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RATINGS: 890   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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2.6
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 I’ve had so far, but that’s not saying much.

3.8
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - APR 4, 2011
Very light and crisp flavor, pours a light amber color. Had a nice fresh scent, very drinkable.

2.9
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2011
Pours a clear amber-orange with a bubbly head that fades to nothing. Aroma is full, buttery, bready and malty, with a touch of citrus. Taste is thin and somewhat bitter. Doesn’t live up to the aroma. Medium carbonation, some light hops on the aftertaste. Crisp and smooth, but slightly underwhelming.

2.6
patrick767 (4115) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 27, 2011
bottle - Pours clear gold with a small white head. It has a malty, slightly citrus aroma. The taste is mild and sweet. It’s crisp and light bodied. This brew is underwhelming.

3.5
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 14, 2011
(Sample Date: 5/6/2010 Source:Other) Spicy resiny hop nose over light caramel. Clear amber golden with a small white head. Floral grapefruit hops over clean graininess. Clean dry finish with light residua bitterness.

3.2
BeeriedEyed (211) - USA - DEC 14, 2010
Good ale. Not very heavy and easy to sip. I would purchase this beer once a year so I guess it’s a good thing that it is only produced for summer.

3.2
Nekronos (4174) - Xalapa, MEXICO - DEC 2, 2010
Very nice not so summer but specially good on Glasgow. Nice features and not so hoppy.

2.9
zdk9 (183) - Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2010
(12oz bottle best by Nov 2010 thanks to bu11zeye) Fruity aroma- crisp apple and pear. Yellow color. Light and bright fruit, yeast bread.

3.2
degbert (1776) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2010
Bottle. Definite bready and lemony notes on the nose. Pours a lambent yellow with a pillowy head. Palate is citrus-heavy with a small amount of hops bitterness and a slight peppery edge. Crisp and clean on the close. Good session drinker.

2.3
JDBaker11058 (2336) - Maryland, USA - AUG 29, 2010
Appearance: dandelion gold and a big foamy head. Aroma: malt, grass/hay and some citrus. Taste: crisp, some malt and light citrus hops. Finish: medium, clean. Notes: meh.


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