Friday, July 29, 2011

Beer of the Week (Vol. CVIII)

Another edition of Beer of the Week brought to you by the cracker jack crew at Glen Lake Wine & Spirits who have the good stuff to help lead you to the big leagues of wine, whiskey, and beer. And remember that when it comes to beer, Mark is the new ace of the Glen Lake staff.

Our beer of the week is a last minute pinch hitter from Brooklyn Brewery. It’s their Brooklyn Pennant Ale ‘55 . I guess you do have to go back a ways to find the last time anything good happened in Brooklyn.

12oz brown bottle. Label has silver and blue striped background with the signature B from the Brooklyn Brewing logo adorned on a baseball. Very slick.

STYLE: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by Volume: 5.0%

COLOR (0-2): Light reddish brown. Mostly clear. 2

AROMA (0-2): Malty and somewhat sweet. 2

HEAD (0-2): White color with decent volume and lacing. 2

TASTE (0-5): Toasted malt flavor with caramel and nuts. Light grass hops without much bitterness. Medium-bodied with light carbonation and a thin mouthfeel. Pretty drinkable. 3

AFTERTASTE (0-2): Disappointing, not much there. 1

OVERALL (0-6): An average beer that’s mildly tasty, but not terribly exciting. You can definitely fin better versions of the style out there. But if you’re feeling a little nostalgic for the boys of the summer and the days when Brooklyn was still a major league baseball town, the great looking label itself may be enough of a reason to pick up a six-pack of Pennant Ale ’55. 3

TOTAL SCORE (0-19): 13