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RATINGS: 872   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (13667) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2011
A golde amber ale with a thin white head. In aroma, an incense like honey, chalky and powdery. In mouth, a pungeant grainy malt with incense notes, german hops, rather herbal and powdery. On tap at Boston Beer Summit, April 16 2011.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fodesouare (24) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 7, 2011
An overall satisfactory beer. It lives up to its name; served best ice cold on a hot summer afternoon.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - MAY 7, 2011
Appearance: Pours a clear amber gold with champagne like rising bubbles and a dense creamy white head sitting atop.

Aroma: Grain, bready yeast, grassy hops.

Taste: Grassy hops, grainy malt that finishes with a slight sour twang.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, full bodied with above average carbonation.

Overall: I enjoy these types of beer on the cold side, the beer is solid, but nothing exciting.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
arminjewell (9576) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 2, 2011
Pours clear very fizzy yellowish orange with thin white head from bottle. Aroma has notes of lemon, bread, some wet grain, slight cereal notes. Taste is some slight lemon, bread and a touch of yeast, some wet slightly sour grain, finishing a touch bitter. Average, but the wet/sour grain is a bit off putting.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Niko100 (2857) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Hazy dark amber color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of yeast, & fruit/floral; Flavor of slight sweet malt, some hops, and citrus; Finish is crisp and slightly sour; Overall, decent summer ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2011
Pours a clear orange copper with thin cream-tinged head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is a mix of mineral notes, bread, nuts, mild caramel and earthy floral notes. Flavor is very mild with earthy, bready notes with accents of toast and nuts. Body is light with very active carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
r464 (2354) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2011
Light, crisp, with hints of citrus and some grassiness. Yeasty, refreshing. Very nice finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bookman10 (1096) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - APR 26, 2011
Very easy-drinking beer. Pours a nice golden yellow with medium-sized head. Malty flavor is predominant. Very smooth, almost sweet finish to the beer. I could easily drink a lot more of this stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Onslow (1473) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - APR 21, 2011
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Clear light amber ale with a white head. Aroma of light malts, grassy hops, a hint of fruit. Taste is pretty good for this style - light malts with some grassy / sour hops in the finish, ending on a lsightly sweet note. Overall light bodied but fairly flavorful and with a little complexity. Not bad, not bad at all..

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
lcwakshul (244) - Chester, Maryland, USA - APR 21, 2011
12 oz. bottle in a snifter. Nothing great about this one. Very mild all around. Definitely drinkable, especially during the summer, but still not great. The best of the golden ales Ive had so far, but thats not saying much.


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