We hosted some ragers at our house recently which gave me the chance to pick up a few mixed packs of great beer. I love Brooklyn’s Lager (O’F take note my brother), so I was eager to nab the Brooklyn mixer for a lovely $13.49 at the local liquor clearing house, Atlas. Here are my thoughts on the Pennant Pale Ale, the India Pale Ale and the Brown Ale. Hold on to your knickers! Not you blondie, you can just go ahead and drop ‘em. O’F, if you happen to be still wearing them, cinch em up tighter please, we don’t want any travesties. Thanks.
Pennant Pale Ale:
Pennant poured a deep red and the impressive head waved hello followed swiftly by a curt goodbye. Not good company I guess. Smelled strongly of caramel, a cloying sweet, thick, syrupy aroma. Also got significant butterscotch and buttered popcorn.
Tasted surprisingly of lemongrass off the bat. Lots of sweet toffee, very delicious.
Pennant had lots of good flavor and little in the way of hops which made it taste more like an English Pale Ale in that respect. Good brew!
Smelled chocolatey and malty with some coffee notes.
First taste was deep, rich and very tasty.
I’m not a brown expert, not because I don’t like them, I do, I just haven’t focused on them too much. In my opinion, if you like brown ale, brown food, or brown chocolate, buy this, you’ll probably like it.
East India Pale Ale:
Now that was some chunky lacing! Not as dark as I expected but good copper color.
There was a strange powered citrus sugar flavor. Really weird. Dried out very well at the end with no residual sweetness.
Bizarre flavor, like nothing I’ve had before. I like to be surprised by IPAs so I need to give this a second try.
So there you go, all three were definitely worthy brews.
I love Brooklyn’s iconic logo and they’ve got some groovy gear on their site, specifically their “Brewhouse” shirt.