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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

1,266 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1266
Reviews: 612
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 13.22%


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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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

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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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.

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Brooklyn Ale / Pennant Ale '55 from Brooklyn Brewery
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