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Brooklyn Summer Ale - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
81
good

1,302 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,302
Reviews: 465
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 13.73%
Wants: 23
Gots: 87 | 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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Plissken

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -16%

06-15-2014 19:56:17 | More by Plissken
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The_Cakeater

New York

4/5  rDev +12%

06-15-2014 02:40:35 | More by The_Cakeater
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.51/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Harvest Market
Crystal clear medium golden color with a huge frothy bone white head that persists forever. Aromas of bread sweet pilsner malt offset with some floral and spicy hops and just a touch of earth. The flavor follows the aroma. Sweet bready malt with enough spicy hop to balance but add a bit of non descript fruit. Light to medium body with a moderate to high level of carbonation and a bit of a watery mouthfeel. Nice enough easy drinking beer, I prefer a bit more flavor and body, but this would do fairly well on a sweltering summers day.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2014 01:07:34 | More by johnnnniee
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Ultimate

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +5%

06-14-2014 22:14:43 | More by Ultimate
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rderedin

Maine

3.25/5  rDev -9%

06-14-2014 21:22:37 | More by rderedin
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josephwa

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +12%

06-14-2014 18:09:55 | More by josephwa
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57md

Pennsylvania

3.34/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance is a golden straw with less than a finger of head that dissipated quickly. The nose is very mild with no distinct notes at all. The flavor profile is quite light with some malty flavor but nothing terribly exciting. The dry finish is the highlight of this offering.

Like many summer ales, this offering is quite sessionable. The problem is that the flavor really isn’t there.

Serving type: on-tap

06-14-2014 15:54:29 | More by 57md
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PPSchwa

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

06-13-2014 15:43:59 | More by PPSchwa
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innominat

Ireland

3.5/5  rDev -2%

06-13-2014 15:34:04 | More by innominat
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vecet911

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +19%

06-13-2014 01:04:33 | More by vecet911
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CED

Ohio

4/5  rDev +12%

06-12-2014 21:41:48 | More by CED
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themattfactor


5/5  rDev +40.1%

06-12-2014 18:40:08 | More by themattfactor
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2%

06-12-2014 01:19:07 | More by BeerForMuscle
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Brushkanna

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +12%

06-12-2014 00:29:50 | More by Brushkanna
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JustOneMorePlz

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +5%

06-11-2014 12:55:36 | More by JustOneMorePlz
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Sonofalime

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -9%

06-10-2014 00:50:09 | More by Sonofalime
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swierczt

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +5%

06-09-2014 13:04:37 | More by swierczt
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jsh420

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2%

06-09-2014 05:25:06 | More by jsh420
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Ctruskey

New York

3.75/5  rDev +5%

06-08-2014 23:10:12 | More by Ctruskey
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uspbacchus

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A. Light amber with a white head. Head lingers, eventually giving way to no lace.
S. Smells as expected for a summer beer. Light, citrus.
T. It is what it is. Brooklyn not being daring. Playing it safe. Light beer, citrus notes, more lemon than anything. Light on the malts.
M. Appropriate for the beer. Moderate carbonation. Light on the mouth,but it's a
summer beer.
O. Not bad, but there at better. Too light, not enough flavor to distinguish from the run of the mill.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2014 19:33:36 | More by uspbacchus
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Sam-VW

United Kingdom (England)

3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into London Pride pint glass.

A - clear amber colour with thin white head that dissipates medium to fast

S - Malt, Lemony/Citrus hop, Grass

T - very malty kick that finishes with a slight citrus hop which is particularly lemony

M - well carbonated, just enough for this style. Very refreshing, great brew.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2014 19:27:34 | More by Sam-VW
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mikeburd1128

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2%

06-08-2014 19:00:19 | More by mikeburd1128
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cwd

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -16%

06-08-2014 05:26:56 | More by cwd
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MikeC144

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -2%

06-08-2014 03:17:34 | More by MikeC144
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Lukebell15

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -9%

06-07-2014 22:30:22 | More by Lukebell15
Brooklyn Summer Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 1,302 ratings.