Brooklyn Ale / Pennant Ale '55 - Brooklyn Brewery
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Reviews by stephenjmoore:
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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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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