Brooklyn Ale / Pennant Ale '55 - Brooklyn Brewery
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Reviews by andyo:
3.58/5 rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
I thought I would try this beer after being very impressed with Brooklyn's IPA. My first run-in with the Brooklyn Brewery actually came 4 years ago when I was in college....and drank miller lite. My buddies and I picked up a 6 of Brooklyn Lager...and hated it! We've all come a long way since then, so it was without hesitation that I picked up some Brooklyn Ale.
The freshness date was not clearly indicated. Upon pouring, I was struck by a nice firm head, and a deep chesnut/orange color that the beer produced.
First taste produced a distinct aftertastetaste of alcohol that continued throughout the beer. Very malty, crisp, and developed. Somewhat fruity.
I enjoyed this beer, and feel that it is a good representation of an english ale
Serving type: bottle
04-23-2004 18:56:49 | More by andyo
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3.39/5 rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
12oz single purchased from Wegman's in Collegeville, PA. BB date of June '14. Appropriately (or inappropriately) poured into an '09 NY Yankees World Series Champions pint glass.
A-crisp, clear golden/orangish color. ton of bubbles. solid finger of white foam, decent retention. looks refreshing and tasty. good amount of lacing left on the glass.
S-citrus. some bready notes. I don't detect a whole lot. no hop aroma.
T-toasted flavor. some caramel malts. lemony/sour finish
M-light bodied. little carbonation-which is strange given the continuous bubbles rising. very smooth, creamy texture.
O-easy to drink. low ABV. smooth and refreshing. These factors make this a very drinkable ale. however...there is nothing that makes it stand out. definitely wont satisfy those looking for the big hop flavor. not a favorite, but could see myself putting another back as I'm grilling after work.
Serving type: bottle
03-21-2014 23:00:38 | More by Zetcha7x
Brooklyn Ale / Pennant Ale '55 from Brooklyn Brewery
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