Brooklyn Ale / Pennant Ale '55 - Brooklyn Brewery
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Reviews by Eramen:
3.75/5 rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A- Pours a mixed mustard and red, and a one finger head. Quite nice lacing on the glass.
S - I can only say that it is very subdued from what I expected from this beer. Malts, biscuit, particularly Scottish shortcake, caramel, toasted bread, candy, spiciness.
T- Brown sugar and caramel, biscuit malts, dark bread, rye, wheat-grain plants, and a little hops on the back.
MF - A bit too thin I think, which makes it come off on the watery side, but not that bad overall.
O - Not a ground-breaking beer by any stretch of the imagination but from my first sip I thought 'This would be a fine session beer', not too heavy on the senses, yet still retains a comfortable distinctiveness.
Serving type: bottle
07-17-2011 20:02:35 | More by Eramen
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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
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