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Brooklyn Sorachi Ace - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
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2,133 Ratings
THE BROS
94
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Ratings: 2,133
Reviews: 598
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 182
Gots: 357 | 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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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of HattedClassic
4.62/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a nice pale and clear golden color. The head is white and rises quite readily. A little bit of lacing around the glass but not much.

Smell: A beautiful lemongrass smell with hints of yeast. The hops certainly dominate the palate quite a bit. I also get a slight citrusy taste in addition to the lemon.

Taste: A strong lemon taste with yeasty undertones.

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation with a smooth feel.

Overall: I really enjoyed this beer and I liked the Sorachi Ace hops that were used. I really enjoyed drinking a Farmhouse ale in winter.

Photo of jjanega08
4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

No freshness dating but I do see a 2721 printed on the back label... batch #?

A= Pours a beautiful hazy yellow color with a nice big thick three finger head on it that holds great retension and some beautiful lacing on the side of the glass. Very lively looking.

S= The smell is a spicy yeasty hop aroma. I read lemongrass somewhere as a way to describe sorachi ace hops and I would say that's a great way to describe the smell. A little grassy and a nice spicey yeast punch to back it all up.

T= The taste is even more interesting than the nose. The hops aren't as much in your face as the nose lead me to believe. It's definitally a major player but the saison yeasty character is a little more dominate. Lemongrass again is a great descriptor for the hop variety that comes through. A nice grassy character with a little extra punch to it.

M= The mouth is actually my favorite part of this beer. Super smooth and creamy while still acting lively on the tongue.

O= A plesant surprise from my boss leads to a great beer from Brooklyn. I haven't ventured too far into their portfolio but this is a winner for sure. I don't know how fresh this bottle is but the hop character was still present. I wish it were a little more assertive in the flavor though. Maybe it is on a fresher bottle I don't know. I'll just have to buy more.

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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

750 mL bottle tried 14 Oct 2010. Served in the 0.4 L Kur Pils snifter.

Pours with a large white head, well carbonated. Slightly hazy pale straw yellow in color. Aroma is floral, yeasty, perfumey and herbal. Starts tart and yeasty, floral and tangy. Some lemon through the middle. Warming alcohol, medium body. A says a champagne like finish, somewhat bitter and floral. Lingering yeasty, grapey aftertaste.

At a better price point, would keep this in the house all the time.

Photo of bauermj
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Brewsed
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of VonZipper
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Dizzy242
3.94/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beejay
3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: A slightly hazy, off yellow straw color. Huge head on this, white, fluffy, and delicious looking.

S: Nice belgian yeast right at the front.citrus, specifically lemon, another spice in there that is very nice, though I can't figure out what it is.

T: Nice, mellow and crisp. Lots of lemon with a nice belgian yeast kick. There is something in the finish that I can't quite get, maybe fruit or a carmel. I can't really pick out the hops specifically, unless they are the unknown spice in the background.

M: Thin bodied, fairly highly carbonated. Seems about right for the style.

D: Decent all around, but I can't see buying a lot of this. It seems like a really special bottling, for a fairly average beer.

Photo of DeanMoriarty
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up an 750 ML bottle (corked and caged) in a trade with Dawson's Liquor in Severna Park, MD and poured it into a Mort Subite Lambic branded tulip glass - thanks fellas!

A: After a big pop of the cork this one pours a lightly hazy straw-like hue with a thin white head that dissipates quickly with small amounts of lacing.

S: Cracker and bready yeast up front, tropical fruit, wood and booze with a faint hint of hop at the back end.

T: Similar to the nose but with a good dose of hop and funky yeast, finishing with lemon zest and pepper.

M: Medium bodied, good amount of carbonation for the style with a crisp dry finish.

Overall tasty and fairly unique for the style. No problem polishing this one off!

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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 rjp217
3.96/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Brooklyn Sorachi Ace from Brooklyn Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 2,133 ratings.