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Brooklyn Summer Ale - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
81
good

1,489 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,489
Reviews: 477
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 13.73%
Wants: 24
Gots: 181 | 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.
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3.37/5  rDev -5.6%
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

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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.

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3.17/5  rDev -11.2%
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.

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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.

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