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Brooklyn Sorachi Ace - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,835 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,835
Reviews: 549
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 11.19%
Wants: 158
Gots: 237 | FT: 7
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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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

rmehughes, Jan 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

superjose, Jan 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

danielp215, Jan 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

htrae2014, Dec 29, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

beerman999999, Dec 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

RobertColianni, Dec 28, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

jophish17, Dec 24, 2011
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5/5  rDev +21.7%

Blybloke, Dec 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

crbooher, Dec 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

cbgbslev, Dec 23, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

smithmd4, Dec 21, 2011
Photo of HattedClassic
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.

HattedClassic, Dec 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Robtobfest, Dec 19, 2011
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5/5  rDev +21.7%

gunclubchris, Dec 19, 2011
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3/5  rDev -27%

Leftofthedial, Dec 18, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Sinewave, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of RedSpecial1
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.

RedSpecial1, Dec 17, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

jkane101, Dec 17, 2011
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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!

StonedTrippin, Dec 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +21.7%

Discordian, Dec 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

ububru, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of coy
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.

coy, Dec 14, 2011
Brooklyn Sorachi Ace from Brooklyn Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,835 ratings.