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Brooklyn Summer Ale - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
81
good

1,489 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,489
Reviews: 477
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 13.73%
Wants: 24
Gots: 179 | 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:
Beer added by: Sammy on 09-04-2006

Brewed in as "British Summer Ale"; lightly dry-hopped pale ale, all barley malt, 11 Plato.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of diamondc
4.29/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Photo of mikeg67
3.45/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of pault
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of buddyvelt
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of CaptDavyJones
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of csmartin6
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of nukem5
3.88/5  rDev +8.7%
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 .

Photo of richbrew
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of danipp
3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of Gww1864
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of BostonHops
3.23/5  rDev -9.5%
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)

Photo of Gmann
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.

Photo of tdm168
3.76/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

Photo of TheBigBoy
2.5/5  rDev -30%

Photo of robertaddis
4.25/5  rDev +19%

Photo of rlee1390
3.85/5  rDev +7.8%
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.

Photo of Danobold
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of PorterBoy14
3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Weischej
4.25/5  rDev +19%

Photo of Myles
3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Brooklyn Summer Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 1,489 ratings.