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Brooklyn Sorachi Ace - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
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1,715 Ratings
THE BROS
94
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Ratings: 1,715
Reviews: 543
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 11.19%
Wants: 151
Gots: 189 | 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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disruptor32

New York

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

05-29-2012 01:39:56 | More by disruptor32
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-golden yellow color with a large white head and good lacing

S-lemon zest, spices, doughy bread aromas

T-bready malt flavor with lemon, cloves, and hints of sweetness with a nice dry finish

F-light to medium body with lots of tiny bubbles in the carbonation, a crisp feel

O-a delicious Saison with nice flavor, good summer brew with a variety of foods

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2012 19:28:36 | More by MDDMD
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mattbk

New York

3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Initially very clear, although topped off with a bit of the bottled yeast. Golden color, very carbonated, looks refreshing, although wasn't expecting so much carbonation.
S- Belgian aroma, spicy clove, and yes, some lemon citrus. Nothing very special here, but nothing bad either.
T- The lemongrass from the sorachi comes though first, tangy. The yeast flavor doesn't come out very much against the hops. Sweet, long finish. Refreshing. Very good. Not as interesting as I was expecting
M- Light, crisp, very bubbly. Like a champagne I'd say.
O- A refreshing summer beer, an interesting aroma and flavor, nothing amazing, but definitely solid.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2012 01:00:38 | More by mattbk
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erha2

New York

4/5  rDev -2.7%

05-27-2012 22:30:12 | More by erha2
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TastyIsBeer

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

05-27-2012 21:19:26 | More by TastyIsBeer
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gvacca

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +21.7%

05-27-2012 13:23:58 | More by gvacca
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Profchaos20

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

05-26-2012 02:06:08 | More by Profchaos20
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Havion383

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

05-25-2012 16:53:38 | More by Havion383
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chanokokoro

Illinois

4.48/5  rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into 15 oz. gold-rimmed Brooklyn Brewery-branded stemware.

Pours an attractive hazy gold with a huge pillowy three finger clean white head that has almost supernatural retention. Leaves behind considerable lacing. Pleasant smells of bread and slight citrus dominate. Mild grassy and citrus flavors combine with an exceptionally creamy mouthfeel that finishes dry with just the right hint of spice. The refreshing flavors make this beer a joy to the tastebuds and the quinntesential warm weather saison.

Truly a world class beer and one of the most original and highest quality saisons brewed by a American craft brewery. A must try.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2012 12:14:10 | More by chanokokoro
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TheHopHeadGirl

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It's a single hop saison, germanpilsner malts, with spices, golden farmhouse ale. Has a 7.6% etoh. Reminds me of honey basil from berkley & saison du buff from dogfish. It would be great with food. My 1st time having it is @ pig & fish in rehoboth for $i a 16oz glass.

Serving type: on-tap

05-24-2012 22:30:31 | More by TheHopHeadGirl
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hubster712

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

05-23-2012 17:40:51 | More by hubster712
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hilgart1

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

05-22-2012 03:08:51 | More by hilgart1
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jfmamj

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

05-21-2012 18:31:06 | More by jfmamj
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clutchbeyers

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

05-21-2012 16:10:58 | More by clutchbeyers
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robnolan

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

05-21-2012 15:07:47 | More by robnolan
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enelson

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.7%

05-20-2012 18:31:21 | More by enelson
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TwinLightTap

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.7%

05-20-2012 16:58:46 | More by TwinLightTap
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Spitfirejay

Florida

1/5  rDev -75.7%

05-20-2012 14:19:43 | More by Spitfirejay
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BWarrington

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

05-19-2012 19:28:47 | More by BWarrington
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wrath98

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

05-16-2012 13:10:08 | More by wrath98
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PeteRiz

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2.7%

05-15-2012 23:44:19 | More by PeteRiz
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Snellgg5

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -2.7%

05-15-2012 23:25:13 | More by Snellgg5
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wedge

North Carolina

4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

@ The Federal

Slightly hazy pale yellow color with a tight, frothy head that extends up over the edge of the pint glass. Had this been served in a larger tulip glass or something similar, I think the overall appearance would have been more impressive. Nevertheless, a fine looking beverage with drippy lace all the way down the glass. Perfumy floral and lemongrass aromas over a solid pilsner malt base. Increased juicy, zesty citrus and fresh herbs at it warms a bit. Sweet, juicy lemon and a certain soft, creamy, almost honey-like character in the mouth with, again, a nice pale malt presence. Dough, fresh herbs, clove, pear, and cedar. Overall phenolics are light. Very flavorful, yet soft and smooth. Medium bodied and fairly well carbonated. Properly bitter and dry. I've had this before, but don't remember being this impressed. Well done.

Serving type: on-tap

05-15-2012 15:04:48 | More by wedge
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joandrade

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

05-15-2012 01:48:58 | More by joandrade
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Polasiuss

Ireland

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

05-14-2012 04:16:39 | More by Polasiuss
Brooklyn Sorachi Ace from Brooklyn Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,715 ratings.