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Brooklyn Sorachi Ace - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
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2,063 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 2,063
Reviews: 577
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.46%
Wants: 174
Gots: 327 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Siriusfisherman
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -32.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of ColForbinBC
3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap, served in a pint glass

The body sits a pale, hazy orange color with a thin one finger cap. Not a very pretty pour by the bartender. The cap has some good staying power, as it never truly disappears. Some lines of lace strewn about.

The nose is full of wet hay, undercooked bread, black pepper, and lemongrass. Some bubble gum/cotton candy lying underneath. Fairly straightforward saison base with the addition of sorachi ace over top.

Soft bubble gum, undercooked bread, and wet hay roll onto the palate. Soft, lush feel. Lemon grass and lemon peel through the middle with some black pepper. The finish is some cotton candy/bubble gum and lemongrass and a hint of black pepper.

Medium feel, soft, and lush. A little bit of warming pops up late.

This is a pretty decent saison. Some unique character from the sorachi ace hops, but nothing special. Strong flavors, solid representation.

Photo of scottiethebody
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of jrohrbacher
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of bonkers
4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I poured from a bomber into a snifter, golden yellow pour, hazy, 2+ inch head, tons of lacing. The aroma is lemony, peppery, spicy. The flavor is very lemony, fruity, hint of pepper, drying finish. Highly carbonated, easy drinking, light body. A very nice saison, I am a big fan of the Sorachi Ace hop.

Photo of Immortale25
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Yehuda
5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of BourbonDork
4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

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5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of Jmamay22
3.32/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Cork popped and beer poured reveals a orange colored amber beer with a slight haziness with thin head. Smells of fruity yeast and pineapple lemony hops.

The flavor is less distinct and loses some of the fruity complexity in the scent. The lemon hops, which I imagine is from the sorachi developed hops (never had sorachi before) is prevalent. While this may have been the goal of Brooklyn brewery it comes off as a one note beer without much depth. Mouthfeel is lively and the beer finishes extremely dry. It would be interesting to see wider use of the hops to offer some variety, but I have never seen another beer advertised using this variety.

An interesting beer that I'm glad I tried, but Unlikely I would purchase again in the future.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of jimilayne
4.58/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased at Eagle Provisions in Brooklyn. Poured from bottle into a chalice glass.'

Appearance: Nice sun yellow body with a thick, foamy 2-finger head.

Smell: Strong bitter yeasty nose with some citrusy and hoppy goodness. Doesn't reflect the taste and

Taste: Yeasty, champagne-y taste but not overpowering on the tongue. Refreshing even. Hint of lemon in there. Based on the nose I expected it to have a strong lingering aftertaste, but it doesn't.

Overall: Surprising burst of deliciousness after the bitter nose. Well done.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Brooklyn Sorachi Ace from Brooklyn Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 2,063 ratings.