Brooklyn Summer Ale | Brooklyn Brewery

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81
good
1,829 Ratings
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80
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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
Ratings:
1,829
Reviews:
530
Avg:
3.57
pDev:
13.45%
 
 
Wants:
43
Gots:
465
For Trade:
1
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Photo of JeltMaaj
3.38/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of justince
4.42/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

You've gotta remember to keep this in context for what it is...this is meant to be had with lighter meals, or as a party beer. It's extremely drinkable, definitely not complex, but you do get very well defined floral and citrus notes without it tasting remotely artificial or filling. It's a very safe flavor. Mouthfeel is perfectly crisp and carbonated for this style.

In my eyes, this is THE beer I want when i'm putting down more than one. That's what it's intended for, and it's absolutely brilliant for it.

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Photo of aaron6440
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of haines710
2.92/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Straw yellow poured from a bottle. I was looking forward to this after cutting the grass. Had a slight head and smelled like a beer. I did not smell or taste any citrus. This was a little refreshing but not my thing. Just a beer.

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Photo of MKrauss
3.6/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BlueKurenai
3.74/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brew_ski
3.79/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.54/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jchow17
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmg480
2.79/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Ajdelaney
4.64/5  rDev +30%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Perfect summer beer

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Photo of mojohawk21
4.32/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JLaw55
3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The thinnest pale ale I've ever seen. Clear enough to see through and lacking ant sort of body whatsoever. Thin and watery, slight hop bite at the end, not much else going on. No complexity or range of flavors.

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Photo of porterman66
4.54/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tone
3.76/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a clear gold color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Good retention and good lacing. Smells of strong pale malt, sweet malt, citrus hops, slight spicy hops, hint of wheat, and slight earthiness. Fits the style of an English Pale Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong pale malt, sweet malt, citrus hops, slight spicy hops,wheat, and slight earthiness. Overall, better aroma than body with a good appearance.

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Photo of Paoloboston
1.49/5  rDev -58.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Photo of jhart96
3.83/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.52/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Gold,clear,medium carbonation. Nice beer that isn't too extreme in any area. Good beer for a bbq or after some yard work

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Photo of BrewSTL
3.49/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Greasy
3.56/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EMH73
3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear light golden color with a half inch white head that left spotty lacing. Smells and tastes of lightly roasted malts, citrus (mostly lemon) and fresh bread. Well carbonated, light bodied, crisp and refreshing.

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Photo of HamdenHector
3.61/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: crystal clear; medium gold in color; 1+ finger white head that receded to a wispy cap; nice lacing;

S: grainy, crackery, a hint of spice;

T: grainy and crackery; mild bitterness on the finish;

M: light to medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: refreshing; easy drinking;

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

Reviewed from notes. The appearance was a bright golden orange colored body with a small white half finger head that died within thirty seconds. Some spotty lacing was left and trickled down the sides of the glass. Fast rising carbonation was seen. The smell was centered around a light sort of hops with some wheat and grains in the background. A bit of corn arose close to the end of the beer. The taste was based around the wheat with the grains and hops taking a slight background. Some light caramel came out. The palate was about a light to medium and sessionable. Carbonation is felt, a light creaminess came out as well. It left a dry feel in my mouth. Overall, this is not a bad beer. I think I would have this again, preferably on tap.

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

Photo of cwkash
4.25/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Brooklyn Summer Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
3.57 out of 5 based on 1,829 ratings.
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