Dismiss Notice
Subscribe to BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99! (Limited time offer, US delivery only)

Brooklyn Summer Ale | Brooklyn Brewery

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Brooklyn Summer AleBrooklyn Summer Ale
BA SCORE
3.56/5
Good
1,836 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:
#39,755
Reviews:
534
Ratings:
1,836
pDev:
13.48%
Bros Score:
3.5
 
 
Wants:
43
Gots:
468
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,836 |  Reviews: 534
Photo of Jetfan247
4.24/5  rDev +19.1%

Photo of The_Event_Horizon
3.78/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of Trey0023
4.24/5  rDev +19.1%

Photo of UKTOMCAT
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Brooklyn has never disappointed me well there was that one time ,any way.....

T^- TASTE- an hint of citrus at the front but it is not overwhelming.Not sure where they get their malt from but it tastes kinda wheaty to me its not gritty enough to be wheat but you can feel the vibe. For the most part Its very well rounded. Hops mah maybe not a lot its pretty clean i think they did a good job on this one. Has a little bitter jaw shock just a hint,if this was my first one of the night i would notice it more. Its pretty sweet, for an actual note.

O^- ODOR- It smells like honey to me not super strong but that's my first probably the malt they tamed down with the hops. Kinda like piss and vinegar except its not. the malt does kinda kick you in the face like a round house kick but its causal.

M^-manifestation - malty little bit of hops and a slight citrus bitter tinge.

 879 characters

Photo of barczar
3.64/5  rDev +2.2%

A month past it's best by date. First gusher I've had from a can. Aroma is floral and bready, with a touch of earthy hops and a hint of orange peel. Flavor is slightly sweet, almost honey-like, and bready, malt dominant, with minerally notes, a hint of lemon, and herbal hops adding intrigue. Finishes fairly clean, with light bitterness. Seems a bit hollow at the finish.

 372 characters

Photo of Beer4Mike
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of sanitarium16
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of drews240
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of bmoraymond
3.96/5  rDev +11.2%

Photo of LooseMoose1978
3.44/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Forgottensaints
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Had a pitcher of this with my bro in law this past summer. It was really nice, very refreshing. Lemony taste great carbonation. But the lemon taste got to us and we had to switch it up in the next pitcher

 204 characters

Photo of KrissyKat6
3.64/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Chamby1457
3.7/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Hootie159
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Dwkasper
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Marcos_Graziano001
3.52/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Dency
4.24/5  rDev +19.1%

Photo of probert
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of EdFed
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of asams10
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of blckfng25
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Oops
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Beaucoupdebiere
3.45/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of DPCJR
4.28/5  rDev +20.2%

Brooklyn Summer Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 1,836 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.