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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 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Creedence (282) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 11, 2013
355ml bottle on a nice sunny day. Pours a clear golden with a thin white head. Warm caramel aroma, slight fruity hints. Medium sweet taste, light, refreshing. Pretty dull but a grand session beer nonetheless.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mR_fr0g (2019) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2013
Bottle at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2013. Clear golden pour with a halo of white head. Aroma is stale malt. Crisp garden flavour earthy with some yeast esters. Some chalk on the palate. Pretty boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sizzler80 (423) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 9, 2013
Golden/orange pour with a medium head and decent legs. Malt, bread, citrus, lemon, floral, slight pine. Very drinkable summer beer. Great session beer and you could finish a can in three mouthfuls.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
solidfunk (3022) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Not sure what this is, kind of a bitter. Not bad. Pilsener like taste with some skunky hops. Pours light amber with ok head and lacing. Some candied malt but a crisp barley flavour dominates this beer. Bottle from licbo.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwoeltje (2212) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - SEP 1, 2013
(can) citrus aroma. Flavor is woody/citrus hops, light bready malt. Good summer beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kwik-lime (1177) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2013
Can, hipster-style, from Woody’s in Kingston. Really citrusey, well-balanced and enjoyable golden ale. I thought this was delicious, surprised to see so little love for it on here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
haukur (1204) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - AUG 28, 2013
Yellow, firm head. Poured at 34,000 ft into a plastic glass. Nice and crisp, nothing more than a nice lawnmower beer. Knocked down a quite few of those in a flight down to Florida. Nothing spectacular but considering this is suppose to be a bit mainstream, it´s quite nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
madmitch76 (13417) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2013
10th August 2013
ChrisO’s Pre GBBF ’Are You Scottish?’ tasting. Almost clear gold beer. Little white head. Smooth dry palate. Light pale malt, a little raw. Touch of dried fruits. Dry finish. Lame!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
probstblueribbon (2766) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2013
355 mL bottle from LCBO served cold in a tulip glass. Clear golden with a so-so white head. Nondescript grains and cereals, biscuit, vaguely fruity, light toast, boring. Medium body, fairly lively effervescence. More of the same maltiness off the nose, uninspiring; dry with limited bitterness and a bland, cereal finish. Weak, Brooklyn.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyrmir (2768) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2013
355 ml bottle, rated from backlog. Hazy golden color with white head. Aroma of malt, kind of dusty or basementy. Taste is kind of dull with the same basement notes.

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