Brooklyn Ale / Pennant Ale '55 - Brooklyn Brewery
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Reviews by Toddv29424:
District of Columbia
3.95/5 rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
This beer pours an amber color with a generous head. The smell is deliciously malty with a hint of lighter nut--like almond or peanut. The taste is refreshing and seems to encompass the whole palate. Darker malts are most apparent, and their taste lingers for minutes after the beer has been swallowed. A bit of a roastyness as well. Going down there is a terrific amount of carbonation--not too over bearing, but still keeping it lively. I am a big fan of this ale, and true to name it hearkens back to older, more traditional ales.
Serving type: bottle
06-09-2007 23:17:00 | More by Toddv29424
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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 1,348 ratings.