RateBeer
overall
45
72
style
Serve in English pint

bottled
available

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 961   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


MishkinBeer's rating

2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MishkinBeer (73) - , New York, USA - JUL 12, 2011
Brooklyn’s Pennant Ale comes to the plate with a rusty orange color along with a medium home plate colored, foamy head. The glass delights the senses initially like a knuckleball with a sweet, floral aroma, but the excitement tapers off from there. With so many excellent beers in their catalog, it’s hard to imagine Brooklyn Brewery couldn’t engineer an above average pale ale. The starting pitcher seems to have been pulled after 2 innings: The body is thin, even a bit on the watery side. The flavor is too sweet with its citrusy overtones and brown sugar hints. The closer is an ending that is round with a rather stale bite to it. Pennant Ale isn’t terrible, but certainly doesn’t live up to it’s siblings in the Brooklyn lineup. There are better pale ales for the Midsummer Classic.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
queenholly (3502) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUL 28, 2015
Bottle. Sweet barley malt aroma. Hazy amber with a moderate ivory head. Sweet barley malt and orange flavor. Light body, soft/flat carbonation.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Panzuriel (1429) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2015
On tap at Melt Easton. Clear light amber beer with a fine head of white bubbles. Nose is sweet malt and light hops. Taste is light malt bread lightly toasted with a bit of hop bitterness. Medium to thin body with little carbonation.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Travlr (15913) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle. Clear amber color, scant head. Aroma of light biscuit. Taste is bready caramel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Parket (578) - Bruges, BELGIUM - MAY 22, 2015
From tap in irish pub. Very small and stable white head. Delicious malty nose, just like taste. Nice and very simple but so good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
willisread (831) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 22, 2015
Old rating. Bottle from Old Town. Copper brown with a small off-white head. Malt aromas with hints of bread, apricot and persimmon. Soft carbonation with a medium to light body. Malty British style pale that is easy to drink.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
kidobutai (517) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 23, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Copper orange color. Decent little head and not a bad amount of lacing. Very fruity nose, tasty tart taste. Slight filmy palate.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
commonshawn (664) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle. Light copper with little head. Smells of grain. Mild flavor. Easy to drink but not super pleasant. Brooklyn does not win the pennant.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Psytron (1584) - Turku, FINLAND - NOV 21, 2014
Mild smell of hops. Copper colour, small white head. Very flat carbon. Aroma of hop, some citrus. Mildly bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerFanDan17 (1033) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - NOV 9, 2014
A very tasty pale ale. Good bread and buttery toast notes with a mildly fruity hoppiness. Part of a mixed Brooklyn 12-pack. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (3241) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2014
Keg at London Fields, as ’Brooklyn Pennant 8%’. I’m guessing that this is the same beer and they just got the ABV wrong. Hazy brown, still, decent off-white head. Aroma is metallic and yeasty. Body is medium, a touch of carbonation, slightly foamy in the mouth. Taste is liquorice malt, some metalllic notes. Very average.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 97


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50