Admittedly this week’s edition of Thirsty Thursday was purchased for the sole reason of Liz having grown up in NYC and her desire to sample a taste of home. As we all know…happy wife, happy life.
Still impulse/nostalgic purchases can turn out to be good things and we both were pleasantly surprised by Brooklyn Brewery’s Brooklyn Local #1.
Technically classified as a Belgium Golden Strong Ale, the Local #1 relies heavy on German hops and malts to create muted yet a highly drinkable beer with mass appeal. It’s ideal for those wishing to venture into the land of Belgium/Hefeweizen beer styles for the first time as well as for those of us who looking to enjoy a relaxed combination of the two.
Here’s my complete review:
Thirsty Thursday: Brooklyn Brewery’s Brooklyn Local #1
Pours the color of a hazy yellow sun with a frothy medium head. The nose is clean with a Belgium-ish yeast, sweet and tart citrus fruits, along with banana. Light and refreshing with a medium level of carbonation, the palate expresses spice, yeast, and subtle malt notes finishing with banana. Nothing overly complex, but highly drinkable for those into lighter versions of Belgium/Hefeweizen style beers or those looking to make the transition to these styles.
Retails around $9 for 750ml
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