Friday, May 18, 2012
Brooklyn Summer Ale
I am not a huge fan of the Brooklyn brewery and most of they're beers, but this Brooklyn Summer Ale (5.0% abv) is average and okay. Yeah I would say this summer ale could be better, and it's better then some summer beers out there. Now this ale pours a golden color with a big white head. Summer Ale has a hoppy grassy scent that is kind of good, and then there is a nicer bready scent. The scents of this ale are better then the taste, and on the taste you'll find a soft bready flavor with a slight hop bitterness. I don't mind those two flavors together, but to much of it tends to turn me off. The aftertaste is of a slight bitter hop but it's not massive or anything. The overall flavor in this Brooklyn summer is a soft bitter hop that I don't like much in a summer beer, but it's okay, yet somewhat drinkable and somewhat lightly crisp. But a little bit goes a long way. This is okay and not something I would regularly have or recommend. Yes it almost average and it just seems like it could be better than it is. This isn't my first choice for a summer beer, there are better summer brew out there, like Shiner Ruby Redbird, 21st Amendment Hell or High Watermelon. If you ask me on a scale of one to ten this is a four. Through all twelve ounces it's a four. This has room for improvement and I would really by this again right away, maybe some time I would, just a single bottle or two. Not my favorite here, no this is not what I look for in a good summer beer. I can't say this is good nor can I say it's bad. This Brooklyn is somewhat average with room for improvement, and should be improved upon. Cheers! Please drink responsibly!