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RATINGS: 963   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10200) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2003
Pretty, crystal clear copper hue. Mid-sized, off-white, frothy head. No lacing. The aroma is of dark port and caramel. Interesting flavor. Very nicely balanced. Roasted cashews, buttery and beefy up front. Astringent, tongue numbing hop presence on the backside. Not bitter. If anything, the hops are tart and acetic. Light-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Lengthy, bone dry, astringent finish. I dig this beer. Looks like I'm one of the few.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrinkingbuddyD (129) - Warsaw, New York, USA - JUN 10, 2003
Brown-orange color with large foamy head. Not much aroma. Offers a considerable sweetness followed by a mild hopping. No complexity here. The flavors aren't strong enough. This one was kind of boring.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Nuffield (3900) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 3, 2003
What's this all about? I'm not sure. It is nothing--no discernable style, a murky aroma, a murky flavor, a decent palate (thanks to the malts) but a beer in search of a point. Reddish/amber color with a good clinging head, to the extent that this matters. (on tap, Brooklyn Brewery)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
winterlager (101) - Orchard Park, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2003
This is a decent pale ale, not the best from Brooklyn. Nice hops and good balance of sweet and bitter

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JFGrind (1925) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2003
Enjoyable English Pale Ale that gets the balance between malt sweetness and hop bitterness just right. Proof that an East Coast brewery can brew an good English Pale Ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAY 11, 2003
not my favorite of the brooklyns, but a decent drink. wouldn't really buy another one, but is worth trying once.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 16, 2003
As the beer sets in my glass, a deep burnished copper color, the head mountainous in size, the color a winsome light tan and the consistency creamy. Nose is malt, sweet, crisp and fresh, the start is richly malt, the top middling in feel to the palate. Finish has a spiteful acidity, the hops present and spicy in their bite, a dry aftertaste, and another good beer from a great brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
baobubba (455) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - MAR 19, 2003
Sweet fruity (raspberry) aroma with some ice tea notes. Slightly sweet with a light bitter finish. Interesting pale ale. Would have again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ConiseurofBeer (242) - Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2003
Dark amber with a light malt nose. deep malt taste with a touch of bitter hops. Not as good as their brown ale.

   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.

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