Brooklyn Sorachi Ace - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
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1,987 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,987
Reviews: 561
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.46%
Wants: 168
Gots: 292 | FT: 9
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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This is a good looking and smelling beer, but what caught me was the taste. It just tastes fabulous, the funk and a touch of sour are really a fantastic combo and make this beer work extraordinarily well. I hesitated a while before finally buying this beer. I was Saisoned out, but this beer renews my faith in a classic style.

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750 ml Bottle (fresh one, another in the cellar) into a tulip glass, a cloudy light golden colour, really good white head with nice retention and lacing.

A - notes of bright meyer lemon, green tea, verbena and dill. clean pilsner malt, white pepper, with a a solid saison yeast backbone, almond,creamy yeast. As it warms it gets a bit more peppery and sharp. Lovely.

T- starts with a creamy lemon tea note, dill, with a creaminess and full light malt body. Full lemon zest, and lemonade notes, and a herbal character, some floral characters as well but really it is a dance between the lemony sorachi and the creamy yeast.Yeast brings some almondy creamy hay notes and a bit of earth. And altogether it is a delightful beer. Lingering herbal bitterness.

M - moderate body with a strong settling carbonation, very light and playful on the palate and deliciously easy to drink. No alcohol presence, there is a little verbena oiliness but it is a very tasty saison with a crisp dry finish.

Such a lovely beer, really brings to the fore what this hop has to contribute, lovely complex lemony, herbal floral notes and a very clean malt profile lend it a nice balance and a pretty ridiculous drinkability for the abv. This wouldn't be a go-to saison for me but I thought it was a pretty masterful combination that worked really well. Would definitely look forward to this again.

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Brooklyn Sorachi Ace from Brooklyn Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,987 ratings.