Summer Ale
Brooklyn Brewery

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Brooklyn Brewery
New York, United States
English Pale Ale
Ranked #98
Ranked #27,642
3.56 | pDev: 13.48%
Jun 13, 2022
Sep 04, 2006
Notes: Summer in Brooklyn is all about following your impulses, winging it from beaches and barbecues to stoops and rooftops. Brooklyn Summer Ale is a refreshing, flavorful pale ale made to accompany you on all your warm weather adventures.

18 IBU
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Rated: 3.21 by Beer_Goblin from New York

Jun 13, 2022
Rated: 3.55 by Catalinmunteanu from Romania

Jun 13, 2022
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Reviewed by Olesjm from Kansas

3.62/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A: clear and Golden with a very short lived white head. moderate carbonation.
S: fruity hops. Slightly sweet.
T: citrus hops, grainy/cereal in the background. Relatively dry with a finish from the hops.
M: light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
O: Smooth and easy drinking.
Jun 10, 2022
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.02/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
April 2012. 355 ml botlle, served as a "warm-up" beer at a tasting with Garrett Oliver. ABV was 5.0%. Orange colour, moderate white head. Dust and very moderate hops in both aroma and flavour, blander than expected. A bit more hops in the aftertaste though. No need to import this to Norway, Brooklyn Brewery has better beers to offer.
May 15, 2022
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Reviewed by lastmango from Pennsylvania

3.52/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
L - Poured a pale yellow with a one finger fizzy head that dissipated to a film. No lacing.
S - Slight citrus and malt.
T - Light malt, cracker, citrus and grass, the latter of which lingers on the finish.
F - Thin bodied with moderate carbonation.
O - An ok drinkable ale.
May 15, 2022
Rated: 3.25 by mpenske from California

Apr 04, 2022
Rated: 4 by gvickery from Texas

Mar 19, 2022
Rated: 3.14 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Jan 25, 2022
Rated: 3.01 by fishguyac from Virginia

Aug 27, 2021
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

4.04/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Draft at six flags
Big creamy head, good retention slight hazy golden color

Nose light golden semi sweet malt, light floral citrusy hops, grassy, light spices,

Taste similar, golden sweet grainy malts, pale malt, bit citrusy, vegetal fruity notes with light bitterness, little citrus zest, mild sticky finish mostly dry

Mouth is med bod, med higher prickly carb

Overall pretty nice easy smooth summer beer
Jul 04, 2021
Rated: 3 by wildman69 from New York

Jun 27, 2021
Rated: 3.21 by Arg914 from New York

Jun 24, 2021
Rated: 3.53 by O-Meg from New York

Jun 23, 2021
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Reviewed by dacrza1 from New Jersey

3.24/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
DATE: June 19, 2021... OCCASION: enjoying some Father's Day eve film festivities with the family... catching up with a beer I had years ago at a minor league baseball game... GLASSWARE: Howard's Pub pint... pours a pale golden body that is clear and vibrant with bubbles... its head is white and fleeting, compressing from a single finger to a sudsy film... it looks refreshing, if not simple... sharp citrus strikes first, with cracker malts and sweet caramel offering a balance... not much complexity in the way of aroma-in fact, it's pleasant but not exactly a beer that evokes the summer... its sip is dry, medium-bodied, refreshing and light in its finish... the malts linger and marry decently with the emerging flowery accents--lilac and lavender make this more of a spring arrival... the citrus is subdued but present, clean and easy, but I find the malts are as prominent... this works, and maybe it needs a baseball game as a proper setting for its true enjoyment...
Jun 20, 2021
Rated: 3.95 by NeoClassicist from New York

May 22, 2021
Rated: 3.5 by Chipwells from Georgia

Feb 05, 2021
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Reviewed by Peach63 from New York

3.67/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Pours golden yellow with a 1 inch white head, which lasts. Heavy lacing to the end.

Aroma is hoppy, floral, citrus, hay.

Taste is bready, malty, grassy. Light bitterness.

Light bodied, light carbonation. Semi-dry finish.

