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Brooklyn Summer Ale - Brooklyn Brewery

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Ratings: 1,447
Reviews: 474
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 13.73%
Wants: 25
Gots: 156 | FT: 1
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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3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
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!

bassboneman, Jul 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.96/5  rDev +10.9%

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3.92/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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4.76/5  rDev +33.3%

CHIMat, Oct 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

claspada, Oct 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

Schmoog, Oct 05, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +18.8%

Jetfan247, Oct 05, 2014
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3.78/5  rDev +5.9%

The_Event_Horizon, Oct 05, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +18.8%

Trey0023, Oct 04, 2014
4/5  rDev +12%

Brooklyn has never disappointed me well there was that one time ,any way.....

T^- TASTE- an hint of citrus at the front but it is not overwhelming.Not sure where they get their malt from but it tastes kinda wheaty to me its not gritty enough to be wheat but you can feel the vibe. For the most part Its very well rounded. Hops mah maybe not a lot its pretty clean i think they did a good job on this one. Has a little bitter jaw shock just a hint,if this was my first one of the night i would notice it more. Its pretty sweet, for an actual note.

O^- ODOR- It smells like honey to me not super strong but that's my first probably the malt they tamed down with the hops. Kinda like piss and vinegar except its not. the malt does kinda kick you in the face like a round house kick but its causal.

M^-manifestation - malty little bit of hops and a slight citrus bitter tinge.

UKTOMCAT, Oct 03, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev +2%

A month past it's best by date. First gusher I've had from a can. Aroma is floral and bready, with a touch of earthy hops and a hint of orange peel. Flavor is slightly sweet, almost honey-like, and bready, malt dominant, with minerally notes, a hint of lemon, and herbal hops adding intrigue. Finishes fairly clean, with light bitterness. Seems a bit hollow at the finish.

barczar, Sep 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Beer4Mike, Sep 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

sanitarium16, Sep 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

drews240, Sep 28, 2014
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3.44/5  rDev -3.6%

LooseMoose1978, Sep 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16%

Had a pitcher of this with my bro in law this past summer. It was really nice, very refreshing. Lemony taste great carbonation. But the lemon taste got to us and we had to switch it up in the next pitcher

Forgottensaints, Sep 19, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev +2%

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3.7/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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3.52/5  rDev -1.4%

Marcos_Graziano001, Sep 09, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +18.8%

Dency, Sep 09, 2014
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Brooklyn Summer Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
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