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RATINGS: 742   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christpuncher (1847) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2013
A decent summer ale with a lot of flavor. Very smooth and tasty. Smells fruity and pours a nice yellow. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
weordie (249) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2015
Pours amber with a decent foam head. A very grassy, earthy aroma. Quite sweet, thick and tastes like a lager, albeit a very good lager. Not unpleasant but not outstanding.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leebotton (310) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2015
Smells a bit like founders centennial - syrupy, light nectar. Tastes more like a lager and a bit grainy - very light and particularly malty / earthy with a bit of spice. Nice and easygoing but not particularly exciting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
reberiii (417) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2015
This is a super easy drinking beer. Amber pour, cracker malt body, light citrus zest with a touch of pine. Not overpowering, you can put down several of these.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ERB92 (507) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 18, 2015
Fruits, grass and citrus in the aroma. Golden with a white head. Medium sweet and medium bitter. Medium body with a average to soft carbonation. Overall nicely refreshing, but perhaps a bit on the boring side.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
niquillis (1685) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2015
Keg at O’Leary’s, Orebro. Pours golden amber with off white head. Decidedly average bitter golden ale. Hard work, drank whilst watching Champions League Final.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
KoRoBeNiKi (84) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2015
From a Bottle at a Greek restaurant, Avlee. Aroma of fruit and light watery citrus. Pours clear golden color with a meager head. Taste is slightly stronger than the smell. A bit of bitterness in the finish. The flavor is a bit boring and it’s a bit too much butter for a refreshing summer brew. It’s ehh.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nonshaugen (16) - Fetsund, NORWAY - JUN 12, 2015
Bottle. 5,0% ABV. Great clear yellowish colour. Not much aroma, not much head or lacing, but a hint of something like wet grass, probably from the hops. And that is what this beer is all about -- the hops. Never tasted the Perle before, so that may well explain the grassy aroma and taste. It is bitter, and it has a decent dry mouthfeel, without much carbonation. Summer Ale? Don’t think so...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kramer (5357) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear yellow gold body under a one finger fizzy white head that faded fairly quickly. The nose is rather fresh smelling with a nice light floral note and pale bready maltiness. The flavor is light and maybe a touch thin with just a little pale malt and some minimal floral hoppiness. Light bodied and fizzy with a thinnish feel. Meh, easy enough to drink a single of, but I wouldn’t make a habit of it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
neurbob (20) - - JUN 4, 2015
Can to plastic cup on jetblue. Clear yellow, fleeting white foamy head. Light aroma of bread, slight yeast. Grassy taste, transient hops, drier than many summer ales. Pairs well with the Terra blue chips . Definitely would be sessionable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Obfuscate (253) - Minneapolis, - JUN 1, 2015
Not something I want to drink in summer. Gave some to the wife neither of us could explain the odd, tart, carbonated, off flavor. Summit Summer blows this away for a summer blonde.

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