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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 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 (107) - 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 (3029) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2008
Tap at Turkeyís 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (2814) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 28, 2008
12 fl oz brown bottle. Bright golden colour. Head is light, small amount of surface foam hangs around, some sticky lace. Head is white. Bready malts in aroma, trace hop; faint citrus sweetness. Malty, with some apple fruit notes and bread. Clean, dry end. Body is light with crisp carbonation. Good for hot weather consumption.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
graham515 (536) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2008
On draft at the brewery. Iím usually a bit down in the mouth on summer ales, but this one really surprised me. Pours into the glass a rich gold with a white head. Aroma is clean, almost like a lager. This beer is full of flavor with a nice dose of hops being a pleasant surprise. Canít say enough about this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bonbright7 (181) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2008
I bought this to go with Thai food in a new place that allows brown bagging and this light refreshing ale from Brooklyn Brewery performed well. The burning Thai beef was easily cooled by the beer as the previously mentioned bread and hops elements came into the taste range. As I got deeper into the beerís taste. the citrus nuances and the light hops became more apparent. I thought it was a decent selection.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
markwise (4606) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2008
I agree with most of the raters. This is a solid beer that wears its flavor on its sleeve. It has nothing to hide- it is very light and pours a dark gold color. The aroma is very earthy and malty with a crisp hopiness that the flavor delivers on, too. It is a nice apertif, for it is not too filling.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Haslinger (866) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2008
Good solid summer ale,refreshing not a horrible beer but Iím glad I didnít have a full six pack on it. Would not buy again

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5972) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2008
Columbia, SC - Total Wines - 12 oz bottle. Pours a light golden and sparkling with a long lasting clingy white head. Spicy aroma with hints of butter. Flavor has some spiciness to it as well - some coriander, a bit of grains of paradise and a hint of lemon. A pleasant buttery flavor of bitter lemon. permeates through out. Mouthfeel has just enough spritziness for a summer beer. One of the better blonde ales I have had.

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