Brooklyn Ale / Pennant Ale '55 - Brooklyn Brewery
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Reviews by mocktm:
3.7/5 rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Disclaimer: hate NY sports teams, particularly the Yankees, and love Brooklyn Brewery, so I guess that's kind of a wash.
Chestnut brown in color with pretty average head width that dissipates to nothing but a floating ring in no time. Nothing worth writing about here.
Roasted malts on the nose, a lot of toasted bread with some light fruit accents. Hops are there as well, but not very prevalent.
Taste is almost pure malt: toasted biscuit and caramel dominate, with a little bit of apple/pear also detectable. Minimal hop bitterness with a inviting aftertaste. Pleasant enough.
Light bodied with a dry finish. Carbonation is lacking a bit, but other than that, its a pretty easy drinking ale. Would be a bit more appropriate to drink in October, but I guess that's why they named in Pennant Ale, for the playoffs.
Not bad, but not great either. For a session beer, it would compliment the late summer and fall months of baseball watching well.
Serving type: bottle
08-05-2011 19:42:42 | More by mocktm
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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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