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Brooklyn Summer Ale - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
81
good

1,338 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,338
Reviews: 468
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 13.73%
Wants: 24
Gots: 101 | 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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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.78/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

What's shaking over at Casa de LaChaingangguy, you ask?! Why, its none other than Brooklyn's SUmmer Ale!

Appearance: Pours a clear, light amber body with a thin, creamy white head.

Smell: Biscuity malt aroma with a good measure of citrus hops and a very subtle spiciness.

Taste: Biscuit maltiness with just a hint of sweetness. There's also an extremely faint honeydew melon fruitiness to it as well as what tastes like a loving pinch of salt. The hops, as with everything else in this beer, are light and provide some lemony citrus in the softly bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Mild carbonation.

Drinkability: A light, refreshing beer that makes for fine summertime drinking.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2007 19:38:36 | More by ChainGangGuy
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patpbr

Ohio

3.78/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours golden with a white head and carbination bubbling up. Smell is malty and mostly grain, a little hop presents. The taste is crisp and light, Mostly malt and a little floral and citrus. The hops are mild. Light to medium carbination and a dryer finish. A decent summer beer, easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2013 02:10:59 | More by patpbr
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BamaBeerBuff

North Carolina

3.78/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A golden-yellow color with a frothy white head that persists fairly well, but doesn't lay down much lacing. Color is way paler than I'm used to for EPAs, it's almost like a euro-lager/heineken color.

S: Grainy, earthy malt with some faint grassy/earthy hop aromas. A light and dry fruity scent from the yeast is present, as well. Not bad, but not great either.

T&M: For what it's going for, it's pretty good. A dry, biscuit-like malt is present with a nice reprise of the fruity yeast flavor and a kiss of citric hops on the finish. It's not a big beer at all, but it's still enjoyable. The body is light-medium with a zesty and appropriate carbonation. Finish is balanced.

D: Fairly drinkable. Simple flavor and light bodied, but still good. A nice summer seasonal, for sure.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2009 20:38:38 | More by BamaBeerBuff
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.76/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into a shaker pint, the beer is a bright, golden-yellow coloring with a slow flow of carbonation bubbles and a sparse filmy surface coating. Aromas of toasted grains, floral highlights, and a light, crisp hops presence. Flavors are light and toasty, with a tangy, slightly bitter hops backbone and a sweet, floral ribbon cutting across the palate. Some jasmine and juniper blending in there. Light and crisp in mouth, the beer has a tangy sweet aftertaste. Clean, crisp finish. This is a great warm weather beer.

Serving type: can

03-30-2013 22:59:57 | More by GarthDanielson
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.76/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

one of the great summer beers of the northeast, and now that its canned, its even better. a light golden color, clear, with a creamy white head. it smells like pilsner malts, English ale yeast, and a crisp fruity juicy hop finish, more than is common in a summer brew. in taste, I get a nice combination of lighter malts, as well as some citrus fruit, ruby red grapefruit mostly, but a little lemon too. a touch of spice from the yeast is evident in the finish as well. effervescent carbonation is this beers best feature, it keeps it light and bright, summery. clean finish, ill take another please!

Serving type: can

08-03-2013 15:15:44 | More by StonedTrippin
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csmartin6

New York

3.75/5  rDev +5%

06-17-2012 12:05:39 | More by csmartin6
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jonphilipp


3.75/5  rDev +5%

07-08-2012 21:58:02 | More by jonphilipp
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bellce0

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +5%

08-03-2013 21:50:53 | More by bellce0
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Milkysunshine

New York

3.75/5  rDev +5%

04-20-2012 21:06:24 | More by Milkysunshine
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dhmxray

New York

3.75/5  rDev +5%

07-19-2013 15:26:39 | More by dhmxray
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heather625

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +5%

07-21-2013 20:37:26 | More by heather625
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ABokononist

New York

3.75/5  rDev +5%

07-16-2012 17:41:54 | More by ABokononist
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MTWood


3.75/5  rDev +5%

12-05-2012 19:23:46 | More by MTWood
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HuntDaddy540

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +5%

05-08-2014 14:48:54 | More by HuntDaddy540
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freewill35

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +5%

09-23-2013 23:55:00 | More by freewill35
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jheezee

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +5%

12-07-2011 04:29:28 | More by jheezee
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tabascosigned

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +5%

05-24-2014 19:20:28 | More by tabascosigned
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sjones5045

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +5%

09-03-2013 14:18:57 | More by sjones5045
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Bieniek30

New York

3.75/5  rDev +5%

04-28-2013 14:44:38 | More by Bieniek30
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PaBeerLover

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5%

06-24-2012 16:37:29 | More by PaBeerLover
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leinie13

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +5%

09-27-2012 23:25:44 | More by leinie13
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wellsnb

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +5%

04-09-2014 23:07:41 | More by wellsnb
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lzepplin01

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev +5%

04-22-2014 03:27:03 | More by lzepplin01
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Hockey_Fan

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +5%

06-22-2013 14:50:02 | More by Hockey_Fan
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smellandsip37

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +5%

07-04-2013 03:52:03 | More by smellandsip37
Brooklyn Summer Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
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