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Brooklyn Sorachi Ace - Brooklyn Brewery

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2,061 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,061
Reviews: 576
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.46%
Wants: 174
Gots: 324 | FT: 9
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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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First beer of evening...I have a whole big beautiful bottle to myself...stamp #2342. Pours a beautiful hazy wheat gold with continuous small white head. A few dark floating particulates at the bottom add intrigue. Aroma of lovely fields of grain and bread. Taste of a good saison, not too spicy or citrusy, but components of lemon, orange zest, black pepper, grains of paradise, chives, lemongrass, sourdough bread, modest hops & slight finish of funk! Overall very tasty ans satisfying.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass

Appearance – Served a yellow-orange colored brew with a one finger fizzy white head. The head faded quite fast leaving only a light amount of lacing behind.

Smell – The aroma is fruity and yeasty. Lemon and orange greet the nose with some highlights of tropical fruits mixed within. A yeasty smell brings with it some pepper, grass and a spicy note. Rounding out he smells are some notes of a citrus and floral hops.

Taste – The taste begins with a lots of the fruit that was detected in the nose. Orange and apple create the bulk of the fruit taste up front, but are joined by tropical notes as the taste advances. While upfront the yeast is on the tamer side, it grows rather strong more toward the middle and the end. With the yeast comes a peppery and grassy/haylike taste more classic of the farmhouse style. At the end with flavors that the yeast brings getting stronger a yeasty, sweet, haylike/grassy and sour fruit taste is left to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the creamier side but yet maintained a rather crisp feel. The higher level of carbonation only accentuates the crispness, complementing well the tart and fruity flavors of the brew. Not too shabby.

Overall – A very nice drinking and flavorful brew. I would definitely recommend, as it was a nice blend of funky, smooth, citrus, and sweet. One to give a go to if you get a chance.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a deep, hazy gold with a huge, frothy head that dissipates quickly. Good lacing.

Smell: The aroma is of sweet estery fruit and phenols with a good helping of lemony hops. Some light breadiness and spicier yeast character as well.

Taste: Clean bitterness up front with a very pleasing zesty-lemon hop flavor through the finish. The esters are prevelant but light in nature and the peppery yeast character blends perfectly with the light maltiness and hops.

Mouthfeel: Very thin, but slightly creamy. There is the huge carbonation kick that is characteristic of the style, gives a crisp and refreshing effect.

Overall: A delicious Saison, I love this style and I love this beer. A great showcase of the Sorachi Ace hop for any of you homebrewers out there.

Brooklyn Sorachi Ace from Brooklyn Brewery
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