Brooklyn Summer Ale | Brooklyn Brewery

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3.56/5
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1,877 Ratings
Brooklyn Summer AleBrooklyn Summer Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery
New York, United States
brooklynbrewery.com

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed in as "British Summer Ale"; lightly dry-hopped pale ale, all barley malt, 11 Plato.

Added by Sammy on 09-04-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,506
Reviews:
541
Ratings:
1,877
pDev:
13.48%
Bros Score:
3.5
 
 
Wants:
45
Gots:
487
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 1,877 |  Reviews: 541
Photo of JonnoWillsteed
1.98/5  rDev -44.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

L - Mid-gold. Clear. Some rising CO2. Thin white head that clears quite quickly to lacing.
S - Subtle, though I do get some mild fruitiness.
T - Quite dry in a precise and crisp kind of way. I'm surprised that I really don't get much flavour from this at all.
M - As above, it's 'precise and crisp' on the front, but I don't sense any body, and meatiness, coming through afterwards.
O - This lacks some dimensions for me. It's blessedly not a currently popular mega hop-bomb, but it is dry and a little sharp. It'd be refreshing on very hot day, but there's not much else going on, it seems to lack character of any sort. As such it's like many other pretty blah beers. And so you ask yourself why you'd be paying a premium to drink this beer in Europe...

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Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MacStinson
3.69/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WDJersey
3.29/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jsalz21
3.56/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of D1noB
3.35/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A lite, crisp beer with a slight burp at the end.

Taste rating in words: A dirt bike ride on a spring day, cool air in your face, sun and fun.

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Photo of mhart18
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
3.84/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of flek
3.73/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of porters4life
3.81/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tiernan
3.06/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of GStone899
3.07/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Can't give this one anything better than a 3. It's light and refreshing which fits the basic definition of a summer ale but it doesn't prove much in flavor or smell. It's an easy drinker and would go well at a BBQ but it's definitely not memorable.

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Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.04/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dafla67
3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ScottK22
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ummswimmin
3.56/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Griphon
3.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Korbynlehr
3.98/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AmitC
3.49/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Curt3
3.62/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brewerburgundy
2.86/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle, tulip, “BB SEP 2018” on the bottle. Come on, just print a bottled on date!

Straw develops into gold and a pure white head forms and dissipates to a ring. It is very clear.

Fruity, grassy, and light, just like most summer ales for the undiscerning. A little grain, a little green grape.

Same story, but less sweetness. There’s a light apple caramel.

The body is light, but mineral and dry.

This is a pleasant light brew, but emphasis on the light.

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Photo of 22Blue
3.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mark-Leggett
3.36/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Half-full
3.73/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jewellrunner
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Brooklyn Summer Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 1,877 ratings