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Brooklyn Ale / Pennant Ale '55 - Brooklyn Brewery

Brooklyn Ale / Pennant Ale '55Brooklyn Ale / Pennant Ale '55

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,262 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1262
Reviews: 612
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.19%


Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-06-2001)
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stephenjmoore

Maryland

3.56/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Medium amber colored body with great transparency. Thin off-white head that settles into a very thin layer of bubbles on top. Resembles the look of a flat cask ale.

S- Sweet caramel malt, biscuity toasted malt, slightest hint of sweet apricot.

T- Toasty and malt up front with caramel malt and what tastes like pilsner malt coming through. Towards the middle a metallic flavor takes over and leaves a bitter metallic aftertaste. Almost like the gross layer of beer stuck under the bottle cap. If you can get past that flavor, it tastes like an English bitter and pale ale mixed together.

M- Medium carbonation, medium-light in body. Very easy drinking and smooth.

O- Not a bad beer, but that metallic taste was hard for me to get past.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2013 19:22:17 | More by stephenjmoore
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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.

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Brooklyn Ale / Pennant Ale '55 from Brooklyn Brewery
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