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Brooklyn Summer Ale - Brooklyn Brewery

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1,495 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,495
Reviews: 478
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 13.73%
Wants: 25
Gots: 188 | 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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Pours a clear 17k gold hue, with a frothy three and a half finger head that holds very well and leaves fine patches of lace. Toasty Victory malt, light Crystal, and buscuit aromas are prevelant, along with Marris Otter and a touch of roasted barley. A hint of butterscotch in the aroma, accompanied by a fragrant EKG herbal hop scent. First sip if full of sweet Marris Otter and delicate Two-row, with a strong toasted note and mild caramel backing it up. The aftertaste starts out hoppy like soft Fuggles and herbal EKG, then a slightly spicy Tettnanger or Hallertau flavor brings the taste into perfect balance and level bitterness. A suggestion of diacetyl and fruity english ale character slowly becomes more apparent and pairs with the medium carbonatiion and light body to achive a mouthfeel that is both lively and complex, but also non-cloying and lusciously smooth. The finish is malty but not residual and the hop tones fade away gradually with the mineral character. The drinkability is simply phenomenal and this beer is a testament to the lower ABV styles that are just as satisfying as the modern-day Double and Imperial ales of great strength.

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Brooklyn Summer Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 1,495 ratings.