Brooklyn Ale / Pennant Ale '55 - Brooklyn Brewery
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Reviews by andyo:
3.58/5 rDev -1.1%
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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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
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