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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsquire (3346) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Pale gold beer out of the bottle with a short white head. Light grainy nose with some lemon notes. Thus is an easy drinking summer refresher. Lightly toasted white bread, some lemon and water. Finish is almost like a dry lemon cookie.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UncleMcHoppy (25) - Old Tappan, New Jersey, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Sampled both bottle and tap, approximately 1,000 miles from Brooklyn (and even farther from Utica!). Good golden color, slightly cloudy. Only fair head and head retention. Nice refreshing and slightly wheatie taste (although the label claims 100% barley malt). Not the best summer brew I've had this year, but quite enjoyable all the same. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - AUG 17, 2013
12oz can. Rating #603. Clear gold pour with a white head. Clean malty grains, light bread and a little pine, very nice. Light bitterness, more pine and a little grass with a mild and clean aftertaste, really good. (2878)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Freaky_tiki (403) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 17, 2013
Pours golden with a slushy finger cap. This has that aroma that scares me. Reminds me of bad lagers & ales from my Canadain youth. But dip into this & you’ll see its a pretty enjoyable if not overly inspired ale. Great while playing Xbox after smoked ribs BBQ.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ttutony (607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Hazy golden color. Slight malty aroma. Solid bread and grain malt flavors. Subtle hop backing. Has all of the positive qualities of a summer beer without the annoying spice overload that many breweries feel the need to add. Great for warm weather.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
novice101 (206) - - AUG 14, 2013
Had it straight from the can the aroma is slightly hoppy mostly citrus. Taste very much light with a bit of hops to start and it gets a bit sweet on the finish, very nice beer to have while working good flavor

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ed5388 (1742) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Aroma of floral and grapefruit notes, with some sweet malts. Taste of orange citrus, floral hops, bubblegum, sweet cracker malt, and a little bit of grapefruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pootzboy (1572) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle (enjoyed camp-fireside with BBQ kabobs) clear,golden...sticky 1 finger white cap which lasts ..... Floralbready aroma...light body and a shrp fruity-citrus descernment. flavor is balanced with bready maltsand sharp bittering hops, some ripe apricotesters....clean crisp lightly bitter finish.A flavourful, drikable golden ale reminiscent of Canadian alesmade before the national brand consolidation...great summer quencher.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvsn (386) - ISRAEL - AUG 10, 2013
Pours clear orange-golden with a medium head and nice lacing. Aroma of malts,bread, lemon zest and citrus fruits. Taste - light malty sweetness, bread, citrus,some herbal earthiness,dry finish. Light to medium body,crispy, moderate carbonation,quaffable. Light but pleasant and refreshing beer for hot summer days.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
plusminus (7) - thunder bay, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2013 does not count
Bought it expecting light and bubbly but found it’s a bit dry and almost homebrew tasting. Solid ale but nothing amazing.

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