Brooklyn Local 1

Brooklyn Local 1

Rated 3.819 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Brooklyn Brewery

Brooklyn, NY, United States

Style:  Belgian Strong Ale

9% Alcohol by Volume

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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.

ID: 26226 Last updated 15 years ago Added to database 15 years ago

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Overall Rank483
Overall Percentile99
Style Rank50 of 1186
Style Percentile95.8
Lowest Score2.4
Highest Score4.8
Average Score3.880
Weighted Score3.819
Standard Deviation0.443

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  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 3.7 8 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    A sweet fruity zesty take on a golden Belgian Strong. Started off poor, with a volcano upon opening losing about 20% of the beer. Lively carbonation in the feel to say the least. It recovered well however. Fruity floral aroma, with a dry bready component in the finish. Nicely done.

  • QATFISH 430 reviews
    rated 3.8 9 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Beautiful clear gold color, almost orangey, with a fine thin cap that leaves great lacing. Strong aroma of grape with the mild underlying breadiness I expect in a Belgian. Flavor is a lovely baguette with very sweet grapes. A little boozy. Smooth, thick feel. Quite tasty, but I suspect complexity has been lost in age. This bottle was cellared carefully, but the beer deserves a re-review.

  • BLUESANDBARBQ 2568 reviews
    rated 4.2 9 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Lightly hazed golden pour with a massive white head which is sustained leaving huge amounts of draped lacing. Good carbonation throughout. Soicy Belgian yeasts aroma: very slight banana, black pepper, and slight anise, then sweet malts and a light floral/honeysuckle nose. Great aromas. Taste is moderately spicy, with a Belgian yeasty forward flavor, light banana, spices, lovely maltiness, good balance for a big beer and super flavorful. HIGHLY recommended.

  • SIGMUND 4871 reviews
    rated 3.6 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    750 ml "champagne"-corked bottle, shared at local tasting, thanks to Sigrid S. ABV is 9%. Pale golden colour, large white head. Sweetish and spicy aroma, some stale notes. The flavour is better, spicy notes, not too sweet, very drinkable.

  • MITCHFORGIE 683 reviews
    rated 4.4 11 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    This is the best tripel outside of belgium I have tasted, a top contestant among belgian natives. Great orange sour candy, floral aroma and taste, with a right amount of spicy yeast tone. Orangy sugars, green tea, simple syrup and a touch of fruity cigar smoke, though nothing tobacco or smoky about it. The lacing is extreme, some biscuit, dry malty bits come through here and there. It is all really well balanced and enjoyable. Peach and flowers continue and a touch of germannic style hops so up in bursts. Nice.

  • OH6GDX 8392 reviews
    rated 3.3 11 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Bottled@Beer Hunters, Pori. Golden colour, mediumsized white head. Aroma is fruits, yeast, earth and some alcohol. Flavour is fruits and hoppy along with some sugary sweetness. Not too exciting, but very Belgian in the style and flavour. Quite watery palate. 6 6 6 6 6.

    Bottled@Home. Hazy yellowish golden colour, mediumsized white head. Aroma is fruits, hops, earth and some spices. Flavour is quite much the same with also some warming alcohol. Quite zesty finish. 7 6 6 7 7

  • JABAH 1780 reviews
    rated 4.3 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    This is one of the better Belgian style beers IMO.....especially for a domestic Belgian. Has some decent tart fruity flavors with a mild to medium hop tone in the end. Lots of carbonation, so with the cork I actually was able to drink this in about 3 different sittings and lasted about 4-5 days in the fridge. So, as a little skeptic that I was in trying this for the price, I got my money's worth for sure. I would get this again in the future, but would probably share it the next time around :)

  • TREBORIUS 308 reviews
    rated 3.8 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    I didn't get a whole lot of "Belgium" out of this beer, but it's still a great beer. A weak golden color, cloudy, with a huge head. I'm thinking Duvel. The aroma grainy malt, weak fruit sweetness, and weak yeasty tones scratch the original thought. The taste is weakly Duvel like, but still complex enough to be a great tasting beer.

  • BIGRED00 326 reviews
    rated 4.3 13 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 10 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Presentation: It was poured from a 1 pint, 9.4oc brown corked and caged bottle into a tulip glass. The number 0719 is printed on the back label. I am not sure if that is a bottle number, batch number or a date. Appearance: The pour produced an average sized (two finger thick) head with a creamy off white color. The head slowly fades down to small ring of slick lace. Underneath the head is a light golden honey colored liquid with a hazy appearance and streams of tiny bubbles rushing to the surface. Smell: The aroma is full of fruity, estery yeast, sweet malts and some light, funky phenolic notes. Taste/Mouth: Up front it has candy like sweetness with light tropical fruit notes, some pear, apple, and light malt as well as some funky phenolic notes. In the middle it starts to dry a little and we add some mild warming alcohol and mild spicy/leafy hops to its malty character. It finishes much dryer than it started but still with some residual sweetness mixed into mild hop notes. The palate is full and lively with plenty of carbonation. Notes: Overall good appearance, flavor and a fun lively palate make this an enjoyable beverage.

  • STBLUES 183 reviews
    rated 4.5 13 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    This brew pours a hazy golden color with a tall thick white head that hung around a very long time. Sweet fruit (banana/orange) spicy aroma. The flavor is a great balance of the yeast, floral/herbal hops and bread malt. Alcohol is well cloaked. My first brew from this brewery--I'll be sampling more for sure.

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