Brooklyn Summer Ale | Brooklyn Brewery

BA SCORE
81
good
1,828 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good
Read the review
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:
1,828
Reviews:
530
Avg:
3.57
pDev:
13.45%
 
 
Wants:
43
Gots:
465
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,828 |  Reviews: 530
Photo of yuenglingade
3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of thebummedgardener
2.25/5  rDev -37%

Photo of Oldkentman
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of MikeyC37
4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

Photo of crownrl28
3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of mikehillman
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of four91
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Kyrojack
3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of jibjib513
3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of marybrooke
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of kbedz
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of mjm47
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of MPPHISH
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of b1515152004
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of MGodduclan5
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Sarah257
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of samibr
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of JMUbrewz
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of bubseymour
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.34/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance- Served a medium golden amber colored brew with a small white head. The head fades quite fast leaving only a trace level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is sweet and citrusy. A little bit of breadiness and wheat is mixed with a good dose of sweet lemon and grapefruit as well as an orange smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a slightly grainy and malty taste with some flavors of lemon upfront. The lemon is on the slightly sweeter side up front, but sours more as the taste advances to the end. Along with the souring in the taste so too comes flavors of a more bitter hoppy flavor. The hop are of a herbal and citrus nature, leaving a odd bitter but sour taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is thinner then average in creaminess and thickness with a carbonation level that is rather average. Both are good for the style of the beer and create a light refreshing feel overall.

Overall – Not bad, but a little too much bitterness which takes away slightly from the more refreshing characteristics of the brew.

 1,113 characters

Photo of dsnyder61
2.75/5  rDev -23%

Photo of robdip9
5/5  rDev +40.1%

Photo of wonothesane42
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of schaffer9252
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Brooklyn Summer Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
3.57 out of 5 based on 1,828 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.