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RATINGS: 895   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
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2007
Not sure what’s going on here. Had Brooklyn Light on tap at Divine Wine Bar in NYC. First is it Brooklyn Light or Brooklyn Summer? Second, Light beer from Brooklyn? Thrid, why am I even interested in drinking this one? Anyway, not bad for a light beer, but nothing I need to order again.

2.6
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - NOV 18, 2007
12 oz bottle purchased at the Asheville Wine Market in Asheville, NC. Best before December 2007. Poured a clear golden color. Head was white and dissipated to a lasting thin film in less than a minute. Aroma was of bready malt with the slightest hint of grassy hops. Dry on the tongue up front with delicate sugars at then end. Tasted of grassy hops and minimal honey-touched cereal grain. There was also a papery note that detracted a bit. Overall I say...eh.

2.6
sebletitje (10500) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 6, 2008
Very clear, lightly golden. Malty and hoppy gave it a good mouthfeel on the palate.A good summer ale different from the others. Found the beer to be quite uninteresting.

2.6
PilsnerPeter (3049) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2008
Tap at Turkey’s Nest: Hazy golden pour with a thin creamy white head. Aroma is some wonder bread along with a sweet touch of (marzipan?) Fizzy light body with a grainy, bland flavor. Very light with some paper and white bread notes. A bit sharp & doughy with little bitterness. Pretty boring.

2.6
posikyle (165) - Alabama, USA - JUL 18, 2008
Not really a fan. Pours a beautiful gold color with a thick, rocky head. Flavor however is lacking, and what flavor there is is of sweet malts, but somewhat too sweet. Probably wouldn’t pick up again.

2.6
heynik1885 (56) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - AUG 23, 2008
pretty simple ale,small white head that goes away quickly,slight lacing on glass,not much taste, some hoppy summery smell

2.6
DrMisfatsuBrew (10) - New York, USA - APR 20, 2009
Pours golden yellow very light flavor not a whole lot of strong flavors fresh bready clean overall taste. Well bodied for a summer ale but again nothing particularly great for a summer ale. Decent

2.6
GT (10017) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 25, 2009
Bottle. Pours a clear yellow with a two finger white head that dissipates quickly and leaves no lacing. Doughy aroma with grassy hops, English malt. Taste is bready, doughy, with some okay hops balancing. Watery mouthfeel. Crisp, clean aftertaste. Okay session beer. Nothing to rave about.

2.6
ALCOHOLNIZM (165) - WARWICK, Alabama, USA - JUN 27, 2009
UPDATED: APR 28, 2010 POURS AND LOOKS LIKE A TYPICAL BEER NOT A GREAT AROMA BUT DESPITE THAT ITS SUPRISINGLY TASTY BUT ITS A LITTLE TO CARBONATED FOR MY LIKING, REFRESHING NICE FOR HOT WEATHER BEER NOT MY FAVORITE OF THE BROOKLYN LINE STILL BETTER THAN AVERAGE

2.6
dimenhetfield (2554) - , Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2010
Nothing too special about this beer. Has a light color and a light aroma. The taste is somewhat bland, but holds a little bit of a citrus flavor.


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