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RATINGS: 784   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (37603) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2011
12 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is grassy and citrusy hoppy. Grassy and slight herbal flavoured. Mild citrusy. Dry and bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (32164) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2011
Botlled. A hazy amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of malt, and spices. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, straw, elderflowers, hops, leading to a bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25068) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2011
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of joergen. Pours a clear golden with a small off-white head. Floral hop aroma. Light body, heavy carbonation, a discreet fruitiness with a dry hoppiness. Never really bitter though. Fresh and drinkable - a little late sulphur. 230511

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (24774) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2011
Bottle at Papsø. Clear golden coloured with a medium sized white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of hops with flowery notes. Sweet and fruity flavour of hops with flowery notes. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (23913) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 3, 2013
Bottled (from AbM). Goldeny amber colour, with a mediumsized foamy white head that quickly becomes a small firm foamy head. Aroma is sweet fruits, floral and mild spicy and caramelly notes. Flavour is bready malts, some fruity and floral notes along with some grass and mild vegetably notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (22306) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2013
Draught at Akkurat, Stockholm. Lightly hazy golden, mid sized head. Zesty citrus aroma. Dryish with clean mouthfeel and light-medium body. Some citrus, clean malt. Fairly low bitterness. Fairly refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (20841) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty weak hoppy citrus aroma. Fruity malty hoppy citrus flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy citrus finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
madmitch76 (20064) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2013
10th August 2013
ChrisO’s Pre GBBF ’Are You Scottish?’ tasting. Almost clear gold beer. Little white head. Smooth dry palate. Light pale malt, a little raw. Touch of dried fruits. Dry finish. Lame!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (18623) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2011
I figured I’d go for a light beer during the DC earthquake. It worked. More flavorful than the usual summer ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yngwie (16045) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 23, 2012
Bottle, at Patricks. It pours a crystal clear, dark golden body under a dense, finger thick white head. Nice lacings. There’s some citrus in the aroma, a hint of melon and pineapple, and a little caramel maltyness. Flavorwise it’s much the same, but the caramel feels a little bit butterscotch-ish. Some grainy hints, and in my opinion, not enough bitterness. Medium body, lightly carbonated. A decent beer indeed, but in my book it’s not a summer ale. 120523

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