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RATINGS: 731   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mgoy (344) - New York, New York, USA - APR 12, 2009
Brooklyn Summer Ale is a clear golden ale with an initially beautiful white head that quickly leaves. The aroma and flavor are very fresh and easy to enjoy. This is a very clean and easy to drink ale. A predictable summer ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pistolpete (203) - USA - APR 4, 2009
12 oz bottle... light refreshing... nice summer beer i suppose.. somewhat of a fairwheather friend be much better on a summer day

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimmack34 (640) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2009
12 oz bottle. Pours gold with a thin head. Smells a little faint. Hints of flowers, malts and citrus. Taste is smooth, light, citrusy, malty, bread, mild hop bitterness. Very refreshing.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ROGUE (2145) - Newark, Delaware, USA - DEC 19, 2008
12 oz bottle. Poured clear gold with a modest white froth that leaves some scattered lacing. Aromas of fresh bread, grass, and light citrus. Flavor is doughy and biscuity with a soft tartness. Just a touch of bitterness. Great balance, full-flavored while maintaining lightness. Mouthfeel is smooth and crisp with a clean finish. A great summer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
unclemattie (4350) - Georgia, USA - NOV 21, 2008
brooklyn summer ale 12oz bottle. golden pour, white foamy head. Light, crisp aroma. Floral hops in the nose, hint of fresh grass. light grain scent. dry, biscuity flavor. Light bodied. Nice balance. The flavor of barley is nicely weighed out with a mild hop bitterness that lasts a good while. Quite refreshing. 5,4,3,4,11

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjuf1853 (1262) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2008
Bottle pours a medium gold color with a thin head. Aroma is sweet, citrus, hops, and malt. Some bread/wheat in the flavor along with the citrus, hops, and malt. Some hop bitterness in the finish and a nice flavorful aftertaste. A good summer ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jine (896) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2008
5.24.08 tap at Andy’s. A nice light brew from Brooklyn who rarely if at all disappoint. Not as good as as the rest of their selection but something nice to have when those nights are getting warmer and longer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerMaster (100) - Little Falls, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2008
Golden pour with a pretty small head. Aroma is citrusy. Interesting amount of hops for a summer ale. Great taste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Paul150 (37) - , Georgia, USA - OCT 3, 2008
I’ve heard a lot about Brooklyn Brewery’s offerings, so I bought a few singles today; this was my first I tried. Pours a clear, medium gold with slight head. Aroma is bready with some definite citrus notes thrown in there. Taste is bready with some citrus up front with a surprising amount of hops towards the back for a Golden Ale, though the flavor is quite nice. Mouthfeel is a little thin, but this is a tasty, extremely drinkable beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
illidurit (2230) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 29, 2008
12 oz bottle at 515 in Santa Cruz. Poured into a pilsener glass. Clear gold with a modest white froth that leaves some scattered lacing. Aromas of fresh bread, grass, and light citrus. Flavor is doughy and biscuity with a soft Cascade tartness. Just a touch of bitterness. Great balance, full-flavored while maintaining lightness. Mouthfeel is smooth and crisp with a clean finish. Ridiculously easy to drink. A great thirst-quencher, one of the best summer ales there is.


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