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Brooklyn Sorachi Ace - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,978 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,978
Reviews: 561
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.46%
Wants: 168
Gots: 287 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a corked and caged bomber dated 1/7/13 (I think?) into a Jester King Funk and Sour tulip.

Appearance: Deep golden beer, with a fluffy and persistant thick off white head. Thick lacing too.

Smell: Lightly floral hops, and lots of belgian yeasty sweetness. Slightly vinous. Really nice.

Taste: Really unique floral flavors, likely from the Sorachi Ace hops. A solid belgian backbone makes this a very easily sessionable, but ultimately too light and fleeting flavor beer. A slight bready malt comes through. Next to no aftertaste, nothing lingers for long.

Mouthfeel: A light body, yet still manages to be creamy. On the lighter side of carbonation, but still substantial.

Overall: A good beer overall, and I'm glad I tried it. Perhaps this beer is better fresh, but it isn't knocking me out of the park. Prairie standard seems like a better representation of the sessionable hoppy saison style, I'll probably stick with that.

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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.28/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: hazy honey color. 2 fingers of a foamy white head that fades slowly and leaves a bit of a lacing behind.

Smell: lemon bread and sweet lemony citrus. small amount of belgian yeast and just a little spiciness.

Taste: Lemon bread and sweet citrus. belgian yeast. The overall taste combination comes off grassy to me

Mouthfeel: sticky, too light and very dry

Overall: i like some of the tastes but the combination comes off unbalanced and grassy

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4.45/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had this before and gave it a good rating so I wanted to do a full review to see where it fell. Excellent overall beer, outstanding look for a saison, will even better smell, and a very interesting, and satisfying flavor. One of my favorites and one I will revisit from time to time.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.86/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml cork and caged bottle served in a DFH signature glass.

Appearance: Pours a dark golden yellow color with 2 fingers of a white soapy head. Body is very hazy but translucent with lots of visible carbonation. Really good retention and lacing.

Smell: Lemon, white grape, green apple, belgian yeast, spices, grass

Taste: Follows the aroma pretty closely. Bready/doughy malt, white grape, lemon, lightly tart, spicy yeast.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and crisp. High carbonation. Really dry finish with a mild lingering bitterness.

Overall: Really nice saison. The sorachi ace hops add a nice twist on a traditional saison. Definitely worth picking up a bottle.

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3.79/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sampled on tap at Beer Revolution in Calgary. A light yellow to amber colored brew with a minimal white head but ample carbonation, sparkly and with a champagne-like mouthfeel. Aroma extremely bright, fruity, and vegetal, redolent with lemon zest, green herbs, yeast-derived spicy notes, and a dry nutty earthiness, perhaps a tad musty. Palate is unique, a combination of more typical earthy, spicy flavors characteristic of classic saisons and assertive herbal/citrus hops, as one would expect from a beer billed as a single-hop showcase. The pilsener malt and nutty yeast elements are present but take a back seat to vibrant cilantro, lemon grass, and spice seed flavors that make for a memorable and perhaps polarizing taste experience. There is also a root cellar earthy peppery spice lurking in there, with a floral perfume and some alcohol peeking through at times. Crisp and dry, body is just shy of middling and the lack of sweetness becomes more apparent as one proceeds through a pint. Approach this one in the right mindset and you'll be intrigued by some unusual flavors. Sorachi Ace is a distinctive hop.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Brooklyn Sorachi Ace from Brooklyn Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,978 ratings.