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RATINGS: 830   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Konadrinker (31) - Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2010
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a wheat glass. Color is clear, golden, minimal head, white foam which receded quickly. Smell was citrus mostly lemon zest with a touch of straw. Taste is a little sharp with a strong lingering flavor of lemon zest and a slightly bitter finish. Mouthfeel is light body, slick feel, lively carbonation, with mild bitterness in the finish. Not bad for a pale ale, the lemon zest was a litte overpowering in the beginning but faded. Good beer for a hot summer evening.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Listigovers (854) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2010
A fairly clean and refreshing summer beer. Not a huge amount of flavour, but what’s there is good. Crisp, quaffable, and not disagreeable in any way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shrews629 (193) - Kentucky, USA - MAY 12, 2010
Very clear golden almost amber in color with a nice slightly soapy, off white head that dissolves into a nice thin layer. The smell was of roasted malt with accents of doughy/biscuit and dry leafy hops. Very well balanced and clean, I thought. Taste was of a bready/biscuit flavor that lingers on the palate until the next sip. Also had somewhat of a smokey flavor, in my opinion. Had a Medium/Thin and chewy/smooth mouthfeel with a dry finish. A bit heavier than I was expecting from a summer brew. I rather like this beer. I would enjoy this even into the fall season. Not a typical summer beer for sure and I enjoyed this more than the typical summer wheat beers. This would be perfect for those hot and humid summer nights, but maybe not so much during the middle of a hot day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rustyham (1836) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2010
Slightly darker than golden highly fizzy brew with white head. Aroma is a great honeysuckle, flower, hop sweetness. Flavor is a dry light malt that is very easy drinking and very smooth. It drink pretty darn good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dyetube (1374) - Hurst, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2010
This beer pours a dull yellow with a thin white head. The aromas are skunk, rotten eggs. The palate is lightly sweet and lively. This was quite refreshing for a summer beer but not really all that great. Cheers!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2010
Nothing too special about this beer. Has a light color and a light aroma. The taste is somewhat bland, but holds a little bit of a citrus flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leafs93 (2069) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2010
Pours a deep haxy gold with a nice white head. Aroma is malts, lemon, grass and wet hay. Tasteis sweet with the lemon coming through to provide some tartness. Crisp and refreshing with a medium mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2010
12oz bottle. Pours a clear, golden-copper colored body with an inch thick, creamy and rocky, white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is grassy and somewhat spicy citrus with some brighter florals and a sweeter, somewhat grainy caramel. A bit of a toasted bread too. Not bad. Flavor is somewhat on the thin side. Still maintains that nice grassy, spicy citrus and floral fruits, but the malts are a bit too weak. Grainy, lightly toasted bread, and a bit metallic before this finishes crisp and dry with a light bitterness. Medium length aftertaste following a light body and moderately fizzy carbonation. Overall, not a bad summer beer. If the flavor was more like the aroma, it would be much better. Despite that, fresh and easy drinking with a nice enough flavor that makes this alright.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jblauvs (1357) - Chester, Vermont, USA - APR 24, 2010
Goldn pour with a frothy hite head. Aroma is sweet bready malt, som elight hoppiness and some subtle grain. Flavor is simple, light. Fresh hop, crisp and ait of sweet flowery grain. Pleasat and super drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
italianjohn (2843) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2010
Clear golden pour white head ... little carbonation aroma of sweet and bready malts .... bready and sweet malt taste crisp and clean finish ... very easy drinking ale

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