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RATINGS: 923   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beer Guy99 (250) - Maineville, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2002
Brown in color, frothy head. Clean aroma with hints of malt. The flavor has a definite British Isles quality, reminiscent of Newcastle Brown Ale but with more flavor. I think the yeast gives it the flavors I’m detecting, which also remind me of home brewed ale. The style seems much closer to Brown Ale than pale ale. Maybe it’s the absence of Cascade hops, which have become so prevalent in American pale ales in recent years. This beer has its own unique flavor and appeal. Nice to taste something different from the pack but I miss the Cascades because I think American craft brewers have gone one better than their British cousins in the pale ale category. Now English style ales seem lacking in zest and flavor compared to their American counterparts in the craft brewing business.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2002
Nothing spectacular here. Rather a bland english style pale ale. The aroma is weak but that balances out the weak flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 25, 2002
Clear glowing light amber. Fat, sticky and foamy light tan head. Zero carbonation. Aroma of grassy and floral hops with a slight citric topping. Pale malt wisps. Clean and smooth with buttery malts and a grassy/floral hop balance. Medium light body. Dryish. Very English in malt and yeast flavor. Yorkshire maybe? Finishes with a light fruity slickness. Decent.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2002
Light chestnut colored. Very fast head collapse leaving a thin lace. Nose of cookie dough malts,nuts and light hopping. Thinnish,watery body with nice malts, the middle is a bit acidic and dry with a forgettable bland and watery finish. Hops seem out of place(unbalanced)Very average. Perhaps a bad batch for I am a bit past the freshness date.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2002
I like more hoppy pale ales than this one. Its missing something in my opinion. Sort of a watery aftertasted.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - FEB 11, 2002
looks just great. it does have a sweet aftertaste - probably wouldn’t have more than 2 of these in a row.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Delbomber (387) - Philadelphia, USA - DEC 19, 2001
Chocolate-brown color, flimsy head, emanating an inviting roasted hazelnut, flowery hops, and chocolate aroma. I was therefore suprised by the overall strength of the predominant yeast, which bullies the roasted caramel, barley, hops, and light chocolate flavors. Finishes slightly bitter, almost stinging, but is underminded by the overall watery character.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2001
Sweet and malty, with a decent hop finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 20, 2001
Way too sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
legion242 (2099) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2001
Color- deep amber. Head- Rocky and thick- foaming agents??? Aroma- abrupt, full. Thin at first, gets better through the pint.


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