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Brooklyn Summer Ale | Brooklyn Brewery

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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: 1,836 |  Reviews: 534
Photo of oglmcdgl
3.98/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On draft at ujs glenside.

A- crystal clear sunset yellow with a small cap of white head.

S- crisp and clean pale malts with hints of honey and sugar in the raw. Slightly fruity with citrus and papaya.

T- very clean and refreshing, semi sweet and fruity. Hints of bubble gum and honey.

M- lite to medium in body with a mid level carb.

D- very drinkable and super refreshing. A great summer beer.

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Photo of knicks19947
3/5  rDev -15.7%

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

Photo of UltimateLivewire
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of logicalparadox
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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

Photo of daliandragon
3.73/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice bright summer colors on the label a plus, although with these guys I'd be trying it out anyway. Pours goldenrod with a weak white head that instantly crumples iin a fizzy cap. Lots of carbonation bubbles. Hop notes are grassy. Something of a European or pilsner ring to the nose. Nothing special so far.

Crisp and refreshing at the opening of the sip, and not nearly as bubbly as I feared. Late breaking wheat taste is easy on the palate. Recovers nicely from a substandard outward measure. Definitely could be consumed in quantity in the summer months, particularly outside. Worthy of the Brooklyn moniker.

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Photo of tclapper
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Celtics76
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a fluted pint glass, color is pale, clear gold to copper; head is bright white, clings lightly.

Smell is fresh, citrusy, lemony, very pleasant with some grain sweetness.

Taste is neutral, but a crisp pale ale with fresh hops - not grainy, but not sweet; hops are on the citrusy side.

Mouthfeel is crisp, maybe too much so, but it does not ruin the beer.

Overall, a solid pale ale with great fresh lemony hops.

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Photo of Buck89
3.31/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Unsure on the age, but this was 1 month before the BB date (Sept 2015).
Poured into a pint glass, beautiful clear amber color with a thin white head that disappeared quickly. Smell is muted floral with some sweet malty notes. Taste began with toast and bread and a subdued easy bitter finish. I didn't get much hop flavor at all. Low-medium carbonated with a fairly thick feel.

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Photo of jjd315
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of robgage
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of jayhunter357
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of SpdKilz
3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A big thanks to taylor714914 for this great extra. Cheers!

Appearance – Pours a clear, orange color into my glass. About a finger and a half of head is achieved with a careful pour. The head dissipates fast, but leaves great lacing, coating the sides of the glass the whole way down.

Smell – Pale malts, bread, floral/grass/hops, and a hint of lemony citrus. Smells refreshing to say the least.

Taste – A bit more hop kick than the aroma would lead one to believe. The main focus after the initial hop kick is more floral/grassy flavors, mixed with somewhat sweet, earthy malts. Finishes with a hint of sweetness on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – Medium bodied, crisp carbonation. Actually fuller than I was expecting body wise.

Overall – A very enjoyable summer beer. It is hitting the spot right now and would like to have it again in the future.

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Photo of Chugs13
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of thekevlarkid
3.39/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Out of a summer '08 bottle this beer was a bright lemon yellow color with lots of visible carbonation rising in it. The head was off-white, retained fairly well and left curtains of lacing. The aroma was of light floral hops and 'wet' wheat. The flavors were similar but unimpressive, bready and biscuity malt, the understated hops and a wheat finish that was crisp. The mouthfeel was rough due to over-carbonation and a medium/light body. Not as refreshing as I hoped from a summer offering.

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Photo of bigpoppa67
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of jmg480
2.79/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of swierczt
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of hosehead83
2.97/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into standard pint glass
Clear golden color
Aroma--Slightly grassy, biscuit
Taste--Very clean,subtle biscuit, mineral, slight hop profile--reminded more of a lager
Overall, refreshing, if a bit dissapointing offering from Mr. Oliver. Everything is a bit too understated for an English pale ale

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Photo of Rimbimhoot
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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

I'm drinking it out of the can. The aroma is mildly herbal-hoppy and has a faint lemon note as well. It tastes quite a bit like a hopped-up Kolsch, with very pale dry grain notes, minerality, herbal-floral flavors, and a hint of lemon zest. It is not fruity or buttery like I think of an EPA as being. The feel is crisp and refreshing. Good summer beer.

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Photo of MaddDogg84
5/5  rDev +40.4%

Brooklyn Summer Ale from Brooklyn Brewery
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 1,836 ratings
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