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RATINGS: 761   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 27, 2009
12oz bottle. bright golden color with a light white head. Crisp appearance. Nose is light lemony zest with lots of grassy notes and sme light sweet malt notes. Flavor is similar with some grass and light sweet malt notes and a hint of zetiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 24, 2009
Pours a golden amber body and a barely off-white head with legs. Smells of hops and yeast. Flavor is a little bread, malt, orange zest, some yeast. Finish is clean and hopped nicely.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HonkeyBra (3728) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2009
Golden pour with light white head. Yeasty aroma with notes of pear, apples, Flavor is lightly fruity with lots of yeast and a slightly bitter finish. The yeast notes in this beer is kind of weird. It’s ok, decent on a hot summer night when the air is broken.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2009
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of skunk, vegetables, herbs, noble hops, wheat, and grains. Poured yellow/gold/apple juice in color with a small white head that lasted throughout as a film on top of the beer. Clear. Sparkling. Lightly sweet flavor. Tastes of wheat, vegetables, herbs, water, hops, light malts, and skunk. Light to medium body. Dry texture. Average carbonation. Skunk, herb, and vegetable finish is dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KUEric (889) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 23, 2009
Light dinner ales, interesting never heard of that before. I was unimpressed, but maybe thats just me. My roommate called it smooth, I noted a slight bite at the end. Good flavors, but nothing was too strong.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
lumpsowers (287) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 19, 2009
Nice low carb, with a spicy apple flavor. A light sour taste to compliment the apples’ fruitiness without being sweet, nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
j12601 (7955) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2009
On tap at the Beechtree. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head. Light wheat aromas, and a bit of sweet wheat fruitiness. Medium carbonation, sweet, more wheaty fruit, and a touch of lemon. Finishes with more wheat, and a bit of grain. Metallic finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ilovedarkbeer (2448) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 13, 2009
Nose is earthy hops and bread and lemon. Taste is wheat, citrus, and yeast. Unmemorable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2009
bottle thanks to swalden28. poured light gold with a fading white head. aroma was fruity, pomegranite???, slight caramel, and dough. flavor was yeasty, metallic, some bitterness. light body with high carbonation. i had problems figuring this one out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2009
Clear pale yellow, w no real head... lemony slightly hoppy decent aroma... Flavor has an initial hoppiness that is nice but ends in a malty finish that lingers while being slightly dry...

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