Brooklyn Ale / Pennant Ale '55 - Brooklyn Brewery
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Reviews by Chadbrew:
3.53/5 rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Very clear copper colored beer with a pretty low level of carbonation. The lacing along the edges is minimal. The aroma is a sweet malt backbone with a hint of piney hops. There is also a fair amount of diacetyl in the nose. The diacetyl carries over pretty strong into the taste. Looking past it I can detect a pretty well balanced albeit somewhat weak Pale Ale. The hops are definitely not over done.
I think this beers biggest attraction is that it is quite easy to drink, even with the "buttery" attributes.
Serving type: growler
03-27-2006 23:07:12 | More by Chadbrew
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1.9/5 rDev -47.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2
Drank on-tap at the local Flying Saucer. Appearance is a hazy, nondescript copper, with a white head that creates no lacework and has little retention. Nose is watery, with notes of corn. Tastes like it couldn't decide what it wanted to be when it grew up: an English ale? A pint of Yeungling? As other reviewers have noted, hop and malt characteristics are poorly matched, as if someone had blended a so-so lager with an ale. Although some of the characteristics might have been likeable in a more balanced beer, it's less than the sum of its parts. I did not enjoy it at all and would certainly not try it again.
Serving type: on-tap
07-08-2014 20:24:39 | More by jps0869
Brooklyn Ale / Pennant Ale '55 from Brooklyn Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 1,337 ratings.