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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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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - MAR 13, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2013 750ml Bottle. The pour was a clear medium brown with an average (1-2 finger) light brown frothy head that did not have the greatest retention, reducing to a puddled film and had good streaky lacing. The aroma was of a nutty dark bread malt, a mild funky Belgian yeast and a very slight hint of floral hops with notes of citrus (orange), honey, chocolate, dark fruit (overripe grapes and plums), and clove. The taste was a little acidic and mildly sweet with notes of citrus and honey and a mild malty dark roast undertone at first, and then became lightly bitter and a tad yeasty with hints of chocolate, dark fruit and had a mildly spicy alcohol finish. The flavor lasted an average duration following the swallow, with a mild spicy yeast taste left behind along with a slight alcohol warming sensation. Mouthfeel was between light and medium in body with an oily texture and a nice lively carbonation. Overall I found this to be a nice smooth and easy to drink brew, although I do think it could have been a little more flavorful for a Belgian Style Strong Ale... www.facebook.com/KAJIIsBeerReviews


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (3026) - California, USA - JAN 3, 2017
Dark mahogany pour with light white tannish head... aroma of brown sugar, dark fruits, Belgian malts, nuts... flavor is more dry than you'd expect, very light and yeasty, dark Belgian malts, dark fruits, lots of funky yeast on the palate... decent ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeardedAvenger (433) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2016
07/10/16. Brooklen event at Wine Rack, West Byfleet. Initial strong and sour aroma. A sugary sweetness then develops. Alcohol evident when swirled. Dark brown with a red tint. Off white medium sized head. Surprisingly light bodied. Sweet: spoces and fruit. Dry finish. But surprisingly bland. Just has no depth to it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (5898) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 25, 2016
Bottle at home in Chevy Chase. Nice dark brown body with medium head. Nose is toasty, spicy, caramel. Taste is caramel, malts, coffee - and quite sweet. Spices in there too. Pretty good.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
commonshawn (1108) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 1, 2016
Big bottle from surdyks with commonmac and Qponnagy. Dark mahogany with small white head. Funky dark fruit nose. tart and funky, yeast, high sugar . Dark fruit very prevalent. Very good .

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
toscanoigor (150) - Belo Horizonte, BRAZIL - JUN 17, 2016
Cerveja marrom-avermelhada, espuma bege de baixssima formao. Aroma de caramelo, cravo. O sabor doce, com pouco amargor, um pouco picante, com predomnio do malte e um pouco de ameixa/passas. Corpo mdio, boa carbonatao, bem saborosa.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DwarfeD (3043) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JUN 17, 2016
75cl bottle shared at home. Hazy dark brown with a medium beige head. Medium to full body with low to moderate carbonation. Quite sweet with herbal bitter tones. Caramel, roasted malts, brown sugar, some coffee and chocolate, spices and herbs. Quite nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
radio_nowhere (1443) - Maryland, USA - JUN 10, 2016
Corked/caged bomber into tulip glass, very deep ruby-amber color with tan head. Aroma notes of caramel malt, spicy Belgian yeast and some light dried fruits. Taste adds more Belgian spice character, clove, white pepper, brown sugar and light cocoa towards the end. Medium-heavy body, moderate-heavy carbonation, lively, tad sticky with sweet light cocoa finish. Pretty solid Belgian strong, drinks much lighter than its ABV.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (4153) - Alingss, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2016
bottle sample from local bottle shop. hazy darker brown colour with a tanned head. nose of sweet caramel, caramel malts, spices, cloves, dried prunes, belgian yeast, spiced alcoholic notes. quite full bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keepersj12 (3081) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 15, 2016
Very nicely done. My bottle poured with a big head. The aroma had the spices and sweetness. I think the honey mellowed it well. Very easy drinking. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Padchenko (284) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 13, 2016
Pours dark brown with medium brownish white head. Sweet malty flavour with sweetness and some bitterness in the mouth and mostly sweet in the finish. Some caramel also? Very tasty


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