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RATINGS: 1323   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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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - MAR 11, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2011 Bottle. Poured a cloudy medium yellowish orange with a very large (2-3 finger) white frothy head that had great longevity and excellent lacing. The aroma was moderately heavy of grain malts, an earthy yeast and flowery hops with nice notes of citrus, banana and a bit of spice (coriander I believe). It tasted kind of sweet with a hint of citrus at first and then became a bit bitter and quite yeasty with a mild alcohol finish leaving a nice bold flavor lingering on the taste buds for a long while. Mouthfeel was right in the middle of light and medium in body and had a dry texture with a nice prickly carbonation. Overall a great Strong Ale with a medley of components coming together for one really fantastic tasting brew which does a nice job of concealing the high alcohol content.


3.8
nickel (1221) - UKRAINE - OCT 5, 2017
Aroma: malt, fruits, spices Taste: malt, dried fruits, notes of yeast and spices. Balanced and drinkable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
nogva (85) - NORWAY - AUG 27, 2017
Pours golden and slightly hazy with a thick and creamy offwhite head. Rich floral aroma of belgian yeast, brown sugar and pears. Full body, creamy feel, average carbonation.Taste is malty and sweet with caramel, ripe apples and some lingering alcohol. Long lasting and quite boozy finish.

3.5
fillepolo (1093) - SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2017
Bottle from systembolaget. Pours a golden colour beer with a large head. Fruity and yeasty with spices and herbs. Dry finish.

4.3
NiklasT (77) - SWEDEN - JUN 17, 2017
Pours golden, clear. Fantastic aroma which is dominated by yeast and fruit. The taste is well balanced between fruit, sweetness, yeasty sourness and bitterness at the end. A strong pale ale, not distinguishable from a Tripel. Very good!

3.8
Stuu666 (14533) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 28, 2017
Bottle at ecbf 2017. Pours hazy golden orange, nose is banana, citrus, yeasty, taste is similar, juicy.

4.1
kingstoni (2145) - FINLAND - MAY 26, 2017
Bottle. Slightly hazy golden color with a huge foamy white head. Complex, sour aroma of yeast and wheat with notes of apple and apricot. Balanced sour and bitter taste with a sour finish. Medium to full body. Lively carbonation.

3.5
Beers0mniac (143) - Joensuu, FINLAND - APR 21, 2017
Clear golden color with big white frothy head that stays long.Aroma of florals, hops, belgian yeast, malts and alcohol. Taste is sweet with belgian style yeast, combined with floral hoppiness. Alcohol finish. Low carbonation. Taste a bit too alcohol for me and pricey but overall very enjoyable.

3.5
VamboladeTolly (2171) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAR 24, 2017
Bottle. Pours golden with medium fluffy-sticky white head. Aroma: hay, yeasty, pale berries, melon. Taste: sweet, mellow, yeasty, caramel, flourish, sweet gooseberry. Medium body. OK.

3.4
Marstonlad (939) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 11, 2017
Bottle from Alko, Helsinki. Pours cloudy bronze with a big frothy head. The aroma features grainy maltiness, floral hoppiness, fruitiness and Belgian yeastiness. Taste is medium to heavily sweet initially, later becoming slightly drier but staying sweet nonetheless; hop bitterness is low. Pale grainy maltiness provides the platform for Belgian yeast and fruitiness displaying especially orange. Some floral hop flavours appear as well. The palate is medium to full bodied, smooth and low in carbonation. Malt sweetness is a bit too prominent here; it does not give room for other Belgian dimensions.

3.4
Dahlstrom (428) - Nygatan 29, SWEDEN - MAR 10, 2017
750 ml bottle from Systembolaget. Golden with a large white head. Aroma of caramel and alcohol. Taste reflects the aroma. Medium body. Low to medium bitterness.


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