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Brooklyn Summer Ale - Brooklyn Brewery

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Ratings: 1,485
Reviews: 476
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 13.73%
Wants: 24
Gots: 175 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Straw with a lumpy off white head.
Bread dough with lots of flowers and lemon peel.
Light crackery malt with lemon zest hop finish.
Bit of graham cracker in the finish and lemon Starburst linger.
Light, a bit watery, crisp.

I don't know why this beer gets no love; this does exactly what it says on the tin. Brit malts definitely give it that English blonde backbone, and the citrus from Cascade and Amarillo sign through. My only issue, ironically, is the strength: plenty of English breweries can and do make this beer at 3.8%.

Easy hot weather quaffer.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A - pours a very light honey color. Thick white head dissipates quickly to a light wispy cap.

S - Mostly cereal grains. Some light hop undertones. Very clean smell, but smells. Smells like a high quality adjunct.

T - Very clean and crisp. Clean cereal malt flavor and excellently balanced. Very good session beer.

M - Excellent

Overall this is a great session beer. Very light and easy drinking. Would make a great improvement to anyone looking for an quality beer on a hot day.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a golden amber color with a finger of off-white colored head that quickly disappeared into a thin lacing of foam that barely covered the entire top of the beer.

Aroma: Very floral with lots of hops and a hint of citrus, like grapefruit.

Taste: Like the aroma, there is a lot of hops and citrus, with a small amount of a malty backbone.

Mouthfeel: Light, crisp and smooth with some really good carbonation to tickle the taste buds and cleanse the palate.

Overall: It’s a good offering from Brooklyn, but not one of my favorites. Actually, as summer beers go, it’s one of my least favorites. If I’m going to drink a Brooklyn Beer for the summer season, I’d rather have a Pennant Ale 55.

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Brooklyn Summer Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 1,485 ratings.