Brooklyn Ale / Pennant Ale '55 - Brooklyn Brewery
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Reviews by thecheapies:
3.31/5 rDev -8.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25
Head fizzled out quickly. Left a copper brew with a nearly flat top. No foam withstood the gas purge.
A chlorinated aroma with those Marris Otter malts trying to breach through. A little floral hop tries to cut through a mild grain sweetness. Toastiness is there, but a little muted.
Attenuated flavors with malt dominance. Tart apple and rotted apple combine with earthiness, sparge water, herbal hops, spicy bitterness, toast, and toffee. That bitterness really swells in the finish. Not sure how I feel about this mild tartness.
Carbonation is very low. The bitterness almost fakes it. Body is wet and weak. I'd use the term 'watery' here.
A lot missing here. Carb, body, esters, hop flavor... just an imbalanced English Pale. Doesn't remind me of a baseball beer neither.
Serving type: bottle
05-10-2013 13:30:21 | More by thecheapies
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3.39/5 rDev -6.6%
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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