I've been a beer lover for as long as I can remember. I have little formal training (I have taken a beer appreciation course), and I do not possess a "sophisticated palate". I simply know what I like and why. My tastes range from lagers to porters and everything in between. This blog is a collection of reviews, as well as a platform for my thoughts on all things beer. Cheers!
Saturday, 11 February 2012
Brooklyn Local #1
The Brooklyn Brewery of Brooklyn, New York has a solid reputation for brewing excellence and, in my opinion, it's well deserved. Their Local #1 is no exception. It's sold in a corked, large format bottle that has an excellent shape. Weighing in at a virile 9%, Local #1 pours a cloudy, brassy orange-y colour--it looks a lot like a weiss beer. It is capped by an extremely fluffy cloud of white head and features a strong aroma that is both sweet and yeasty. These suds have an interesting flavour that manages to be both tangy and bready. It is a very sweet beer, with an almost cider-like quality. This brew has a strong flavour and is very filling, but the elevated alcohol content is well-masked. But for the warming feeling, you'd never know that there was 9% alcohol in this beer until you fall off your stool.
You'd better believe that an easy-drinking, high gravity brew with an interesting flavour and sold in a large format bottle is going to get my tick of approval. This one's more than worth a try.