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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11452) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (4120) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jgb9348 (4707) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frank (2830) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2003
In a dark bar it appears a nice amber brown. Mostly diminishing head. Fruity, citrusy aroma. Light bodied. A touch of hops in the finish. Light on flavor but well-balanced and refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2002
Truly an authentic English PA. Wow, those Maris Otter have that unmistakeable tang, even for a lowbrow palate like mine. I completely love that stuff. Same as in Swale’s Indian Summer Pale Ale, I believe. Yum. Hopped just right. In my opinion, with a beer like this it’s not...sweetish malt component plus (piney/citrus/fruity/earthy) hop component, the entire deal is unified. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2002
Deep copper to bronze color with a thick, creamy head that eventually dissipated. Beautiful. Nice blend of earthy and citric hops in the nose with the earthy Fuggles dominating slightly. Bready malts also evident in the nose. Nice, thick, bready malt flavors balance earthy hop tones very well. Quite chunky for an APA. Finish is pretty clean, with only a mild hop bitterness balancing the malts. I enjoyed this beer greatly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2002
Not bad. My first Brooklyn and I can only hope that this is just the beginning. Nice head, mellow flavor, and a fairly smooth finish. Only complaint is that it may be too smooth on the flavor.

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