roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2009
Pours a slightly hazy medium brown with a thin layer of foamy tan head. Aroma is bubblegum, dark cherries, and spicey yeast. Flavor is brown sugar, raisins, plums, and a slightly roasted malt base. Warming finish. Overall, enjoyable. Goodgrief (2059) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - AUG 18, 2009
Pour was amber/brown with an aroma of syrup. The flavor was that of belgian fruity malts, honey, molasses, brown sugar and raisins. Mouthfeel was really carbonated. A decent brew. No complaints, no wows. DalzAle (2038) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2009
Bottle. Slightly hazy brownish pour with plenty of foam. Aroma is yeasty, sweet malt and honey. Flavor is tons of malt, honey, peppery and effervescent on the finish. Ok brew, especially if you like sweeter belgian style brews. can8ianben (1576) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2009
A strong darker Belgian ale. Reddish in color with a thin tan head. Tastes of raisins, caramel apples, and Belgian yeast. Very pleasant as it warms although not a very strong aroma. phaleslu (10673) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2009
Bottle. Pours brown with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, yeast, sugar. Flavor of malt, yeast, toffee, toast, brown sugar, fig, and alcohol as it slides down. Full bodied with a good amount of carbonation and a bite to it. More straightforward than a lot of other Belgian ales, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. A tasty Belgian that would go well with a lot of dishes.
ChrisThomson (522) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 12, 2009
Bottle. Tasty beer. Pours dark brown with thick beige head. Nice malty aroma with hints of honey. Taste of more caramel malts, vanilla, honey. Light body, very drinkable. nimbleprop (8761) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 12, 2009
Scored a bottle of this from Chevy Chase Wine in DC. Thick tan head atop a transparent dark brown body. Aroma of Belgian yeast, dark fruits, bubble gum, some citrus. Flavor is nice and the honey really comes through while not being overly sweet, some Belgian candy sugar, Belgian yeast, dark fruits, flowers. Full bodied but drinkable. Slipstream (2704) - USA - AUG 10, 2009
Big, foamy, rocky head. So-so aroma with a little skank. Rich, herbal flavor with some citrus. The honey and wildflowers were not that noticeable. Alcohol warmth in the finish. Not bad, but a little disappointing - the bottle may have been a little off. TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 9, 2009
Pours dark brown with ruby hues. Notes of bubble gum, dates, brown sugar, citrus, nicely estery with some toasted malt balance. Full bodied with lively carbonation. Another nice brew from Brooklyn and a good sequel to Local 1. 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.