Summer Ale
Brooklyn Brewery

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Brooklyn Brewery
New York, United States
English Pale Ale
Ranked #95
Ranked #26,668
3.56 | pDev: 13.48%
Aug 28, 2023
Sep 04, 2006
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: 3.71 by wroywel from Massachusetts

Aug 28, 2023
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Reviewed by DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Some beers aren't built to blow you away with depth of flavor and complexity. They're made to serve a function, fill a niche. This is one of those beers. A bright, clean, gold pour-white head brew that's light, citrusy, a touch floral, and most importantly, a warm weather thirst-quencher. Beat the heat!
Aug 03, 2023
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Reviewed by mhhsvt from Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Looks like a high quality ale with medium carbonation and very good head retention
Smell is light lemon citrusy not at all overpowering.
Taste is rather light but there! This would be a great summer crusher!
Feel refreshingly light on the pallet.
Overall a really good summertime brew1
Jul 07, 2023
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Reviewed by Pivopijak from Washington

3.73/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Medium thin, white head. Medium light gold, with a big orange hue, for the look. Very light amount of floral and spiced, medium toasted malt, and a little tangerine peel, for the aroma. Light bodied. Restrained, orange peel and lightly toasted malt, for the taste.
Jul 01, 2023
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Reviewed by Bitterbill from Wyoming

2.9/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75
From City Brew Tours, no dating.

It pours a clear gold with a finger of foam, and very good lacing.

The smell is grainy, sweet, hint of hops.

The taste is grainy, sweet malt that just doesn't come across as fresh, very little hop presence.

Decent mouthfeel.

No dating and I am pretty sure that this is not very fresh.
Jun 29, 2023
Rated: 3.5 by bkwagie

Jun 27, 2023
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Reviewed by HarlotBronte from District of Columbia

3.22/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
L: Pours a crystal clear gold body with a dense one finger white head.

S: Light orange rind and malt.

T: Watery with light notes of earl grey tea and floral hops

F: Watery with a dry finish

O: Not for me. If I’m going to have something so light on flavor, I’d rather have a light lager.
Jun 18, 2023
Rated: 3.46 by RoyalKaiju

Jun 11, 2023
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Reviewed by BJB13 from Maryland

4.4/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
12 ounce bottle poured into a tumbler.
Best by: 8/23

L: Brilliantly clear gold, 1” bone-white head, foam is persistent and leaves small streaks of lace.
S: Nose is moderate in strength and enticing, bright and hoppy orange aromas.
T: Nice citrus and herbal orange tea flavors, mild bitterness straight through, biscuit malt, low to medium sweetness.
F: Crisp light body,, slight chalky feel but otherwise clean.
O: Love it, straight forward but refreshing, easy drinking with good overall lightly sweet flavor.
Jun 11, 2023
Rated: 4.37 by beerrat from Virginia

May 19, 2023
Rated: 4.13 by Overtonjd from New Jersey

Apr 20, 2023
Rated: 3.69 by TXRobbo from Texas

Mar 25, 2023
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.08/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Definitely a golden ale, but seems watered down. Mild malt aroma and sweet malt taste, and then an abrupt finish. Mouthfeel and consistency are watery. Refreshing, but bland.
Feb 16, 2023
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
Summer Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 1984 ratings