Brooklyn Summer Ale - Brooklyn Brewery
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Reviews by diamondc:
4.3/5 rDev +20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Golden, pale straw colored. Thin head, but some nice lacing.
S: Very toasty & biscuit-y. Herbal hops are abundant.
T: Classic EPA profile here... toasty, buttery malts, with a lite citrus / orange flavor. Ends on a slightly spicy, earthy hop note. Perfectly balanced.
M: Quaffable, went great with my broccoli/rice/chicken diunner concoction.
O: Nothing overly complex here, but this is one of the classier pale ales I've had. Great beer.
Serving type: bottle
06-19-2012 02:55:58 | More by diamondc
More User Reviews:
2.88/5 rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a beautiful golden color. The head is about a finger high with an eggshell shade. Its texture is rough and its retention is poor. And almost no lacing is left on the glass, either. At least it has a great body...
S: Dangerously bland. Just touches of butter, caramel, and citrus are coming through. The nose actually gets weaker as it warms. Not off to a great start, are we?
T: Touches of citrus hops appear initially. Some malt enters the midtaste, and the finish brings back some citrusy notes, along with a twinge of fruit punch. Nothing fantastic, but better than the nose.
M: Light and dry - the maltiness doesn't get in the way of its crisp finish. The carbonation seems weak at first, but sneaks up on the palate.
O: If nothing else, this would be a decent lunch beer. It's inoffensive, drinkable, and would pair well with a good sandwich. And that's its biggest problem: it's insipid. There's no excitement to be found here (not to mention the nose is almost nonexistent); on the flip side, it lives up to its "Summer Ale" moniker by being an acceptable hot weather refresher. I'd never refuse one, but I won't buy it again.
Serving type: bottle
07-16-2014 20:35:49 | More by ThisWangsChung
Brooklyn Summer Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 1,327 ratings.