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RATINGS: 955   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   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.

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   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.

PhillyCraft (7714) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2016
BB backlog. Draft in NYC before my sisters wedding. Gotta take what you can get sometimes. Pours an orange golden with average head. Stale hops and honey caramel biscuits are the main tasting notes on this awful beer. Light bodied and forgettable

matstrange (231) - Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2016
Looks like a lager but is half way to an ipa. Lightly hopped with a malty hint too. Very drinkable.

jtc16 (4) - Clovis, California, USA - FEB 8, 2016 does not count
Crap. High priced crap at that. Makes Rolling Rock look good in comparison.

Niko100 (2980) - Chicago, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2015
Rich amber color; Medium body; Aroma of malt, caramel, & some citrus hops; Flavor of malt/biscuit, caramel, hops, citrus, and some spice; Finish is fairly bitter; Decent.

Gonzin (187) - ARGENTINA - SEP 4, 2015
Probada en The Breslin Bar & Dining Room, Midtown, Manhattan. Ale al natural, buen sabor. Disfrutable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

ClassyBeagle (376) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2015
From NOTES. A: Subdued malts with hints of yeast. A : Pours a nice amber color with some off white head, that quickly dissipates. T: light in flavor, yeasty red ale flavor. P; Medium to high carbonation, but it is a little thin. O: Not blown away by this one.

queenholly (3623) - 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.

Panzuriel (2333) - 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.

Travlr (25767) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle. Clear amber color, scant head. Aroma of light biscuit. Taste is bready caramel.

Parket (586) - 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.

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