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Brooklyn Sorachi Ace - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,747 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,747
Reviews: 544
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 11.19%
Wants: 152
Gots: 202 | 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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1/5  rDev -75.7%

10-24-2012 02:38:44 | More by Syr
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Spitfirejay

Florida

1/5  rDev -75.7%

05-20-2012 14:19:43 | More by Spitfirejay
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DmanGTR

Florida

1.49/5  rDev -63.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.25

Review for Batch 1 (from notes)

Had this on tap and it was the first batch. Poured hazy goldenrod with short lived white head. Aroma is awful. Weird lemongrass and lemon bitters type of aroma. Earthy, grassy, and more grass with an overcompensation of lemongrass. Spritzy carbonation. Refreshing if you can palate it.

Serving type: on-tap

04-29-2014 03:56:56 | More by DmanGTR
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phishbone23

New York

1.75/5  rDev -57.4%

01-23-2013 16:09:54 | More by phishbone23
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zachpaschal

Indiana

2/5  rDev -51.3%

04-23-2014 00:15:10 | More by zachpaschal
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BigOldOaf

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -51.3%

12-26-2013 15:01:58 | More by BigOldOaf
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Bobcat

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -51.3%

12-03-2013 21:22:53 | More by Bobcat
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chippo33

Vermont

2/5  rDev -51.3%

03-13-2013 23:30:20 | More by chippo33
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deldad

Michigan

2/5  rDev -51.3%

04-22-2012 15:00:22 | More by deldad
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cannunzi

Florida

2/5  rDev -51.3%

05-29-2013 19:36:25 | More by cannunzi
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

2.23/5  rDev -45.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Poured into a goblet.

3.5 A: Hazed yellow orange color. Two fingers of frothy white head. Retention is good and a small amount of lacing is left.

2.0 S: I've never experienced sorachi ace hops before, but I'm pretty sure I hate them. They do have a nice lemongrass component, but that's just the beginning. Super herbal with plastic undertones. It's like a plastic pumpkin or something weird like that. The hops are too distracting for me to see what's underneath.

2.0 T: It tastes like it smells, which is unfortunate. Super herbal with plastic pumpkin strangeness. A bit or earth and hay underneath.

3.5 M: Lighter body. Active, spritzy carbonation with a reasonable creaminess.

2.0 D: Not a fan of this. I'll try a sorachi ace beer one more time and if it's anything like this, I'll write them off for eternity.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2012 03:05:37 | More by DavoleBomb
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Bestie_Ge

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -39.2%

02-26-2013 01:58:08 | More by Bestie_Ge
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masemase

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -39.2%

06-28-2014 20:12:21 | More by masemase
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Swift989

District of Columbia

2.5/5  rDev -39.2%

10-01-2013 02:40:37 | More by Swift989
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -39.2%

01-04-2012 23:25:20 | More by IdrinkGas
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John_Squires

New York

2.5/5  rDev -39.2%

02-15-2014 05:59:51 | More by John_Squires
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StubFaceJoe

Colorado

2.5/5  rDev -39.2%

10-15-2012 15:23:10 | More by StubFaceJoe
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -39.2%

07-28-2012 19:51:48 | More by DonFrap
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dogfish7

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -39.2%

07-18-2012 03:49:11 | More by dogfish7
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Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -39.2%

05-29-2012 18:01:35 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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brewdog13

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -39.2%

02-24-2012 22:33:06 | More by brewdog13
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n2185

North Carolina

2.58/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with three fingers of white head. The head recedes into a nice white cap with some decent lacing.

S: Some sweet cloves and bubblegum aromas up front. A grassy hop aromas follow with a bit of a corn smell to them.

T: There are some spicy Belgian yeast flavors and bubblegum at first. The grass/corn hop flavors kick in afterward along with a touch of butter flavor and a light bitterness for the finish. Pretty strong metallic aftertaste.

M: Light body with medium carbonation, this beer is fairly crisp but could use a bit more carbonation feel.

O: Unfortunately, the metal aftertaste and the corn flavors kind of ruin this beer for me. I find similar flavor profiles in many American takes on Belgian styles, especially saisons and Belgian IPAs. It's not awful, but I had no desire to finish the entire bottle.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2011 19:12:36 | More by n2185
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champ103

Texas

2.7/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a transparent yellow color. Kind of macro like. A bubbly two finger white head forms, and recedes to a ring after a minute. Light patchy lace is left.
S: Overwhelming soapy hops that really detracts. There is a light spice and lemon zest.
T: Just like the nose, overwhelming soapy hops. Dish detergent, and pin sol like. A lingering sweetness and a lemon peal flavor.
M/D: A medium body and carbonation. A little on the thin side. I could finish the bottle if I had to, though I am not really interested in this.

This did not come together all that well for me, as just a Saison, or a beer. Soapy hops just takes over, and there are no other Saison qualities that I can find. Not something I would recommend.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2010 00:16:51 | More by champ103
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Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -33.1%

07-20-2013 19:00:35 | More by Lanstrum
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bkeller04

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -33.1%

02-15-2014 20:02:54 | More by bkeller04
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Brooklyn Sorachi Ace from Brooklyn Brewery
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