Thursday, December 16, 2010

Brooklyn Brewery - Brooklyn Local 2

Brooklyn Brewery - Brooklyn Local 2
Serving Type: 750 mL bottle, corked and caged, poured into a snifter
The Local 2 from Brooklyn is the Dark companion to the Local 1. This take on a Belgian Strong Dark Ale is more than competent, like its lighter counterpart. It pours a dark earthen hazy brown with a thin tan head. The retention is modest and there’s not much lacing, but that doesn’t detract. The sticky sweet alcoholic nose is rife with figs and dates and a moderate dusting of yeast.
Dark fruits combine with an alcoholic spiciness to create a pleasant warming feeling that makes this a great cool-weather beer. Raw honey and molasses sugar sweeten the hefty ale nicely. The crisp, dancing carbonation, creates a refreshing mouthfeel despite the domineering character of this beer. Another great entry from Brooklyn Brewery.
Final Verdict: A-

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