Brooklyn Sorachi Ace - Brooklyn Brewery

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Ratings: 1,989
Reviews: 562
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.46%
Wants: 168
Gots: 293 | FT: 9
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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3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750ml corked and caged bottle (great presentation) into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

Dear God, watch when you're pointing this cork when you undo this one! My cork went further than a lot of champagnes I've popped. Pours a hazy gold with tons of visible carbonation. The head is very bubbly. Aroma is sweet and bright, with lots of lemon and a bit of yeast. The taste is very strong on the lemon flavors at first, with a bit of grassy earthiness and a little bit of subtle funk on the finish. The mouthfeel is light and very carbonated, and the drinkability is a little bit difficult, actually. It's possibly just a little too bright to pair with the pepper for drinkability and winds up just tasting a little "hot" after a while. Overall a solid saison though, and would probably be appreciated more by a fan of the style.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.6/5  rDev +12.2%
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.

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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.

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Brooklyn Sorachi Ace from Brooklyn Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,989 ratings.