Brooklyn Summer Ale - Brooklyn Brewery
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3.63/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Brewed and bottled in Utica. First saw this last year at Croxley's Ale House on Long Island as a draft-only beer. The bartender did not know much about the beer, except that it was called a "summer ale". I did not review it then as it was dark in the bar and I had been drinking other beers beforehand. This is basically Brooklyn's Light Dinner Ale (2 reviews listed; aka Croxley's Blonde Ale - 1 review listed) put into a bottle. Pours a clear, bright gold with a nice white head. The English malt gives it a faint bready smell and flavor. At 4.5% ABV, it is an easy drinking light-bodied beer. The flavor will not knock your socks off, but it does finish with a clean, crisp, lemony-citrus bitterness that reminds you are not drinking a macro lager. Not meant for the beer-geek crowd by any means, but it should make its way into some coolers during the warm summer months.
Serving type: bottle
05-22-2007 03:36:12 | More by BeerFan
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