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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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dmschefke (568) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - MAY 1, 2009
Pours a refreshing gold with thin white head. Aroma hard to place, but definitely bread/biscuit, wheat, grass, with ever so slight hops. Flavor is similar, refreshing, but nothing very memorable. Mouthfeel is a bit too slick for my taste out of a gold/blonde.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmr (37) - - SEP 20, 2014
A: deep gold/ apple juice/ straw/ 1 finger head (disappears instantly) S: malts/ hop/ grape (slight)/ green apple/ white wine T: hops (same as smell) Body: dry/ refreshing/ lots of carbonation Very refreshing (soda water esc...)

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Flanfl (94) - USA - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle. Clear golden colour. Light fresh floral aroma. Sweet malt taste. No finish. Refreshing but no character. Pretty boring. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Darkmagus82 (1436) - - SEP 14, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 6-11-13- Served on tap in a pint glass Appearance- Served a medium golden amber colored brew with a small white head. The head fades quite fast leaving only a trace level of lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma is sweet and citrusy. A little bit of breadiness and wheat is mixed with a good dose of sweet lemon and grapefruit as well as an orange smell. Taste – The taste begins with a slightly grainy and malty taste with some flavors of lemon upfront. The lemon is on the slightly sweeter side up front, but sours more as the taste advances to the end. Along with the souring in the taste so too comes flavors of a more bitter hoppy flavor. The hop are of a herbal and citrus nature, leaving a odd bitter but sour taste to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is thinner then average in creaminess and thickness with a carbonation level that is rather average. Both are good for the style of the beer and create a light refreshing feel overall. Overall – Not bad, but a little too much bitterness which takes away slightly from the more refreshing characteristics of the brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
stevoj (2193) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Definitely a golden ale, but seems watered down. Mild malt aroma and sweet malt taste, and then an abrupt finish. Mouthfeel and consistency are watery. Refreshing, but bland.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
berkshirejohn (4543) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2014
12oz bottle from Wegman’s, West Seneca, NY. A pale amber pour with a trace of white head; floral citrus aroma; biscuity malt taste with some lemony citrus; and a clean finish. Pleasant enough - but nothing more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (3843) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Aroma and flavor crisp malt driven but with a bit of fruity orange hops and a bit of yeasty spice to it as well. Still a blonde ale, but a pretty nice one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Frank (2889) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2014
This is a decent mild pale ale which is nice and drinkable but doesn’t have great hop character. It is clear orange in color w/ a small head. It’s nose is mostly of grassy and herbal hops, I suspect British varieties. Taste is light w/ simple sweet malt with a savory hop underpinning that doesn’t really work. It does have nice, vigorous carbonation that keeps it nice and lively though. Overall, I can’t say I’m in love w/ this stuff but knocking a few back on a Brooklyn rooftop would probably hit the spot on the right summer day.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MayumiH (111) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2014
Light body. Crisp and refreshing for sure but not in a good way. It was pretty boring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JHeath99 (970) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Tap at Lazy Dog. Pours a transparent golden with off white head. Taste and aroma of light malt malt and hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4018) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 19, 2014
16 ounce can Brian left at my house. Clear golden color. Light hop profile. Light and refreshing.

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