Brooklyn Ale / Pennant Ale '55 - Brooklyn Brewery
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Reviews by eberkman:
3.43/5 rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured a reddish-amber with a sticky white head. Moderate carbonation.
Mild biscuity smells as advertised on the bottle, with some fruitiness and hop presence.
Taste was refreshingly dryer than anticipated. Tart citrus and moderate hops. Some malt presence, but not overpowering. Pretty well balanced.
Felt brisk and snappy in the mouth. Went down fairly easy, but not all that interesting to want more than one or two,.
Solid. Nothing wrong with it but nothing stood out either.
Serving type: bottle
08-19-2008 14:45:39 | More by eberkman
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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
82 out of 100 based on 1,354 ratings.