Brooklyn Summer Ale - Brooklyn Brewery
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Reviews by bonbright7:
3.63/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
This Summer Ale took me by surprise as it looked good in the glass after I poured it with subtle lacing and a thousand little bubbles. The first smell came on strong with hops, wheat, honey, and light pears before the first taste. Then the first taste was so light I had to keep trying it to register all the good things I had inhaled.
I was not expecting a light style beer at all. The Brooklyn Summer Ale tasted a lot lighter than Sam Adams' Summer Ale with a little more clean water and no perceptible hint of alcohol. This beer would be good for lounging around while watching the Dallas Cowboys trying to play tough with the Phili Eagles like I did today with a roast beef hero.
Serving type: growler
10-08-2006 22:37:19 | More by bonbright7
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3.78/5 rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
12 ounce can
Pours a clear straw gold, inch of fine white head dissipates to a sudsy lacing.
Smells of honey, grassy malts, and a bit of citrus.
Tastes is of light honey and citrus sweetness over mild dry grassy malts and a hint of fruity hop finish.
Medium body with tingly carbonation on the roof of the mouth.
A nice light sessionable ale with some nice flavor and body. Very easy to like and enjoy, especially on a warm sunny day.
Serving type: can
04-20-2014 00:45:16 | More by Cylinsier
3/5 rDev -16.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
Appearance: Pours a crystal clear golden color with an impressive head; nice retention and a few strands of lace are left behind
Smell: Bready, salty and grainy with a hint of sulfur
Taste: Bready, underneath, but the herbal, grainy and sulfuric tones take over quickly; the finish is harsh and grainy and there is a salty residual flavor
Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation
Overall: There aren't many beers out there that totally turn me off so this was a surprise and not a pleasant one
Serving type: bottle
04-12-2014 21:32:58 | More by brentk56
3.96/5 rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A semi- sweet summer ale modeled after British summer ales of the 1800s. It's an easy drinking light ale with pleasant features all around. Poured from bottle to tulip:
A - pours a head with good bubbles, light lacing and a light amber color like others have compared to apple juice. The bubbles didn't stop surfacing all glass.
S - smells great, like baking bread, yeast, sunflower, green apple and a little less like light white flowers and green bell pepper, but they're present.
T - brioche notes with a hint of agave as it finishes slightly sweet, but there is a creamy component that lingers like butter on bread.
M - light to medium-light on the palate. Dances more on the back of the tongue than on the sides, probably due to the light sweetness.
O - a great summer ale for any outdoor occasion. I wish it was 90 degrees outside and summery to fully enjoy the bright sweetness this ale has to offer, but this is Chicago and it's 35. This is an outdoor 4th of July kind of beer, and at 5.0% you can have your fun all day. Maybe pair with cheese plates, mixed green and fruit salads, grilled chicken and fish, and citrus deserts like lemon bars or key lime pie.
Serving type: bottle
04-05-2014 06:45:12 | More by MinisterCurry
Brooklyn Summer Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 1,110 ratings.