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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 16/20
djd07 (5416) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2009
bottle. Pours a clear golden with a small frothy white head. The aroma is a corn malt and slghtly hpppy. Good sticky lacing along the glass. Medium mouthfeel, sweet hop taste with honey and a sweet finish. A good blond ale from Brooklyn.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mansquito (3998) - Nueva York, New York, USA - APR 22, 2009
Pours a yellowish color with a little white head. Aroma is hoppy as well as bready. Tastes rather nice with some spiciness and a bunch of bread and then a little layer of hops thrown on top of that. Overall, it is an ok session and probably good for the summer (whenever that comes to Boston in a month or two).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mar (5004) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2009
bottle thanks to bman1113vr. pale yellow pour with a small white head. nose is slightly hoppy with some spices. not much to taste though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - APR 21, 2009
Bottle. Clear golden yellow pour. Small fizzy head. Aroma was spicy, with some wheat and corn. Flavor was little citrus, coriander, spice. Mouthfeel was fizzy and watery.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrMisfatsuBrew (10) - New York, USA - APR 20, 2009
Pours golden yellow very light flavor not a whole lot of strong flavors fresh bready clean overall taste. Well bodied for a summer ale but again nothing particularly great for a summer ale. Decent

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ben4321 (4555) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2009 Location: 12 oz bottle from Gilly’s, 4/20/09

Aroma: Fairly bready, some citrus, a little floral, a small amount of honey
Appearance: Clear yellow color, thin head
Flavor: Light malty flavor, a little sweetness, but nothing to strong
Palate: Light body, pretty boring mouthfeel
Overall Impression: This beer is nothing special, pretty typical of a light summer ale, type of thing that can be refreshing, but isn’t going to do too much for the taste buds.
**Update: Just found an old rating of this one from 8/08 where I had given it the exact same score...at least I’m consistent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blutt59 (6170) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2009
bottle, bb 9/09, clear golden yellow with small foam, aroma of sweet citrus, flavor is sweet fruit and honey with a slight hop finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2009
Bottle from Kegs & Barrels in Plano. Pours a very light amber with white head. Aroma of pecan pie, malt, some fruit, Flavor is kinda weak, some light malt, some light citrus blended with light sweet malt, a very small tang as well. Mouth feel is light-medium, pretty watery with high carbonation. Overall, on a summer day by the pool, would be pretty refreshing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beergod (103) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2009
Pours a honey color with a nice head, leaves some good lacing. Taste is a Bit like a light bread light hops and has a dry finish. Nice,mild and refreshing. This is a nice beer to have on a nice hot day,with spicy Mexican food, or after a long bike ride.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (8421) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2009
Draft at Green Leafe tavern. Pours medium gold with fizzy white head. Nose is bready pale malt, hopcitrus, with a crisp taste and light, fizzy body.

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