Brooklyn Ale / Pennant Ale '55 - Brooklyn Brewery
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Reviews by Sixpack595:
3.33/5 rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
When I poured this one I wasn't exactly sure what I was in for, since I had no idea of the style. I'm still not sure. Its thin and watery, not bad, just kind of insubstantial. Grainy and toasted malts and undetermined hop bitterness are about all there seems to be in the flavor department. Fairly well carbonated but lacking the backbone to maintain a cap of foam or lace. Almost like keg beer poured into a red Solo cup in a basement back in college. Not a bad beer, but nothing special.
Serving type: bottle
02-18-2008 02:01:43 | More by Sixpack595
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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 1,354 ratings.