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Brooklyn Sorachi Ace - Brooklyn Brewery

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2,059 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,059
Reviews: 576
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.46%
Wants: 174
Gots: 323 | 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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4.79/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Super pale. Huge head and some decent lacing.

S: Amazing. I've never smelled anything like this from a beer before. Lavender, lemon oil, apricots, wax.

T: The lemongrass flavor dominates everything. There are some decent grainy malt and orange citrus notes to not make this so one-dimensional. Reminds me of a amped up witbier mixed with a saison.

M: Bubbly, quaffable. A real big flavor with a light body.

O: This one is flat out great. The best Brooklyn beer I've had so far. This one is more expensive than the Local 1/2 though so who knows when I'll buy this again.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a slightly hazy straw color with massive three finger bone-white head. Head has great retention and leaves quite a bit of lacing.

S - Subtle but nice funkiness, some nice florals and herbs, a bit of lemon and a bit of pepper.

T - Some juicy lemon, but not really tart, nice earthiness, very faint bubblegum sweetness, and quite herbal. Very nice flavor.

M - Nice medium body that has a nice creaminess. Finishes semi-dry and very clean.

O - One of the best American saisons I've had. Will definitely be revisiting this one

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4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Brooklyn sorachi ace 

Very loud pop when opening 

A- pour produces massive 2-1/2 finger white head that rests atop a straw colored body. Carbonation looks wry active. Head recedes rather quick leaving good lacing 3.5

S- sweet cereal grains, butterscotch, earth tones, light funkiness, banana, clove, rice something else look up a great smellig saison 4.5

T- dry upfront giving way to a beautiful slight funk but mostly an earthy banana, clove, yeasty, tart green apple, slight lemon zest, slight spiceyness  an indescribable taste of slight sweet funk that is fuckin excellent. The sorachi hop taste is great also.  
Finishes dry as well but very nice 4 maybe 4.5 

M- carbonation too bit too active. Much like a champagne. Nice mouthfeel besides 3.5

O- a couple things are lacking on this beer those being appearance and mouthfeel but neither detracted from the taste enough for me not to love this beer. Very drinkable and very complex. I give Brooklyn brewing a lot of props for this one 4.5

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4.45/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a hazy gold with a thick, lingering white head.

S: Aromas of lemon zest, grapefruit, pine, and lemongrass fill the nose. This smells brilliantly hoppy.

T: Notes of bitter orange, lemon zest, lemongrass, grapefruit, and pine are balanced by flavors of biscuits, caramel, cream, and straw. The finish is hoppy and prickly with huge notes of pine, lemon zest, and grapefruit.

M: Full-bodied and dry, yet relatively creamy and smooth. Carbonation is crisp. Very drinkable for an ale of this strength.

O: This is an excellent saison. I'm now kicking myself for waiting this long to buy a bottle.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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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%

Brooklyn Sorachi Ace from Brooklyn Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 2,059 ratings.