Brooklyn Summer Ale

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Type: English Pale Ale
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  • 4.50% 
  • 1831/3686 
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We brew our Brooklyn Summer Ale from premium English barley malt, which gives this light-bodied golden beer a fresh bready flavor. German and American hops lend a light crisp bitterness and a citrus/floral aroma, resulting in a beer with a very sunny disposition

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  • Jun 11, 2015
    malvrich (96)Rank: Beer Novice
    3.4
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    Brooklyn Summer Ale ABV is actually 5.0% 12 oz. bottle into a pilsner glass
    A: Crystal clear brassy gold. Not much head. Spotty lace left. Moderate carbonation. S: Grassy hops and sourdough bread on the nose. Pilsner-like. Good smell.
    T: Nice juicy hop bitterness upfront with a subdued bread note from the malts to balance. Nice clean dry finish.
    M: Thin body with a nice scrubbing carb tingle.Crisp bite and again, clean and dry on the finish. I could drink these all day.
    O: A favorite of mine this time of year. I like the light snappy character of this beer but it strikes me much more as a lager than an ale. Nothing earthshaking here but I’m quite a fan.
  • Jun 8, 2014
    generallee (311)Rank: Beer ExplorerGroup: Fall beer lovers
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    Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a pint glass. The bottle has a best before date printed on it and the label lists the abv at 5.0%. The neck label has a brief description of the beer as well. Appearance: It has a light golden honey colored body with good clarity and a few bubbles of visible carbonation here and there. From the pour it produces an average size white foamy head that slowly settles down to a soft, creamy, thin film covering. Lacing is slick and spotty on the glass. Smell: There are notes of bready and biscuity maltiness with some clover honey like sweetness mingling with mellow citrusy (orange/lemon) and herbal hops. Taste/Palate: The flavor has a very drinkable medium body with a good balance of hops and malt. I get a lovely mix of sweet buttery dinner roll like malty notes with a touch of honey and soft citrusy and herbal hops. The finish is just enough hop bitterness to keep everything in check and interesting. The texture is very smooth with soft carbonation. Notes: This is a very well made English Ale. As for its style I feel it is walking the line between English Pale Ale and English Pale Mild in my opinion. Ether this beer just screams summer time drinkability!!!
  • May 31, 2010
    Brendan13 (1)Rank: Beer Novice
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    Imagine an industrial lager but with floral hop aroma and bitter hops for a balanced finish. A good, easy beer for hot weather - you can spend some time with this or you can drink it and grab another. Perfect for the season.
  • May 14, 2010
    Shrews629 (42)Rank: Beer AmateurGroup: Beer Heaven
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    Clear golden almost amber in color. Nice soapy off white head that settle into a fine ring. The smell was of roasted malt with hints of a doughy biscuit. Had a mild, dry, leafy hop smell that was very well balanced and very clean. This beer had a bready/biscuit taste that lingers on the palate nicely until the next sip. Somewhat of a smokey flavor I thought. Had a medium/thin and sort of chewy mouthfeel. The finish was smooth and slightly dry. A bit heavier in the mouthfeel than most summer ales. I rather like this beer. I would enjoy this even through the fall season. Not a typical summer brew and I like this better than most summer wheat beers that I have tried. This would be perfect for those hot/humid summer nights, but I don't know about the scorching hot part of a summers day.