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Brooklyn Summer Ale - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
81
good

1,409 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,409
Reviews: 472
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 13.73%
Wants: 24
Gots: 133 | 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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RozzieBoy

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -2%

08-23-2013 21:28:50 | More by RozzieBoy
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iwillhaveanother

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +12%

08-22-2013 22:00:54 | More by iwillhaveanother
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PaulUH

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2%

08-22-2013 20:07:27 | More by PaulUH
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PeterVesti

China

4/5  rDev +12%

08-22-2013 12:30:52 | More by PeterVesti
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VictorWisc

Massachusetts

3.2/5  rDev -10.4%

Got this at an event. Not something I normally buy.

Pours weak fluorescent yellow, like urine after taking a high-dose vitamin-B-complex pill (generally associated with Riboflavin). Head plentiful, large-grained, white--and fleeting. No lacing to speak off, some visible carbonation that quickly dissipates.

The nose is the best part of this beer. Initial hit of resin and peach out of the can, more of the same from the glass. This is followed by a hint of malt and generic spiciness.

The flavor is close to something I would expect from Belgian Witbier sans floral yeast note. Mostly orange--almost like a blend of mild natural orange soda and AAL.. A bit of pepper and straw, followed by somewhat unpleasant bitter aftertaste. Fortunately, no lingering notes.

The beer is nicely carbonated, with not-quite-medium body--the only characteristic that distinguishes this "ale" from a lager. No consequential alcohol feel.

Unfortunately, this only reinforces my distaste for beers labeled "Summer" anything. It clearly suffers from an identity crisis and falls short in almost every category. Not something I would buy or recommend buying.

08-22-2013 01:36:38 | More by VictorWisc
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mmink27

Florida

2.25/5  rDev -37%

08-20-2013 18:23:29 | More by mmink27
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eskimojoe

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -2%

08-16-2013 17:18:22 | More by eskimojoe
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DES8888

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

08-15-2013 23:32:18 | More by DES8888
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TastyAdventure

Kentucky

2.28/5  rDev -36.1%

ALE? Seems a lot like a lager to me.

A - looks just like a lager. one finger head, dies down to paper thin. Golden color with orange tint

S - "green" like a beer that had its priming sugar put in justa few days ago. some faint spicyness if i sniff real hard. Smell of vegetable on the verge of spoiling.

Taste - again, very "green." very light on flavor altogether. sure this isn't a lager??

Overall, I pretty dissappointed. I thought Brooklyn was a good brewery, but I guess you can't win them all....

08-15-2013 21:38:34 | More by TastyAdventure
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TerryW

Ontario (Canada)

3.05/5  rDev -14.6%

Comes across largely as an average brew for me, distinguished maybe by the sparkle of its carbonation that gives it some bite.

Looks good. Clear golden yellow with a decent sized head that settles to a cap that gives good lace. Handsome.

Lemony and doughy to smell and to taste. Grassy and somewhat sweet. Noticeable carbonation gives it a bright mouth feel. Not liking the doughiness of it. However, in the end, comes across as simply a very average beer.

08-14-2013 20:42:27 | More by TerryW
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plinythederek

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +5%

08-13-2013 23:00:36 | More by plinythederek
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jpaulsen

California

3.25/5  rDev -9%

08-13-2013 03:40:09 | More by jpaulsen
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jmkoscie

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +12%

08-13-2013 02:27:22 | More by jmkoscie
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3/5  rDev -16%

08-12-2013 14:06:31 | More by ygtbsm94
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ajs4bd

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

08-09-2013 23:27:01 | More by ajs4bd
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prisdefer

New York

3/5  rDev -16%

08-09-2013 22:22:03 | More by prisdefer
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MarkElkins

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -2%

08-08-2013 15:29:59 | More by MarkElkins
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rymurphy617

New York

3.75/5  rDev +5%

08-08-2013 03:58:31 | More by rymurphy617
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zbloom

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2%

08-06-2013 15:16:52 | More by zbloom
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EricVincentt

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +5%

08-06-2013 04:15:23 | More by EricVincentt
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vikinghorn

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -2%

08-06-2013 02:54:35 | More by vikinghorn
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mpalestino

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2%

08-05-2013 23:04:56 | More by mpalestino
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Nferretti89

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2%

08-04-2013 23:03:22 | More by Nferretti89
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da_beers

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +5%

08-04-2013 19:04:45 | More by da_beers
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GTB

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2%

08-04-2013 19:01:38 | More by GTB
Brooklyn Summer Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 1,409 ratings.