Brooklyn Summer Ale | Brooklyn Brewery

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81
good
1,827 Ratings
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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:
1,827
Reviews:
529
Avg:
3.57
pDev:
13.45%
 
 
Wants:
43
Gots:
465
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,827 |  Reviews: 529
Photo of edthehead
3.27/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of A20sp
4.06/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of scottspencer
3.78/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of snowmageddon
3.42/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AgentMunky
3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Kiabacca glass.
4/3.5/3.5/4/3.5
A: Slightly hazy copper with white, frothy head.
S: It smells gently hoppy and metallic with pleasant citrus.
T: It tastes gently hoppy and metallic with pleasant citrus. A bit of a sulfuric tang is lagery, but not unwelcome. Easy drinking, English-esque, not particularly notable.
M: Crisp, clean, classic.
O: I will probably never buy this beer again, but if you're rolling out to the park or a party...you could do a lot worse.

Notes
Malts: British Pale, German Pilsner
Hops: Perle, Cascade, Amarillo
Alcohol by Volume: 5.0%
Original Gravity: 11.5 Plato
Food Pairings: Salads, seafood, quiches, lightly spicy dishes, brunch, cheddar and feta.
Availability: March-August

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Photo of Ela
3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mltobin
3.48/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Klister
2.71/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of aprabhu
3.63/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TroyE219
3.79/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jstarr2517
3.84/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of TheElectricOne
3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz can into a tulip glass:

Appearance: nice, bright yellow. Totally translucent, with a solid, white head on top that lingers for a little while. Leaves spotty lacing around the glass.

Aroma: kind of smells lagery in its barley malt character. There's a little bit of lemony citrus, but nothing overwhelmingly hoppy here.

Taste: again, it's a light, summer-y beer. It's got plenty of light, bready malt, and a little bit of lemon flavor. The flavors are pretty muted.

Feel: thin, lagery, and moderately carbonated. Definitely made to drink four or five of.

Overall: it's a big step above macro lagers and ales, but it's not the brew I'd reach for given more flavorful options. Still, it's a nice summer ale for a cookout or something. Maybe mowing the lawn.

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

Great light summer beer, could easily crush a six pack of these during the day and not be ham town

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Photo of jeffrx
3.88/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of thart34
3.36/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cameronsavage
3.78/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Has a lot of flavor for feeling like a light beer. For a "summer" beer it get's the job done. Don't normally dig the larger production Brooklyn Brewery beers, but I can't knock this one!

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Photo of bryanlindsey12345
3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of wjoelbrooks
4.02/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 54V4G3
2.12/5  rDev -40.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of madelf66
3.6/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Patbrown2
3.9/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dodge408
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of antman27
3.43/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brooklyn Summer Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
3.57 out of 5 based on 1,827 ratings.
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