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Brooklyn Sorachi Ace - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,709 Ratings
THE BROS
94
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Ratings: 1,709
Reviews: 542
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 151
Gots: 186 | FT: 5
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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Gregwa

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

08-04-2013 01:30:55 | More by Gregwa
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Iamstryker

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

08-04-2013 00:18:06 | More by Iamstryker
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

4.01/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Beer is clear golden in colour, with a massively large white head. Excellent retention, lots of lacing.

The Sorachi Ace (at least, what I assume that hop is doing) really sticks out. A very strong lemongrass scent, with lemon. Yeast below that.

Taste is good, but not up to the scent. The lemongrass is still very heavy, and is accompanied by a very creamy flavour. Quite malty. The yeast is there but less present, or at least not resulting in the flavours I associate with Belgian yeasts. Lemon is certainly strong, but not like the lemongrass. It is nice but there is something about it that doesn't work for me. Hard to put my finger on it.

Medium bodied, super creamy. Moderate carbonation level.

Overall, quite good, but as noted above, there is something that doesn't sit right for me. Wish I could identify it, but there is something about the hop flavours, particularly the lemongrass, that doesn't quite do it for me- despite loving lemongrass.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2013 23:16:15 | More by jrenihan
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ThrashMaster

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

08-02-2013 20:54:11 | More by ThrashMaster
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dcguitar

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

08-02-2013 20:48:31 | More by dcguitar
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BigTrubble

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

08-02-2013 20:41:56 | More by BigTrubble
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4/5  rDev -2.7%

08-02-2013 20:32:13 | More by mendvicdog
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mquinn919

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

07-31-2013 23:30:01 | More by mquinn919
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

07-31-2013 16:16:37 | More by Zachtheporter
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lisahope27

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -27%

07-30-2013 03:50:40 | More by lisahope27
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akang

California

4/5  rDev -2.7%

07-30-2013 02:28:41 | More by akang
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Los1324

New York

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

07-30-2013 01:56:58 | More by Los1324
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Joey1566

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

07-29-2013 23:27:39 | More by Joey1566
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Piddmeista

California

4/5  rDev -2.7%

07-29-2013 00:47:12 | More by Piddmeista
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SocalKicks

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

07-29-2013 00:30:00 | More by SocalKicks
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NurseBri

California

4/5  rDev -2.7%

07-29-2013 00:23:59 | More by NurseBri
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KeKeKumba

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.7%

07-29-2013 00:08:15 | More by KeKeKumba
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

07-28-2013 23:52:49 | More by Kmat10
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OgreSanchez

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.7%

07-28-2013 17:38:33 | More by OgreSanchez
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Curloftheburl

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

07-28-2013 12:38:11 | More by Curloftheburl
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Tiernan

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.7%

07-28-2013 06:44:40 | More by Tiernan
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hinemk76

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

07-28-2013 04:10:53 | More by hinemk76
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LAS

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

07-27-2013 16:55:01 | More by LAS
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Oakenator

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

07-27-2013 00:13:18 | More by Oakenator
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endincolorado

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one pours a hazy deep gold with two fingers of tight, white-frothy head that settles gradually. The aroma is bright and refreshing with notes of lemon zest and a crisp, crackery malt backbone. Notes of herbs and earth lie faint in the background. The flavor is dry and clean, with a crisp, light-bodied mouthfeel. Some appropriate astringency hits on the back of the palate with each swallow. Sorachi Ace is a uniquely refreshing example of a style I'm still learning to appreciate.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2013 22:11:48 | More by endincolorado
Brooklyn Sorachi Ace from Brooklyn Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,709 ratings.