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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6572) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 25, 2008
Bottle 12 fl oz
Appearance: Light amber with touch of gold , medium semi dense top.
Nose: Neat citric hoppy aroma with matching sweet malts. Good refreshing flowery aromatic nose closing.7+
Flavor/Palate : Medium bodied ale . Soft with oily character. Hoppy citric character is well carried till finish. Quiet refreshing formula for summer ale. Good premium bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 25, 2008
In short: A clean refreshing blonde ale (tap version at least).
How: Tap at Spuyten Duyvil NYC
The look: Clear blonde body topped by a small but long-lasting white head
In long: A simple malt backbone with a fair amount of cereals bringing body without sweet flavours (a good thing for that kind of beer). Moderately hoppy with lemony and citrusy hops. Pleasant tartness. Light lemongrass sensation. Not very tasty or original but an overall fresh sensation (tap version at least) made for a refreshing and summer ale thirst quencher. And when you get your butt frozen by the awful winters we get up here it’s always nice to be able to sit down during a summer day and enjoy a simple thirst quencher like this while complaining that it’s way too hot outside.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
theisti (3340) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - AUG 25, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2008 12 oz bottle generously sent to my by Thaichile. Pour is hazed straw golden with a fluffy 2 inch white head. Head falls slowly, leaving behind decent lacing. Aroma of grass, straw, citrus and malt. Some Parmesan cheesiness in there as well. Interesting nose. Taste is grainy hay up front, some some citrus mid palate and the grassy earthiness in the end. There is also a bit of metallic mixed in throughout. Palate is medium, above average carbonation with a fairly long hay / straw aftertaste. Nice easy drinking brew, with nicely integrated and varied flavors. Thanks Mark.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
heynik1885 (56) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - AUG 23, 2008
pretty simple ale,small white head that goes away quickly,slight lacing on glass,not much taste, some hoppy summery smell

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2008
Pours a golden color with a small and quickly-dissipating white head. Aroma was faintly floral and faintly grassy hops. Taste is roughly the same - this beer is very light on the palate. Finish is smooth but there’s a slightly metallic aftertaste, which is a major squick for me. It’s a refreshing quencher for the summertime, but it’s not something I’d seek out on a regular basis.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (7227) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 15, 2008
Crisp pale malt base, floral green leafy hop character, marred only by a slightly metallic finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rastacouere (6145) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 11, 2008
Clear straight, not very bright golden pour. Initially beautiful white head quickly vanishes completely, leaving a highly effervescent liquid in the glass. Fresh malt aroma immediately evokes fresh bread. Minimal citrusy hop notions provide very little bitterness. Not necessarily very sweet, but definitely on the malty side of things. A very soft malt profile aimed fits the summer allusions very well. Medium bodied, gentle carbonation. Clean and very easy to drink, but not fun or remarkable enough to want another and another like the top English examples.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beer4000 (4768) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2008
355 ml bottle. Clear golden body with a decent white head. Light, refreshing, floral aroma with notes of hops. Flavor is rather light, refreshing, fruity and some floral bitterness. Quite light and very quaffable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
changeup45 (1719) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2008
Clear deep golden color with a nice rocky white head that yields some spotty lacing. Aroma is lemons, malty and overall a fresh scent, but in a good way. Wheaty and malty taste with citrus and hops on the back end with a bit of zest to it. Pretty full for a lighter beer. A crisp and refreshing summer beer and a nice break from the stronger Ales.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5168) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2008
Sampled on draft this beer poured a dark amber color with a large fluffy white head. The aroma was sweet citrus and pepper. The flavor was dry, bready, wheaty and had a notes of citrus and spice. Moderately long lemon pepper finish. Medium body.

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