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Brooklyn Summer Ale - Brooklyn Brewery

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1,432 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,432
Reviews: 473
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 13.73%
Wants: 25
Gots: 145 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Maximusmaximus, Jun 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

BeerOps, Jun 04, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

fionn13, Jun 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

HEADYdb, Jun 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Cubsfan1087, Jun 02, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

Bockerdoppel91, Jun 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12%

jminch, Jun 01, 2012
Photo of dbrauneis
3.63/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear golden yellow in color with some very light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a two finger tall dense light beige head that reduces to thin film covering the entire surface of the beer with a couple of slightly thicker patches and a thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate lacing is observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of bready malts with some lighter hints of floral, grapefruit, and citrus hops.

T: Like the smell, the taste of the beer starts with some bready malts and also includes some light floral and grapefruit hops. There is a good balance to this beer and some light spice notes in the finish.

M: Light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.

O: Very refreshing, very easy to drink, and quite enjoyable. This is a great summer seasonal beer and is very easy to drink on a hot summer afternoon/evening.

dbrauneis, May 31, 2012
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5/5  rDev +40.1%

FriedGold2112, May 31, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +19%

brock146, May 30, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16%

OriolesFan1008, May 30, 2012
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3.2/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very gold colored, about as pure as you'll seem them. Has a light and quickly dissapating head. At first it tastes like a very strong lager, with a very dry, biscuity flavor that slowly turns into a malty end. It is not overly malted, but enough to let you know you're drinking more than a normal lager.

It gets a much sweeter, malty taste after a while, but unfortunately loses its flavor if you let it sit to long, and takes on a very dry, biscuit flavor.

AMiz602, May 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

KornWallace, May 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12%

ItsBeer4Me, May 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +19%

JLapadura, May 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

bluntedboywonder, May 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from the can into a strange glass at Noodlecat

A- Poured a clear bright golden color with lots of visible carbonation and a soapy head that left some minimal lace

S- Some strong floral and grapefruit notes, some sweet malts

T- Very balanced flavor profile. Orange citrus, floral hops notes, bubblegum, sweet cracker malt, and a little bit of grapefruit

M- Crisp, prickly carbonation, medium body, finished dry

O- A very drinkable and balanced pale ale. A solid canned beer.

Hoptometrist, May 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

Trumbullout, May 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

noel2977, May 25, 2012
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4.1/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours out a slightly hazy golden color with a two to three finger head. Depends of how aggressively you pour. Either way, the head eventually rested on a moderated blanket of foam around the glass. This foam on top of the ale stayed for whole life of the ale.

The aroma a mild citrus and soft bread malt. Very clean.

The taste hits the palate at first with a light citrus flavor from the hop, but quickly balances it's self out with the bread flavor from the malt. The finish is clean with a sweet and bitter finish.

Medium bodied and mildly carbonated. Very easy to drink!!!

This pale ale is quite a thirst quencher. This pale ale is a perfect pick year around!

Luigi, May 24, 2012
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2.88/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

a clear golden yellow pour with nice amount of head and good lacing. smells of lemon and orange peel, slightly bready. taste is exactly the same as the smell. was honestly expecting more...

light body with mild carbonation - i think this would have worked better with higher carb.

i was a bit harsh on it, but it is a nice session ale and very mellow. in my opinion, they should have just made a weaker version of sorachi ace and called it their summer ale. you can't go wrong there.

facundoCNB, May 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12%

asafarc2, May 24, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16%

Jumski, May 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12%

erha2, May 23, 2012
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3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap in a pint glass.

Arrived with a clear light gold body and a one finger head.

Aroma of toffee and some roasted malt along with earthy hops.

The flavor has more roast than I thought it would. Caramel and toffee are present along with a hop flavor that reminded me of we leaves. There is a slight metallic flavor that detracts a little bit. Body is pretty good for a lighter beer.

Overall, a good offering from Brooklyn that is a great thirst quencher.

rangerred, May 23, 2012
Brooklyn Summer Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 1,432 ratings.