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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Brooklyn - Summer Ale

Dead Soldier
Where to Dig Up More About This Beer
Summer Ale
Brooklyn Brewery
#1 Brewers Row
79 North 11th Street
Brooklyn , NY USA
Est. 1988

Brain Damage Quotient = 5.0 % ABV
Fluid Oz. = 12.0 

Postmortem Brew Review
Pale golden straw color.
Grassy, piney and citrus lemony in aroma.
Off white foaming head is about one and a half fingers high.
Minimal lacing on the glass.
Bready malts,soft hops and lemon zest taste on the palate.
Active amount of carbonation.
Light and airy mouth feel. 

Grim Reaper's Eulogy
According to Brooklyn, this English "dinner" ale is a common form of summer ale served there.  reading on, they were also know as "luncheon ales" or "family ales". Wow! I think they left out breakfast! Yet it is light and flavorful as it picks up the lemon citrus that blends so well with the hops. The malts give the whole thing stability. There you have it; summer in a can for lunch or dinner. And for the whole family, to boot.

The Pre-Prohibition Style wording on the packaging throws me for a loop. If this is an English style, then who's prohibition? If it is the US prohibition, then did we ever produce such a soft and balanced summer style ale as this? Confused? Don't worry. Crack one open and see what's inside.


  1. 100% my favorite beer this year so far. A great go-to summer beer!


  2. I agree. I have had a steady supply on hand so far, myself.