MishkinBeer (73) - , New York, USA - JUL 12, 2011
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brooklynís 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, itís hard to imagine Brooklyn Brewery couldnít 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 isnít terrible, but certainly doesnít live up to itís siblings in the Brooklyn lineup. There are better pale ales for the Midsummer Classic.
bradleysaurus (42) - - NOV 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
poured from a bottle Average run of the mill pale ale. No distinct flavor but very refreshing.
Iphonephan (2213) - McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a 12 oz bottle shared in Avon NC. Pours a clear amber with a thin off white head. Malty aroma. Light caramel flavor with some tart white grape notes. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, slightly astringent finish.
anfractuosity (69) - - NOV 16, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Smells of caramel and toffee. Taste is ok, but certainly not amazing...................
downender (5623) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2013 Bottle from Corks of Cotham, Bristol. Amber with a decent, off-white head. Sweet, caramel and biscuity malts, with a hint of hedgerow fruit and a moderately bitter finish. Ok.
mkel07 (2516) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle as Pennant Ale 55 from deli in New York. Great flavour that really hit the spot on a hot day.
rcasta (781) - EL SALVADOR - NOV 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Buena birria para todo momento. Suave y deliciosa en el paladar es algo especial
dwyerpg (4257) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells of toffee and malt, easily recognizable as the English-style pale. Flavor is also similar, somewhat toffee. Overall itís just and okay beer. A tad sticky in the finish.
merc7186 (1469) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head, Great Lacing
S: Bready Malts, Mildly Grainy
T: Bready Malts, Crackers, Mild Grainy
M: Decent Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Mildly Bitter, Mildly Watery
Overall, its listed as an English Pale but the hop character is just not that there.
jflopsu (294) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a light brown. Has a nice malt and carmel. Has a sweet malt, floral and very light hop flavor with little bitterness.
jerseyjohn71 (111) - corsicana, Texas, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
great color red, orange, caramel, floral, nuts, roasty, minimal head, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, slick feel, soft carbonation,