Brooklyn Sorachi Ace - Brooklyn Brewery
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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
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
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
Brooklyn Sorachi Ace from Brooklyn Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,791 ratings.