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RATINGS: 940   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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Formerly known as Pennant Ale '55...Brooklyn Pennant Pale Ale '55 is a classic English pale ale, brewed with the prized Maris Otter Malt and Fuggles, Willamette and Cascade hops. Maris Otter is an old malt variety that yields an incomparable biscuity flavor. Pennant is chesnut-colored, medium in body with a hearty malt palate and smooth hop finish. This beer is a tribute to Brooklyn’s world champion baseball team.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
574deadzone (984) - North Central, Indiana, USA - MAR 29, 2014
As "Pennant Ale ’55," best by Aug 2014. Pours deep golden to amber with a fair creamy khaki head that settles quickly and leaves a few touches of lace. Very subtle nose of mild toasted malt and some fruit, perhaps a bit of dust. Somewhat sweet, a bit tart, mildly bitter. Medium bodied, fair action, oily, with a lengthy toasted and tart fruit finish. Certainly drinkable, pleasant if not very exciting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwik-lime (1241) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2014
On tap at Woody’s in Kingston. Malty with big hints of caramel and dark fruits. Lightly hopped but a very enjoyable beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (5955) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 23, 2014
330 ml bottle as Pennant Pale Ale. Pours a copper colour with a small head. Aroma of biscuit, some raisins and caramel. Flavour of biscuit, caramel, mellow grassy bitterness and and tangy citrus. Medium bodied, surprisingly smooth mouthfeel and very soft carbonation. Mellow and smooth. Easy.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (2734) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2014
bottle. pale amber with small head. medium malt body with biscuit and caramel. mild english hops. decent EPA.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JonMoore (1841) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2014
Bottle - clear gold with a slim white head. Aroma of light malt and caramel. Taste is malty, caramel, grassy, moderate bitterness. Medium bodied, softly carbonated.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rangerred (891) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Had on tap in a pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy dark copper with really no head to speak of and absolutely no lacing at all. Pretty poor all-around. Aroma is caramel and toffee along with a touch of dark fruit. Maybe a little grass from the hops. The flavor closely follows the smell. Very malt heavy with toffee and a bit of roast. Dark fruits are prominent as well. Medium bitterness with some hay and grass. Sticky finish is a little more than I was expecting. Overall, I’m not very impressed with this one. There are some ice flavors buried in there but it is a little muddy overall and a bit too sticky.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
George2Tall (20) - - FEB 22, 2014
What can you say about a beer that has no description? For starters, this is an ale from the Brooklyn Brewery. That alone makes it worthy of a trial. The beer pours a copper color with a minimal white head. The aroma evolves over time from smoky to fruity. The taste has some fruity overtones with some bitterness in the aftertaste. It flows easily over the palate. This ale is an excellent accompaniment to a Chicago style pizza. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niall73 (1346) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2014
On tap at Westow House. Pours a clear gold with a thin head. Nothing in the aroma. Light body, fairly full carbonation. Caramel, a hint of indistinguishable fruit, slightly metallic. Not great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hockeybeerguy (1503) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Reviewed from notes. Consumed November 25, 2012. The appearance has a golden amber colored body that left a one finger white head that died within fifteen seconds. Lots of carbonation was seen rising. The smell malty with some citrus and sweet pine. The taste was the same adding a bit of caramel and light hops. On the palate, its light and very drinkable. It was slightly harsh on the tongue due to the carbonation. Overall, this is a decent English pale, perhaps a bit too carbonated, but mostly good.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wittales (611) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Appearance was hazy amber gold with off white creamy diminishing 1 finger head, spotty lacing. Aromas are soft spice and citrus, then the mild mineral biscuit toasty semi-sweet malts. Taste are toasty biscuit semi-sweet base wih light grapefruit hops, then slight fruity yeast at the end. Palate was soft creamy CO2 with medium body, then a lasting mineral toasty balanced finish. A good English Pale, try it.


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