Brooklyn Ale / Pennant Ale '55 - Brooklyn Brewery
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Reviews by angusdegraosta:
4.11/5 rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
I know I give generous ratings, but for Brooklyn Pennant it is especially well-deserved. This beer has all the great characteristics of English ale but is a really good, reasonably priced domestic. All aspects of it are on point for style: look, smell, and flavor. Not too sweet either. The best part is the bready and yeasty flavor that comes through. Hop flavor is aromatic, slightly herbal, but not so bitter. It can only be perceived as bland if you drink it too cold. This is ale... let it warm a little to let the flavors surface. One of my favorites.
Serving type: bottle
01-04-2013 19:30:51 | More by angusdegraosta
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3.36/5 rDev -7.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Had on tap in a pint glass.
Pours a slightly hazy dark copper with really no head to speak of and absolutely no lacing at all. Pretty poor all-around.
Aroma is caramel and toffee along with a touch of dark fruit. Maybe a little grass from the hops.
The flavor closely follows the smell. Very malt heavy with toffee and a bit of roast. Dark fruits are prominent as well. Medium bitterness with some hay and grass. Sticky finish is a little more than I was expecting.
Overall, I'm not very impressed with this one. There are some ice flavors buried in there but it is a little muddy overall and a bit too sticky.
Serving type: on-tap
03-03-2014 00:59:48 | More by rangerred
Brooklyn Ale / Pennant Ale '55 from Brooklyn Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 1,240 ratings.