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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MrBunn (2391) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2007
Bottle. Pour is a very transparent golden amber color with about a two finger head. My first thoughts about the aroma were "wet dog" and "skunk cabbage." It has changed slightly to a more pleasant mix of herbal and floral hops, but a little bit of that initial unpleasantness is lurking quietly in the background, just barely perceptible. Taste is pretty rugged and not pollished at all. This beer brusquely transitions from a bit of watery malt to a metallic and herbal hops finish. I can’t say that I appreciated either phase.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
emerica56 (600) - Bristol, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 16, 2007
This beer pours a nice head with a golden color to it. It was pored into a pilsner glass with good head retention. It has the smell of flowers and mild hops as well as some malt. The taste is some what smooth with hints of floral flavors and mild malt. there is not much bite though. It is kind of like a pilsner but with out the bite at the end.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Alldaydrinker (559) - Norwood, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 14, 2007
Pours a pale yellow with a medium frothy white head. Aroma is hint of malts, metallic, and floral hops. Initial taste is malty with a very watery and thin body. Finishing mildly bitter and crisp. Some Head retention and some lacing of the glass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DeadGuyFrank (347) - http://westchesterbeer.com, USA - AUG 13, 2007
Brooklyn Summer Ale is an easy drinking alternative to beer drinkers who do not like wheat beers. It pours a clear golden with nice carbonation. The aroma is lightly malty and citrusy. The flavor is slightly floral with a zesty lemon after taste. It is very refreshing and easy to drink. A “no problem, let’s play 500 Rummy on the back deck” kind of beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cryfreedmb (113) - Ocean, New Jersey, USA - AUG 11, 2007
A fine brew. Easy drinking with a great flavor, nice aroma and appearance. Will definitly buy this again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - AUG 7, 2007
Pours yellow with a moderate head. Aroma is somewhat sweet, akin to fruit. Light mouth feel. Sweet with a bitter hop end. Pretty relaxed beer fro summer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tomthompson89 (1864) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2007
kinda golden in color, nose is very grassy,some citrus ,sweetness in there too. flavour is sweet definate wheat flavour with some hops, decnt but not great

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2007
Pours a crystal clear gold with a small white head. Griany smell, kind of bready, with some very mild citrus aromas. Mediocre at best. The taste is much the same, has that bready sort of aftertaste, with a mildly citric flavor. Very easy drinking and would be nice on a hot day probably, but this isnt a very exciting beer otherwise. I guess I shouldnt be expecting much from this style, but maybe a little too grainy for my liking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - JUL 30, 2007
Translucent body, deep golden in color. A small, creamy white head recedes very slowly. Plenty of appealing lacing is left behind. The nose is mostly bready malts and light toasted grain, with hints of floral hops and light citrus. The flavor is well balanced, with light sweetness and light dough leading. Hops provide a subtle bitterness. light spice and yeast gradually build their presence with each sip. Acidity is just prevalent enough to wipe clean the palate after each sip. Light, everpresent and satisfying/drying/quenching astringency. The finish is balanced, with just a touch of hoppy bitterness and grain, lightly drying and brief. Mouthfeel has medium carbonation, is very gentle and light-medium bodied, incredibly easy to drink. This is a very well done golden ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8216) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2007
Tap at Fette Sau. Listed as "Brooklyn Dinner Ale". Pale amber beer. Light minerally aroma and pale UK-ish malts. A light toastiness and a bit of fruitiness as well. Very subtle with light berries and a kiss of earthy hops on the nose. Warming brings up a light spiciness and a bit of woody resins. Hardly a mind-blowing beer, but it’s very well constructed, well-balanced and highly sessionable... just as I suspect was intended.

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