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RATINGS: 961   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 Brooklynís world champion baseball team.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jine (900) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2005
12 oz bottle. The whole "pennant" thing threw me off. Label just says Brooklyn Ale. Some kind of baked goods taste in there? Chillaxin. Brooklyn makes solid stuff for reals

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - DEC 17, 2004
Sampled from bottle at Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival 2004 (#43).
Hazy copper colored with no head. Nice sweet caramelly aroma with some hops in there. Plenty of fruit (oranges) also. Bitter hoppy and fruity flavor. Quite mild but good taste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 28, 2004
Amber with a bready aroma sprinkled with accents of light citrus hops. Juicy body with a fruity, biscuity flavor. Quick, dry finish with a fresh bread aftertaste accompanied with a tangy, sour note.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2004
Itís from Brooklyn. Great things come from Brooklyn. Okay, this isnít great but it ainít bad either. Dark amber color with a light tan head. Malty nose with some floral and some fruit. Nice feel in the mouth. Flavor is nothing extraordinary but itís good. Some sweetness and maltiness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 13, 2004
Bottle - many thanks to slob! Pours clear dark amber color with a smallish off-white head that mostly diminishes. Aroma is of ripe fruity malts and light floral notes. Flavor is caramelly sweet and malty, quite mellow character with little hoppiness and a mildly bitter finish. Medium body and gentle carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jasonp (1556) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2004
Pours a beautiful sparkling clear reddish amber with a quickly fading head. Aroma is sweet, malty and bready. Taste has notes of caramel, toffee, toasty malts, light english hops, some citrus and a hint of apple. Pretty sweet, not much bitterness. Medium bodied and a little watery on the back end. Overall, pretty solid but VERY boring.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 30, 2004
Draught, JFK International Airport: darker brown than many pale ales, boasting more malt flavour on top of some bitter English style hops. Finish is long and malty, really a tasty treat while waiting to boardÖ

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - OCT 20, 2004
10.20.04 12 oz bottle for the ALCS game seven. Looks rather coppery in an English pale sort of way -- Oliver calls it chesnut and I think thatís right on. Aromas are lightly floral with a nice toffee note and some apricot. Flavors are mild, pale, and ripe. At temperature the beer blossoms nicely and some floral character comes through on the palate. Medium bodied, very light eff. Thereís a slight sour note that seems to be shared by many of the Brooklyn beers Iíve had: not bad, but sour.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brownaler (378) - Topsail Beach, North Carolina, USA - OCT 15, 2004
Amber red appearence. Has a nice citrus aroma with other fruits whithin. Mild hops throughout. A soild and drinkable ale. Reminds me a lot of Red Seal.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 28, 2004
A beautiful ale, with textured caramel flavors. Maybe slightly more watery than the Brooklyn Lager. Gorgeous and refreshing, as Brooklyn beers are. This declares it, hands down--Brooklyn is my favorite brewery. Donít know what their process is, but all their beers Iíve tried--most of their major ones--have been incredibly flavorful, creative, and refreshing. Cheers for a sizable ale here.


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