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RATINGS: 952   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.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4919) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2011 I have mixed feelings about Brooklyn. They make a couple of wonderful beers and then a bunch of uninspired ones like this one. +++ Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer pours a murky brown color with a moderate tan head that lingers. There is a strong floral hop scent. The flavor is strong and sour up front and lingers with maltinesss. There is a malty aftertaste. It smells better than it tastes. An acceptable basic ale but nothing more.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 22, 2004
Poured light amber with a nice thick foamy white head. Aroma was malty and slightly sweet. Medium bodied mouthfeel. Slight bitter finish with mild hop tones. This was a very enjoyable beer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2004
Draught at the Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn, NY.</br> Deep amber colour with a beige head. Vanilla malt aroma. Served way to cold to enjoy properly. Moderate, smooth palate easy drinking. Needs more malt flavour to compete but the vanilla is a good first step.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheBeerGod (5249) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2003
Pours a translucent ruby-brown with a tall ecru head. Nose seems dominated by malt. The taste is sweet. There is a caramel taste to go with the malt and I cannot detect much in the way of hops. There is a sort of bread dough taste to it as well. The finish has some light bitterness to it but leans towards being semi-sweet. There is almost a plastic or synthetic aftertaste to it which detracts from what is otherwise a good beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UNCCTF (477) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 27, 2003
The best thing about this beer was the balance - the malts and hops offset each other perfectly. It just needs a little bit more overall "umph."

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
haddon90 (1466) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2003
Cloudy, dark copper pour. Thick off-white head. A fruity nose, somewhat faint, but some hops can be detected. Hoppy flavor, hint of orange. Quite smooth and very drinkable. Pretty decent! I enjoyed this. Bought this bottle at Total Wine in Manassas, VA.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
freekyp (1484) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 24, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2005 Reddish brown with full off white head. Slight orange/grapefruit in nose. Not thick bodied, and very refreshing. Similar taste characteristics to Magic Hat #9 but less prominent in the grapefruit department. Hops are subdued. Pleasant fruity aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
evinal (48) - Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 17, 2003
bottle. Although i prefer an APA over an EPA i felt this was true to the style. Dry, medium body, slite bite. A good epa all around.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 1, 2003
Bottle. This beer smells and tastes like an English ale, with just enough of that American hop bite. Somewhat chewy malt medium body, very drinkable, a good ole' beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crazyvin (1938) - New York, USA - OCT 18, 2003
enjoyable! poured a nice dark amber color with very little head. Had a smooth, but under-hopped taste. Its mild bitterness was accompanied buy sweet notes. It finished smooth and not dry, a nice summer beer.


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