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Brooklyn Sorachi Ace - Brooklyn Brewery

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1,875 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,875
Reviews: 553
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 11.19%
Wants: 165
Gots: 251 | FT: 7
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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3/5  rDev -27%

Dogleg, Aug 27, 2014
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poacher, Aug 25, 2014
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Hugh37, Aug 23, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

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4.24/5  rDev +3.2%

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Rhf9120, Aug 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

jsn1376, Aug 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

6string, Aug 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Appearance: Hazy vibrant yellow golden color with a huge head and ton of lacing

Smell: lemon zest, yeast, spice

Taste: Follows the smell with lemon citrus, yeast, and slight spice, but I get more doughy malt on the palate which rounds everything out nicely

Mouthfeel: Medium body; Perfect carbonation, smooth and extremely drinkable, with slight bitterness

Overall: I haven't dabbled with this style much as saisons don't usually impress me, but this was just interesting enough to keep me satisfied. The flavors and aromas are a bit subdued than what I prefer, but its clean, balanced, drinkable, and ultimately damn tasty. This is a summer beer for the record books. Recommended!

Bone53, Aug 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Zekenyce, Aug 19, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +3.2%

brianliedtke, Aug 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

RPH2327, Aug 18, 2014
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4.88/5  rDev +18.7%

bforchet, Aug 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Hazy golden in color with a prodigious head. Retention is very good, and lace rings the top of the glass. Aroma is not very powerful, but there's a definitely floral hop note along with the some of the lemongrass character that Sorachi Ace hops are known for. The yeast lends a hand, too, giving the banana and clove notes that you'd expect.

Dry and crisp on the palate, finishing with a solid hop bitterness. Citric hop character, solid malt presence, and just a bit yeasty. Carbonation is somewhat aggressive but softer than a sparkling wine. While this is no session beer, the flavor and mouthfeel give it a very refreshing character, with only a bit of alcohol warmth. Brooklyn's big bottle Belgians (Local 1,2) are great beers, and Sorachi Ace is no exception.

gr0g, Aug 17, 2014
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Very, very dry. Great carbonation tingles the young. Mouthfeel not quite as nice as Hennepin. Very original taste - probably from the Sorachi, that makes this stand out from other Saisons. Pretty damn good.

Lagerhouserules, Aug 15, 2014
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BillRoth, Aug 15, 2014
Brooklyn Sorachi Ace from Brooklyn Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,875 ratings.