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RATINGS: 944   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.


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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blatantdream (78) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 16, 2005
Many people can vouch that Katz’s Delicatessen in New York makes the best Pastrami sandwich in the world and I totally agree. I’ve been coming to Katz’s for a very long time and I always knew they had a pretty good beer selection on tap but nothing really caught my eye until I looked carefully at a Brooklyn Brewery tap handle they had that says Katz’s Ale on it. Boy was I excited to try this Brooklyn brew! It pours a nice cold caramel color a tad lighter than the regular Brooklyn Ale. Medium-bodied with little head but nice lacing on top. Very crisp and refreshing. You could taste the malts that were kind of similar to the regular Brooklyn Ale but this one had a unique sweetness to it. This sweetness went well with the juicy sweetness of the pastrami sandwich on rye. As with any Brooklyn brew, you can’t go wrong with ordering this one. A perfect match to perfect pastrami.
Earlier Rating: 2/4/2005 Total Score: 3.1
Caramel colored with a nice thin lacing on topof the glass. Refreshing drink. Malty taste with just a bit of hop bitterness at the end. A good beer overall but not as complex as most Brooklyn’s tend to be.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tinylightsrecs (163) - - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle from Glug Newcastle. Nice hefty biscuity flavour with a citrus aftertaste. Pretty classic, and another example of Brooklyn's versatility

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nathan30533 (585) - Dahlonega, Georgia, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Very enjoyable. English malts really make this one and I enjoy the hop of an America pale ale. Good. Not great.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Clear, copper in color with a small foamy head fading to just a ring around the edge. Little to no carbo’s. Nothing to write home as far as aroma: malts and hops with the hops having a slight lemony taste. Nothing special tatse wise, maybe a bit of biscuit. Dry Average beer. Last night I had a Samual Smith Old Brewery Pale Ale. That was a very good beer in my opinion. The reviewed beer doen’t match up very well. Drink well my friends

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JHeath99 (840) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Tap at Lazy Dog. Pours a slightly hazy amber with a thin layer of off white head. Aroma is mostly malty with just a hint of citrus. Taste of biscuits malts with that hint of citrus popping up here too.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
metalspice (30) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - JUL 11, 2014
På tapp på Onkel Oscars i Namsos. Ravfarget med fint skum. Noe vannaktig i smaken. God tørsteslukker i varmen.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
madmitch76 (14496) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
15th June 2014
Bright clear gold beer, small pale cream coloured head. Palate is light and a little dry. Modest carbonation. Smooth dry malt. Whisper of overripe fruits. Touch of bitterness before the dry finish. Duller than dishwater!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
miquelcrush (1273) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 24, 2014
Bona cervesa, equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, equilibrada y sabrosa.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Joakgust (845) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle. Clear amber beer with a large off white head. Aroma is malty with notes of caramel, biscuits, herbs, nuts and some citrus. Flavor is malty with notes of caramel, biscuits, herbs, corn and nachos. Not very impressive, seems like an old bottle.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
UXO (147) - CANADA - JUN 10, 2014
Pours a clear medium copper with a short head diminishing rapidly to nothing, no lacing. Nose is caramel and biscuity malt, very faint hops, yeast. Taste is similar. Medium body, with low persistent carbonation and a mildly bitter finish. A decent enough English Pale - nothing to distinguish it, but nothing offensive, either. I don’t regret trying it, but moving the remaining five out of my cellar might be a challenge.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sinfull (796) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Clear, light brown color. Medium off-white head. Aroma of malt , caramel and grain. Bready and caramel taste , with pleasant hoppy and dry finish.


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