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RATINGS: 847   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - JUL 21, 2010
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a pint glass. The bottle has a best before date printed on it and the label lists the abv at 5.0%. The neck label has a brief description of the beer as well. Appearance: It has a light golden honey colored body with good clarity and a few bubbles of visible carbonation here and there. From the pour it produces an average size white foamy head that slowly settles down to a soft, creamy, thin film covering. Lacing is slick and spotty on the glass. Smell: There are notes of bready and biscuity maltiness with some clover honey like sweetness mingling with mellow citrusy (orange/lemon) and herbal hops. Taste/Palate: The flavor has a very drinkable medium body with a good balance of hops and malt. I get a lovely mix of sweet buttery dinner roll like malty notes with a touch of honey and soft citrusy and herbal hops. The finish is just enough hop bitterness to keep everything in check and interesting. The texture is very smooth with soft carbonation. Notes: This is a very well made English Ale. As for its style I feel it is walking the line between English Pale Ale and English Pale Mild in my opinion. Ether this beer just screams summer time drinkability!!!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RPKLove (105) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2010
Ale? Debatable. It looks like a lager, smells like one and drinks like one. A little citrus zest on the nose. Taste is crisp with some floral notes. Nice outdoor beer, but otherwise average.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
RickTStiles (826) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2010
pours clear hay color with a frothy white head. light, sour citrus aroma just a tad on the dank side. thin body. flavor is pleasant enough mosty of citrus and maybe a bit of corn. dry finish. not as good as i remember

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bu11zeye (12697) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2010
(12oz bottle) Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of biscuit, orange peel, and delicate florals. Flavor of herbs, grass, orange, and biscuit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (7881) - Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2010
7/4/10. 12oz bottle into a pint class. The pour is clear dark yellow apple juice with a fizzy white head that fades fast. The aroma is sour apples, a hint of cream, and pale malts. The flavor is dry malts with noticable black tea and some dry green leaves, almost like dark salad greens. Yep, English.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
Fritz (5) - New York, USA - JUL 5, 2010 does not count
disappointing nondescript brooklyn beer. brown and lager are both faves, but this is way to bland. Doesn’t even stand up to swordfish or scallops. Not as bad as Corona and the other light corp beers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alobar (3502) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2010
Pours a clear straw yellow color with a soapy white head. Aroma of grass. lemon, and yeast. Flavors of lemon, yeast, and a grass massage the tongue. Very nice beer for a hot summer day like today.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (11605) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 2, 2010
Sampled on draft at the World Beer Festival Richmond, 6/12/10. Pours a clear golden color with a medium head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of big citrus notes with some spices and tropical fruits. The taste is leafy hops, citrus and tropical fruits. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
bleeng (1668) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2010
Draft. Hazy gold with a citrus nose. Taste is also citrus, lemony, tart and bitter. Very light body and very carbonated. OK for a summer beer but that’s about it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (11339) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2010
On draught at Winking Lizard. Pours a clear orange-gold color with a medium thin white head that burns away steadily. Spotty lacing on the glass. Citrusy hops and malt in the nose. Light and crisp body with flavors of hops, citrus and sweet malt. The finish is fruity with a short hoppy aftertaste. Average summertime beer overall.

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