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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
5000 (6211) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2008
Bottle: Dull golden, hint of haziness, large frothy white head, spotty lacing, light carbonation.   Grainy/Cereal oriented nose, musty.   Cereal like malts on the tongue.   Very minor sweetness, slightly dry, finishes clingy.   Not sweet sticky, but clingy on the tongue.   Not very crisp, but guessing that this one is a bit beyond its life.   Having a Summer Ale at the end of Fall... yeah.   Average body and mouthfeel.   Mealy finish, very minor sweetness, fairly clean.   I can see where this might be quite enjoyable during the summer, but as of now its pretty average.   Thanks Craig!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - NOV 18, 2007
12 oz bottle purchased at the Asheville Wine Market in Asheville, NC. Best before December 2007. Poured a clear golden color. Head was white and dissipated to a lasting thin film in less than a minute. Aroma was of bready malt with the slightest hint of grassy hops. Dry on the tongue up front with delicate sugars at then end. Tasted of grassy hops and minimal honey-touched cereal grain. There was also a papery note that detracted a bit. Overall I say...eh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2007
Not sure what’s going on here. Had Brooklyn Light on tap at Divine Wine Bar in NYC. First is it Brooklyn Light or Brooklyn Summer? Second, Light beer from Brooklyn? Thrid, why am I even interested in drinking this one? Anyway, not bad for a light beer, but nothing I need to order again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 12, 2007
12oz bottle-pours a foamy off white head and gold color. Aroma is sweet/musty-grain/light malt, secondary (hallertau?) floral/spicy hops. Taste is sweet/musty-grain/light malt, secondary (hallertau?) floral/spicy hops, then some citrus-orange comes through. Mild carbonation. Thanks jwc215 for sharing.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (3631) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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

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