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RATINGS: 782   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   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 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...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - MAY 5, 2009
Brooklyn Summer Ale is a very clear light golden ale with a thin white ring of a head. It has a fruity, wooden hop aroma, with a note of lemon. It is light, fluffy and crisp in the mouth. It has a boozy taste. It’s lightly bitter, with notes of lemon and light grain. It seems a little strong for a summer ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lb4lb (2580) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2009
Pours golden with a white, fizzy head. Smell is wheat, whipped whites and grassy hops. Taste is grassy, metallic and with mild malt sweetness. Kind of an egg white like flavor as well. Medium to thin body with crisp carbonation. So so beer with some flaws, but its drinkable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dmschefke (576) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - MAY 1, 2009
Pours a refreshing gold with thin white head. Aroma hard to place, but definitely bread/biscuit, wheat, grass, with ever so slight hops. Flavor is similar, refreshing, but nothing very memorable. Mouthfeel is a bit too slick for my taste out of a gold/blonde.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FestiveAle (3) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2009 does not count
For a summer lawn mower brew it is quite good. It has a bready flavor. It is light and crisp a good beer for a hot day. Hops are mild and a little thin bodied to be my regular beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
legion242 (2343) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2009
Way too much burnt popcorn for my tastes. I honestly thought I would come here and find that this was a kolsch, considering that all American Kolschs I have had tasted very much like this beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
halfonit (1257) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - APR 26, 2009
Light gold color. Smells of skunked malts and wheat. Luckily the taste is much better than the smell. Has a smooth summer ale taste. Leaves a little bit of an aluminum taste in the mouth after.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (9410) - Oceanside, California, USA - APR 25, 2009
Bottle. Pours a clear yellow with a two finger white head that dissipates quickly and leaves no lacing. Doughy aroma with grassy hops, English malt. Taste is bready, doughy, with some okay hops balancing. Watery mouthfeel. Crisp, clean aftertaste. Okay session beer. Nothing to rave about.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holdwine (1135) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - APR 25, 2009
Well, it hit over 90 today, so I thought I would crack my first summer offering. This one fits the bill. It seems to be better than its parts. Very quaffable. Extra points because it is trying to be winpy yet flavorful. Decent amount of spices and citrus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (6605) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2009
bottle. Pours a clear golden with a small frothy white head. The aroma is a corn malt and slghtly hpppy. Good sticky lacing along the glass. Medium mouthfeel, sweet hop taste with honey and a sweet finish. A good blond ale from Brooklyn.

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