Monday, January 12, 2009

Brooklyn Brewery Local 1

A very special brew from a brewery I have a lot of respect for. Brooklyn is one of those that have come to our great state recently and while we don't get all of their beers we do get this one. This bottle comes packaged in a large bottle format (750ml) closed off with a champagne cork and a wire cage. The website calls it a bottle conditioned Belgian inspired Strong Golden Ale. I won't argue with that.
The Beer: Its strong alright weighing in at 9.0%, and it pours the color of honey so they got the golden part right as well. There are a ton of bubbles here, its like Champagne. The nose is fruity, yeasty, white grapes, and honeysuckle. The mouth has lots of carbonation and effervescence. Notes of honey, candied sugar, and sweet fruity yeasts. The beer dances across the tongue like thousands of little pop rock candies going off in your mouth. It penetrates the tongue with intense flavors. This is a great beer and would go great with some cheese. One of the better beers I've had recently, this gets an A from me. Here's what the folks at BA had to say.

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