Beer Review - Brooklyn Brewery Summer Ale
Brewery: Brooklyn Brewery (Brooklyn, NY)
Beer: Summer Ale
Style: English Style Light Dinner Ale
It is still triple digits in Texas, so we are still drinking the summer seasonal beers! We selected Brooklyn Brewery's Summer Ale for our next beer review.
Here is what Brooklyn Brewery has to say about the beer:
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.
Here is what we thought:
Appearance: Hazy, Light golden color, thin white head
Smell: Grain. Czech hops. Vitamins. Bread. A bit musty.
Taste: Buttered bread, malt forward with very subtle hops in the finish
Mouthfeel: Semi-dry with less than average carbonation.
Drinkability: Light to medium in body. A little more flavor and backbone compared to other summer seasonals.
Verdict: Not a particularly complex beer, but still tasty and refreshing.