Brooklyn Ale / Pennant Ale '55 - Brooklyn Brewery
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3.91/5 rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
From a mix-and-match six pack. In a dimpled beer mug, graded to ESB, 2008 BJCP #8C.
Appearance: Pours a light copper/dark amber with 1/2" light tan head. Fades quickly to 1/8"off-white head with noticeable effervescence.
Aroma: Beery. Malty with a citrus note; lemons; black cherry maybe; estery (for a pale ale).
Taste: Somewhat bland & sour/tart, I expected more maltiness. Clean, dry, light arrival. Sour and ever so slightly bitter across mid-palate. Clean, crisp, dry finish. Weird "tinny" character on the finish, like a shiny penny.
Mouthfeel: Light-to-midweight. Perfect effervescence, not too strong, not too flat.
Overall: I love English ales, but something about this is just not my cup of beer. This has a light, tart quality that I am not expecting from an English ale, but it is maltier than I would want a summertime backyard barbecue beer.
Serving type: bottle
06-15-2014 03:33:37 | More by SaltofOH
Brooklyn Ale / Pennant Ale '55 from Brooklyn Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 1,348 ratings.