Day #149 – Brooklyn Pennant Ale ’55May 30, 2011
It’s Day 149 of my beer blog but also Day 1 of p90x for me, and BOY am I tired! I went to dinner with my family and watched a movie and I was falling asleep the whole time. I’m hoping tonight’s beer will be a quick and easy-drinker.
Brooklyn Pennant Ale ’55
This beer is from the Brooklyn Brewing Company and was created in honor of Brooklyns World Champion baseball team. I’m alittle surprised that I have not reviewed any Brooklyn beers until now. They are a large player in the craft beer industry and distribute several beers to our area. This is also a new style for my blog (!) which is getting harder and harder to come by. It is classified as an English Pale Ale. There is a slight difference from a standard American Pale Ale by the hop varieties they use and a more even malt balance. We should expect this one to be fairly easy to drink. ABV 5.1%. (Would’ve been cool if it were 5.5%)
This beer pours a clear heavy orange-copper color with a tall foamy head response. I put it in this particular glass as a sneak preview of my plans for tomorrow night.
The aroma is malty and nutty, with some sappy-syrupy notes. Slight hop aroma but they are of the earthy variety. Definite strong aroma.
Flavor is spicy yet dry. Malty notes for sure with a slight spice of hops. There is also a prominent tea leaf flavor in this as well. Medium dry finish. Fairly refreshing.