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Brooklyn Summer Ale is a modern rendition of the "Light Dinner Ales" brewed in England throughout the 1800's right up until the 1940's. They were also called "luncheon ales" or even "family ales", because they were refreshing and flavorful without being too heavy. We brew our Brooklyn Summer Ale from premium English barley malt, which gives this light-bodied golden beer a fresh bready flavor. German and American hops lend a light, crisp bitterness and a citrus/floral aroma resulting in a beer with a very sunny disposition. FOOD PAIRING Excellent with salads, seafood, quiches, and lightly spicy dishes. It's also great at a brunch. SPECS Style: English Style Light Dinner Ale Malts: Two Row British Malts Hops: German Perle and American Cascade, Fuggle, and Amarillo Alcohol: 4.5% by volume Original Gravity: 11 Plato

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jacamus (11) - Beverley, East Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2014
Does what it says on the tin/bottle. Crisp and refreshing beer for the hot days. Nice crisp hop character and just a hint of sweetness. Isn't gonna break the mould, but isn't trying to.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
borderman (3) - - JUL 13, 2014 does not count
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2014 Summer ALE ma bardzo pociągający zapach. Wyraźny atak cytrusów ... dominuje grejpfrut. Piana bardzo ładna, sztywna, malutkie bąbelki (nalewane z kija w Brooklyn Brewery) pierwszy łyk to jednak duże rozczarowanie .. Niestety dobry Doctor Brew bije na głowę rodzime summer ALE. Piwo wydaje sie być lekko rozwodnine, być może to urok danej warki lub fakt, że próbuje piwo z beczki (na pewno spróbóje butelkowe) Kolejny łyk odkrywa nam piękno BBAle jednak .... nie porywa. Piwo w zastraszającym tempie ucieka z języka, cieżko rozkoszować sie cytrusowych smakiem i szybko zostaje zapomniane... Szkoda bo miałem wieeelkie oczekiwania ;)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MalcolmTucker (722) - SCOTLAND - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle. Does exactly what it says on the tin - a light and refreshing summer ale that is best drunk in the sun.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Westkyoto77 (504) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle at Brooklyn Roasting Co. Osaka. Off-gold with microscopic head. Fresh aroma- wheat just edging hops- and light mouthfeel. Disappears in the mouth pretty quickly. Refreshing, wet, and cleansing, but in the end not nearly as satisfying as other Brooklyn beers ie had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
edsspoon (331) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle - pours golden with a white head which quickly diminishes to a ring. Aroma of pine, lemon and grassy hops. Taste of pine, grass, earth and lemon. Quite minerally, light bitterness, light body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
miyauchi38 (174) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2014
爽やかな、味&# 後味がちょっ&

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
IPAgutten79 (480) - Skui, NORWAY - JUL 5, 2014
Gylden farge, lavt/medium skum. Aroma og smak av malt og brød, med små innslag av humle. Tynn/medium konsistens.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
a_cross (600) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2014
Can; darkish gold, moderate frothy head; crisp hops with a solid malty base; good enough everyday canned beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JeyAre (158) - - JUL 4, 2014
Really nothing special. Just an ale, but it could perfectly be a lager.. Not really my stuff..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
generallee08 (620) - New York, USA - JUL 2, 2014
It has a light golden honey colored body with good clarity and a few bubbles of visible carbonation here and there. From the pour it produces an average size white foamy head that slowly settles down to a soft, creamy, thin film covering. Lacing is slick and spotty on the glass. There are notes of bready and biscuity maltiness with some clover honey like sweetness mingling with mellow citrusy (orange/lemon) and herbal hops. The flavor has a very drinkable medium body with a good balance of hops and malt. I get a lovely mix of sweet buttery dinner roll like malty notes with a touch of honey and soft citrusy and herbal hops. The finish is just enough hop bitterness to keep everything in check and interesting. The texture is very smooth with soft carbonation.

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