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Brooklyn Summer Ale - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
81
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1,293 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,293
Reviews: 464
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 13.73%
Wants: 23
Gots: 85 | 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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4.47/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Served (all afternoon long) in a 16oz. plastic keg cup from a tapped sixtel kept on ice at between cellar and fridge temperature.

A - Bright, golden yellow color... not piss yellow but sun struck wheat yellow. Head was jumping not only from a well aerated pour (at first), but from perfect carbonation. Lacing was hard to discern in the keg cup, but it was definitely better thank average.

S - Sweet, bright, pseudo-citrusy malts with a nice smattering of dryer English Hops. Light and inviting for a great Memorial Day BBQ.

T - Toasty sweetness on the way in, with a hefeweizen-style tartness just before the back of the throat, where a well place dose of well evenly dispersed hop bitterness dries things out and provides the necessary counterbalance. Bready finish that lasts until the next sip and reins in all other flavors to keep it simple and satisfying. A quick ride through a few different taste points, without any undue overattention to pretention.

M - Tingly coming in, with the body rising alomst immediately to fill the mouth. Turns slick and densely frothy on the way down the hatch, without any belly filling feeling at all.

D - One fantastic summertime beer! With a sub 5% ABV and supreme satisfaction in taste, it's a no brainer that you'll be able to drink it all day without worrying about being crippled the next morning. Well done, Brooklyn!

NOTES: Aside from the use of *some* English hops, I'm not sure that this beer is really an English Pale Ale, especially since it's not even remotely close to others in the class like Fullers, Bass, and Tetley's.

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Appearance - Pours a cloudy yellow color with a half inch, creamy looking white head.

Smell - Citrus, caramel, and wheat. Not much stands out. Smells very sweet though..

Taste - Strong hints of caramel and citrus. Maybe a little clove.. Has a slightly bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with mild carbonation.

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A - pours a very light honey color. Thick white head dissipates quickly to a light wispy cap.

S - Mostly cereal grains. Some light hop undertones. Very clean smell, but smells. Smells like a high quality adjunct.

T - Very clean and crisp. Clean cereal malt flavor and excellently balanced. Very good session beer.

M - Excellent

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I like this better than I anticipated. There is a nice light bready/biscuity maltiness and a soft floral hop dimension....The body is not immense but it does not come off as watery at all considering the style...I like the fact this does not have that overdone lemony hop bite to it a lot of beers in this style have....it has a subtle lemon impression which fits nicely.

Really a nice fresh floral aroma to this too..

A summer ale that fits the bill. Would drink nicely at the beach or pool, after a softball game or at a BBQ.

Nice beer. Tough to find low abv beers this good.

Serving type: bottle

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Brooklyn Summer Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 1,293 ratings.