globally, as an aperitif or with your favorite dishes. It is particularly nice with spicy seafood and with fine cheeses.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (7520) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 29, 2007
Almost Chimay-like. A Belgian Blond style. Golden. Pours nicely. Good taste. Typical flavors you expect. The only drawback is that it doesnt finish as good as it starts. But a nice beer. Well worth the month it took me to finally open it. Wish we got it around here.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - OCT 29, 2007
Huge white foamy head that was mostly lasting. Sparkling gold hue. Aroma of yeast, sweet malt, dried fruits, and crystal. Flavor is yeasty with the classic sweet Belgian crystal. Light in body and lively carbonation. Not bad, would try again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - OCT 27, 2007
Bottle. Faint copper pour with an off-white head. Phenolic aromas and somewhat soapy. Incredible amount of spice. Somewhat hot and slightly astringent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2007
pours golden with big frothy head. aroma is slightly sweet with some tangy spice to it. mouthful is zesty with candied fruit and a bit of coriander spiciness. has a little bitter finish to it. very pleasant Belgian...

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shadey (2101) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 24, 2007
2007 750ml bottle consumed relatively fresh. Pour is a clear effervescent golden. Head is a swirly layer of white cream. Attractive enough. The aroma is interesting. Its sweet but light. An alcoholic pineapple is the aroma. The alcohol presence is noticeable but not nearly overwhelming. Pleasant. Flavor is light, spritzy, and with a nice belgian yeast character. A little doughy, but dry. A very refreshing belgian ale. Not heavy at all. Well done.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 20, 2007
bottled, thanks to henrikb. golden with a lingering fluffy head. aroma of cake mix, raisins, coriander, brown sugar. plenty of candi sugar sweetness, apple peel, vanilla custard and some fresh, floral bitterness. i enjoyed it, even if the czechs i shared it with thought there must have been something wrong with the bottle since it didnt taste like pilsner

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HighlanderOne (1296) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - OCT 20, 2007
Poured from bottle. #400!!!! Aroma - kinda smells like any ol beer, just a whiff of malt. Cloudy, golden, persistent head. Oh, the taste - like a fine dessert - roasted malt, hops, vanilla, pineapple, pepper, banana, a burnt sugar taste, and the alcohol blends in so that it complements the flavor very well. Wonderful finish. A worth choice for 400 - and the big bottle let me enjoy it even more.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EithCubes (5772) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 20, 2007
Caged-and-corked bottle. Sweet, very yeasty aroma, very nice Belgian yeast and a dash of candis. Thicky honeyish bready malt. Gold-as-gold golden body, clear with a strong carbonation and a fluffy, creamy white head. Taste is dry and yeasty, a little bit raw, but without any significant contribution from the alcohol either way. Honey with accents of white peppercorn. They yeast has backed off a bit and isnt as nice as predicted by the nose; and I like the vomity dryness, but this would be improved with some sweetness. Slightly peary with a dry, spicy finish. Medium-full body, and a bit rough at times, but only at times. On the whole, uninspiring, but a good little change of pace.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 20, 2007
Bottle: Dark straw, moderate fizzy off-white head, subsides quickly, sparce lacing. Leathery nose, spicy as well. Somewhat reminds me of a Belgian Tripel. Does have a bit of barnish/basement funk. Bready on the tongue, with a fairly strong floral flavor profile. A little astringent, and not as clean as Belgian examples, but still fairly decent. Body and mouthfeel are moderate. Quite spritzy, with citrusy barnyard like finish. Definitely comes across as somewhat of a Belgian Tripel. Not half bad, and certainly better than may oher examples. Thanks Brian for the trade!


3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
LinusStick (3399) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2007
Wow....this is one of my favorite tasting Belgian Strongs EVER. Not too sweet which is too typical for the style. Aroma was a little weak. Mostly spices. Pour was a very light gold with a one finger white head. Taste was spicy and peppery first and foremost. There was some sugar and fruits as well. Could pick up corriander and maybe orange/citrus. Beware: This beer does not tatse strong and is very easy to drink. Delicious!


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