Brooklyn Ale / Pennant Ale '55 - Brooklyn Brewery
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Reviews by justintcoons:
3.43/5 rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
12oz bottle poured into a tulip pint glass.
Best by November 2012 (2 months out of date)
Gold with 1 finger of off-white head that dissipates quickly. Excellent clarity and extremely low carbonation.
Orange juice, honey, chlorine (in a good way) and a hint of caramel.
Very light on flavor. Notes of honey, orange citrus and perhaps lime. Some caramel and cereal grains. I think I even detect some tangy wheat. Chlorine-like flavors linger (again, note necessarily in a negative way.)
Medium bodied, crisp, clean and refreshing.
Not bad for an English Pale Ale that's out of date. It seems the biscuity flavors are replaces with honey, which works out fine. I'm sure this would have been much better fresh with some extra hop action.
Serving type: bottle
01-07-2013 01:38:17 | More by justintcoons
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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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