Brooklyn Summer Ale | Brooklyn Brewery

Brooklyn Summer AleBrooklyn Summer Ale
1,832 Ratings
Brooklyn Summer AleBrooklyn Summer Ale

Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery
New York, United States

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

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Ratings: 1,832 |  Reviews: 532
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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2/5  rDev -43.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.74/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours golden with a white head and carbination bubbling up. Smell is malty and mostly grain, a little hop presents. The taste is crisp and light, Mostly malt and a little floral and citrus. The hops are mild. Light to medium carbination and a dryer finish. A decent summer beer, easy to drink.

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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2.05/5  rDev -42.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Very tinny beer, a more respectable version of common domestics like the buds or millers. A bit tart, thin, and highly acidic. Thin but full carbonation, which got old quickly after a couple beers. Not a summer ale drinker so I may not be a good judge of this type, but it was disappointing.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.8/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle
Served in a perfect pint glass

A - It is straw colored with millions and millions of carbonation bubbles rising from the etching on the bottom of my glass. I tell you what. There is a couple inches of creamy white head on this beer, and it doesn't go away. Quite impressive.

S - I notice the smell of lemon zest and lime. Is that noble hops? I like it either way. Very refreshing.

T - The lime translates to the taste as well. I also get some lemon grass.

M - It is pretty thin and well carbonated.

O - This is the perfect beer to match to the weather. Spring is in the air and on the tongue!

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3.76/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into a shaker pint, the beer is a bright, golden-yellow coloring with a slow flow of carbonation bubbles and a sparse filmy surface coating. Aromas of toasted grains, floral highlights, and a light, crisp hops presence. Flavors are light and toasty, with a tangy, slightly bitter hops backbone and a sweet, floral ribbon cutting across the palate. Some jasmine and juniper blending in there. Light and crisp in mouth, the beer has a tangy sweet aftertaste. Clean, crisp finish. This is a great warm weather beer.

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.67/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Yellow tan and clear with some rising bubbles and a small head/not a lot of lace.

Smell and taste: Grainy, floral, grassy, a little bit of toast and bread, lightly hopped.

A pleasant and tasty, light, refreshing brew, great summertime beer. Carbonation is pretty good and aftertaste is lightly sweet.

Another good one from Brooklyn.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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2.25/5  rDev -36.8%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Brooklyn Summer Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 1,832 ratings
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