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RATINGS: 681   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


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2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jtd6628 (357) - North Carolina, USA - APR 1, 2012
Ok beer. Simple not complex. The aroma is light bread. Appearance is yellow and clear taste is very light and crisp.


2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
HuskerTan (462) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle. A- Lemons, citrus, wheat, slight funk. A- Golden color, clear liquid, white head. T- Lemons, wheat, slightly sour, mild funk. P- Light body, average texture, average carbonation, soft finish. O- Overall, this was pretty bland. Not that I was expecting a lot but it felt like a mix between a shandy and sour ale. Could’ve been a lot worse, but could have been a lot better too.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wimpyjoe (3561) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Keg @ The Works, Sowerby Bridge. Hazy amber with a thin head. It’s hopped with a fruit dominance with some sweetness in the nose. Has a small carbonation that’s evident in the palate.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
greenmanalishi (468) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2014
Clean and crisp with grapefruit hop tang and a light sweetness to the finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BMA (148) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2014
Almost no head. Dark golden color. Bitterness. Some notes of yeast and something sour. Like wheat beer. Dry and thin body.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
joejames (109) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours light gold, fast head, no lacing. Aroma is bready, light flowers. Taste is rather sweet, slight bitter. Light body, moderate carbonation, mouth feel is thin. Finishes sweet with a light lemony note. Just OK for me.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (6892) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JUL 20, 2014
Dunkelgoldenes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig, nussig, reife Früchte. Geschmack nussig, malzig, fruchtig, leicht hopfig.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Garrold (1135) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2014
Bottle from Archer Road Beer Stop, Sheffield. 5%. Clear gold. Minimal head. Sweet, pale malt. Light fruit. Taste is light sweet. Light dry. Palate is thin. Finish is cloying sweet. As much as I like Brooklyn beers, I’ve got to say this is a bit dull.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JorgeLee (1154) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2014
Keg in the Champion W2. Fairly non-descript light beer, I guess it is broadly summery. Clean and moderately crisp, tastes well made but dull.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jacamus (11) - Beverley, East Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2014
Does what it says on the tin/bottle. Crisp and refreshing beer for the hot days. Nice crisp hop character and just a hint of sweetness. Isn't gonna break the mould, but isn't trying to.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
borderman (3) - - JUL 13, 2014 does not count
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2014 Summer ALE ma bardzo pociągający zapach. Wyraźny atak cytrusów ... dominuje grejpfrut. Piana bardzo ładna, sztywna, malutkie bąbelki (nalewane z kija w Brooklyn Brewery) pierwszy łyk to jednak duże rozczarowanie .. Niestety dobry Doctor Brew bije na głowę rodzime summer ALE. Piwo wydaje sie być lekko rozwodnine, być może to urok danej warki lub fakt, że próbuje piwo z beczki (na pewno spróbóje butelkowe) Kolejny łyk odkrywa nam piękno BBAle jednak .... nie porywa. Piwo w zastraszającym tempie ucieka z języka, cieżko rozkoszować sie cytrusowych smakiem i szybko zostaje zapomniane... Szkoda bo miałem wieeelkie oczekiwania ;)


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