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RATINGS: 816   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
sawbuck (600) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2016
Cereal and a touch of lemon on the nose. Gold color with a frothy white head. Sweet up front. Bread, and more bread. Bitterness is light, pilsner like with notes of pepper. Light mouth feel. Finish is balanced and quick. Beer for pounding in the summer....not much too it but not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ShaneJ (820) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 25, 2016
Clear golden, frothy/sudsy white head, honey, citrus, grassy, light body, easy drinking. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ciocanelu (996) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - JAN 13, 2016
Clear golden color with just a bit of white foam. Aroma is light and hoppy, mostly with earthy and citrus notes. Taste is also hoppy, citrusy, slightly astringent. A bit of malt sweetness in the background. Aftertaste is hoppy and dry. Light body with crisp carbonation. Really easy to drink, refreshing ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nazzty (1212) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2015
Very light body with a fresh taste of malt and a nice bitterness from the hops. Perfect beer for the summer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jjsint (2125) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2015
Keg at the Constitution, Leith. Dark gold with a semblance of white head. Mild malty aroma, hard to get excited about. Sweetish umami in the taste. Almost like something not really edible, like blu-tac or paper glue. Finish is chock full of crystal malt. This is drinkable but has serious issues, and I’d expect more from a brewery of this calibre.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SilverfoX (871) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2015
hops with some fruity goodness, amber gold with some white lacing, grassy, light and rather good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrNosha (1476) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - NOV 6, 2015
12oz Flasche. Goldgelbes klares Bier mit flachem weissen Schaum. Blumig und Kräuteriges Hopfenaroma. Geschmack ist frisch. Natürlich etwas flach, soll ja auch ein Sommerbier sein. Ich finde es gut.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
goozen (3731) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2015
Bottle 0,355 ltr: Clear golden colored brew with an slightly sweet bitter taste and very slightly hints of citrus, floral things and some spices.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (7699) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2015
(Draught at Beer Temple, Amsterdam, 29 Aug 2015) Golden amber colour with brief, white head. Fruity, malty nose with apricots, orange and soft malt aromas. Malty, fruity taste with notes of apricots, orange, soft bready malt and a gentle citric bitterness. Medium body, with balanced sweetness. Refreshing and summery. Quite nice.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
dlihcsnatas (587) - Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2015
Golden brew with a small citrus aroma. Taste is pretty bland with small amount of citrus. Thin and watery and just not all that great. Pretty plain brew that I am glad to have only purchased one bottle of it. Noticed in my personal notes that I had tried this back in 2010. They must have changed the recipe because my notes from then said this brew was hoppy and decent with an ABV of 5%. They should have left it alone because apparently I liked it in 2010.

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