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Brooklyn Sorachi Ace - Brooklyn Brewery

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2,190 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,190
Reviews: 611
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 185
Gots: 386 | FT: 12
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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Ratings: 2,190 | Reviews: 611
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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of csurowiec
3.74/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of devin305
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PGRADY
4.44/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Delicious at all temperatures. Love that it is 7+%

Photo of grahuba
3.94/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of McMatt7
3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of WissMan316
4.87/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jmg480
3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of RCLOHR267
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.66/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sellen
4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JohnCassillo
3.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Very grassy, earthy saison (positive, for sure) that gets slightly bogged down in Sorachi Ace. Still, an interesting beer that's well representative of the style and has a boozy overtone as well at 7.2% ABV (comes through more in the saison than that would normally). Maybe not a repeat, but as a one-time thing, you could do much worse.

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4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Whoa this beer is interesting as fuck. Complex. Grassy? But not in a bad way? These Sorachi Ace hops have such a novel, earthy profile. Also: a nice big effervescent head; great aromas and color. (RE: "grassy" -- but more like… "lemongrassy".)

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4.76/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.51/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.27/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dukeandduke
3.68/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

3/10/15 (Draft - The Laughing Man Washington DC) Pale light blonde pour, minimal head, mild carbonation. Slight fruit and lemon grassy hops scent. Mild taste, lemon and citrus noticeable, hops shined through. Mild carbonation, light texture. Overall good beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cyrushomi
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was exactly what it is supposed to be, but the sorachi hops mask what I love most about saisons, so perhaps not for me.

Photo of TooGood
2.73/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Smell and taste were both very muted, it was almost odorless and flavorless.

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3.92/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Brooklyn Sorachi Ace from Brooklyn Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 2,190 ratings.