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Brooklyn Summer Ale - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
81
good

1,327 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,327
Reviews: 466
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 13.73%
Wants: 24
Gots: 100 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed in as "British Summer Ale"; lightly dry-hopped pale ale, all barley malt, 11 Plato.

(Beer added by: Sammy on 09-04-2006)
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ChrisCage

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3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- I gave this a fairly hard pour and was greeted by a golden hued liquid that is slightly chill hazed. There appears to be a huge amount of carbonation but along with that, there isn't much foam in terms of head. There isn't much retention either, as it settles rather quickly into a broken up patchwork of what looks to be soap bubbles. The lacing is actually quite good at first, but fizzles out into a watery film on the glass. Overall, I don't find this any more appealing visually than a standard macro, other than a richer color.

S- The aroma is dry, like dusty prairie grass on a hot summer day. Other than this raw graininess, there is some moderate citrus zest and a clean bitterness right at the end.

T- Hmmm...this is actually quite different than I was expecting! The flavor is quite strong with citrus, and in particular, lemon zest. There is a modest flavor of malt sweetness blended in there, and finishes with a clean, dry grainy bitterness that doesn't leave an aftertaste.

M- This is light bodied and does have plenty of crisp carbonation that, along with the zesty citrus quality in the flavor, provides a nice one-two punch that refreshes the palate quite well!

O- I didn't think this was much to look at and was rather bland in general aroma wise, but the flavor and mouthfeel is done well and creates a really good hot weather brew that I'd pick up again if given the chance....I will say though that I wouldn't necessarily go out of my way for this one. I do give this one a thumbs up, and it is worth giving a try to!

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2011 05:09:01 | More by ChrisCage
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Brooklyn Summer Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
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