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Brooklyn Sorachi Ace - Brooklyn Brewery

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1,715 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,715
Reviews: 543
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 11.19%
Wants: 151
Gots: 189 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

09-16-2012 13:44:39 | More by ScottWaltz
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3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

09-16-2012 00:34:46 | More by kbrown
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

09-15-2012 19:32:54 | More by AntLeatherface
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

09-13-2012 15:38:08 | More by el_Brian
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3/5  rDev -27%

09-12-2012 21:48:33 | More by Kornoms
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

09-12-2012 20:24:25 | More by yossarian14
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3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lives up to the special hops hype. Poured a 2" white head with long life. The body is a hazy raw sienna yellow color. The smell is different including the lemon zest but also spiciness, malt, even soap. Taste mirrors the smell, especially the lemon zest, and also has caramel and a touch of sour. Medium rich body. Finish is a little soapy. Interesting and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2012 02:09:07 | More by MoreThanWine
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

09-10-2012 23:37:57 | More by mtalley999
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New York

4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a brilliant cloudy golden color with a white head made of very fine bubbles. Retention is good and the beer leaves lacing.

S: Smells fruitier than the typical saison, with alot of banana and citrus, along with the customary spiciness, some pleasant citrussy hop character, and a bit of booze.

T: Like the smell, it's initially quite sweet, with pear, banana, orange and honey like flavors chiming in. Goes spicy with some more citrus, allspice and clove, and finishes dry and quite crisp without a hint of alcohol.

M: Medium body with moderate carbonation for a saison. Serves the beer quite well.

O: Excellent, excellent saison. Haven't had another quite like it.

Serving type: on-tap

09-09-2012 21:46:11 | More by Sharkophile
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

09-08-2012 23:44:38 | More by tonbarmcc
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4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a pale golden hazed liquid into the glass. The head is off-white and about two fingers high. Nice curtains on the glass.

S: Smells of chalk, dill and coconut flakes.

T: Tastes dill, chalk, white bread, dried coconut flakes.

M: Medium body with medium alcohol.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2012 19:18:17 | More by eriktoyra
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New York

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

09-06-2012 23:19:17 | More by brentblack1
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

09-05-2012 00:10:05 | More by DouglasChasse
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

09-04-2012 03:24:54 | More by PatGreer
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

09-04-2012 02:09:11 | More by blmar311
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

09-04-2012 01:23:15 | More by dugly2ugly
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

09-02-2012 15:00:35 | More by t0rin0
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New York

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

09-02-2012 02:36:25 | More by gshackles
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

09-01-2012 18:11:26 | More by spoony
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5/5  rDev +21.7%

08-31-2012 23:44:12 | More by raft_guide
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4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 750mL corked & caged bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: light golden hue with a mild haze and a big, active effervescence. Head pours three fingers of frothy white foam. I like it!

Smell: light but enticing funkiness and sourness atop a sweet, chalky malt base. Not a lot of the hops seem to make it through the overall funk, but it's still pretty nice.

Taste: moderately funky flavor with less sourness than the aroma would indicate. Malt is nice and sweet and a fruity, somewhat piney character comes through which must be the hops. Overall, quite nice.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a huge carbonation and concomitant creaminess. Love it!

Overall: an interesting, tasty and refreshing saison. I will definitely try to have this again.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2012 22:18:30 | More by flagmantho
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New Hampshire

4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into Allagash tulip/chalice glass

A - Seriously effervescent. Duvel territory or beyond. Massive head with a huge stream of bubbles coming from the base of the etched glass. Three to four fingers of a tan head rest atop a lightly orange, chill-hazy golden ale.

S - Fresh and clean, with peppery spicy yeast, lightly bitter and lemony hops, and some grain.

T - A bit spicy, a bit bitter, the beer does a good job of more closely incorporating the hop into the commonly less-hoppy saison. It is light and refreshing but also biting with pepper notes and hoppy bitterness. Lemony too!

M - Light body with a ton of carbonation that goes great with the flavor, plus a drying finish.

O - Very good beer and unlike any other saison I have had. The Sorachi Ace hop seems to be bittering and lemony in my experience here, need to seek out other beers that feature it.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2012 21:10:29 | More by greenmonstah
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5/5  rDev +21.7%

08-30-2012 19:58:31 | More by KopOut
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North Carolina

3.8/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

[Suggested Glassware: Tulip Glass]

The pour was a cloudy golden yellow with a large (2-3 finger) white fluffy head that reduced down to a medium cap and had excellent sheets of lacing.

The aroma was of a light grain malt, floral and grassy hops and a funky Belgian yeast with notes of citrus (lemon), green apple, and a bit of spice.

The taste was lightly sweet and rather creamy with a hint of citrus, and a mild fruity ester from the onset, progressing into a mild bitter yeasty taste with a light spicy finish. The flavor stuck around for a little while with the spicy fruity taste left lying on the taste buds.

Mouthfeel was light in body with a creamy and slightly dry texture and a mild carbonation.

Overall a nice crisp tasting brew with all components working harmoniously together, which did a great job of concealing the high somewhat ABV making this one very enjoyable drinking experience...


Serving type: bottle

08-29-2012 21:05:54 | More by KajII
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3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml cage-corked bottle:

Pours clouded pale gold with a bubbly white head that slowly descends. Not much lacing.

The smell is of lemongrass, somewhat musty, with tinny/metallic notes.

The taste is musty lemongrass with slight honey with a champagne-like character. Yeast, malt and hops converge to bring about a musty sweet and sour character that is pleasant. Finishes dry.

The feel is spritzy, towards champagne-like. Holds up a nicely refreshing body.

It certainly fits the broad style. Nice and refreshing, especially on a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2012 20:04:38 | More by jwc215
Brooklyn Sorachi Ace from Brooklyn Brewery
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