A decent summer ale. Much better than AAL's.
Sep 22, 2020
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Reviewed by jadpsu from Georgia

3.67/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
LOOK: Pours a very clear pale straw yellow with a good looking white head that slowly fades. Side glass lace is quite prominent.
AROMA: Mild hops with a lemon scent.
TASTE: Didn't pick up the surprising bread malts on the aroma but so in the taste, dry and fits well with the floral lemon hops.
A decent, simple clean summer ale by Brooklyn.
Aug 16, 2020
Rated: 3.49 by zachary_snackery from Massachusetts

Aug 16, 2020
Rated: 3 by anthony-s from New Jersey

Aug 14, 2020
Rated: 2.75 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Jul 22, 2020
Rated: 4.58 by Shan-man from New Jersey

Jul 17, 2020
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Reviewed by BubbleBobble from New York

2.73/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75
From bottle, best by 11/20.

L: Light yellow, brief thin white foamy head, peeled away quickly with little retention.
S: Bit of grass and straw, lemon.
T: Unassertive - some sweetness, a bit of lemon - lacking in any hop bitterness.
F: Thin, but refreshing carbonation.
O: Doesn't really seem to fit style - unremarkable outside of it.
Jul 05, 2020
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Reviewed by AmyAnn from New York

2.64/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
This tastes slightly better than Budweiser, but not far off and much pricier. Doesn’t remotely resemble a summery pale ale to me. Wouldn’t buy again.
Jul 01, 2020
Rated: 3.69 by TonyStarks2231 from New York

Jun 29, 2020
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Reviewed by monkist from Hungary

4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The last Brooklyn brew that I had was the Sorachi Ace, a very nice one indeed, now being the middle of summer it was time to open up their Summer Ale.
Interestingly it smells rather like a pilsner, more specifically, a Czech lezák from Bohemia, which is very good. It was a bit different from what I expected, as it wasn’t your typical pale ale or your session IPA. It also tasted quite fruity but not really as your average ales do but rather like a hoppy lager.
And this is it, actually it was somewhere between an ale and a lager. The feel was smooth like an ale and rounder, fruitier, maltier but the lightness of the character, its hoppy and yeasty thing to it made it taste like a decent lager or rather a good pilsner.
Well, as I love pilsners, I quite liked this one too. It went perfectly well with some corn on cob on a hot and humid summer night.
Jun 27, 2020
Rated: 3.32 by Cfitty from New York

Jun 26, 2020
Rated: 3.84 by sirzekel from Georgia

Jun 17, 2020
Rated: 3.74 by Z-man from Michigan

Jun 13, 2020
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Reviewed by Mugman8 from New York

3.52/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pretty boring. Once thought this was a good brewery, but have had a lot of pedestrian brews from them lately. Oberon and even Sam's Summer are much better. Meh!
Jun 09, 2020
Rated: 3.68 by Taenim from New Jersey

Jun 02, 2020
Rated: 3.5 by shigg85 from Japan

May 30, 2020
Rated: 3.6 by smi69 from New York

May 25, 2020
Rated: 4.23 by gorby67 from Pennsylvania

May 20, 2020
Rated: 3.93 by Timfromthemainland from New York

May 16, 2020
Rated: 3.4 by hybridentropy from Angola

May 12, 2020
Rated: 2.99 by Khaack from New York

Jan 27, 2020
Rated: 3.5 by Wontonst from California

Jan 15, 2020
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Reviewed by beersampler6 from Michigan

3.62/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Light, refreshing ale that would work well either on a hot summer day or indoors during a cold fall day. Great taste and balance. Best by 11/19/19 printed on bottle. Clean golden color, a little fluffy white head and very spotty lingering lacing. Smells of malt, grain, a little hops and wheat. Taste follows the nose, decently bright and refreshing and I enjoyed the balance of flavors. Very smooth, sticky, surprising coating of the palate. Good amount of carbonation. An enjoyable beer.
Oct 30, 2019
Rated: 3 by MonkeyPilates from Minnesota

Oct 27, 2019
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