Brooklyn Ale / Pennant Ale '55 - Brooklyn Brewery
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Reviews by Weli:
2.88/5 rDev -20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
A- Pours a golden amber hue with fine white lacing for head
S- Strong sweet malt smell, can really tell the base malt (Marris Otter) Can't detect any particular hop aroma although there is a subdued spicy or floral aroma
T-Subdued caramel, biscuity, with some roastiness. Some hop bitterness but not much character, some citrus flavor. Odd tart finish, quite dry. Rather bland
M- Thin, quite dry
O-Rather disappointed with this one. Very bland and thin, might be a nice alternative to BMC lagers but there are many better pale ales out there. Tartness is really off putting. In fairness the bottle was 3 months past its best buy date.
Serving type: bottle
11-06-2012 23:34:35 | More by Weli
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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
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