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Brooklyn Sorachi Ace - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
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1,746 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,746
Reviews: 544
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 11.19%
Wants: 152
Gots: 201 | FT: 5
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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jtierney89

New Jersey

4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Not sure of the age on this bottle but it's def got some age on it, got it as a gift from the father of one of the assistant brewers. Hazy and faded orange marmalade color. Massive bright white head which dies kind of quickly. Sweet citric lemon grass nose. Otherwise pretty subtle nose.

Pretty nice tasting beer. Sweet belgian candy up front. Slight medicinal flavors, all well blended. Touches of banana and clove with lemon grass and citrus as the dominant flavors. Semi-spicy yeast bite on the finish. Touches of meaty fruit such as apples and pears. Delicious yet palate cleansing. Lots of brisk carbonation.

Just needs a bit more tartness.

I usually am not the biggest fan of brooklyn but this is pretty damn good.

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An even older bottle than the last one . I tried. This really has mellowed out. bit phenolic and medicinal. Very herbal and grassy. its pretty good

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2012 04:05:17 | More by jtierney89
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antoines15

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

05-01-2012 01:13:15 | More by antoines15
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kbrown

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

09-16-2012 00:34:46 | More by kbrown
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ritzkiss

Ontario (Canada)

4.22/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle, no freshness date, awesome extra from heyta - thanks man.

Pours a cloudy straw golden with apricot hues, couple fingers of head which have great retention, leaves spider lacing.

Nose is super lemony, sweet, fresh mown hay, touch of cracked pepper. Love the Sorachi Ace addition, fresh lemongrass in the flavor, orange and citrus rind along the lines of marmalade, pepper, a touch heavy for a saison but beautiful bone dry finish, hint of mineral like character in it. Quite drinkable, very spritzy carbonation. Lacking some of the characteristics of a traditional saison but a terrific take nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2011 22:17:17 | More by ritzkiss
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spoony

Colorado

4/5  rDev -2.7%

09-01-2012 18:11:26 | More by spoony
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zoso1967

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2.7%

12-05-2011 02:04:00 | More by zoso1967
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MN_Beerticker

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.7%

10-22-2013 13:24:35 | More by MN_Beerticker
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BlissJunkie

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

10-07-2013 00:57:56 | More by BlissJunkie
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spark3148857

California

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

02-10-2012 20:13:30 | More by spark3148857
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leinie13

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

04-07-2012 00:50:07 | More by leinie13
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Belittle

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -27%

04-29-2014 15:45:20 | More by Belittle
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rrski198

Georgia

5/5  rDev +21.7%

01-07-2014 16:43:39 | More by rrski198
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Ajlvt

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

12-31-2012 18:15:25 | More by Ajlvt
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axeman9182

New Jersey

4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the Diamond Club for Brooklyn's ghost bottle night. This one was served in a pint glass.

Sorachi Ace pours a clear dark lemon (I have a hunch I'll be typing that word a lot here) yellow. There's about two fingers of fluffy white foam capping the beer. Head retention is solid, and the beer leaves sheets and sheets of lacing stuck to the glass. The nose is an absolute lemon bomb, reminds me of making fresh squeezed lemonade at work. There's also a bit of pale malt sweetness, but it's very much an ancillary note. The flavor takes that foundation and layers in a subtle clove-pepper spiciness to keep things interesting. It was easy to pick out after having had Brooklyn Radius early in the night, as I'm guessing it comes from the brewery's house Belgian strain, and it's featured more prominently in Radius. The body is impressively light for a beer approaching 8%ABV, the dryness being the mark of a well brewed Belgian style beer. The carbonation is active and effervescent and really helps carry the unique flavor contributed by the hop that gives this beer it's name. I'm thrilled that I'll be able to pick up Sorachi Ace in bottled form any time I want going forward, it's a well made, fairly original saison.

Serving type: on-tap

09-04-2011 20:23:35 | More by axeman9182
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TheBishopco

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -2.7%

04-11-2014 18:18:50 | More by TheBishopco
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AdamP

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

08-18-2012 02:13:37 | More by AdamP
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Magery

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

07-19-2013 01:13:27 | More by Magery
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virinow

New York

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

08-08-2012 00:57:04 | More by virinow
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Brewsed

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.7%

08-08-2013 19:12:15 | More by Brewsed
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Lob

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.7%

02-28-2012 16:27:15 | More by Lob
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BlueMoon10

Mississippi

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

05-25-2013 15:16:19 | More by BlueMoon10
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pknyc

New York

4/5  rDev -2.7%

08-17-2013 15:26:51 | More by pknyc
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victory4me

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

11-16-2011 02:39:14 | More by victory4me
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Gatch

Massachusetts

4.6/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap at the Roadhouse in Brookline, MA.

Fantastic stuff. You can tell it's unique from the first sip.

A - Very cloudy with a pale yellow hue. Fluffy head.

S - Very fruity, especially citrus.

T - Soft and creamy with a lot of citrus in the finish. I kept thinking of mangoes after each sip.

M&D - Very clean and fresh as soon as it hits your mouth. A little sour but it's inviting. Very easy to drink and highly recommended.

Serving type: on-tap

08-12-2009 19:09:48 | More by Gatch
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sommersb

Tennessee

4.45/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tasted On: 04-08-2012
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 750 ml brown bottle
Glassware: Cervoise glass
Purchased: Single from Midtown, Nashville

Appearance features a white, huge rocky head, 4+ fingers high with excellent retention and lacing. The beer's color is a hazy golden.

Aromas are of spices and hops - unlike I've smelled before with the Sorachi Ace - which I found very pleasing to the nose. Citrus/lemon, perfume, and pine aromas compliment the funk and earthiness of Belgian yeast.

Taste is lightly sweet and also somewhat zesty and tart from the lemon or citrus character. The hops bring a medium amount of bitterness but are held in check nicely so as not to overpower the saison.

Finish is dry with a spicy and sour aftertaste. Tangy and crisp mouthfeel with medium to high carbonation.

Overall a wonderful experience. I thought the marriage of sweet, sour and bitter was remarkable.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2012 03:35:45 | More by sommersb
Brooklyn Sorachi Ace from Brooklyn Brewery
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