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RATINGS: 679   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


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2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
devilben02 (271) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2012
This beer pours a hazy golden orange color, and a quickly vanishing fizzy head. The aroma is primarily a dull, earthy hop character that is expected for an English-style pale/golden ale, but it lacks depth. The flavor profile is more varied, with a biscuity malt base balancing against a combination of lemony, grassy, and earthy hops. The fine, prickly carbonation drowns out any sense of complexity, though. Overall, this is a light and drinkable beer, but it is mostly uninteresting.


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
greenmanalishi (468) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2014
Clean and crisp with grapefruit hop tang and a light sweetness to the finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BMA (146) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2014
Almost no head. Dark golden color. Bitterness. Some notes of yeast and something sour. Like wheat beer. Dry and thin body.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
joejames (105) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours light gold, fast head, no lacing. Aroma is bready, light flowers. Taste is rather sweet, slight bitter. Light body, moderate carbonation, mouth feel is thin. Finishes sweet with a light lemony note. Just OK for me.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (6873) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JUL 20, 2014
Dunkelgoldenes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig, nussig, reife Früchte. Geschmack nussig, malzig, fruchtig, leicht hopfig.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Garrold (1115) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2014
Bottle from Archer Road Beer Stop, Sheffield. 5%. Clear gold. Minimal head. Sweet, pale malt. Light fruit. Taste is light sweet. Light dry. Palate is thin. Finish is cloying sweet. As much as I like Brooklyn beers, I’ve got to say this is a bit dull.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JorgeLee (1151) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2014
Keg in the Champion W2. Fairly non-descript light beer, I guess it is broadly summery. Clean and moderately crisp, tastes well made but dull.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jacamus (7) - Beverley, East Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2014 does not count
Does what it says on the tin/bottle. Crisp and refreshing beer for the hot days. Nice crisp hop character and just a hint of sweetness. Isn't gonna break the mould, but isn't trying to.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
borderman (3) - - JUL 13, 2014 does not count
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2014 Summer ALE ma bardzo pociągający zapach. Wyraźny atak cytrusów ... dominuje grejpfrut. Piana bardzo ładna, sztywna, malutkie bąbelki (nalewane z kija w Brooklyn Brewery) pierwszy łyk to jednak duże rozczarowanie .. Niestety dobry Doctor Brew bije na głowę rodzime summer ALE. Piwo wydaje sie być lekko rozwodnine, być może to urok danej warki lub fakt, że próbuje piwo z beczki (na pewno spróbóje butelkowe) Kolejny łyk odkrywa nam piękno BBAle jednak .... nie porywa. Piwo w zastraszającym tempie ucieka z języka, cieżko rozkoszować sie cytrusowych smakiem i szybko zostaje zapomniane... Szkoda bo miałem wieeelkie oczekiwania ;)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MalcolmTucker (720) - SCOTLAND - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle. Does exactly what it says on the tin - a light and refreshing summer ale that is best drunk in the sun.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Westkyoto77 (503) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle at Brooklyn Roasting Co. Osaka. Off-gold with microscopic head. Fresh aroma- wheat just edging hops- and light mouthfeel. Disappears in the mouth pretty quickly. Refreshing, wet, and cleansing, but in the end not nearly as satisfying as other Brooklyn beers ie had.


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