Brooklyn Summer Ale | Brooklyn Brewery

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3.56/5
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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:
#37,475
Reviews:
544
Ratings:
1,897
pDev:
13.48%
 
 
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47
Gots:
488
Trade:
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Ratings: 1,897 |  Reviews: 544
Photo of Chinaskifan1
3.28/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KMcGrath
3.52/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NickFry9
3.17/5  rDev -11%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 88caprice
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cdub70085
3.9/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rorjets
3.67/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of AxlSkull
2.89/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of egrandfield
3.41/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nickles
3.96/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

has a nice transparent golden color with a very thin persistent head. taste is rather muted but i think thats a summer ale kind of trait. has fruity notes that blend wel with the grainy and hoppy flavors. goes down very smooth as a summer ale should. reminds me of oberon. not a bad session ale.

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Photo of jqp
3.59/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of BeardedWalrus
3.64/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WillWillows
3.67/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DavetotheB
2.99/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of spartacat300
3.72/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wexmary
2.38/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

I guess this is what a session summer ale is like. But 2018 Sam Adams Summer Ale puts this to shame. It is maybe a notch better than an American lager and that is not good. No head, inoffensive taste, carbonated mouth feel, little hop taste. Come on Brooklyn, you can do a better version and you have done a better version. This is Howie from Canarsie.

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Photo of ryane715
3.05/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

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

12 oz bottle. Pours a light golden color with a decent head and bit of lacing. Aroma of citrus, light malt sweetness and grain. Taste is similar to the aroma. Mild bitterness and fairly clean finish. Moderate body, quite crisp and refreshing.

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Photo of Dmbphoenix
2.83/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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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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

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Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 1,897 ratings