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Brooklyn Sorachi Ace - Brooklyn Brewery

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2,193 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,193
Reviews: 611
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 185
Gots: 387 | FT: 12
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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Ratings: 2,193 | Reviews: 611
Photo of cyrushomi
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was exactly what it is supposed to be, but the sorachi hops mask what I love most about saisons, so perhaps not for me.

Photo of TooGood
2.73/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Smell and taste were both very muted, it was almost odorless and flavorless.

Photo of GreenEggsHam1
3.92/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of micromaniac129
3.93/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rmbr2
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nodder
3.72/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrunEngr
2.85/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The lemongrass and pepper lingers to long.

Photo of jondavidsson
3.38/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jfugeman
4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours golden with a thick fluffy white head. Aroma is very sweet and perfumey with notes of roses, grapefruit, and a hint of spice. Taste is much dryer than would be expected based on the aroma, starts almost buttery but with a hint of rose, transitions to a dry and slightly bitter finish. Hop notes are very complex, at times spicy and at others very floral and a bit fruity. Mouthfeel is creamy/buttery but slightly sharp.

Photo of nkelley77
3.53/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GarrettFM
3.94/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ACarp
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SonictheBeerhog
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pagriley
3.96/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HoistinBrews
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pat61
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Lemony spicy nose with light fruit and traces of pepper, light grains and white bread. Pours hazy gold under a 1” white long lasting fluffy head with very uniform, fine bubbles that produce classic cathedral window lacing. A spicy lemony peach palate with traces of white bread lingers. Finishes slightly dry with a bitter hop accent. Creamy full to medium full body and mouth feel, medium high carbonation, effervescent. Well balanced and refreshing.

Photo of apzehnder
4.6/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gingerbread
4.4/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SurlyUtopia
3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lonewolfcry
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jmartinger
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of cjelden
4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bill69
4.53/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of merock1402
3.44/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Brooklyn Sorachi Ace from Brooklyn Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 2,193 ratings.