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Brooklyn Sorachi Ace - Brooklyn Brewery

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Ratings: 2,142
Reviews: 600
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 182
Gots: 360 | FT: 10
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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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of BucannonXC5
3.95/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750-millilitre bottle into a pint glass. Color was pale golden. Lots of head, almost three fingers worth. Nice even amount of cloudy white lacing that lasted throughout the beer. Film was fairly non-existent on the sides.

Pungent aroma right off the bat of various fruits and cloves. I got plums, bananas, pear noticeably. Also some sweet sugary notes.

A bit different than the smell. Reminded me of a wild ale, but it’s been awhile since I’ve had a saison, so it could just be the type. Got pear, grapes, plums and some sour lemon wheat up front. That gave way to a quick bite of alcohol. Then finished with watery notes. It was over in less than two seconds.

Medium body. Creamy texture. Heavily carbonated. Quick watery finish. Only bad part to this beer in my mind.

I enjoyed this beer a lot. I seem to give saisons a bit higher rating and this was the first I had in a long time, but it really hit the spot. Lots of flavors and easily drinkable.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of memphischas
3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Brooklyn is a new comer to TN. Had this previously on tap at Young Ave. Deli. Reviewing 25 oz. bottle purchased at Midtown Spirits in Nashville.

Poured into my tulip glass with a 2 finger head that dissipates fairly quickly, no significant lacing. This Ace has a hazy golden color with a slight pink hue. Smells like Belgian yeast and lemon. Earthy, grassy taste; I can taste the yeast it has a sour tang to it, peach aftertaste. Strong carbonation and medium mouthfeel. Mellows down as it warms and settles. Good brew, I think I preferred the Ace on-tap. From the bottle B+. On-tap A-

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of kingcrowing
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml corked & caged bottle poured into a DFH signature glass.

Pours a cloudy golden wheat color with a huge bright white head that starts sticking to the glass immediately. Nose is very lemony and zesty! A bit of that home floral note comes across after the yeastiness.

Taste is pretty good, it's a bit funky and zesty but it's not over the top like helios. The Sorachi Ace makes it quite smooth and bright. Mouthfeel is your standard brooklyn bottle conditioned beer mouthfeel, needless to say it's great. Dry and crisp with a ton of mouth filling carbonation.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of rangerred
4.26/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip out of a 22oz bottle.

Pours a hazy light straw yellow with a very fluffy, billowy white head. Globs of lacing clinging to the sides of the glass along with amazing head retention.

The aroma is typical of a saison but is very rich. Lots of bread and yeast notes along with a tremendous punch of citrus. A little mustyness along with some lemon and a touch of citrus. Very nice and quite deep.

The flavor is a bit on the light side but is quite nice. Spicy yeast esters along with orange peel and a touch of lemon. Some bread and hay along with grass. Some vanila finishes things up along with a drying finish and a touch of bitterness. Mouthfeel is quite dry with just a little bit of stickyness to end things up.

Overall, a very nice Saison with a twist. The sorachi ace hop lends some very nice citrus notes that compliment the Belgina yeast nicely. A good beer that is worth picking up.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.55/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

750ml corked and caged bottle gifted to me from a coworker. drank from my duvel tulip. ive seen this before several times, but never pulled the trigger.

A- this one pours a hazy golden yellow colored body with slight orange highlights. a tall bright white finger of fluffy head sits on top and has excellent retention. large spots of lacing are left behind.

S- the initial whiff brings lots of lemon zest and pale malts. after that i get some almost funky notes and some pepper. slightly earthy/musty.

T- the taste starts out with some pale malts and is quickly followed by lots of mild lemon flavors. spicy black pepper moves in next. a little but musty and old tasting. earthy, spicy, and herbal hops in the finish.

M- light bodied with a high level of carbonation. about what i was expecting from the style. dry on the finish. the alcohol is well hidden.

O- i liked this, but it wasnt my favorite saison. the price point (i think its like $16) makes it something that i doubt ill buy anytime soon. still an enjoyable beer though.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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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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4.26/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a chalice.

A: Hazy golden. Fine-bubbled white head settles shortly. Spotty lacing.

S: Lemongrass, pulpy lemon, pithy. Big yeasty undertones, peppery, perfume. Cracker and shortbread malt.

T: Lemony, lemon grass, lemon head candy, very herbal. Jasmine. Yeasty and earthy. Slightly medicinal. Juicy tropical fruits. Simple toasty and grainy malt base. Dry. Yeasty, herbal, and lemony finish.

M: Medium bodied. Round, creamy, and a little chewy in that floury yeast type of way. Fluffy. Very smooth and enjoyable feel.

O: With a neutral malt character, this beer is all about the interplay of the Belgian yeast strain and the unique Sorachi Ace hops. The hopping itself brings enough complexity to drive the beer and keep the drinker interested throughout the session, but the yeast character adds much too. It really gets its hooks into you and draws you in with each sip. As far as pairings go this is an absolute slam dunk with sushi.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -39%

Brooklyn Sorachi Ace from Brooklyn Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 2,142 ratings.