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Brooklyn Sorachi Ace - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,739 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,739
Reviews: 544
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 11.19%
Wants: 152
Gots: 200 | 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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Betajeff

New York

4/5  rDev -2.7%

01-12-2014 03:34:24 | More by Betajeff
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urbanhipster

New York

4/5  rDev -2.7%

07-11-2012 23:17:52 | More by urbanhipster
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Ralphs66

New York

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

With the rampant availability of this in my area, I'm smacking myself in the head for not having tried this sooner. Picked up a bomber at the local Stop & Shop. It definitely needs to warm a bit before all the complexity comes out. First glass was a bit too cold and I found it good but not great. Second glass, I let sit for about 10 minutes and that's when this beer really shined. Very pleasant mild funk on the nose with grass and lemon interwoven. Poured out with a nice head that held on till I drained the glass. Kind of earthy taste, again with the grass and lemon. And it goes down quite easily. A very good beer which I will definitely buy again; and can find virtually anywhere.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2013 16:43:09 | More by Ralphs66
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robgage

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.7%

06-25-2014 19:57:03 | More by robgage
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Bieniek30

New York

4/5  rDev -2.7%

02-18-2014 20:38:59 | More by Bieniek30
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zonker17

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.7%

10-10-2012 23:43:51 | More by zonker17
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cwd

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -2.7%

05-19-2013 14:42:49 | More by cwd
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GFish

Virginia

4/5  rDev -2.7%

06-06-2013 00:46:18 | More by GFish
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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev -2.7%

11-26-2011 14:05:33 | More by GRG1313
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Beergelden

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.7%

01-16-2013 13:14:06 | More by Beergelden
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erialbill

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.7%

04-06-2014 22:24:18 | More by erialbill
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lzepplin01

Arizona

4/5  rDev -2.7%

01-02-2014 02:24:54 | More by lzepplin01
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Snellgg5

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -2.7%

05-15-2012 23:25:13 | More by Snellgg5
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waddellc2

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.7%

11-23-2013 18:42:41 | More by waddellc2
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pjkelley82

New York

4/5  rDev -2.7%

07-18-2013 05:36:02 | More by pjkelley82
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Samp01

New Jersey

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

Growler on tap at Joe Canal. Pours a golden yellow with a large long lasting fluffy white head. Very good lacing and head retention. Aroma is of ripe fruit, pears, sweet yeast and spice fruit essence. Taste same as aroma with some mild spice hops bitterness. A medium body, crisp and refreshing on the palate, mild carbonation. The Finish is a combination of sweet spice ripe fruit, pears, yeast and biscuit malt followed by mild spice bitterness for balance. A very good, tasty, refreshing and flavorful brew. Very nice

Serving type: on-tap

07-20-2013 01:39:39 | More by Samp01
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

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

A: A pale lemon pour produced a monstrous flat white head that was rocky, incredibly retaining (6+ min) and left a ton of intricate foamy lacing. Visible effervesce was light to medium with several steady streams of closely knitted bubbles rising lazily to the surface.

S: The sorachi hops are pleasantly aromatic of freshly sliced lemons with some grapefruit juice highlights of medium strength. On the trail was some flowery grapefruit and a bit of tart oranges.

T: Spicy citric oranges and fresh wet lemon-lime flavors gets things off to a good start. Crisp, with a bit of fresh greenery and herbaceous notes along with spicy pine and lemon peels really work well together to deliver a smooth tartness of citrus on the finish. I like the addition of sorachi hops, but somehow have trouble associating this as a farmhouse/saison, missing was a bit of farmhouse funk and tart fruintess I've come to expect. The sorachi definitely brings a spicy zing to the flavor but perhaps takes away from some of the other subtle farmhouse qualities. Overall was spicy with a distinct dry hopping ending with a bit of grassiness on the fade.

M: Medium bodied, exceptionally smooth with a light reference to effervesce. Spicy citric with a light alcohol presence gently warms upon the swallow.

D: A good dry citric summertime quencher, though as previously mentioned maybe not as much as a farmhouse/saison as I would like. Light and easy enough to manage with just the right amount of citric bitterness. Hardly feels like a 7.6%.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2010 00:26:31 | More by beerthulhu
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

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

Bottle: Poured a hazy light beige color ale with large foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of dill pickle chips with dry floral undertones. Taste is also dominated by dill pickle notes with some dry hoppy notes and some floral notes. Body is quite full with great bottle conditioning and great carbonation with no apparent alcohol. Very funky hops in this one with solid malt backbone.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2011 18:30:25 | More by Phyl21ca
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RandyKemka

New York

4/5  rDev -2.7%

03-27-2012 21:38:38 | More by RandyKemka
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2.7%

07-22-2014 16:05:58 | More by hoppymcgee
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DAllspaw

Indiana

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

Pours a golden yellow with 2 " brilliant white head. High carbonation you expect from a Saigon.

Smell is heavy on citrus and less barnyard than accustomed to for the style. Certainly a lighter crisper taste as well which my ignorance will attribute to the sorachi hops.

If you are looking for more earthy Saison this probably isn't for you but a very nice beer in many respects.

Serving type: on-tap

05-29-2012 20:31:33 | More by DAllspaw
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dangelop

New York

4/5  rDev -2.7%

12-05-2011 21:54:08 | More by dangelop
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cbgbslev

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.7%

12-23-2011 02:48:17 | More by cbgbslev
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MarkJBurch

New York

4/5  rDev -2.7%

12-19-2013 01:52:07 | More by MarkJBurch
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enelson

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.7%

05-20-2012 18:31:21 | More by enelson
Brooklyn Sorachi Ace from Brooklyn Brewery
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