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Brooklyn Summer Ale - Brooklyn Brewery

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Brooklyn Summer AleBrooklyn Summer Ale

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1,496 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,496
Reviews: 478
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 13.73%
Wants: 25
Gots: 189 | 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:
Beer added by: Sammy on 09-04-2006

Brewed in as "British Summer Ale"; lightly dry-hopped pale ale, all barley malt, 11 Plato.
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3/5  rDev -16%

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3.74/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Golden, perfectly clear, and brilliant in the light with a fluffy white head. Pale malts, citrus, and very slight floral hops. Flavors are light but nicely balanced. Light bodied, refreshing, and the english yeast lends a little zing towards the back of the palate. Nice.

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4/5  rDev +12%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.36/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours golden orange, low head bubbly head that dissipates fast. Lots of carbonation.
Smell of grains, lemon, faint apricot, faint dry petals.
Nice grainy malts, but followed by a bit too sour crisp lemon zest, not great. Hint of floral honey, pinch of pepper and citrus peel. Low hops in the finish, not so clean bitterness.
Light body, fizzy. Would have been refreshing if the taste helped more.
A miss for Brooklyn, not so good.

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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3.78/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce can

Pours a clear straw gold, inch of fine white head dissipates to a sudsy lacing.

Smells of honey, grassy malts, and a bit of citrus.

Tastes is of light honey and citrus sweetness over mild dry grassy malts and a hint of fruity hop finish.

Medium body with tingly carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

A nice light sessionable ale with some nice flavor and body. Very easy to like and enjoy, especially on a warm sunny day.

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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5/5  rDev +40.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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3.02/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a crystal clear golden color with an impressive head; nice retention and a few strands of lace are left behind

Smell: Bready, salty and grainy with a hint of sulfur

Taste: Bready, underneath, but the herbal, grainy and sulfuric tones take over quickly; the finish is harsh and grainy and there is a salty residual flavor

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: There aren't many beers out there that totally turn me off so this was a surprise and not a pleasant one

Brooklyn Summer Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 1,496 ratings.