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Brooklyn Summer Ale - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
81
good

1,326 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,326
Reviews: 466
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 13.73%
Wants: 24
Gots: 99 | 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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DavidST

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3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass, best before date of Oct. 2011.

Pours a light golden very clear color with a white head. Smells pretty light, some bready malts with a little citrus hops. Mouth is light with med carbonation. The taste is of bready/biscuity malts, a little citrus on the way down, very light. Overall this was good enough, I'm not much of a summer beer type of person though.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2011 23:44:07 | More by DavidST
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Brooklyn Summer Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
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