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Brooklyn Sorachi Ace - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,745 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,745
Reviews: 544
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 11.19%
Wants: 152
Gots: 201 | FT: 5
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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California

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

07-17-2013 05:21:54 | More by mhaugo
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Mack

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.7%

07-17-2013 01:20:06 | More by Mack
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abernethyj

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

07-13-2013 20:59:24 | More by abernethyj
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Joedrinkstoomuch

New York

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

07-12-2013 23:55:55 | More by Joedrinkstoomuch
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pjs234

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

07-12-2013 17:52:51 | More by pjs234
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SamuelTylerHam

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

07-12-2013 13:47:32 | More by SamuelTylerHam
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Hulk_Beer

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

07-12-2013 04:34:13 | More by Hulk_Beer
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

07-11-2013 21:36:04 | More by KarlHungus
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2.7%

07-10-2013 00:54:58 | More by DrinkSlurm
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

4.16/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle number 2721 whatever that means. I was mostly looking at the bottle and it seemed like it had little sediment so it has to be less than a year old (I think) Regardless I pulled the trigger on this 10 dollar IPA since its been a long time tick of mine.

A - Boom! A full two inches of head! The beer itself is a very hazy bright yellow with tons of carbonation bubbles. Lacing is decent.
S - Smells like a Saison with Fruity yeasts, some lemon, a touch of grass, and the cirtus hops from the dry hopping. Smells great.
T - Slightly bitter, then fruity, then funky this beer is complex. I like how it has the hops but sticks to the style even providing some sour lemon and dry yeasts in the finish.
M - Could be the style but I don't really enjoy this level of carbonation. Too bubbly for an IPA but it not terrible. Light to medium bodied as a whole.

Overall quite a great mesh of styles you got your world class Saison with the bitterness of Sorachi Ace hops. Delivered what was promised.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2013 01:48:58 | More by DrDemento456
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rabiddawg

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.7%

07-07-2013 23:38:28 | More by rabiddawg
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Soxfan45

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

07-07-2013 23:35:15 | More by Soxfan45
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LoveStout

New York

4/5  rDev -2.7%

07-07-2013 17:27:03 | More by LoveStout
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dmadsen

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.7%

07-07-2013 16:19:21 | More by dmadsen
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

07-07-2013 13:37:41 | More by acurtis
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gtermi

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.7%

07-07-2013 05:22:12 | More by gtermi
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CHickman

New York

4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Growler-pours hazy piss yellow color with a nice foamy 2 finger bright white head that was packed with bubbles and faded slowly and left great spotty lacing coating the sides and rings as it went down.

Smells of strong lemon followed by flowers and citrus like orange peel, grapefruit and citrus hops; notes of grains, yeast, wheat, coriander and other spices add some malty balance to the zesty lemon aroma that dominates. Funky and strange smelling, but interesting none the less.

Taste is zesty up front, like lemon juice and lemon peel shavings floating in the glass, followed by funky yeast, lightly roasted grains, grapefruit, coriander, herbs, spices like pepper and either cumin or cinnamon, grass, earthy notes, piney hops and dry floral hops or a mild potpourri essence. Unique in that the lemon is so strong but not a bitter overpowering distraction, this brew is almost in a class of its own: it's not quite a saison and it’s not and IPA or hefeweizen either. Each sip is a little different which makes this intriguing.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp, almost watery, with a light to medium body, light fizzy carbonation and a semi-dry finish that starts out malty, then shifts to funky and then morphs to lemon zest which fades slowly with herbal notes. Quite the drinking experience which completely hides the ABV and makes this dangerously easy to drink.

I've had this a number of times both on tap and from a bomber and this growler again proved that this is a winner. A great creation and experiment that showcases the art of craft brewing. A high recommendation, go drink this if you want a deviation from the norm.

Serving type: growler

07-07-2013 02:33:52 | More by CHickman
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Sturmthis

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

07-07-2013 01:00:37 | More by Sturmthis
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roger617

Indiana

4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle poured into tulip

A: 3.75 Lightly golden, very clear in color. Pours with 3 fingers of head that reduces within 1 minute.
S: 3.5 Most of what makes it through in the smell for me is pine, and a little bit of citrus.
T: 4.25 First is the pine, followed by a mellow citrus. A dry finish leaves a lingering sweetness.
M: 4.0 Very smooth and silky. Carb level is high, which is expected for being "100% bottle refermented ale".
O: 4.0 This beer doesn't have a lot of depth to it, but even being near 1 dimensional it is still very enjoyable. The forefront aroma and flavor of the pine characteristics linger for quite some time after finishing. I would definitely have this again.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2013 00:48:22 | More by roger617
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CoryR

Oregon

4/5  rDev -2.7%

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Texas

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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bkrbdan

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

07-05-2013 19:06:16 | More by bkrbdan
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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

07-04-2013 03:51:42 | More by smellandsip37
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Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

07-04-2013 00:01:19 | More by pathman
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.7%

07-03-2013 23:22:01 | More by WOLFGANG
Brooklyn Sorachi Ace from Brooklyn Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,745 ratings.