Brooklyn Summer Ale | Brooklyn Brewery

Brooklyn Summer AleBrooklyn Summer Ale
BA SCORE
37.9%
Liked This Beer
3.56 w/ 1,832 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:
#38,575
Reviews:
532
Ratings:
1,832
Liked:
695
Avg:
3.56/5
pDev:
13.48%
Alströms:
3.5
 
 
Wants:
43
Gots:
468
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,832 |  Reviews: 532
Photo of mikegryo
4.03/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ordybill
3.83/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear light gold color with a small white head. The aroma is bitter hops. The taste is a light hop blend.

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Photo of Try-em-all
2.99/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

I buy these beers from all the micro beers across the country when I travel and I have to keep in mind that they won't necessarily be unique but something indigenous to the area where people drink. Straw yellow with a light foam probably a one finger with very little lacing on the glass living here in St Louis I didn't really find it much different than a Bud Light it's good but nothing particularly spectacular as we look at craft beers

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Photo of JeltMaaj
3.38/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of justince
4.42/5  rDev +24.2%
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 +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of haines710
2.92/5  rDev -18%
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 +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BlueKurenai
3.74/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brew_ski
3.79/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.54/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jchow17
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmg480
2.79/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Ajdelaney
4.64/5  rDev +30.3%
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 +21.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JLaw55
3/5  rDev -15.7%
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 +27.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tone
3.76/5  rDev +5.6%
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 -58.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Photo of jhart96
3.83/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.52/5  rDev -1.1%
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%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of EMH73
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
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 +1.4%
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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Brooklyn Summer Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
Beer rating: 37.9% out of 100 with 1,832 ratings
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