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Brooklyn Ale / Pennant Ale '55 - Brooklyn Brewery

Brooklyn Ale / Pennant Ale '55Brooklyn Ale / Pennant Ale '55

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,261 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1261
Reviews: 612
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.19%


Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-06-2001)
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Shadman

Alberta (Canada)

4.22/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep, clear tawny orange colored ale. Rich tan head that receded quickly, leaving minimal lacing.

An almost musty, earthy aroma to this beer, something I’ve yet to smell since I’ve been trying different beers and ales. Some sweet caramel malt is also noticeable

Nice rich malt in front that tasted slightly nutty and caramel-like. Hop bitterness lurks underneath initially before making its self known more towards the finish. Some metallic taste was also apparent, but that only added to the ‘englishness’ of this ale. Finishes dry from the hop.

Smooth and medium bodied, this ale goes down easily. Could be a session brew for certain.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2007 01:55:11 | More by Shadman
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Brooklyn Ale / Pennant Ale '55 from Brooklyn Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 1,261 ratings.