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Brooklyn Summer Ale - Brooklyn Brewery

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1,489 Ratings

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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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4/5  rDev +12%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.6/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden yellow with a large white foamy head. Pretty standard looking. The smell is floral with a hint of sweet malt. The taste is crisp with a slight hop bite. floral flavors, and sweet malt. The m/f is light with all the flavors mixing reasonably well. This is a decent summer beer,but not all that interesting.

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MaltyGoodness
3.13/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz. bottle

Pours a clear golden straw color with a small white head that thins. Decent lacing on the glass.

Aroma is a little bit of malt and a little bit of hops. Smells fairly crisp.

Light crisp malt taste upfront with a mild hop flavor and tame bitterness. Finishes dry, with a sligt lingering hop taste.

Medium-light body. Good carbonation.

Yet another Americal pale wheat that dares to be unoriginal. It's easy enough to drink, but doesn't even begin to challenge the palate. This is one of those wide-open styles that seems to invite (if not embrace) varied interpretations - yet many still brew these plain renditions. This particular beer is well crafted, but thoroughly uninspired - as are many in the style.

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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3.33/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy amber-copper color with an inch of white head on top. Looks pretty solid. Nose is quite mild, hints of wheat and some citrus fruit. Some saltiness, maybe a little astringent up front. I could do with a little more malt presence or stronger lemon. A hint of hops at the end. It's a fairly subtle flavor, even to the point of blandness. Feel is a little thin bodied. Overall, this one's alright, although there are much better Pale Ales out there.

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pale orange orange color with good clarity. Thin off white head. Earthy, grassy notes on the nose, slight citrus, lots of toasted bread scents as well.

Very clean, crisp, and on the fuller side of having a light body. Lots of fizzy carbonation but the flavors hold up pretty well to it. Flavors are much like the nose with a mildly tart like finish and lingering sweetness. Slightly spicy grassy note on the finish as well. As an english pale ale it's pretty good but as a summer seasonal its eh? I'm really not a fan of summer seasonals as most are just very light beers with modest flavors or wheat beers, which makes sense for summer, but I just wish someone would do something different. In the heat of the summer I'd much rather take an easy drinking more flavorful pale ale over this.

This beer does have a hidden complexity to it with a creaminess that hides certain flavors but again, there are year round beers i'd choose over it for the hot days of summer.

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3.73/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

pours a translucent orange with a big, frothy white head that retains well and laces exceptionally.

very earthy, floral and bready on the nose. lemony citrus and some yeast as well.

taste is lemony and crisp with a good amount of bread flavors and a tiny bit of musty spiciness on the finish. a bit sour.

mouthfeel is light, as it should be, with a good amount of bubbly carbonation to keep things refreshing.

refreshing and crisp, yet relatively flavorful. a great choice for a hot summer evening.

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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