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RATINGS: 924   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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 24, 2003
Amber body, rising carbonation, medium white head, malty nose with a hint of hops. I don't really like the sweetness of the body. A bit of Cascades in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2003
Comments A amber beer with a fine head. A nice malty sweet aroma. And a filling nice malt sweet and slightly bitter beer. A great pale ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerluvindave (194) - Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2003
Good smooth hops taste with some complex undertones. Color appeared surprisingly dark compaired to taste.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Nate (3553) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2003
Aroma has a nice tinge of hops but also a woody/pine essence - OK malts. Has a fake caramel color and almost no head. Medium high carb with medium watery body. Decent taste - quite a bit of hops but not overly bitter. There is also a spicyness to it - pine or juniper? that I didn't care for. A little tart/sour, also.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 4, 2003
Medium light-tan head atop clear amber body. Aroma is sweet and malty, with a hint of floral hops. Taste has strong floral and earthy characters, along with some subtle biscuit. Medium sweet. Mild bitter finish. Solid English Pale.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (3908) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2003
Perhaps my least favorite Brooklyn so far, which has been very solid to this point. Unpleasant bitter-style malt. Tart. Good looking light brown. Maybe a tad watery. Still better than midline.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jgb9348 (4490) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2003
Very dark brown (a chestnut) colour...very dark for a 'pale ale'. Somewhat sweet smell, but one similiar to an english bitter. A strong malty flavour, not much noticable hops. Somewhat sweet taste, but slightly overwhelming. A strong initial taste, but very thin and a very long bad tasting aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JAN 24, 2003
Tastes exactly like I thought it would: malty pale ale, something like an English pale ale with cleaner yeast. Lots of Maris Otter in the mouth and spice in the nose. Well brewed, but not my favorite flavors.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 12, 2003
Has a amber color a malt smell. Taste is of malt and finishes with slight bitterness, but is a little watery for my taste. Overall it was pretty good, but a bit watery.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2003
A little darker than I expected from a pale ale. Nice ruddy color, decent head. Aroma of flowery hops but not like a big IPA. Taste is slightly fruity with a balance of hops. Kind of reminded me a a lighter, more bitter Fuller Vintage. And that says alot!


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