Brooklyn Ale / Pennant Ale '55 - Brooklyn Brewery
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Reviews by CharlieMopps:
3.98/5 rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A: Pours a clear auburn color with just over a finger of head.
S: A very robust malt and strong grain aroma, like that of a pilsener with the hop profile, almost.
T: Toasted malt flavor up front, well-rounded and tasty. Transitions nicely into a middle that has a slight hop presence, providing excellent balance. Finish washes out smoothly, leaving behind a bit of malt and hop on the palate, while still remaining refreshing.
M: Carbonation seems to be at an optimal level, making for a well-balanced feel here also.
D: The greatest thing that stands out is this beer's ability to balance malt and hop, while keeping both sides from being too overpowering. A quality American Pale Ale I'd say, and very drinkable, but doesn't overly impress me, either. Still, an easy sipper that I'd take over a lot of others.
Serving type: bottle
11-14-2007 23:59:57 | More by CharlieMopps
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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 1,356 ratings.