mgoy (344) - New York, New York, USA - APR 12, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brooklyn Summer Ale is a clear golden ale with an initially beautiful white head that quickly leaves. The aroma and flavor are very fresh and easy to enjoy.
This is a very clean and easy to drink ale. A predictable summer ale.
pistolpete (203) - USA - APR 4, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle... light refreshing... nice summer beer i suppose.. somewhat of a fairwheather friend be much better on a summer day
jimmack34 (640) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours gold with a thin head. Smells a little faint. Hints of flowers, malts and citrus. Taste is smooth, light, citrusy, malty, bread, mild hop bitterness. Very refreshing.
ROGUE (2145) - Newark, Delaware, USA - DEC 19, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Poured clear gold with a modest white froth that leaves some scattered lacing. Aromas of fresh bread, grass, and light citrus. Flavor is doughy and biscuity with a soft tartness. Just a touch of bitterness. Great balance, full-flavored while maintaining lightness. Mouthfeel is smooth and crisp with a clean finish. A great summer.
unclemattie (4357) - Georgia, USA - NOV 21, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
brooklyn summer ale
12oz bottle. golden pour, white foamy head. Light, crisp aroma. Floral hops in the nose, hint of fresh grass. light grain scent. dry, biscuity flavor. Light bodied. Nice balance. The flavor of barley is nicely weighed out with a mild hop bitterness that lasts a good while. Quite refreshing.
jjuf1853 (1278) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours a medium gold color with a thin head. Aroma is sweet, citrus, hops, and malt. Some bread/wheat in the flavor along with the citrus, hops, and malt. Some hop bitterness in the finish and a nice flavorful aftertaste. A good summer ale.
Jine (900) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
5.24.08 tap at Andy’s. A nice light brew from Brooklyn who rarely if at all disappoint. Not as good as as the rest of their selection but something nice to have when those nights are getting warmer and longer.
TheBeerMaster (100) - Little Falls, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden pour with a pretty small head. Aroma is citrusy. Interesting amount of hops for a summer ale. Great taste.
Paul150 (37) - , Georgia, USA - OCT 3, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I’ve heard a lot about Brooklyn Brewery’s offerings, so I bought a few singles today; this was my first I tried. Pours a clear, medium gold with slight head. Aroma is bready with some definite citrus notes thrown in there. Taste is bready with some citrus up front with a surprising amount of hops towards the back for a Golden Ale, though the flavor is quite nice. Mouthfeel is a little thin, but this is a tasty, extremely drinkable beer.
illidurit (2243) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 29, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle at 515 in Santa Cruz. Poured into a pilsener glass. Clear gold with a modest white froth that leaves some scattered lacing. Aromas of fresh bread, grass, and light citrus. Flavor is doughy and biscuity with a soft Cascade tartness. Just a touch of bitterness. Great balance, full-flavored while maintaining lightness. Mouthfeel is smooth and crisp with a clean finish. Ridiculously easy to drink. A great thirst-quencher, one of the best summer ales there is.