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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 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
samsmith33 (351) - - MAY 17, 2014
Aroma; fruity, citrus, Appearance: yellow , no head. Taste: thin hops, veggie Feel: medium low carbonation, watery Good summer beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Burgers (244) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 16, 2014
Clear golden with pure white head. Taste balanced sweet an bitter. Nose is golden syrup. Fine and sustained carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerman6686 (4170) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2014
This one poured a golden color with a white head. Aroma was of grass and pale malt. Flavor was similar, typical summer ale, not bad but not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TappanGordo (70) - New York, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Poured from bottle into pint glass. Lite golden color. Mild citrus flavor. Easy to drink a few. Would enjoy with BBQ.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tinylightsrecs (130) - - MAY 3, 2014
Bottle from Rehills Newcastle. Light, crisp, refreshing ale, if a little gentle on flavour. Ideal ice cold for a summers day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
audinerd17 (15) - Texas, USA - APR 30, 2014
Enjoyable ale, great for BBQ & grilling with friends. I'd buy a couple six packs for a party and know I contributed well. Smooth and easy to drink. A starter beer. - pixels sent via Beer Buddy on iOS

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arojewski (49) - Old Bridge, New Jersey, USA - APR 28, 2014
Poured rich gold with significant head for the weight. Mild citrus nose and hints on the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ARH (295) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2014
12oz can poured into a shaker. Lots of light, sweet aromas pour off this one, mostly fleshy stone and tropical fruits with a touch of biscuit. As it settles, a sweet honey and warm caramel aroma emit with a touch of bread toast and/or roasted grains. Itís a crystal clear, effervescent orange-gold body with a light, fluffy white head. The head recedes down to a light dishwater layer with a runny lace. The taste is a light sweetness with a light-medium bitterness. The soft, lightly bubbly carbonation mellows out the medium / medium-light body (higher than I was expecting for 4.5% blonde ale) and give the beer an oily-thin texture. The beer finishes with a honey, caramel syrup quality with a toasted wheat touch; fairly dry and crisp overall. The roasted grain aftertaste is light and short lived.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bartlebier (1480) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - APR 20, 2014
(US 2012 backlog recollected in abstinence) 12oz bottle enjoyed on a late autumn High Line walk, until an overzealous fanny pack-bearing ranger welcomed us to NYC with dire correctness: one drinking, one smoking on the High Line ("Park") is a definite double no-no. Sweet malt base and citric/orange tinged hops make for a pretty enjoyable summer quencher. As with many BB beers, there seems to be an "empty hole"/slump in taste in the middle, making for (too) easy washing down. Not a flaw in this case and style, just a pity itís gone before you started tasting anything. They must use a very clean yeast or run an (over)zealous filtering operation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
John25 (352) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2014
Can poured into a glass. Gold with a fluffy head and a lot of active carbonation. Aroma is wheat, orange, hay, and lemon. The taste exactly follows. Light, clean mouthfeel with high carb, and a sweet soft finish. One of my favorite summer session brews! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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