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RATINGS: 1331   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EithCubes (5669) - 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 (3300) - 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!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 16, 2007
Clear gold, white head. Nose is yeast, milky lemon, peaches, light spice (corriander, clove) - a bit sweet. Flavor is lemon, clove, yeast, quite earthy. Ok but not great.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2007
Pours a cloudy blonde color with a thin white head. Good aroma of fruits, yeast and noble hops. Good flavor of fruits, yeast, noble hops, its pleasantly dry in the finish. The body is light to medium with a superb, comfy, creamy texture and moderate carbonation. Very impressive.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnyCorkscrew (5) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2007 does not count
This would be a top notch every day ale if it werent for the price tag. Color is a nice gold while the flavor doesnt touch the soul in either offense or elation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2007
Bottle, courtesy of and shared with Mabel and Jerc. Medium yellow, small white head. Yeasty, fresh lemon aroma. Taste features alcohol, soft malt, lemon, zest - very good in a sneaky way. A real grower. Great soft body. Starts quietly and finishes world class.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - OCT 13, 2007
Nice deep golden pour. White head. Spicy aroma. Hoppy. Good flavor, yeasty and malty. I enjoyed it.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
doubleipa (224) - Georgia, USA - OCT 11, 2007
Lots of different aromas: moderate malt, hay, straw, light hops, grass, banana, clove, pepper. Smale, creamy head, excellent lacing, clear , yellow. Cant taste the alcohol, but can feel it. Since Garrett raves about this style of beer and Saison Dupont , in particular, I was very eager to try this beer.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christian (13080) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2009 Yellow with a white head. Fruity aroma with banana and bubblegum, spices and some continental hops. Fruity sweet flavour with a hint of alcohol, lots of yeasty spicyness and a solid hop bitterness.


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