Friday, June 10, 2011

Beer of the Week (Vol. CII)

Another edition of Beer of the Week brought to you by the welcoming folks at Glen Lake Wine & Spirits who can make you feel at home as they help you explore the wide world of wine, whiskey, and beer.

This week we feature another beer from Brooklyn Brewery. That's Brooklyn as in New York an is not to be confused with the more renowned cities of Brooklyn Park or Brooklyn Center (home of Surly) Minnesota.

$7.99 for a six pack. 12oz brown bottle. Same Brooklyn Brewing label design this time with light blue and yellow seasonal flair.

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by Volume: 5%

COLOR (0-2): Golden brown, slightly cloudy. 2

AROMA (0-2): Bready, a little sour. 2

HEAD (0-2): White color, not much volume, decent lacing. 1

TASTE (0-5): Malty & grassy with light bitterness. Well-carbonated, light to medium-bodied, with a thin mouthfeel. Crisp, refreshing, and drinkable. 3

AFTERTASTE (0-2): Dry finish. 2

OVERALL (0-6): Brooklyn Summer Ale is a nice looking beer with decent, well-balanced flavors. The flavors are light and pretty much straight up malt and hops. There isn't much of the fruity and spicy flavors that you often find in summer beers. As an English Pale Ale, it's a bit of a disappointment, but if you forget about the style and simply enjoy it as a refreshing seasonal beer it does the trick. 3

TOTAL SCORE (0-19): 13