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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
pmarren144 (36) - Auburn, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2012
This is a really good beer. Pours a nice golden color, has that light hoppiness. A good beer for those hot summer days. Only wish it had a little more kick to it! I will definitely buy this again.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
John25 (202) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2014
Can poured into a glass. Gold with a fluffy head and a lot of active carbonation. Aroma is wheat, orange, hay, and lemon. The taste exactly follows. Light, clean mouthfeel with high carb, and a sweet soft finish. One of my favorite summer session brews! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lightrider (270) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2014
Bottle into an ale glass. Pour is a orange yellow. Aroma is weak but is malt and some bitterness. Taste is a mix of smoothly put together malts. Finish is clean. I will look for this one in the heat of summer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (6355) - Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2014
From my 3rd can out of 12 in the pack. 355ml can. Pours a relatively clear deep gold with a foamy white head that sticks for a bit and leaves nice lacing. The smell is decidedly fruity, some citrus too. The flavor is much breadier, almost helles-like levels. Sweet and pretzel-like. The hops return with just a bit of leveling spice, though this is sweeter than hoppy. There seems to be a melon flavor in there too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Experiment_Ale (656) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 4, 2014
On draft at Bottleshop with Taylor. Pours golden orange, clear. Aroma is thin marajuana hops, floral. Taste is soft light hops, very easy drinking, a bit resinous, citrus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hockeybeerguy (910) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Reviewed from notes. The appearance was a bright golden orange colored body with a small white half finger head that died within thirty seconds. Some spotty lacing was left and trickled down the sides of the glass. Fast rising carbonation was seen. The smell was centered around a light sort of hops with some wheat and grains in the background. A bit of corn arose close to the end of the beer. The taste was based around the wheat with the grains and hops taking a slight background. Some light caramel came out. The palate was about a light to medium and sessionable. Carbonation is felt, a light creaminess came out as well. It left a dry feel in my mouth. Overall, this is not a bad beer. I think I would have this again, preferably on tap.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (2588) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2014
bottle. golden with small head. kind of a light bodied pale ale. very mild body with light hops. easy drinker.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ozckr (213) - Barcelona, SPAIN - FEB 2, 2014
floral, herbs, golden, amber, hazy, minimal head, light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, light body, oily feel, average carbonation, astringent,

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mafjel (4) - - JAN 28, 2014 does not count
Lys med nesten ikke skum. Lukter svakt av gress og sitrus. Smaken er noe anonym men funker godt som tørsteslukker

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackl (3862) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2014
Bottle @ Chriso’s pre-GBBF Shindig. The pour’s light gold with a small head. The aroma’s honeyed bread. Light grassy hop. Peachy flavors. Toasted grain. Citrus. Light body, soft carbonation. Nice, simple.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
subsonic (82) - Pataskala, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2013
"Nice orange golden colored beer with a big foamy textured, white head rising robustly above. There’s good hang time. Settles into a medium sized ringlet. The nose light, but the profile on this one pretty straight forward. Biscuit malt and light grassy hops. Light -medium bodied and refreshing. "

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