Friday, December 5, 2008

Brooklyn Local 1

I've been trying to experiment with more Belgians so I'm extremely excited to try this bad boy from Brooklyn. This will be my last review for tonight because I won't be able to distinguish between flavors soon, nor would it be coherent enough to print.

Appearance: Pours like you would expect, cloudy golden color with 2, maybe 3 fingers of lacey head, bubbly and alive

Smell: A scent of piney and perfumey hops greet the nose with a slight hint of herbs, very interesting mix, malts are very hard to distinguish as the flowery hops hide the rest

Taste: That mix of hops are prevalent in the taste, with a hint of spices on the aftertaste, again malts are too hard to distinguish, but it's not that the hops are overly aggressive, they just might be too subtle for my tastebuds at this point, overall a great balance because the hop flavors are at the right concentration

Mouthfeel: Extremely clean, well carbonated, plays around the palate before finishing nicely, smooth with a little kick at the end

Drinkability: Scarily easy to drink at 9% abv, you can start sucking these down before you realize your bomber is gone. Not as biting like you would expect from something like an IPA, but it definitely is stronger than other Belgians. I would definitely recommend this beer, especially for those looking for something extra in their Belgian beer; however, I would also recommend you be careful in how much you drink as the bottles can pass you by. I give it a 8.5/10 and would like to add that I like it almost as much as I like the Duvel Belgian Golden Ale.

Serving type: Bottle
Glass type: Duvel Snifter

1 comment:

Jimmy said...

Very well thought out and descriptive review Mikey. I have also noticed the belgians with 2+ fingers of head. Whats with that? Must be the ale yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) fermenting like woah

+2 points for being responsible and stopping at 2 bombers for the night so you could simply appreciate the beer and not let the drunkie Mikies do the reviewing. The beer lords salute you.

+2 points for linking the Duvel golden ale review.

+4 points for that picture of the could give Pshoe a run for his money with your photography skills
-1 points for not giving a shout out to Brooklyn Brewery. They are about an hour from us so we should get over their soon and drink all their beers as long as we don't end up in the streets passed out