RATINGS: 838   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Here in Brooklyn weve 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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - AUG 7, 2009
Presentation: It was poured from a 1 pint, 9.4oc brown corked and caged bottle into a tulip glass. The number 1069 is printed on the back label. I am not sure if that is a bottle number, batch number or a date. Appearance: The body is almost opaque and has a dark murky brown color with deep crimson highlights. Near the edges of the glass there are some streams of fine carbonation rushing to the surface. The pour produced a nice tall, thick and foamy head. It slowly fades down to a thin cap that hangs on till the last sip. Smell: Its aroma has full nose of dark sweet malt, funky yeast, spice and a hint of honey and hops. Taste/Mouth: The flavor has a sweet dark malty base with some pleasant sweet honey, tart cherry and other dark estery fruit notes. Funky yeast, mild alcohol and some light spicy notes and add even more complexity. In the finish the hops pop out and add some mild bitterness. The texture is smooth and mellow with soft yet active carbonation. Notes: Another great Belgian ale from the Brooklyn Brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3945) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2009
750ml bottle 8/4/09 (Courtesy of BevMo-Torrance)-Pours a dark brown with a small off white head. Aroma of malt, hops, caramel, yeast, and sligth hops. Taste of the same with this full bodied brew having some lively carbonation as well as some orange. Neither the orange or honey play a prominent role in this brew. Hides ABV very well. Great tasting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (12571) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 2, 2009
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a large, fizzy brown head, lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (caramel, toffee, cookie), light hop (herbs), average yeast (earth, leaves) with notes of dates, alcohol, honey, and figs. Full bodied, gritty texture, lively carbonation, and an astringent finish. Long duration, moderate sweetness, acidity, and bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nuffield (4121) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 31, 2009
Not that complex. Gently frothy. Rich caramel color, decent head. Good caramel flavors like youd get in the better English beers, but undistinguished. Bottle shared at RBSG 2009 grand tasting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arayaga2 (2169) - portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 28, 2009
Opaque chestnut with a dense tan head. Aroma is figgy with brown sugar, caramel and ginger. Taste is the same, with minimal alcohol apparent. Basically a ramped-up dubbel with some nice accents. $10/12oz

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jefcon (1703) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 27, 2009
Local 1 is Cain, and Local 2 is Abel. Honeyed, sweet, good, light and fruity. Amazing (and dangerously) drinkable for a nine percent beer. The balance of caramel malts and honey is precious to the nose, while the lemon and orange fruits are juicy. The honey isnt the star here; it just elevates the rest of the beer to a special level. I love both the Locals, and they play well off one another to make a pair of beers that bring separate contributions to the table. A wonderful cheese beer from Garrett Oliver.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - JUL 26, 2009
Murky brown body with a fizzy tan head. Sweet aroma dominated with a bubble gum yeast character. Sweet malty flavor with lots of dark fruit and candy. Its very lively on the tongue with all of the carbonation. Its ok but nothing to get excited about.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2009
Translucent brown with a thick cap of glass-coating lace. Aroma of lightly toasted malts, caramel, vanilla, cream soda. Flavor a very-well harmonized group of sweet toasted malt flavors, caramel, toffee, vanilla, the more distinctly floral honey elements emerge in the very finish. Medium bodied, smooth, creamy. This drinks like a really good porter. Another big thanks to JoeMcPhee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ben4321 (6067) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2009
Location: 750 ml corked bottle from Gillys, 7/21/09

Aroma: Dark fruits, honey, citrus, caramel, some spice, bit toasty, touch of vanilla
Appearance: Brown color, thick and lasting foamy light brown head, minor/moderate lacing
Flavor: Tasty and complex, nice sweetness that becomes more bitter through the palate, long duration
Palate: Medium to full body, drinks pretty easily for beer of this magnitude, really nice mouthfeel
Overall Impression: Really nice beer, one of the better things Ive tried from Brooklyn Brewery. Ironically this was sitting at home in my fridge when I went on their brewery tour last week, but I didnt try it on the tour, so I figured, why not break it out now? Quite tasty and enjoyable, I would recommend trying both the "Locals" I really enjoyed it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - JUL 21, 2009
Bottle thanks to Gerrit during the American Wheat brew session. Coudy to murky dark brown with medium to large, creamy beige head with some lacing. Aroma is raisin and dark fruit, light alc, sweeter dark malt, big yeast spice. Flavor is dark fruit, light almost nonexistent alc, prune, a little chalk, toast, tobacco, cola. Medium to light body, good carbonation. Pretty flavorful and solid and similar to an abbey dubbel but as it warms it gets thinner and less interesting.

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