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RATINGS: 835   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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2.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
strawman (26) - - SEP 1, 2012
Bottled. Very weak in flavour. Tastes quite flat and cereal like, similar to a lot of alcohol free beers, Moderate lacing. Very dull, quite boring.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Eructoblaster (3758) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2016
On tap at the Adirondack Hotel on Long Lake (Long Lake, NY). Pale blond body with a thin, lasting, white creamy head. Decent malty/hoppy aroma with grassy and flowery hints. Its thin malty/hoppy taste carries herbal and some grainy notes. Ends with a short herbal finish. Efficient thirst quencher.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
borre_m (1246) - NORWAY - JUL 28, 2016
Pours bright clear golden. Aroma is sweet, malty, slight honey. Taste is light and refreshing, sweet, nice body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fullpintofbeer (137) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2016
Tap @Barley Mow, Bristol. Small head, gold/amber colour, clear. Aroma of grain and malts, also interesting aroma of berries. Light bitter taste with fruity aftertaste, light body, lively. Generally quite good, especially the berries.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (15187) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2016
Bottle, 5.0%. Caramelly and slightly piney hop aroma, hint of grapefruit and ashes. Clear golden colour. Good stable white head. The flavour is a little caramelly like the aroma, but does not have much of the other notes that the aroma has. The bitterness is medium to high and a little sour. Good mouthfeel for the ABV. Refreshing and light but still with some flavour. Works well as a summer ale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bamsen78 (4926) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2016
Bottle. Pours clear golden with airy white head. Clear aroma of hops and citrus, with notes og grass and touches of yeast. Bitter, hoppy flavour with grassy notes and fruity and malty touches. Hints of yeast. Citric and estery aftertaste. Refreshing and nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (20757) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 21, 2016
Keg at salty horse... Golden amber.. Thin white lacing.. Soft sweet floral fruit nose... Juicy honey fruit nose... Soft zesty fruit.. Light fizz

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nittanytide (262) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2016
Poured golden with a thin, bubbly head. Sweet aroma. Taste is hard to pinpoint – oranges, wheat. Dry finish. Mediocre.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
guzgorog (675) - FRANCE - JUL 14, 2016
Robe blonde bien dorée, belle mousse blanche. Nez malté sur du biscuit et du caramel, pointe de houblons. Les arômes en bouche sont très légers : pointe de malts, sucre, houblon léger. Le corps léger, arômes légers, longueur nulle. Franchement très déçu, bière très fadasse, sans aucun intérêt.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Renobob (1613) - Besançon, FRANCE - JUL 13, 2016
Bue en bouteille de 355ml. Blonde orangée. Peu de co2. Gout malté, très peu d'amertume. Bien faite mais peu intéressante.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nybol (1364) - DENMARK - JUL 12, 2016
En fin lys smag og en hel del sødme. Ikke meget humle men en fin frokostøl til en let ret.


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