Brooklyn Summer Ale | Brooklyn Brewery

Brooklyn Summer AleBrooklyn Summer Ale
BA SCORE
3.56/5
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:
#38,982
Reviews:
532
Ratings:
1,832
pDev:
13.48%
Bros Score:
3.5
 
 
Wants:
43
Gots:
469
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,832 |  Reviews: 532
Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes. The appearance was a bright golden orange colored body with a small white half finger head that died within thirty seconds. Some spotty lacing was left and trickled down the sides of the glass. Fast rising carbonation was seen. The smell was centered around a light sort of hops with some wheat and grains in the background. A bit of corn arose close to the end of the beer. The taste was based around the wheat with the grains and hops taking a slight background. Some light caramel came out. The palate was about a light to medium and sessionable. Carbonation is felt, a light creaminess came out as well. It left a dry feel in my mouth. Overall, this is not a bad beer. I think I would have this again, preferably on tap.

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Photo of DbbC
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cwkash
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eddiehop
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bankboy66
2.83/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a light gold with a small-ish head. Medium fizz with a touch of grapefruit and sweetness. Pretty unremarkable but I would drink it if someone handed it to me.

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Photo of steverx8
3.8/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of blissfulNemo
3.77/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Samputnam14
3.9/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GulDukat88
3.55/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EmeraldMist
2.64/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Look - Pours a golden color with lighter yellow hues, a short rocky white head quickly fizzles away, no lacing.
Aroma - Fresh, light citrus, wheat.
Taste - Pilsner-like. Light hops up front, lemon/grapefruit, malt is crackery and has little sweetness. Finish is clean.
Feel - Light-Medium bodied, watery, fairly low carbonation.

Overall - Decent, but like most summer ales it's fairly sterile.

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Photo of LeftoverCrizack
3.93/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DaveCash
3.18/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Cavanaghty
2.58/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Yellow with a thin white head.

Smell: Light hops and grassy notes.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste of light bitter hops and grassy notes.

Overall: Glad I tried it, but it was like a heavier Budweiser. Probably would not get this again.

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Photo of Branlott42
4.15/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of durwood64
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ChristineHeubusch
3.87/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Phoodcritic
3.78/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Simon212
3.36/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LarryLove81
3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Solid almost boring beer. I think Brooklyn was aiming for something extremely drinkable but they may have overdone it. The flavors here are so subtle that it makes for a pretty forgettable beer. Not much head. Smell is citrus vague berry. Taste is citrus upfront with a little berry and watermelon at the end. A bit of a dry finish. I think this beer could have been really good but again the flavors are so light that it's not anything I would rush to drink again. If it's this and bud light I'm drinking this but otherwise there's much better beers out there.

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Photo of Fettpopps
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jkblr
3.44/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz can BB August 2017 poured into a snifter at fridge temp 5% ABV. The color is straw yellow with short lived white head. It settles into a thin ring and leaves no lacing. The aroma is faint and lightly fruity. The taste is vague malt up front with fruit, especially berry, coming through on the end. Mouthfeel is fairly thin with strong carbonation and a slightly oily finish. Overall, good for it's intended use. An alternative to AAL for folks like my wife who want to branch out, but not too far. Cheers

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Photo of allentownpaguy
3.56/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HermitDan
3.64/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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