Brooklyn Ale / Pennant Ale '55 - Brooklyn Brewery
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Reviews by Shadman:
4.22/5 rDev +16.6%
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 Ive yet to smell since Ive 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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1.9/5 rDev -47.5%
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 1,349 ratings.