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RATINGS: 704   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   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


3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nitroz680 (31) - Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2008
I really enjoyed this beer, perfect for the summer time, very refreshing. crisp in taste

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
derst27 (35) - Hackettstown, New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2008
Smooth and subtle in taste. Slight citrus flavor lingers for a short time. Great beer for a bbq in the summertime.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
illidurit (2168) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 29, 2008
12 oz bottle at 515 in Santa Cruz. Poured into a pilsener glass. Clear gold with a modest white froth that leaves some scattered lacing. Aromas of fresh bread, grass, and light citrus. Flavor is doughy and biscuity with a soft Cascade tartness. Just a touch of bitterness. Great balance, full-flavored while maintaining lightness. Mouthfeel is smooth and crisp with a clean finish. Ridiculously easy to drink. A great thirst-quencher, one of the best summer ales there is.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shrews629 (193) - Kentucky, USA - MAY 12, 2010
Very clear golden almost amber in color with a nice slightly soapy, off white head that dissolves into a nice thin layer. The smell was of roasted malt with accents of doughy/biscuit and dry leafy hops. Very well balanced and clean, I thought. Taste was of a bready/biscuit flavor that lingers on the palate until the next sip. Also had somewhat of a smokey flavor, in my opinion. Had a Medium/Thin and chewy/smooth mouthfeel with a dry finish. A bit heavier than I was expecting from a summer brew. I rather like this beer. I would enjoy this even into the fall season. Not a typical summer beer for sure and I enjoyed this more than the typical summer wheat beers. This would be perfect for those hot and humid summer nights, but maybe not so much during the middle of a hot day.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - APR 4, 2011
Very light and crisp flavor, pours a light amber color. Had a nice fresh scent, very drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
auerbrau (3177) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 22, 2011
12oz Can, purchased at Wakefield Liquors - Wakefield, RI. Light lemon seltzer aroma. Flavors are light and airy, crisp and gentle. Iím enjoying this interpretation of Dinner Ale. Itís got that light, almost carbonic seltzer quality, but with enough clean flavor and ale quality to it to let me know Iíve got something that isnít piss lager. A bit of juicy hops finish. This is eminently drinkable and I think will find itís way into my summer can repertoire.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nike (967) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2011
Excellent summer beer. Drank from a 12oz can. This is light, clean, crisp taste. Easy drinkable and enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cunningham (4775) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 29, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2012 Bottle at Oslo Mekaniske Verksted, Oslo. Golden colour with a white head. Lovely hoppy and light fruity aroma. Fresh hoppy and citric flavour. Makes summer a lot better :-))

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
olliejobbins (887) - Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2013
22oz bottle. great description is the brewerís description. extremely light drinking but very flavoursome at the same time.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - AUG 17, 2013
12oz can. Rating #603. Clear gold pour with a white head. Clean malty grains, light bread and a little pine, very nice. Light bitterness, more pine and a little grass with a mild and clean aftertaste, really good. (2878)


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