RATINGS: 873   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CJfromPhilly (140) - Aston, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2010
Pours from the 12oz. bottle a golden straw color with a thick 1 1/2 finger head that settles into a thick collar. Active, plentiful carbonation inside the glass. Aroma is clean with hints of fruit, dough & malt. First sip reveals a crisp, dry lemon peel bitterness along with a slight metallic note. Very subtle hop note. Mouthfeel is light & crisp, but not watery. Drinkability if nothing short of excellent! One could easily session these on a hot summer day (or anytime of year). Overall, a good summer brew. Will go nicely with the food im planning to grill during my vacation cookout!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (5257) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2010
Hoppy, caramel, golden APA aroma. OK label, clear, yellow, clingy white head. Hoppy brew, sweet, tangy, lemony. A little metallic on the back of the palate and on the lips. Nothing too intricate, but it is a nicely drinkable beer, and in the league with a half dozen generally available macro/micros. Silky mouthfeel, straw/malt aftertaste. ABC Betton.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaBier (7721) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2010
On tap at Winking Lizard Crosswoods. Clear gold pour with a medium white head. Aroma of citrusy Amarillo hops, very crisp, with some light malt in there as well. Crisp and citrusy hop flavor with some malt before a semi-thin finish. Could make a nice lawnmower beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
OldGrowth (3465) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JUN 5, 2010
pint at Tylers Apex, I know Im ticking, Ok aroma, sweet citrusy. Clean orange gold color, small head, minor lace. Bitter soapy flavor. Lite body, thin mouthfeel, bitter sweet dry finish. Eh, easy to drink, higher end lawn mower....

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
Vir4030 (603) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2010
Nice looking light brown beer with a plant aroma. Tastes off, and not much there.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 1, 2010
Draft. Tepid gold-orange, no head. Grainy pilsner nose, some biscuit and honey. Flavor is wheat and light lemon, also traces of diacetyl setting in. It lacked enough hop to balance but also came up short in an interesting malt balance/complexity. Standard tap fare.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
chrisv10 (16735) - DENMARK - MAY 31, 2010
Sample. Pale golden with medium size white head. Flavour is malt, watery and citrus.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2010
Pours a clear light gold with nice layer of frothy white head. Aroma is faint lemongrass and sweet corn. Flavor is exceptionally light and watery. Bit of grass/hay and lemon in flavor but overall, not much there. Nice for a very hot day I guess, but didnt see any complexity here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmm635 (1004) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2010
Golden color, large white head. Slightly hopped aroma and taste. Somewhat sweet flavor. Easy to drink. Not much to be excited about, but this is a certainly a good picnic/tail gate kind of beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - MAY 26, 2010
Clear gold pour with medium white head. Scent is citrus. Taste is sweet with nice balanced crisp bitter finish.

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