Brooklyn Summer Ale - Brooklyn Brewery

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Ratings: 1,485
Reviews: 476
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 13.73%
Wants: 24
Gots: 175 | 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)
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2.83/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours amber with a quickly fading head.
Nose shows some soft floral and spicy notes but very faint. Also a little malt and vegetal notes underneath.
Flavours are a bit better with some attractive malt and more spicy hops. Very light.
Feels a bit watery.

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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Thanks to Beermasons.

Clear light orange. Near-white head of modest heft which falls to a final film and raised collar.

Relatively clean nose of doughy yeast, honey, spicy grass, orange and mild sweet malts. Quite delicate overall.

Starts okay with some pleasant sweet malts and mild citrus hops, before a dull cereal grain character quickly takes hold, seemingly drawing the flavours out of the beer.

Light-bodied with deceptively understated carbonation that delivers an impressively refreshing finish.

Not a bad drop at all. Flavours fall a little flat for mine, but it's still a beer that I would happily drink a few of in its namesake season.

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3.13/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A 355ml bottle with a BB of April 2013. Picked up a little while back from Trembling Madness in York. As it's the last official day of summer, I thought I'd pull this out before it's too late!

Poured into a straight pint glass. A clear golden colour with good carbonation and a bit of floating sediment. Forms a large head of creamy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before reducing to a surface layer. Aroma of floral hop notes underpinned by light caramel malt and stewed hops. A faintly harsh leafy quality in the background.

Tastes of flowery aromatic hops and light malt, with a dry finish. Notes of white grape, citrus, stewed hops and mild earthy yeast. A harsh, astringent background quality and a hint of cardboard. A faint bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is light and tingly, but unusually dry. Body has a light effervescence, like sparkling water. Somewhat astringent, with an aftertaste of stewed leaves and faint aromatic hops.

Rather so-so. When I first cracked the bottle and took a sniff I thought it boded well, as various 'summer ales' I've tried have been naff. However, the taste put paid to that - too much harsh stewed hops milling around and spoiling everything. Not a brilliant effort; I probably wouldn't have this again. No need to seek it out.

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Brooklyn Summer Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 1,485 ratings.