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Brooklyn Sorachi Ace - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
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1,937 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,937
Reviews: 558
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 11.19%
Wants: 167
Gots: 267 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This is a saison featuring the rare Japanese-developed hop Sorachi Ace. The Sorachi Ace hop varietal is noted for its unique lemon zest/lemongrass aroma.

(Beer added by: rtepiak on 07-29-2009)
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

I love this beer. I've had it a few times on tap and in growlers. I don't know how to describe the flavour I pick up other than a hint of bubblegum. You might think it would be bad but this beer is great!

Mlkluther, Sunday at 08:04 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottles with cork and cage. Served fairly cold into a pint glass. Purchased from LCBO for $10 CDN. Best before may 2017.

Appearance - slightly hazy pale golden color. Four fingers of white head with great retention. Lots of bubbles and great sticky lacing left inside of the glass.

Smell - light airy with plenty of lemon and a few subtle spices. Aromatic yet light and delicate. Just a faint fruity aroma.

Taste - delicious amount of lemon, lemon zest, lemon peel. Awesome. Theres some subtle spices going on here too, but the lemon is the star. Alcohol is imperceptible. Very fresh tasting, a hint of dill in there too which was interesting to say the least.

Mouthfeel - incredibly light, somewhat juicy yet even keeled mouthfeel. Phenomenal. Spritzy carbonation throughout.

Overall - a great saison, one of the best of the style with a lemon based feel and a great lightness. A great beer year round, but I can imagine this being even better on a hot summers evening.

DenisKolkin, Sunday at 12:49 AM
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Purchased at the LCBO for a mighty steep $9.95 for a 750ml bottle. Served at 7deg C in a tulip.

A- Very nice. Opens with a mighty pop and pours a ton of head. Unfiltered

S- WOW I like this one. So new.

T- A bit of pine needles. Not like gin but it's there. So this is Sorachi hops. I like

M- Creamy and bold. Super nice refreshing try

O- Very good. Worth having a couple around

Food Pairing

This light beer cut through the hot flavor believe it or not of..... Ethiopian Berbere curry

Enjoy!

DaveBar, Nov 17, 2014
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Brooklyn Sorachi Ace from Brooklyn Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,937 ratings.