Brooklyn Summer Ale - Brooklyn Brewery
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3.48/5 rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 9/2013. Pours fairly hazy and cloudy pale golden amber color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of lemon zest, lime, pear, apple, cracker, bread, floral, grass, light pepper, herbal, and floral earthiness. Pleasant aromas with solid balance of hop and malt notes; with very weak strength. Taste of lemon zest, lime, pear, apple, cracker, bread, floral, grass, light pepper, and herbal earthiness. Lingering notes of citrus, light fruits, cracker, bread, floral, grass, light pepper, and herbal earthiness on the finish for a bit. Nice and pleasant balance of malt and hop flavors; with no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a smooth and fairly crisp mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is very solid blonde ale. Good balance of malt and hops flavors; and very smooth to drink. An enjoyable offering.
Serving type: bottle
07-03-2013 03:57:54 | More by superspak
3.64/5 rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured into a glass chalice.
Pale amber color, very crystalline and clear in appearance. It pours a nice white foamy head about 2 fingers worth. Aroma is of lemon and wheat, yeasty bread and there’s also a slight bitter hop smell to it as well. The flavor is very mild, but has a kind of chewy, doughy feel to it which is pleasant. The finish is dry and enjoyably malty. Any hops in here are fairly well hidden. A lot of "summer" beers are hit and miss for me and this is a hit. Definitely one of the better ones. It's a very clean, refreshing summer beer that I could drink a lot of pretty easily.
Serving type: can
07-02-2013 02:08:55 | More by greenmtn1111
4.05/5 rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
12 oz. bottle poured into pub glass
(best by Oct. 2013)
L: gold, crystal clear; 1/4-inch head of white foam that disipates quickly and doesn't stick; as clear a brew as any I've seen, looks like gold water with bubbles
S: malty malty and maltier as it warms up; sweet yeasty bread notes
T: follows the nose to a degree and a solid copy of the style; just a slight bitterness up front followed by that English pale ale sweet finish; a slight hint of grain (barley, milo); tastes just a hint watered down, but it's not as bad a thing as it sounds ...
F: light but solid, very drinkable, plenty of carbonation ... it is watery but not so much that it ever stops tasting/feeling like a beer
O: thank the beer gods above that I ran into this at Onion Creek in Houston; SO good ... exactly what I've been looking for, an American-made true pale ale in the English style. I don't over-rate beers, so this one's modest numbers from me should not be decieving: If you like beer, you will like this brew.
It is EXACTLY what you want in a "summer seasonal," and it's at least as good as any of I've tried so far, if not the outright best.
Serving type: bottle
06-30-2013 05:57:27 | More by Premo88
3.64/5 rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
On tap in a pint glass.
A- Not quite pale, but a light yellow gold color. Thick white head, nice rings of lacing.
S- Some citrus, floral, wheat, breadiness.
T-Some malt sweetness, hoppy, some citrus, a note of butter.
M- Well carbonated and crisp. Chewy from the buttery factor. Dry malts.
O- It went well with pizza!
Serving type: on-tap
06-29-2013 01:26:05 | More by NiceTaps
Brooklyn Summer Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
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