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RATINGS: 846   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jimmie65 (330) - Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Pale clear gold pour with a thick frothy head and excellent lacing; lots of bubbles. Big aroma of citrus, spice, sweet fruit. Taste is light, just a tang of bitterness. Aroma is far more interesting than the flavor, unfortunately. It’s not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
yy0pp (1248) - - AUG 22, 2016
Bottle. Clear golden color with white head. Aroma - Hops, grass, citrus. Taste - Lightly bitter, citrus, hay, water.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
erling1000 (540) - - AUG 13, 2016
An american, golden Pale Ale with low, white head. Aroma is hops, malt, light caramel, light raisins. Taste is bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thepatrickman (781) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 12, 2016
Light, sweet, and inoffensive, which is just what you want from a summer beer. It’s not exciting at all, and it’s a little too malt-forward sweet to be called balanced, but it does a good job of just being a beer to drink on a hot day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Purdyd (20) - Fairfield, Connecticut, USA - AUG 7, 2016
Brooklyn Summer Ale is crisp light summer ale. Great for hot weather 5% enjoyed. Has some good body for a basic ale - will be highly rated ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
olenickj (69) - Michigan, USA - AUG 6, 2016
Draft. She’s of sweet corn with a light citrus note. More hppy than expected but not overpowering. Light and refreshing but not deep on the flavor which is mostly citrus hops and sweet malt.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hansen (8390) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2016
Light golden and almost clear. Has a white head. Aroma is sweet, faint corn-notes. Flavor is mainly sweet. A bit thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgiskOlklub (1045) - Viby J, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2016
Draught. Light hazy yellow body and a rocky white head. Nice hops aroma of grass and citrus. Easy to drink. The taste is medium to heavy bitter and medium sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kavu (4024) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 30, 2016
0,4l on tap @ Hemingway’s Hietalahti. Pours clear golden with a medium head. Aroma is fruity malts. Flavor is malts with some canned fruits and hops. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DraftDodger (1039) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2016
Copenhagen 9/7 2016. 33 cl bottle from Netto. Brooklyn Brewerys usual design in light blue, yellow and red. The ABV should be 5,0 % (and not 4,5). Pours clear yellow with white head. Settles as 1 cm thick layer of foam. Aroma is fruity with citrus, peach and fermented fruits. Light carbonation and watery palate. Flavor is pretty light and quite watery. Light sweetness followed by medium bitterness. Not much to the aftertaste. Probably fine for a lunch or to a snack - but cannot stand alone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scrumpy369 (441) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 29, 2016
Bottle in Edinburgh. Hazy yellow colour, medium white head. Nose is citrussy with light sourness. Taste is fresh, citrussy and light. Shame it’s 15 °C here and not 35, as it would be much better in 35.

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