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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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   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OnTheTrail (52) - Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2015
tasted after a bike ride on a warm day. apperance - clear and golden. aroma - floral, some light fruit. Taste - flowers, fruit and a sweet breadiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
trapped (1194) - New York City, TURKEY - MAY 20, 2015
Draught @ Waterfront Ale House. Clear rich yellow with small off-white foamy head, malt aroma, medium carbonation, vanilla infused yeast taste, longish finish. Nice brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bnokk (102) - Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2015
APPEARANCE - darker than most summer ales. Dark golden. Head goes away in a flash. NOSE - very light notes of, well beer. Not picking up too much else. FLAVOR - good summer beer: refreshing, light flavor & ABV.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
radio_nowhere (1045) - Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Bottle into pint glass, light amber-hued golden color with bright white head. Aroma notes of grainy/bready malt sweetness and light grass. Taste adds some toast and citrus/tropical fruity hops. Light-medium body, low carbonation, soft with faint citrus finish. Easy drinking but not memorable.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
rolfc81 (111) - - MAY 16, 2015
Very drinkable summertime ale. Not too sweet, good crisp flavor. Lori liked........

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
libertine (278) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - MAY 12, 2015
Has a malty aroma with some lemon. flavor is not very exciting. Not bad, but too many better summer ales, like Sam Adams.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dhatton (137) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2015
Light golden body with patchy white head. Scents of barley, fresh grass, and lemon. Flavors are light citrus with some black pepper and herbal elements. Decent seasonal.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bodega95 (85) - - APR 17, 2015
Not really showcasing any flavor nor any aspect of a summer ale. I think the brewer wanted to make something drinkable with some flavor but too simple. Not something I would try to find again but will drink it if offered.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (3248) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 15, 2015
12oz can from Kroger in Grandview. Gold pour, frothy off-white head that leaves a solid half inch of retention. Aroma of grass and bready caramel. Tastes are lemon, sweet bread, light tartness. Straightforward, but easy drinking. Nice medium palate. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
willisread (609) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 14, 2015
Old rating. Bottle from Old Town. Floral and citrus aromas present with some bread and malt on the nose as well. Light body with good carbonation. Quite refreshing. A bit of lemon in there as well as it warms up. Nice light and crisp dry finish.

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