Block (2086) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - AUG 30, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale yellow pour with a white head. Nothing too over-the-top. Light body and flavor. Mostly citrus with some hops at the finish. Decent.
obguthr (5312) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2009
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
DMS aroma of beans and olives. Clear amber with a thin head. Flavor is heavily DMSed, chiefly peas and cabbage. Infected.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 23, 2009
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from longshot - thanks Mark! Apple cider with a thin white crown that fades quickly. Aroma of light citrus, pale malt and heavy grains. Taste of apple, mild citrus, pale malt and light yeast. Mostly malted with little to no hop presence. Body is over carbonated and a bit chalky and has some astringent qualities to it.
smcolw (617) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 23, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Modest head with correspondingly light (slippery) lacing. Crystal clear with a clean golden color.
Nice and hoppy nose. Mild palish malts in the background.
More like an American pale ale than an English one. Crisper body with a high level of carbonation. Light crystal malt nuttiness in an otherwise pale malt base. Good hop finish, although it is short lived. Overall, a very nice pale ale.
jkwalking05 (4533) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gold in color with a small white head. Aroma is of grain, citrus, and slightly floral. Taste is of grain, light malt and citrus.
6ROW (461) - corpus christi, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
golden pour with a small white head. citrus aroma with a tangy taste. like it
bobman006 (337) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2009
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Pours a dark yellow. Couldn’t smell much because the bar I was in was burning incense. Only could make out a biscuit, yeasty aroma. Flavors of biscuit and yeast, with lemon zest and spice, maybe some sourdough and dandelion. Light and refreshing. Good alternative to wheat beer.
popkow (308) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper bear into a clean clear pint glass. This beer has no highs or lows but an even keel of malt with a hint of floral.
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Summertime, like no other time, puts me in the right frame of mind for Jimmy Buffet, tiki bars, and summer beers. Yes, winter is not the only season for special beer releases. Warm weather, sunny blue skies, and a refreshing ocean breeze demands a crisp, refreshing beer of epic proportions. Stepping up to the plate to answer the challenge and quench my thirst is the Summer Ale from Brooklyn Brewing.
Polished copper with perky orange highlights, her soft white head lingers long into the day with a soft cottony blanket. A light summer breeze carries her bouquet of sweet summer fruits straight to my heart. Whoever said chocolate is the way to a girl’s heart obviously never tried a damn good beer instead. Apples, crisp and sweet, their skins snap with each bite. Cinnamon sprinkled over pears and oranges lead into sweet lemon blossoms while toffee and maple syrup crackle along the crust of some freshly toasted bread. Bright and full of life, we celebrate her joys together, hand in hand. Bright on top of my tongue, she sparkles and tingles, leading into a crunchy sweetness and toast. Her lemon blossoms linger in my breath while maple and toffee linger on the tip of my tongue. The center of her palate, the core, is all freshly picked red apples, blood oranges, pears, and mangos. The Summer Ale from Brooklyn Brewing gets straight to the point and holds fast from first quaff to last. Executed with precision and grace, I quickly book myself another date, this time at the beach with toes digging into the sand.
Brooklyn Brewing is blessed to have two great founding entrepreneurs and one fantabulous Brewmaster, Garret Oliver. Together, they create magic of the everyday variety; it is everywhere and yet nowhere. If you ever want to try and capture a little of that magic before it slips through your fingers once more, be sure to give their Summer Ale a few moments of your time and attention.
SudsMcDuff (7734) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
if we don’t pick up the pizza in 30 minutes, we don’t have to pay for it ... light flower aromas .. . medium head .. . golden on the pour .. . light flowery refreshment .. . no off flavours .. . simple but enjoyable .. .