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Brooklyn Sorachi Ace - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,734 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,734
Reviews: 543
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 11.19%
Wants: 152
Gots: 198 | 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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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
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.7%

05-14-2012 03:51:47 | More by kjkinsey
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JefferyDean


4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

05-11-2012 01:00:28 | More by JefferyDean
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atoulouk

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

05-08-2012 15:33:40 | More by atoulouk
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

4.63/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A-Pours a hazy golden color. Pretty white cap. Head retains well and leaves misty lacing. Ambient coloring of the body.

S-Smells absolutely delicious. It smells so much like a Piña Colada. Coconuts and grassy hoppiness. A very slight whiff of funk. The Piña Colada aroma is magnificent.

T-Tastes a lot like NEBCO's Gold Stock Ale (one of my all time favorites by the way). That super unique pineapple flavor is supremely delicious. Nice grassiness. Lemon zest, light funk and spice. Still tastes like a Piña Colada in my opinion.

M-Feels lighter that the ABV would allow you to believe. Nice, crisp carbonation. Light bitterness. Great feel.

O/D-I truly wish I didn't wait so long to try this. So unique. It reminds me of a slightly less perfect version of one of my perhaps Top 5 favorite beers. Plenty to love about this beer.

Serving type: on-tap

05-08-2012 01:21:24 | More by VelvetExtract
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burnheartsMKE

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

05-07-2012 20:56:37 | More by burnheartsMKE
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ADZA

Australia

4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ive been hanging to try this as i love the Sorachi Ace Hop and it pours a hazy yellow golden hue which leaves a two finger head that stays and leaves sporadic lacing,the smell is Sorachi all over with aromas of lemon sherbet,orange leaves,lavender and freshly cut limes,the mouthfeel is smooth,medium bodied and creamy with tastes of lime zest,sherbet,mandarins,champagne and finished with a creamy lemon cheesecake bittersweetness that makes me want another sip and overall im abit biased as i love this hop but it certainly suits the Saison Style and i love this drop definately something id buy again that be perfect with seafood cheers.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2012 12:49:56 | More by ADZA
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