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Brooklyn Sorachi Ace - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,809 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,809
Reviews: 547
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 11.19%
Wants: 156
Gots: 227 | 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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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%

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
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champ103

Texas

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
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Lanstrum

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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C-Dog


2.75/5  rDev -33.1%

11-27-2012 06:24:12 | More by C-Dog
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Kelp

New Hampshire

2.75/5  rDev -33.1%

01-24-2013 04:34:06 | More by Kelp
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fellowrs

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -33.1%

12-19-2013 20:21:36 | More by fellowrs
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Brent

Kentucky

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
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mikeg67

New Jersey

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
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DaftCaskBC

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
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Leftofthedial

California

3/5  rDev -27%

12-18-2011 09:54:15 | More by Leftofthedial
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sunofneurot

New York

3/5  rDev -27%

12-22-2013 02:20:08 | More by sunofneurot
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Sazz9

Texas

3/5  rDev -27%

08-10-2013 21:46:13 | More by Sazz9
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FreshmanPour77

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -27%

07-20-2012 17:28:16 | More by FreshmanPour77
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jmilo64

Maine

3/5  rDev -27%

04-22-2012 14:35:30 | More by jmilo64
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Theortiz01

Texas

3/5  rDev -27%

08-23-2013 04:31:04 | More by Theortiz01
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lisahope27

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -27%

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

Serbia

3/5  rDev -27%

05-26-2013 20:58:32 | More by gnikola
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deadliest

Texas

3/5  rDev -27%

11-03-2013 17:54:49 | More by deadliest
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Dogleg

Texas

3/5  rDev -27%

08-27-2014 14:29:13 | More by Dogleg
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jaidenjb

Ohio

3/5  rDev -27%

06-03-2012 00:09:02 | More by jaidenjb
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -27%

08-04-2012 02:57:13 | More by ejimhof
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amalburg

Michigan

3/5  rDev -27%

05-03-2014 16:15:12 | More by amalburg
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LukeGude

Iowa

3/5  rDev -27%

08-12-2014 02:42:56 | More by LukeGude
Brooklyn Sorachi Ace from Brooklyn Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,809 ratings.