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RATINGS: 966   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   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 Brooklyns world champion baseball team.

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jasonp (1577) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2004
Pours a beautiful sparkling clear reddish amber with a quickly fading head. Aroma is sweet, malty and bready. Taste has notes of caramel, toffee, toasty malts, light english hops, some citrus and a hint of apple. Pretty sweet, not much bitterness. Medium bodied and a little watery on the back end. Overall, pretty solid but VERY boring.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 30, 2004
Draught, JFK International Airport: darker brown than many pale ales, boasting more malt flavour on top of some bitter English style hops. Finish is long and malty, really a tasty treat while waiting to board

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - OCT 20, 2004
10.20.04 12 oz bottle for the ALCS game seven. Looks rather coppery in an English pale sort of way -- Oliver calls it chesnut and I think thats right on. Aromas are lightly floral with a nice toffee note and some apricot. Flavors are mild, pale, and ripe. At temperature the beer blossoms nicely and some floral character comes through on the palate. Medium bodied, very light eff. Theres a slight sour note that seems to be shared by many of the Brooklyn beers Ive had: not bad, but sour.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brownaler (590) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2004
Amber red appearence. Has a nice citrus aroma with other fruits whithin. Mild hops throughout. A soild and drinkable ale. Reminds me a lot of Red Seal.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 28, 2004
A beautiful ale, with textured caramel flavors. Maybe slightly more watery than the Brooklyn Lager. Gorgeous and refreshing, as Brooklyn beers are. This declares it, hands down--Brooklyn is my favorite brewery. Dont know what their process is, but all their beers Ive tried--most of their major ones--have been incredibly flavorful, creative, and refreshing. Cheers for a sizable ale here.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - SEP 27, 2004
This brew pours red with i nice thick head. Not a bad brew, but taste is watered down. Aroma is maybe kind of nutty perhaps.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2004
Clear brown, bubbly white head. Dull caramel aroma. Thin flavour of caramel and burnt sugar. sweet finish och caramel. A boring amber.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
omhper (24077) - Tyres, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2004
Bottled. Clear reddish brown. Caramelly and clean. Boring brief caramel flavour followed by a short finish with low bitterness. Lifeless and industrial. Is it just me or has this brewery gone downhill?

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DragonStout (1410) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2004
I forgot to write this down.All i remember is hints of fruits and nuts.Was kind of dry but tasty.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DKlovesbeer (172) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - SEP 19, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2007 Pours chestnut red with orange hues and a foamy tan head. This beer looks great in a glass. Head doesnt last long but does leave some lovely lacing around the edges. Aroma is sweet and malty giving a nosefull of brew-kettle fresh wort, and a trailing after-aroma of fresh hops. Flavor is a little bit less than what I expected, mostly malt, some hops in the finish, but leaves a sour aftertaste, I drank six of these before their expiration date and they all tasted the same. A bit too much carbonation and the sour finish led to a bad mouthfeel. Overall, Im going to have to say that this is an overrated beer, maybe I just had a bad batch but Id expect a beer like this to rate somewhere around the low 40s. Oh well, Ill try it on tap when I get a chance to visit the brewery.


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