Brooklyn Ale / Pennant Ale '55 - Brooklyn Brewery
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Reviews by rdilauro:
2.8/5 rDev -22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Sorry, but I did not like this one. Guess my nostalgic baseball days and thinking about the Brooklyn Dodges and Ebbets field made me excited about this ale.
The color was a tannish amber like many other domestic ales. There wasnt any particular aroma that I could detect. No hops that stood out and for a second, I almost picked up a whiff of what I remember almost 45 years ago, my first Ballentine Ale.
There was nothing actually wrong with this Ale, its just that I could not find specifics about it which I really wanted to positively comment on.
Its still a very drinkable ale and considering so many of the larger company brews, this one is still better.
Serving type: bottle
02-07-2012 16:16:32 | More by rdilauro
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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
82 out of 100 based on 1,337 ratings.