Brooklyn Local 1

This beer has been on my list of beers to try since I started the blog. Eight years later, I finally got around to it.

ABV: 9%

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “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.”

Random: This is a year-round, corked and caged offering.

The beer poured with a thick, three finger, off white head. It took a long time to dissipated and left a lot of lacing on the glass. The body was murky and an orange color. There was no visible carbonation due to the cloudiness. The nose started with a lot of yeast and white grapes. The taste had more depth than the nose. It had the same Belgian yeast note, but also had some candi sugar and cola. There was some clove spice as well. The alcohol was insanely well-hidden. The body was smooth and silky with just enough carbonation. The finish was sticky and lengthy with candi sugar. I picked up this bottle for $10.99, which came to $.50 per ounce. This beer was just outstanding and I should have picked it up years ago.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

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