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Brooklyn Summer Ale - Brooklyn Brewery

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1,401 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,401
Reviews: 472
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 13.73%
Wants: 23
Gots: 127 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +5%

06-24-2012 16:37:29 | More by PaBeerLover
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3.53/5  rDev -1.1%

Poured from bottle into NB Globe glass.
Pours a hazy rusty golden color with clumpy head.
Smells of malts and english hops. Taste is sweet malty, slight english fugle hops. Its crisp and refreshing, but just lacking any real pizzaz. Cool that it comes in cans also, for festivals and camping purposes; smart because thats really its only application. Descent summer brew...

06-24-2012 02:29:58 | More by DrinkSlurm
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4/5  rDev +12%

Pours a medium yellow with a frothy white head. Smell is pleasant and more powerful than expected. Hops up front with some malt coming through as well. The taste is a nice mix from start to finish of the hops and malt, with a bready flavor. A nice crisp beer, light mouthfeel, nothing overpowering and great flavors. Overall a great summer beer, great session beer.

06-24-2012 00:52:28 | More by wingman14
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +5%

06-23-2012 19:23:41 | More by JerseyChris
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Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -2%

06-23-2012 14:50:56 | More by Mikecap
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

06-23-2012 05:15:58 | More by KCM
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4/5  rDev +12%

BB OCT 2012

A: Pours a golden color with a fingers worth of head

S: Some spicy/floral and citrusy hops along with a light barley graininess dominate. Not much behind those, but they leave a nice inviting aroma

T: Follows the nose, with the barley being the majority of the flavor throughout. Hops lend a nice citrus note, and are slightly bitter. Bready and mealy due to the barley

M: Light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Definitely has the feel of a beer that would go great with many different foods and wash them down easily

O: A solid brew for a summer gathering with food. Would go great with BBQ or really any food. It also fits the style well and is a good choice for a summer beer because of the qualities described above

06-23-2012 01:44:53 | More by BEERMILER12
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

06-22-2012 17:09:34 | More by sneth019
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4.25/5  rDev +19%

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New York

3.75/5  rDev +5%

06-20-2012 02:59:47 | More by kuhndog
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

06-19-2012 14:05:29 | More by fluidmotion
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4.3/5  rDev +20.4%

A: Golden, pale straw colored. Thin head, but some nice lacing.

S: Very toasty & biscuit-y. Herbal hops are abundant.

T: Classic EPA profile here... toasty, buttery malts, with a lite citrus / orange flavor. Ends on a slightly spicy, earthy hop note. Perfectly balanced.

M: Quaffable, went great with my broccoli/rice/chicken diunner concoction.

O: Nothing overly complex here, but this is one of the classier pale ales I've had. Great beer.

06-19-2012 02:55:58 | More by diamondc
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New Jersey

3.45/5  rDev -3.4%

12 oz bottle. Pours golden with a long lasting white head and lots of lacing. Aroma is of biscuit malt, pear and herbal hops. Body is medium and slightly crisp. Taste is biscuit malt and herbal, grassy hops, hints of fruit. Finish is medium and dry. Good summer brew.

06-18-2012 13:41:19 | More by mikeg67
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

06-18-2012 05:52:09 | More by IndianapolisDrinker
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4/5  rDev +12%

06-18-2012 01:42:30 | More by pault
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

06-18-2012 01:21:37 | More by buddyvelt
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -2%

06-17-2012 21:17:27 | More by CaptDavyJones
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +5%

06-17-2012 12:05:39 | More by csmartin6
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3.9/5  rDev +9.2%

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 .

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

4/5  rDev +12%

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

3.25/5  rDev -9%

06-16-2012 16:11:55 | More by danipp
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +12%

06-16-2012 16:07:51 | More by Gww1864
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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)

06-16-2012 06:45:52 | More by BostonHops
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New York

3.2/5  rDev -10.4%

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.

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

3.8/5  rDev +6.4%

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.

06-15-2012 21:04:21 | More by tdm168
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