Brooklyn Sorachi Ace - Brooklyn Brewery
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Reviews by barczar:
3.89/5 rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a slightly hazy light golden yellow color with a fairly solid white head that clings to the rim.
Lemon, sweet bready malt, and hints of herbal hop are evident in the aroma, which is somewhat subtle. There's a champagne-like finish.
A wine-like fruitiness dominates the flavor initially, slightly tangy, with a lemony finish. Cracker-like slightly sweet malt supports the taste, with a dry, peppery finish cleaning up the flavor.
The body is fairly heavy, with moderately high carbonation and a decidedly dry finish.
An interesting take on a saison, more wine-like than anticipated, and somewhat two-note. I'm not a huge lemon fan, so not really my brew.
Tried this in 14, and I get much more floral and herbal hop character, with a fair amount of bitterness in the finish.
Serving type: on-tap
03-14-2012 01:55:32 | More by barczar
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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.