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Brooklyn Sorachi Ace - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,752 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,752
Reviews: 544
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 11.19%
Wants: 152
Gots: 203 | 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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RobertColianni

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.7%

12-28-2011 17:46:51 | More by RobertColianni
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jophish17

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

12-24-2011 07:14:07 | More by jophish17
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Blybloke

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +21.7%

12-23-2011 18:15:49 | More by Blybloke
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crbooher

California

4/5  rDev -2.7%

12-23-2011 04:23:45 | More by crbooher
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cbgbslev

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.7%

12-23-2011 02:48:17 | More by cbgbslev
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smithmd4

New York

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

12-21-2011 23:55:39 | More by smithmd4
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HattedClassic

Virginia

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

Appearance: Pours a nice pale and clear golden color. The head is white and rises quite readily. A little bit of lacing around the glass but not much.

Smell: A beautiful lemongrass smell with hints of yeast. The hops certainly dominate the palate quite a bit. I also get a slight citrusy taste in addition to the lemon.

Taste: A strong lemon taste with yeasty undertones.

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation with a smooth feel.

Overall: I really enjoyed this beer and I liked the Sorachi Ace hops that were used. I really enjoyed drinking a Farmhouse ale in winter.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2011 01:56:53 | More by HattedClassic
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Robtobfest

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2.7%

12-19-2011 21:53:24 | More by Robtobfest
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gunclubchris

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +21.7%

12-19-2011 17:18:37 | More by gunclubchris
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Leftofthedial

California

3/5  rDev -27%

12-18-2011 09:54:15 | More by Leftofthedial
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Sinewave

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

12-18-2011 04:39:51 | More by Sinewave
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RedSpecial1

Florida

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

A: Pours a slightly hazy, pale yellow with a large amount of white frothy head that leaves a bit of lacing.

S: The smell is definitely characteristic of the sorachi ace hops. A strong lemon note is definitely present, as well as a noticeable yeast character.

T: A very tasty flavor, the lemon isn't overpowering, and combines well with the yeast flavor. Very refreshing.

M: Light, with a high carbonation that is characteristic to the style. Again, very refreshing.

O: A very subtle, and thirst quenching drink. This is a beer I could come back to again. Very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2011 23:52:06 | More by RedSpecial1
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jkane101

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

12-17-2011 17:22:11 | More by jkane101
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.74/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

one of the best beers i have ever had. no kidding. beautiful packaging cork and cage set up for 27 bucks at harry's seafood restaurant in wilmington, deleware. poured a heady golden a little hazy into a frosted pint glass. smells like a saison, yeasty, grassy, and way way way more hoppy than these usually are. almost ipa-esque in the nose. the flavor is unreal, not nearly the hop bomb promised by the aroma. instead a balanced complexity. i can detect vanilla, cut grass, citrus fruit, and a delicate malt backing band. mouthfeel is perfect, medium bodied, brilliantly carbonated, and smooth as anything. has a sort of richness in the feel that most beers dont have, especially saisons. the bottle mentions a champaigne yeast, which is the first ive heard of it, but it imparts wonderful flavor and feel to this beer. worth the money and was excellent with our massive seafood feast. i will be reccommending this beer to everyone, its absolutely winderful!

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2011 16:52:29 | More by StonedTrippin
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Discordian

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +21.7%

12-15-2011 04:20:41 | More by Discordian
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ububru

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.7%

12-14-2011 20:01:12 | More by ububru
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coy

Mexico

3.73/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Great looking corked bottle.

Appearance.- Light yellow very foamy.

Smell.-Very aromatic citrus, herbal notes and the yeast gives a very particular smell.

Taste.- Very spiced, pepper and lemongrass.

Mouthfeel.- Medium with high carbonation.

Overall.- Wierd.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2011 13:22:56 | More by coy
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jak

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.7%

12-13-2011 19:49:03 | More by jak
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DeutschesBier

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

12-13-2011 19:43:48 | More by DeutschesBier
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blivingston1985

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +21.7%

12-13-2011 06:32:42 | More by blivingston1985
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a hazy light beige color ale with large foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of dill pickle chips with dry floral undertones. Taste is also dominated by dill pickle notes with some dry hoppy notes and some floral notes. Body is quite full with great bottle conditioning and great carbonation with no apparent alcohol. Very funky hops in this one with solid malt backbone.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2011 18:30:25 | More by Phyl21ca
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Elfastball7

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +21.7%

12-12-2011 04:48:19 | More by Elfastball7
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joesc230

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.7%

12-12-2011 04:35:13 | More by joesc230
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DoctorB2B

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.7%

12-11-2011 07:47:11 | More by DoctorB2B
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.7%

12-11-2011 01:11:17 | More by djrn2
Brooklyn Sorachi Ace from Brooklyn Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,752 ratings.