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Brooklyn Sorachi Ace - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
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2,055 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 2,055
Reviews: 575
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.46%
Wants: 173
Gots: 321 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: rtepiak on 07-29-2009

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.
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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.

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look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Not very good, horrible after taste. I don't like saison's though.

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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.

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Brooklyn Sorachi Ace from Brooklyn Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 2,055 ratings.