Brooklyn Sorachi Ace - Brooklyn Brewery
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2.58/5 rDev -37.2%
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.
07-03-2011 19:12:36 | More by n2185
2.7/5 rDev -34.3%
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.
07-18-2010 00:16:51 | More by champ103
2.9/5 rDev -29.4%
A saison using a specific, Japanese developed hops - I wanted very much to like this beer if only for the innovation. But, I just couldn't. The hops varietal had, to my perception, a very off character, a bit funky but not in a good way. The mouthfeel was also a bit light and fizzy, and not a good fit with the hops burden the beer was attempting to bear. Not for me, and I gotta' call 'em like I see them.
10-01-2010 18:43:20 | More by Brent
2.9/5 rDev -29.4%
750 ml bottle. Pours golden hue with a long lasting, tall, white head. Aroma is of heffeweizen like fruit, yeast and spices. Medium, smooth body. Taste is spicy hops and cooked vegetables. I did not really enjoyed this brew. Maybe I've head a bad bottle.
09-12-2011 19:08:40 | More by mikeg67
British Columbia (Canada)
2.99/5 rDev -27.3%
On tap at St Augustines in Vancouver.
A: 1/8" white head over cloudy straw coloured liquid.
S: Lemon, floral hops and yeast predominate along with a strong aroma of cat urine.
T: Lemon, pepper, banana, floral hops, orange rind, wheat and yeast.
M: Medium viscosity and carbonation.
O: Not the most drinkable Farmhouse Ale I have had. Not worth the price tag in my opinion.
04-17-2012 16:02:55 | More by DaftCaskBC
Brooklyn Sorachi Ace from Brooklyn Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,809 ratings.