1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Brooklyn Summer Ale - Brooklyn Brewery

Not Rated.
Brooklyn Summer AleBrooklyn Summer Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
81
good

1,476 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,476
Reviews: 476
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 13.73%
Wants: 26
Gots: 167 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Brooklyn Summer Ale Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,476 | Reviews: 476 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Lehighace06
3/5  rDev -16%

Lehighace06, Jan 24, 2014
Photo of BrooklynPanch
4.25/5  rDev +19%

BrooklynPanch, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of NonicPanic
3/5  rDev -16%

NonicPanic, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of BeerClubNiagara
3.25/5  rDev -9%

BeerClubNiagara, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of mattmarka1
3/5  rDev -16%

mattmarka1, Jan 13, 2014
Photo of Griggsy
4/5  rDev +12%

Griggsy, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of crowbar540
3/5  rDev -16%

crowbar540, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of epim00
3/5  rDev -16%

epim00, Jan 02, 2014
Photo of rudabegga9
3.5/5  rDev -2%

rudabegga9, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of ElijahRivera
2.75/5  rDev -23%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Reviewed based on tasting notes from a blind pale ale tasting.

12 oz. bottle inside a paper bag poured into a plastic tasting cup.

A- Dark gold to light amber in color.

S- Light malts, grassy hops with a hint of lemon.

T- Similar to bouquet. Also had some off, adjunct flavors. Not great.

M- Light for the style.

O- I was surprised this ended up being Brooklyn Summer Ale. I thought it would fare better. I won't be looking for this one next summer.

ElijahRivera, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of Noelito76
2.75/5  rDev -23%

Noelito76, Dec 25, 2013
Photo of logitech886
4/5  rDev +12%

logitech886, Dec 25, 2013
Photo of Lebzilla
3.25/5  rDev -9%

Lebzilla, Dec 09, 2013
Photo of dar482
3.25/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

The beer comes in a sunset golden orange with a bit of fluffy head.

The aroma has stone fruits of apricot, peaches, lemon, grains, though also a bit of a metallic or adjunct character as well

The beer follows with that pop of fruitiness in the front, a bit of flower, and then onto this wonderful crackery malt. The flavor falls off very quickly onto a grainy adjunct flavor. Lots of carbonation.

A reasonable brew, but a bit too adjunct side for me.

dar482, Dec 08, 2013
Photo of BodiesLexus
3.25/5  rDev -9%

BodiesLexus, Dec 06, 2013
Photo of bkwhoppa66
3.5/5  rDev -2%

bkwhoppa66, Dec 05, 2013
Photo of Bobcat
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Bobcat, Dec 03, 2013
Photo of one4thegutter
3.25/5  rDev -9%

one4thegutter, Nov 25, 2013
Photo of megahurts4
3.93/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Brooklyn Summer Ale

Appearance: medium-small head, apple juice colored, and some lacing.

Smell: grainy malt, hops, and a fruit sweetness.

Taste: floral sweetness, a pleasant malt bouquet, and a light hop finish.

Mouthfeel: medium-light.

Overall:
This is a nice and pleasant brew. The flavors are matched fairly well. The finish lingers with malts.

megahurts4, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of XmnwildX12
3/5  rDev -16%

XmnwildX12, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of ghowehattrick
4/5  rDev +12%

ghowehattrick, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of Mr_Rocca
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Mr_Rocca, Nov 11, 2013
Photo of Michael_Wall
4.25/5  rDev +19%

Michael_Wall, Nov 06, 2013
Photo of deadliest
4/5  rDev +12%

deadliest, Nov 03, 2013
Brooklyn Summer Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 1,476 ratings.