Brooklyn Summer Ale brewed by the Brooklyn Brewery - New York
Brooklyn Summer Ale is a modern rendition of the "Light Dinner Ales" brewed
in England throughout the 1800's right up until the 1940's. They were also
called "luncheon ales" or even "family ales", because they were refreshing
and flavorful without being too heavy. 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. Malts: Two row British malts. Hops: German Perle and American
Cascade, Fuggle and Amarillo. Alcohol by Volume: 5.0%. IBUs: 18
Beer Review by Beer Advocate:
Appearance: Pours a clear golden yellow in color with some very light amounts of
visible carbonation. The beer has a two finger tall dense light beige head that
reduces to thin film covering the entire surface of the beer with a couple of
slightly thicker patches and a thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate
lacing is observed.
Aroma: Light to moderate aromas of bready malts with some lighter hints of
floral, grapefruit, and citrus hops.
Taste: Like the smell, the taste of the beer starts with some bready malts and
also includes some light floral and grapefruit hops. There is a good balance to
this beer and some light spice notes in the finish.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.
Overall: Very refreshing, very easy to drink, and quite enjoyable. This is a
great summer seasonal beer and is very easy to drink on a hot summer
Brooklyn Brewery makes beer. Good beer. Not only does it taste good and make
your meal better but we like to think that since its founding in 1988, Brooklyn
Brewery has brewed flavorful beers that enrich the life, tradition and culture
of the communities it serves. Its award-winning roster of year-round, seasonal
and specialty beers have gained the Brewery notoriety as one of the top craft
beer producers in the world. While striving to brew the best beer possible (and
make time for our growing families), The Brewery promotes the proliferation of
good beer and good food whenever it can. Brooklyn beers are currently
distributed in 25 states and 20 countries. Throughout 2011 The Brewery underwent
an expansion that will double overall capacity in 2012 and quintuple by 2013.
Brooklyn Brewery probably exports more beer than any other American craft