Local 1 - Brooklyn Brewery

Local 1

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Overall: 8.46/10 by 1 dude

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Style: Belgian Golden Strong Ale

ABV: 9.00%

IBU: 26

Season: Year Round

Have Another: 100%

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  • 8.46/10 have another
  • A: 8.0 | T: 9.0 | L: 9.0 | M: 8.0 | O: 8.0
  • Color: Light Gold
  • From a 2+ year old bottle.

    Poured into a tulip glass. Haze. Large amounts of pristine white foam cover the liquid, taking up more than its share of the glass. Retention is quit good; thickening of the top foam as it recedes. No lacing.

    Aroma is lemon, citrus, esters, pepper, and Belgian yeast. The pepper and yeast mix to create this almost musty spice profile.

    Taste is slightly sweet up front, transitioning in the middle to citrus. The end becomes complex: pepper, yeast, dark candy sugar, and dark fruits (plum, raisin). The finish has a touch of alcohol and deep fruits that linger.

    Lots of carbonation help to create a large mouth feel. The carbonation seems a bit much. Dries the palate a touch while leaving a bit of sugars on the lips.

    The finish of the taste is the best part of the beer. The aroma is too quaint, I wanted more. Overall a really solid offering. I think the age helped make the beer more complex. Fresh it could be alcohol hot. Enjoy!
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  • Reviewed: Friday, July 19, 2013 at 19:34:15
  • Tasted: Friday, July 19, 2013
  • $10.99 for 750 ml bottle
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Beer Notes
  • 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.
Cost Breakdown
  • $10.99, 1 serving(s), 750 ml bottles
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