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RATINGS: 886   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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3.8
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAY 22, 2011
12oz Can, purchased at Wakefield Liquors - Wakefield, RI. Light lemon seltzer aroma. Flavors are light and airy, crisp and gentle. I’m enjoying this interpretation of Dinner Ale. It’s got that light, almost carbonic seltzer quality, but with enough clean flavor and ale quality to it to let me know I’ve got something that isn’t piss lager. A bit of juicy hops finish. This is eminently drinkable and I think will find it’s way into my summer can repertoire.

3.8
nike (966) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2011
Excellent summer beer. Drank from a 12oz can. This is light, clean, crisp taste. Easy drinkable and enjoyable.

3.8
olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2013
22oz bottle. great description is the brewer’s description. extremely light drinking but very flavoursome at the same time.

3.8
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - AUG 17, 2013
12oz can. Rating #603. Clear gold pour with a white head. Clean malty grains, light bread and a little pine, very nice. Light bitterness, more pine and a little grass with a mild and clean aftertaste, really good. (2878)

3.8
crossovert (13413) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2014
From my 3rd can out of 12 in the pack. 355ml can. Pours a relatively clear deep gold with a foamy white head that sticks for a bit and leaves nice lacing. The smell is decidedly fruity, some citrus too. The flavor is much breadier, almost helles-like levels. Sweet and pretzel-like. The hops return with just a bit of leveling spice, though this is sweeter than hoppy. There seems to be a melon flavor in there too.

3.8
RyanK (276) - Rhode Island, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Pours a very light golden, light bubbles and a white head that fizzes away quickly. Smells light, citrisy, I can make out the English malts (most prominent), cascade hops and fuggle from the aroma. Light bodied English ale, citrus watery flavor balances a brew that is malt dominant. Easily session-able and good in the summer, opposite of a session IPA as the malt is the prominent flavor. Bubbly light beer i’m sure most drinkers could forget how many they had.

3.8
erling1000 (765) - - AUG 13, 2016
An american, golden Pale Ale with low, white head. Aroma is hops, malt, light caramel, light raisins. Taste is bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - MAY 25, 2007
Nice light refreshing summer ale. It’s got a subtle citrusy sweetness balanced with a nice bitter finish.

3.7
ChainGangGuy (4908) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 15, 2007
UPDATED: APR 7, 2008 What’s shaking over at Casa de LaChaingangguy, you ask?! Why, its none other than Brooklyn’s Summer Ale! Appearance: Pours a clear, light amber body with a thin, creamy white head. Smell: Biscuity malt aroma with a good measure of citrus hops and a very subtle spiciness. Taste: Biscuit maltiness with just a hint of sweetness. There’s also an extremely faint honeydew melon fruitiness to it as well as what tastes like a loving pinch of salt. The hops, as with everything else in this beer, are light and provide some lemony citrus in the softly bitter finish. Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Mild carbonation. Drinkability: A light, refreshing beer that makes for fine summertime drinking.

3.7
graham515 (537) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2008
On draft at the brewery. I’m usually a bit down in the mouth on summer ales, but this one really surprised me. Pours into the glass a rich gold with a white head. Aroma is clean, almost like a lager. This beer is full of flavor with a nice dose of hops being a pleasant surprise. Can’t say enough about this one.


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