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Brooklyn Summer Ale - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
81
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1,334 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,334
Reviews: 467
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 13.73%
Wants: 24
Gots: 101 | 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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CaptDavyJones

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2%

06-17-2012 21:17:27 | More by CaptDavyJones
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csmartin6

New York

3.75/5  rDev +5%

06-17-2012 12:05:39 | More by csmartin6
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nukem5

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A : Pours a fantastic golden color with a nice tan cap of off white foamy very little lacing down glass.

S: Aroma is on the thin side with subtle notes of sweet malts and some citrus hop.

T: Taste is of toasted malts with a bready and yeasty quality. The refreshing hoppy citrus blast makes this a great summertime drinker.

M: Moutfeel is a medium body with a nice smooth character.

O: Overall a drinkable beer and will be enjoying this one all summer long, thanks to the brewers from Brooklyn .

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2012 00:50:30 | More by nukem5
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richbrew

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +12%

06-17-2012 00:39:54 | More by richbrew
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danipp

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -9%

06-16-2012 16:11:55 | More by danipp
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Gww1864

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +12%

06-16-2012 16:07:51 | More by Gww1864
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BostonHops

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

pours a clear golden tone while yielding a 1" foamy, off-white head. so-so retention; not much lacing to speak of. nose is middling. subtle notes of bready malts and some hoppiness, but overall pretty meh.

flavor delivers more characteristics along the same lines. bready/toasty malt... muted hops - a touch of citrus in the background... OK tasting, not blowing me away. medium bodied mouthfeel with average carbonation.

overall, a fine, inoffensive summer ale. fits the bill for a refreshing, "good to enjoy during a summer BBQ" type of beer, but won't bowl you over with flavor. for my money there are better summery brews out there.

(originally reviewed: 07-05-2011)

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2012 06:45:52 | More by BostonHops
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Gmann

New York

3.2/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a lightly toasted straw color with a wispy white head that settles into a light cap.

The aroma is light and fruity. A bready pale malt, some light brown sugar sweetness and a touch of mineral water. The malt is not as toffee sweet in the aroma as a traditional EPA.

The taste is of a fairly neutral bready pale malt. Some malty sweetness and a lemony note that drys the finish. The hops add some grassy notes. Again, a pretty neutral flavor, doesn't really lean any sort of way. The malt profile seems light for a EPA.

The feel is light and dry; perfect for a summer ale. Sweet malt up front with an offsetting earthy bitterness in the finish. Good balance. Finishes suprisingly dry.

A refreshing "summer" brew. No bold flavors to weigh this one down. Some easy drinking.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2012 01:04:10 | More by Gmann
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.8/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - dark copper with a big, thick, dense, white head that has great retention

S - very faint if anything at all. I'm able to get just a hint of citrus

T - floral, citrusy hops up front with a faint, slightly sweet malt presence in the finish

M - smooth, well carbonated, medium bodied

Refreshing, clean, but simplistic. I would prefer a slightly more foreward malt character for the style, but the hops play nicely. It's a refreshing summer beer, but nothing more.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2012 21:04:21 | More by tdm168
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -30%

06-15-2012 03:01:19 | More by TheBigBoy
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robertaddis

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +19%

06-15-2012 01:07:15 | More by robertaddis
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rlee1390

Indiana

3.88/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Clear yellow orange, two finger head with some carbonation

S-Lemon, wheat, some citrus hops not sure if the lemon is artificial or not though

T-Starts with lemon, orange and grassy notes. Balanced out with mild bitterness.

M-Medium bodied, some carbonation and crisp.

O-A wonderful summer beer, great balance.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2012 23:27:01 | More by rlee1390
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Danobold

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2%

06-13-2012 02:29:28 | More by Danobold
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PorterBoy14

New York

3.75/5  rDev +5%

06-12-2012 23:53:45 | More by PorterBoy14
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dlin0sbb

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +5%

06-12-2012 21:09:26 | More by dlin0sbb
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Weischej


4.25/5  rDev +19%

06-12-2012 14:29:14 | More by Weischej
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Myles


3.5/5  rDev -2%

06-12-2012 05:27:49 | More by Myles
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mbabble

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -2%

06-12-2012 03:47:49 | More by mbabble
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RyanCMcGovern

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2%

06-10-2012 11:51:03 | More by RyanCMcGovern
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PeteTheBeerDrinker


3.75/5  rDev +5%

06-10-2012 01:05:30 | More by PeteTheBeerDrinker
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Mdog

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -2%

06-09-2012 01:40:12 | More by Mdog
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etillett

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -30%

06-08-2012 13:25:13 | More by etillett
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.39/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Gold brew with lots of suds. Fast falls the head. 3.5

Mildly grassy and some showing of dry pale malts. 3

Dry with an herbal/medicinal hop quality. Some light biscuity malts. Tangy. Lemony fruit quality way in the back. Finishes husky bitter. 3.5

Burpy. Big carb meets small body. Fast drinker. 3.5

Passable ale. Needs more of anything. Just a quick grab and glug kind of brew. 3.5

***

Re-reviewed on 6/9/13.

Pours a dark gold color. Not much foam stuck to the surface. Just a ring and a spindle of muck on top. 3.25

Has a contained earthy hop presence in the nose. Lightly grassy, too. Tinges of herbaceousness, but it's equally complemented by a light toasty malt note. Not a whole lot that's impressive here. 3.25

Drinks with some English sparkiness. Not musty, but a little earthy and very herbal. Maltiness is contributing without being particularly fruity or even interesting. Just some malty wetness and notes of steeped grain. Hop presence is nearly domesticated. A pedestrian pace of herbally green notes. 3.25

Drinks so easily. Has a nice swell of increased carbonation toward the middle-end, but it never really reaches a crescendo. Just kind of fizzles out, which I appreciate. In this style, I look for less carb and a little more body. Sessionable, but not tasty enough to enjoy the effort. 3.5

I don't dislike this beer, and I get that it's an English Pale, but it's lacking in the nose and that estery goodness that English malts offer with that appropriate yeast strain. Doesn't come together as anything but a light and boring summery ale. No off-flavors, though. Just solid enough to hold up to itself. 3.5

Serving type: on-tap

06-08-2012 02:55:34 | More by thecheapies
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +12%

06-08-2012 01:34:02 | More by IPAchris
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Gurrett

New York

3.75/5  rDev +5%

06-07-2012 14:05:56 | More by Gurrett
Brooklyn Summer Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
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