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Brooklyn Sorachi Ace - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,791 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,791
Reviews: 547
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 11.19%
Wants: 156
Gots: 217 | 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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Tschnab

New York

4.1/5  rDev -0.2%

A golden straw hazy pour with a nice fluffy head and a moderate level of lace. The smell is a burst of juicy lemon and lemongrass, belgian yeast, spice, mango and pineapple. The flavor has a clean belgian bannana profile with lemongrass and a grassy phenolic finish. Solid saison with a hop variety you dont get to see often. Glad to have had it.

10-06-2012 22:11:52 | More by Tschnab
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CanuckRover

Ontario (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev +1%

Cloudy dark yellow. Big pulley head settles to a finger of head. Web of spotty lacings.

Yeast and restrained citrus on the nose. Dont't know if it's just the style, but I really want to say spice, coriander even. Mostly though it's comforting lemon, like neo citron (not in a bad way).

Dusty yeast plays a big role in this relatively simple brew. Bit strong up front, mellows in the middle and let's through lemongrass (the Thai cook in me wants to say ginger) and fresh grass seed. Finish is trying with more yeast.

I'm not sure if this is the best way to showcase a hop, and the scaled back Saison Isn't going to blow anyone's mind. Still, a nice drinker with a bit of something different.

10-06-2012 00:46:23 | More by CanuckRover
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bconsidine

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

10-04-2012 16:59:06 | More by bconsidine
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Sakimurano


4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

10-03-2012 23:02:18 | More by Sakimurano
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Lordkrystic

Washington

4/5  rDev -2.7%

10-03-2012 05:18:57 | More by Lordkrystic
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Dray

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

10-02-2012 12:37:05 | More by Dray
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markgoodman10

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.7%

10-02-2012 04:47:16 | More by markgoodman10
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Conor

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +21.7%

10-02-2012 02:29:24 | More by Conor
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Phacoman

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

10-01-2012 02:39:52 | More by Phacoman
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HanaFriend

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

09-30-2012 23:16:13 | More by HanaFriend
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Eastside151

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

09-30-2012 20:04:21 | More by Eastside151
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Bubbalito

Virginia

4/5  rDev -2.7%

09-30-2012 01:54:09 | More by Bubbalito
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TheBronze

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

09-30-2012 01:02:52 | More by TheBronze
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stephengraniero

New York

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

09-28-2012 01:35:40 | More by stephengraniero
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hardcor33

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.7%

09-24-2012 00:20:24 | More by hardcor33
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JJStorm

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

09-23-2012 03:21:40 | More by JJStorm
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paleoplant

New York

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

09-22-2012 01:55:44 | More by paleoplant
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spokeydonkey

New York

3.8/5  rDev -7.5%

Hazy burnished gold in color with a thick and lasting white fluffy head. Lemon zest, pepper and soapy aroma.

Taste: opens up spicy and crisp, follows up with a hint of malty sweetness, finishes with strong pepper and lemon zest and even some soapiness with hints of pear in the background. Lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Nice creamy head helps balance out the very light body to this beer. Crisp carbonation and astringency makes the finish a bit harsh.

Overall: I want to like this beer more than I actually do. I love saison-style ales and unique hops, but the hops dominate this one a bit too much, covering up the saison yeast character. The harsh finish drops the drinkability a bit.

09-22-2012 01:52:28 | More by spokeydonkey
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Prost76

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

09-21-2012 21:08:12 | More by Prost76
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jlove5

Georgia

4/5  rDev -2.7%

09-20-2012 22:33:08 | More by jlove5
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scottyshades

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

09-20-2012 19:00:52 | More by scottyshades
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scooter9

New York

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

09-20-2012 03:03:26 | More by scooter9
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GMB

Japan

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

09-19-2012 23:48:56 | More by GMB
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Yjt2


4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

09-18-2012 02:37:35 | More by Yjt2
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stunna

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

09-17-2012 01:00:04 | More by stunna
Brooklyn Sorachi Ace from Brooklyn Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,791 ratings.