Brooklyn Sorachi Ace - Brooklyn Brewery
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4.65/5 rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
From a 750 ml brown magnum, caged and corked. Pours out a cloudy yet very bright deep straw/light apricot hue, massive tight rocky white head with excellent retention.
Wow, incredibly clean and straight-forward aroma for this style--crisp clean lemon zest, mandarin and tangerine, even some dry lime, dry grains and some dry spicy and grassy hops. Dry, clean yeast becomes apparent as it warms.
The flavour is incredibly clean for the style as well, another wow. I'm not giving it a full 5 in this category because it's still lacking at least a hint of funk or sharpness (making it seem more like a Tripel or Strong Pale), but the clean balance otherwise must be commended. Clean grainy wheat up front blended with lemon zest, light citrus fruits throughout the middle along with mild spice, light leafy and dry spicy hops on the finish. Nice dry aftertaste of hops, yeast and citrus lingers briefly.
Medium-light mouthfeel, slippery slick texture, with moderate carbonation.
This stuff is awesome. Saison or personal interpretation of a Saison this is a total winner for me, worth every penny (as expensive as it is), and sadly for my wallet I'm going back for more to stock up. This is the bottle I'm bring to every dinner party I attend while it's still available, and it's now my go-to for New Years as well. An all around enjoyable beer that needs to be experienced, and very accessible for those not familiar with the style.
Serving type: bottle
11-02-2010 08:28:45 | More by IronDjinn
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