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RATINGS: 836   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChainGangGuy (4860) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 31, 2009
Appearance: Pours out a deeply hazy, dark brown body with some amberish-hues to the edges and capped by a fluffed, off-white head. Smell: Sweetish, with accents of dark candi sugar and gooey honey. Fruity, with touches of cherry and plum. Spicy, with both savory hop and yeast notes. Oh, and lets not forget the darkened, delicately toasted maltiness. Taste: Dark, lightly toasted malts with a few stray, sweet additions of caramel, chocolate, honey, and dark candi sugar. Fruity tastes of plum, sweet Michigan cherries, and even a dash of dried orange peel. Earthy, finely floral, spicy hop character follows with no more than a light, fleeting bitterness. Some peppery alcohol notes and Belgian yeast hints in the latter half. Rebound of toasted sugar tastes. Finishes remarkably dry and with a definite, crackling crispness (which is not to say it wasnt crisp from the very beginning). Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Well carbonated with an elegant, effervescent mouthfeel. Drinkability: Brooklyn Local 2 is lively, fresh, and inviting. Also, the crisp nature and well-hidden alcohol makes this one fairly easy to down. Recommended if youre a fan of the Belgian Darks.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drseusszb200 (687) - Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2009
poured dark purple color with a very frothy head. smelled of sweet fruits. tasted belgian with hints of caramel and chocolate. very light and smooth.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KnutAlbert (6740) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 28, 2009
Copenhagen beer festival. Sweet and spicy, like a Belgian Christmas beer. Cinnamon, cloves. Nice, but not outstanding.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkover (1535) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2009
Dark hazy amber color with a tan head. Aroma of yeast, spices and fruit. Flavor is very spicy with fruit, yeast, some hops and alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2009
Dark brown pour with rocky tan head. Sweet fruits, oranges, malts and yeast aromas make me giddy. Body is rich and full with flavors of spices, roasty malts, hops and love...very enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FrankJohansen (3618) - Sabro, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2009
Bottle. Hazy amber colour with a small white head. Rich arom and taste of fruits, spices nad yeast. nice bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (7186) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 26, 2009
Bouteille de 750 ml, avec bouchon de lige, partage lors dune dgustation Ratebeer Montral chez MartinT. Arme: Odeur de caramel avec une pointe dpices. Apparence: La couleur est ambre-bruntre. Prsence dune mince col mousseux et dune fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Got dagrumes avec une pointe de clou de Girofle et de caramel. Dure moyenne de larrire got. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture lgrement minrale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Lgre prsence dpices en arrire got. (Rating #2423)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (41884) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2009
CBF09. From tap. Pours cloudy dark orange with a small white head. Aroma is light spiced and hoppy. Light roasted too. Spiced and yeasty flavoured with a distinct hoppy and light spiced finish. Nice and simple Belgian ale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (9535) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 24, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2010 My Bottom Line:
Fruity and spicy yeast notes manage delicate chocolate and herbal hops in this authentic, nicely attenuated Belgian-style Strong Ale.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A fluffy head of foam decorates the drak brown.
-This felt like Trois-Pistoles light at times, even though its pretty much the same abv.
-Some alcohol is felt, but its never bothersome.
-The important yeast character feels a tad vegetal at times.
-This is as well made as most Brooklyn products, but in the end, I didnt feel compelled to go back for more. Local 1 was much more distinctive and satisfying, in my tastes.

Bottles.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (35673) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2009
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with an orangey head. The aroma is sweet malty combined with notes of fruit and alcohol. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, fruit, alcohol, and honey, leading to a dry and spicy finish. Interesting.


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