Brooklyn Local 1 is a Belgian Strong Pale Ale and truly a delicious offering from Brooklyn Brewery, especially after a heavy game of kickball! One of the things I dug most about this brew was how well the 9% ABV was hidden; this one could sneak up on you if not careful!
It poured a hazy, sunshine yellow with a finger of white, fluffy head that seriously wouldn’t quit. An aroma of citrus, mostly lemon, wafted up through the glass, with just a hint of spiciness.
Local 1’s body was medium and perfectly carbonated; effervescent, like that of champagne, especially before it warmed up a bit. The flavor mirrored that of its aroma with citrus being the star. Lemon, grapefruit, green grapes and yeast with underlying malt through the finish.
If you haven’t tried it already, I recommend you pick up a bottle soon.
[techtags:BEER REVIEWS, BROOKLYN BREWERY, BROOKLYN LOCAL 1, BELGIAN STRONG PALE ALE]