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Brooklyn Sorachi Ace - Brooklyn Brewery

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1,937 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,937
Reviews: 558
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 11.19%
Wants: 167
Gots: 267 | 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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4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

VicBorghiani, Nov 02, 2014
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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

TangoJuliet, Nov 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

BAsbill, Oct 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

vonnegut21, Oct 30, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

Foxtrot084, Oct 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

campfirebrew, Oct 29, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev +0.2%

Shoney_35, Oct 28, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev -0.2%

factoide, Oct 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

From a bottle at home. The tower head on this had me wondering who was the boss. Used a tulip glass which may have compressed the rise to the barbershop foam thickness.

Once the show was out of the way, my first few sips were unimpressive, but I then cut a piece of cheese & apple & grabbed a few crackers. Rediscovered the delight of food & bev.

Cheese is done, apple core is turning brown on the board but I'm still nursing this last glass because I don't want it to end. Needs the chill. Buy, pour, eat, drink, repeat.

seedyone, Oct 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Angling_and_brewing, Oct 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Pauldesia, Oct 26, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -12.4%

Brooklyn Sorachi Ace - 7.2% ABV Saison - BB March 2015 - Consumed October 24/2014
A: Hazy bright yellow hue with one finger of white froth and strands of lacing on the Duvel glass. Head and lace retain for the duration of the beer. A great looking brew.
S: Yeasty, herbal, spicy and peppery aromas, slightly waxy, musty and phenolic, hint of perfume, lemongrass, dill, cut hay, and champagne (estery). A very unique, almost one-of-a-kind nose.
T: Wheat, lemongrass, must, herbal notes, yeast, faint waxiness, dill, balanced tartness coincides with spicy-peppery flavours and a dry, champange-like finish. Lemony-yeasty aftertaste lingers for a while. A respectable range of flavours, though not exactly my cup of tea.
M: Full side of medium-bodied, soft and creamy carbonation, spicy-peppery middle, mildly tart and drying finish with lemony-yeast afters. Good.
O: An interesting experiment that falls short IMO. The waxy, musty, and dill-like notes detract from the beer and muddle what is supposed to be a very "clean" style, and despite the stellar mouthfeel, the disparate aromas and flavours never come together in a cohesive way. I can see what they're trying to do here, but this one doesn't do much for me.

cratez, Oct 25, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +2.2%

Serving: 12 oz bottle poured into a stemmed pilsner (beer tulip) glass.

Appearance: Pale, straw yellow with a slight haze. Frothy, rocky white head from lively carbonation, with a lasting cap of foam and intricate lacing.

Smell: Bright and refreshing; lemon zest, spicy Belgian yeast (peppercorns) and light malt.

Taste: Clean, smooth malt body (crackers), lightly tart lemon fruitiness, and spicy yeast. Hops add floral notes and light, dry bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light body with lively carbonation and clean finish.

Overall: Aromatic and flavorful while still crisp and refreshing, especially given its 7.6% ABV.

HipCzech, Oct 24, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -7.5%

R11415, Oct 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

JeffTheJuice, Oct 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.04/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.28/5  rDev +4.1%

JohnCuong, Oct 17, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -12.4%

PCATD, Oct 15, 2014
Brooklyn Sorachi Ace from Brooklyn Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,937 ratings.