Brooklyn Ale / Pennant Ale '55 - Brooklyn Brewery
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Reviews by Fnord:
3.6/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Appearance - Clear pale amber with a large offf-white head.
Smell - Hay, caramel, toffee, biscuit, a little alcohol, and some floral and grapefruit hops.
Taste - Sweet with some bitter bite at the back. There's a little bit of an acerbic finish, which I'm assuming isn't supposed to be there.
Mouthfeel - Medium-thin body and medium-high carbonation.
Notes - It's a nicely balanced ale, and even that acidic finish doesn't ruin it. I'm not at all sure what style it is, I guess somewhere between an EPA and a blonde ale. Given the sporty theme, I'm guessing it's indended to be refreshing and tasty but not distractingly complex, and it succeeds at this goal.
Serving type: bottle
08-21-2010 05:13:17 | More by Fnord
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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.