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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 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

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TURDFERGUSON (3930) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 28, 2007
Bottle. Cosumed fresh at the beach with my Uncle Gaines, Aunt Nancy, Anna, Anna’s bf Ben, Matt boy, and Elvin. Shiloh, Leila, Jagger, and Savannah were there too, but they didnt drink any of the beer. This is an easy drinking summer ale. Crisp, slightly hoppy and bitter flavors. Slightly bready. Props to Brooklyn for not making something other than a sumer wheat beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerlord (215) - tonawanda, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2007
Nice hop aroma, thin white head. Crisp refreshing flavor, hoppy but no overpowering, not bitter, i could drink a lot of these in 1 sitting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerdedone (2573) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2007
Bottle sampled. Pours a light orange with a small white head. Aroma of sweet malt, citrus, and some floral hops. Flavor of wheat, grass, and biscuit maltiness. Just ok brew

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blankboy (5948) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2007
Bottle. Pours a clear bubbly golden-orange with an average size lasting white head. Aroma of yeast, fruit (mostly citrus) and grassy hops. Slightly watery flavour of grass or hay, yeast, grain, light hops and a light bitter finish. Light to medium bodied. Nothing great but it’s very easy to drink and goes down in no time.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (5211) - Manhattan, New York, USA - AUG 20, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2008 12 oz bottle split with Mr. PJs. Aroma is weird and hoppy. Taste is smooth, citrus, malty. :::::SECOND TRY:::: On Draft at 123 in nyc. Poured pale yellow slight haze. Pretty smooth with some wheat and yeast in the flavor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drink4Satan (675) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 20, 2007
Pours a transparent golden colour with a finger thick frothy head that retains well and fades to a cap. Leaves good lacing. The aroma is of floral hops, slight barnyard, and a bit of fermenting vegatable (ugh). The flavour is lightly malty, bitter metallic and citrus hops. The aftertatse is very zesty and dry. The palate us tingly without being harsh and light bodied, making it easy to slug after a vigorous summer workout. A quenching and very crisp summer ale I found to be very suitable for the hotter months.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MrBunn (2438) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2007
Bottle. Pour is a very transparent golden amber color with about a two finger head. My first thoughts about the aroma were "wet dog" and "skunk cabbage." It has changed slightly to a more pleasant mix of herbal and floral hops, but a little bit of that initial unpleasantness is lurking quietly in the background, just barely perceptible. Taste is pretty rugged and not pollished at all. This beer brusquely transitions from a bit of watery malt to a metallic and herbal hops finish. I can’t say that I appreciated either phase.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
emerica56 (600) - Bristol, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 16, 2007
This beer pours a nice head with a golden color to it. It was pored into a pilsner glass with good head retention. It has the smell of flowers and mild hops as well as some malt. The taste is some what smooth with hints of floral flavors and mild malt. there is not much bite though. It is kind of like a pilsner but with out the bite at the end.

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