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RATINGS: 684   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Spab (2302) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2014
355 ml can from Premier Wine and Spirits. Pours a clear golden colour with average white head. Aroma is bread, lemon and flowers. Flavour is bready with a definite lemony presence and a floral hoppiness. Body on the lighter side. Simple but pleasant.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Zekada (77) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2014
Bottle at BIshops Arms. Smells very sweet and summery. Pours clear pale orange with a small white head. Taste is rather bland. Palate is too thin. Overall a beer too anonymous

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jookos (2003) - FINLAND - JUL 28, 2014
Bottle (5). Copper colour. Malty, bready caramels, earthy green hops. Medium light bodied, nice round caramel, some citrus. Dry finish. Ok pale ale. Feels english wrt the malts and hop use.

-- bb

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
HuskerTan (464) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle. A- Lemons, citrus, wheat, slight funk. A- Golden color, clear liquid, white head. T- Lemons, wheat, slightly sour, mild funk. P- Light body, average texture, average carbonation, soft finish. O- Overall, this was pretty bland. Not that I was expecting a lot but it felt like a mix between a shandy and sour ale. Could’ve been a lot worse, but could have been a lot better too.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wimpyjoe (3580) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Keg @ The Works, Sowerby Bridge. Hazy amber with a thin head. It’s hopped with a fruit dominance with some sweetness in the nose. Has a small carbonation that’s evident in the palate.

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 (151) - 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 (109) - 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 (6917) - 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 (1149) - 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.


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