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RATINGS: 711   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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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (2459) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 13, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2012 12 oz bottle pours golden with a thin white head. Aroma is of yeast, light lemon and malt. The taste is the same yeast, malt and lemon.


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Florya (435) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 24, 2015
How: Bottle Appearance: golden color, medium to small white head. Aroma: citrus, spice, fruits. Palate: Light body, lively carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tderoeck (5290) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 6, 2015
27/XI/14 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle @ Gent Horeca Expo - BB: IV/2015 (2014-1422)

Clear blond to golden beer, creamy off-white head, pretty stable, non adhesive. Aroma: bit sweet, yeasty, some yellow summer fruits, spicy, coriander, white chocolate (vanilla touch?). MF: soft carbon, medium to light body. Taste: soft bitterness, bit of unripe peaches, soft sourness. Aftertaste: bit watery, grassy, soft bitterness, yeast, bit funky.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PriorL (2255) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 3, 2015
Sample at Horecabeurs 2014 Gent. Shared with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, small stable white head. NOSE: quite hoppy actually, fresh, pleasant, fruity. TASTE: hoppy again, quite fresh and enjoyable, bitter

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GuideDogSaint (513) - Xiamen, CHINA - JAN 2, 2015
355ml bottle from Tasty Life, Xiamen. Bottle says 5.0%. Pours clear golden with a thin white head. Good initial aroma of hops, pine and malt although a bit soapy. After that it’s a bit disappointing, thin, watery with a bitter sweet finish.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
VDuquerroux (424) - Airvault, FRANCE - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle, 35,5cL. Home. A clear golden beer with few bubbles. Small white head, average retention. Caramel aroma, herb. Medium sweet, light to medium refreshing bitter. Light body, thin texture, average carbonation, short bitter finish. Overall, light, refreshing. Disappointed.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
markoijelena (755) - Belgrade, SERBIA - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle 0.355l at Brooklyn stand Horeca Expo Ghent Belgium 2014.Pour it golden with small white head.On the nose floral.Taste and aroma of malt, peanuts . Nothing special but drinkable

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (3730) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - NOV 30, 2014
Bottle at horecabeurs . Pours clear blonde . No head. Smell is honey, sweet . Thin body . Taste is sweet , bit of honey-ish flavors , but especially a lot of malts . Tad sweet . OK .

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (2607) - BELGIUM - NOV 25, 2014
Golden ale with stable, snow white head and clear golden blonde colour. Aroma of lime, apple peel, lemon zest, honey, grass, straw, white bread, pine resin and something sweaty. Soft, elegant taste, light, fruity, a bit honeyish, malt sweet, a bit bready, medium long grassy hop bitterish finish. Refreshing and elegant, as is to be expected from the style.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
gegwilson (1535) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2014
Bottle from Rehills of Jesmond. Pours golden with a fading white head. The taste is citrus with a toasty malt finish. Light and refreshing, but extremely disappinting for a Brooklyn beer. Average at best.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Teebaw (11) - - OCT 5, 2014
The ultimate summer beer to me. Very smooth and small bubbles like fine corsican fizzy water, IMHO.


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