Brooklyn Sorachi Ace - Brooklyn Brewery
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Reviews by ausonius:
4.38/5 rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Appearance: Big fluffy, creamy white head. Settles in 5 minutes to thin, light, but persistent head. Little lacing.
Light slightly cloudy yellow-gold.
Aroma: Earthy, slightly herbal, flowery, creamy (Belgian yeast), grainy. Pale malt. Hops are spicy orange, with a minor note of lime & grapefruit.
Taste: Big, full, round, dry, grainy, slightly creamy.
Round earthy hops that finish piney & fine grained.
Hops are not super powerful, but the fine bitterness stays with you almost like tannin in a red wine. Gives it a seemingly very dry finish.
Mouthfeel: Big & flavorful. Packed with flavor, in fact, but not at all heavy.
Drinkability: Fairly light on it's feet for a Saison so stuffed with flavor.
This might be one to age 12 - 30 months to see some interesting things on the palate. Not sure nose would age quite as well.
Bravo again, Brooklyn!
Serving type: bottle
07-01-2010 14:51:55 | More by ausonius
More User Reviews:
4.53/5 rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Reviewing after the fact. 750 poured in to pint glass.
Great color, great head. Wonderful retention and lacing. Not quite as bright on the nose as you would expect a Belgian, but still the spiciness and tangy, straw/hey characters you want. This thing is almost dead on the money for flavor profile. The yeast compliments this brew nicely and I'm digging the subtle hop character. Some brewers use an overbearing yeast strain on the malts, but not this, and the Champagne yeast used for condition really drys it up nicely. Nice carbonation in the mouth. Drying, warming, tingling spiciness.
What a great brew that I almost passed up on. If you like the Saison/Farmhouse/Belgian style, pick it up.
Serving type: bottle
03-11-2014 01:18:34 | More by JCarey
Brooklyn Sorachi Ace from Brooklyn Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,542 ratings.