- Style: Pale Ale
- Serving: Bottle
- Volume: 12oz
- ABV: 5.00%
Brooklyn Brewery, in the heart of Brooklyn, New York, presents their Pennant Ale ‘55, named in honor of the 1955 World Champion Brooklyn Dodgers baseball team. At an expected 5% ABV, this brew is sessionable and perfect for a day of easy drinking.
The beer poured nicely into my Arrogant Bastard [plug!] pint glass. It had a nice, cloudy and murky golden color. It was topped off with a two finger fluffy nugget head, that dissipated rather fast. The smell is loaded with hops and buttered biscuits. It has accents of floral aromas, mostly from the hops, and a nice, smooth maltyness. It was a nicely balanced, very much what I was hoping and expecting for in an Ale.
The taste has mild carbonation and was medium-bodied. It’s very drinkable, however, with a buttery biscuit type taste to it. Personally, I was anticipating a more hoppy taste though I wasn’t disappointed at all. It was a very enjoyable beer that was smooth and dry finish.
Drinking this beer reminds me of having a beer at the ballpark. It was like enjoying a freshly cut grass-in-the-air type of day (unless you’re allergic to fresh cut grass). I look forward to enjoying several of the other brews that Brooklyn has to offer. I would highly recommend this to anyone that enjoys a nice, medium-bodied Ale.
Nick Robin is a Senior Writer for Passion Beer.
While studying in college, he learned to tune his palate in to well crafted beers, which never interfered with his studies. Now, he enjoys continually learning about anything and everything beer.