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Brooklyn Sorachi Ace - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

2,052 Ratings
THE BROS
94
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Ratings: 2,052
Reviews: 575
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.46%
Wants: 173
Gots: 320 | FT: 9
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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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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

The color is a bright yellow lemon that is quite hazy. A beautiful looking beer. This beer pours out with a huge amount of white bubbly head. Opening the bottle was like a champagne with the carbonation.

The aroma has lemon, orange, and some biscuit malt. There's a sweet banana candy. Lots of yeast and breadiness, but then the lemon pops in the back.

The flavor follows the aroma. Orange, floral, lemon, banana candy. There's a big spiciness of clove and pepper. There's almost an earthy herbal flavor too. There's a chewy wheat breadiness on the malt, yet still very crisp and light drinking.

Good bitter hop finish. This has more a bit complexity to me than DuPont. This is a very easy drinking, but also complex saison.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance. Pours a hazy light gold with almost 3 fingers of foamy white head. Great lacing.

Smell. Spicy saison yeast, banana and citrus, clove and a bit of light grainy malt.

Taste. Spicy and peppery saison yeast, orange and lemon rind and light grains, some lightly bitter grassy/earthy hops and just a touch of clove and banana.

Mouthfeel. On the low side of medium bodied with medium-strong fine carbonation.

Overall. Classic style saison with plenty of flavour. I enjoyed it.

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3.91/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Brooklyn is a new comer to TN. Had this previously on tap at Young Ave. Deli. Reviewing 25 oz. bottle purchased at Midtown Spirits in Nashville.

Poured into my tulip glass with a 2 finger head that dissipates fairly quickly, no significant lacing. This Ace has a hazy golden color with a slight pink hue. Smells like Belgian yeast and lemon. Earthy, grassy taste; I can taste the yeast it has a sour tang to it, peach aftertaste. Strong carbonation and medium mouthfeel. Mellows down as it warms and settles. Good brew, I think I preferred the Ace on-tap. From the bottle B+. On-tap A-

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.48/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A very solid beer! Just a hint of lemon in the smell. Beautiful color. Nice and golden. Not served too cold which I think is important. Very good taste and aftertaste. Left my mouth tasting just a little dry. This beer just kept getting better with every drink. I would order this ale again anytime!

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Brooklyn Sorachi Ace from Brooklyn Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 2,052 ratings.