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:
#38,663
Reviews:
532
Ratings:
1,832
Liked:
695
Avg:
3.56/5
pDev:
13.48%
Alströms:
3.5
 
 
Wants:
43
Gots:
468
Trade:
1
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3.1/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tastes, looks and smells like a Magic Hat #9. The mouthfeel is a bit softer and the apricot is less pronounced, replaced by a little lemon. But really, not much special here, which is disappointing considering how many folks rave about this beer on here.

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Photo of JMScowcroft
4.35/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Brooklyn Brewery - Brooklyn Brand Summer Ale, poured into a Craftgeer snifter.

Look - Pours a clear pale copper with a golden hue and a minimal bubbly head. Some lacing in bubble rings.

Smell - English barley and bready with a crisp fruit hops overlay. Somewhat subtle but nice.

Taste - Bready and fruit, slightly tart, refreshing, like biting into a piece of fruit.

Mouthfeel - Dry, drinkable, refreshing, and not at all boozy. Slight carbonated snap gives it a bit of a soda feel that the mouth enjoys.

Overall - Beats out Sam Summer Ale in almost every way. As Summer brews go, this is outright grand. I enjoyed and I think fans of this style would definitely appreciate it.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.41/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 9/2013. Pours fairly hazy and cloudy pale golden amber color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of lemon zest, lime, pear, apple, cracker, bread, floral, grass, light pepper, herbal, and floral earthiness. Pleasant aromas with solid balance of hop and malt notes; with very weak strength. Taste of lemon zest, lime, pear, apple, cracker, bread, floral, grass, light pepper, and herbal earthiness. Lingering notes of citrus, light fruits, cracker, bread, floral, grass, light pepper, and herbal earthiness on the finish for a bit. Nice and pleasant balance of malt and hop flavors; with no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a smooth and fairly crisp mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is very solid blonde ale. Good balance of malt and hops flavors; and very smooth to drink. An enjoyable offering.

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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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