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Brooklyn Sorachi Ace - Brooklyn Brewery

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1,981 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,981
Reviews: 561
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.46%
Wants: 168
Gots: 286 | 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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Sorachi Ace pours a hazy straw yellow with a small, white head on top. The foam dissolves quickly to a foamy ring around the surface.

The aroma is spicy with notes of lemon, clove, bubblegum and banana. A touch of bready yeast is in there too.

Each sip of this light bodied beer is soft with an effervescent fizz. The flavor is nicely balanced with clove, lemon citrus, coriander, bread and bubblegum. It almost reminds me of a hefeweizen. It finishes dry with a lingering lemon citrus and clove flavor.

A very tasty beer that's easy to drink and quite refreshing.

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Cloudy lemon color with a large foamy white head. Nice retention and lacing. The aroma has lemon, yeast, phenols, cloves, and smells like like it may be somewhat sweet.

The taste has lemon, pepper, yeast, cloves, phenols, and a little biscuit malt. Has a light amount of sweetness to it. The sweetness is balanced out by the pepper flavor. Some of the flavors are lighter than the aroma would suggest.

Light bodied, decent carbonation. Not as dry of a feel as I expected. This is a nice Saison, and features some of my favorite bottle artwork. Who doesn't like having the Ace of Diamonds with the Brooklyn Brewery logo in the middle of it? Instant classic.

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Brooklyn Sorachi Ace from Brooklyn Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,981 ratings.