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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 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thehinge (267) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 14, 2008
I gotta say I’m disappointed with this effort, as Brooklyn seems do almost all styles well. Aroma is kinda grassy. Clear honey colored pour with a small head....laces well though. Bready taste with almost no hop bitterness at all.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dp (608) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2008
very little bitterness, rather light, a tangy after-taste, refreshing on a hot day

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kevin62 (267) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2008
Had this one on draft-pours a nice golden color with a medium white head.Aromas were of yeast,wheat citrus.The taste was of hops,citrus,and some light malt.Not bad,just ok for me I guess.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
blindeyedbetty (189) - Utah, USA - JUL 11, 2008
12 oz. bottle pours slightly cloudy marigold yellow with moderate head. Aroma is wheaty and bread-like. Front palate is sour with bitter mid palate and bland mildly hoppy finish. Slight malty aftertaste. Overly carbonated for my preference. Watery and plain. Not one of my favorite Brooklyn beers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2008
12oz bottle from Total Wine (Tampa, FL). Pours a clear yellow golden color with a thin white head. Little lacing to the glass. Aroma is wheat, yeast, bread, red grapes with slight sour notes. Flavor is sweet and malty with notes of pomegranate and faint sweet citrus notes. Light to medium-bodied with slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Underhook (162) - Lincoln Park, New Jersey, USA - JUL 6, 2008
Had this at McCarren park during an Armin Van Buuren concert- Brooklyn Brewery was there to provide beer. Light golden pour with a thin head. Not a strong aroma. Relatively weak taste that fits the lack of aroma. Not a very flavorful beer, but it is easy to drink. Their vienna lager is far better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2008
Crystal clear gold with a thin head. Sweet honied malt aroma with some floral hops and wet cardboard. Good malt flavor and great body for a small beer. Balanced hop flavor and bitterness. This is a great beer and under rated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
knights97 (104) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 2, 2008
nothing more than a summer beer, light in body, golden in color and easy to drink. Not much hops to this, meant to be taken in on hot days and won’t leave a heavy taste on your palate, nor do you have to worry about drinking any water afterwards.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DuckDude (11) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2008
At the brewery: Appear - Light gold. Low white head has good retention. Moderately high carbonation. Aroma - Light bready malt. Moderate citrus/floral hops. Moderate fruity esters. Flavor - Light bready malt. Moderate citrus/floral hop flavor and refreshing hop bitterness in middle through finish. Mouthfeel - Medium body with nice carbonation leading to clean finish. Overall - Moderately refreshing and crisp with nice hop flavor and bitterness. A little heavy in the body for a session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2008
Tap at Turkey’s Nest: Hazy golden pour with a thin creamy white head. Aroma is some wonder bread along with a sweet touch of (marzipan?) Fizzy light body with a grainy, bland flavor. Very light with some paper and white bread notes. A bit sharp & doughy with little bitterness. Pretty boring.

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