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RATINGS: 679   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - OCT 30, 2007
12 oz. bottle - Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a half finger thick white head. Very light spotty lacing. Aroma is toasted grain and herbal hops. Flavor is lightly sweetened grain and just a hint of citrus (lemon). Palate has an edge to it. Light to medium body. A decent Blonde ale.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (3610) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 20, 2007
BB 12/07. Clear orange-golden with a medium head that lasts well and leaves some nice glass-frost. Aroma is sweet grain. Flavor is more dry and fruity, almost like a low-alcohol champagne, except with a grainy undertone and some hints of toasted malt. Great balance of sweet and dry. Body is light and tingly with carbonation, very nice summer beer.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jwdevalue (158) - Neptune, New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2007
This is part of a beer club. Had only one bottle but was decent for the price. Poured great and had a nice finish. Would do again.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mkgrenwel (564) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 28, 2007
Sweet honey malt all over the palate. Definitely metallic at some points. A bit buttery. Doesn’t quite feel slick, but perhaps oily. Definitely wondering if that isn’t diacetyl I’m tasting. Hops are there but dull. Perhaps a good bit more hops could help balance the sweetness and the palate. Not terrible, just pretty average.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cryotek (206) - Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA - SEP 28, 2007
Gold yellow honey color, light carbinated feel. A crisp drink with a slight summer tang taste.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b33r (668) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2007
Gold color with small white head and some lacing. Aroma and flavor are both sweet with mostly a bitter hoppy flavor. Light and simple

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cartoonkhaki (1220) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2007
Clean golden yellow with off white head. Hop malt aroma. Clean flavour that doens’t follow too closely to the aroma. The hop bitters are very light on the sides of my toungue. Leads to a fruity finish and not too watery on the palate.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 3, 2007
Golden yellow with a white head. Aroma of lemon, apple, and light toast. Flavor is lightly lemony, with a very bready finish. Medium bodied.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Crafty07 (404) - Florence, Kentucky, USA - SEP 3, 2007
Not as light and not as refreshing as adverstised. Tastes more like a ’Bitter’ than any ’Mild’ style they were going for here. I’ve have better offerings from Brooklyn

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 07/13/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Total Wine, GA

clear dark gold, fine white head, drippy lace, sweet bready malt aroma with light floral hops, robust body, sweet malt flavor, lots of fresh bread character, light balancing bitterness,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 9/10
Score: *4


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