Tonight I will continue tasting my local Brooklyn beers with another numbered selection from Brooklyn Brewery, this one called Local 2.
This Local pours a barely hazy, deep copper color with a thick, off-white head. The nose is lightly spicy. Coriander and cinnamon aromas meld with the nuttiness of the dark malts, and just a bit of alcohol spiciness rounds it out. Overall pleasant, but just a bit mild for a nine percent beer.
The light spiciness seen in the aroma is more fully featured in the taste. Caramel and toast flavors from the malt and brown Belgian sugar form a springboard that the yeast character jumps off of. Black pepper, coriander, and nutmeg flavors explode in your mouth, accompanied by a significant alcohol warming. This is a big, rich beer, wholly unlike its little brother One. The palate is just right: full enough to support the flavor, light enough to stay out of the way, and dry enough to drink another glass.
Brooklyn Local 2