Friday, July 29, 2011
Brooklyn Local 1 (Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn, NY)
Big, bubbly white head that lingers a half inch thick in the glass after a big pile sitting on top on the pour over an old gold ale that brightens to a dull yellow. Banana, cloves, fruity esters and a hint of pepper in the nose. Very clean and a pretty yeast smell. Pepper and spice notes strengthen in the taste and build in the nose—almost like a preview. Significant carbonation intensifies the flavors—especially the spice. Extremely well balanced and bouncy. Fun beer that I will savor through the night.