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Brooklyn Summer Ale - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
81
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1,358 Ratings
THE BROS
80
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Ratings: 1,358
Reviews: 470
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 13.73%
Wants: 23
Gots: 108 | 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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mattsdenney

Tennessee

3.79/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a NB globe glass. This one pours a nice gold color. Clear, bubbly and a thick frothy white head. Nice retention, sticking well.

Smells crisp and clean. Husky malts, grain, slightly sweet. No notes of fruit or hop scent to speak of. The taste is light but flavorful, mainly consisting of malt and grain with a light hop finish. I like that this beer does not lean on fruit flavoring as most summer beers do. This one sticks with the essentials and it works well. Very refreshing, slightly dry, extremely drinkable. Light mouthfeel, perfect summer consistency.

You can't go wrong with this beer especially if you're looking to get away from the fruitier summer beers and shandies.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2013 02:25:38 | More by mattsdenney
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3.91/5  rDev +9.5%
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Appearance: Deep gold/amber. Foamy off-white head with LOTS of effervescence. Lacing down the sides of glass with a thin white cap of retention.

Aroma: Very fruity with a slight hop aroma. Very nice.

Taste: Tart & spicy, salty, clean. Reminds me of Columbus Brewing Company's Summer Teeth Kellerbier; but filtered, with lots of bubbles, and not as slick. Hints of apple and pear.

Mouthfeel: Mid-to-light weight, very astringent and clean.

Overall: Light, fruity, astringent. Well-carbonated (but not overly so). A well-balanced craft summer ale. Would buy again.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Brooklyn Summer is one of the beers I like the most from this brewery.
It is light, without being vacant of flavor! It has a citrus-ee note but not like Sam Adams.
It is smoother and more refined than Sam's Summer Ale - especially on the finish!
The mouth-feel is alive and bright - like a lager.
This pairs well with grilled veggies and lighter fare - chicken/fish. Not that I would throw it away if having it with a burger or steak :o)
So far..this is one of my favorite beer surprises this summer season!
Sam

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Serving Type: 355 mL bottle poured into a Brooklyn Brewery tulip glass.

Appearance: Fizzy head dissipating to a light haze with minimal lacing. Clear, pale golden color.

Smell: Full cereal malt aroma with slight citrus and resin of hops.

Taste: Malty bread flavor with gentle underlying citrus rind from hops and a slight (and pleasant) tendency towards saltiness. Semidry finish.

Mouthfeel: Clean, slightly creamy. Lightly carbonated.

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Brooklyn Summer Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
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