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Brooklyn Sorachi Ace - Brooklyn Brewery

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2,059 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,059
Reviews: 576
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.46%
Wants: 174
Gots: 323 | 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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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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml Bottle from the Wegmans Dewitt NY for 10$

Appearance - Clear gold colour with a large size fizzy/frothy white coloured head. There is a high amount of carbonation showing and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes.

Smell - Breads/grains, clove/yeast, lemons, ginger, hops

Taste & Mouth - There is a high amount of carbonation and I can taste bread/grains mixed with some lemons, and ginger. There is also some yeast and honey. It ends with a lemony bready aftertaste.

Overall - Really good stuff. Had this with a nice BBQ in the sun and it was perfect. I will buy more of this beer, even with the slightly higher price tag.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Finally got around to having this, splitting it with a friend to celebrate the paying off of the first of my two student loans from Columbia. I was intrigued by the style of this beer and the Sorachi Ace hop but I wouldn't know it was Japanese unless I read what was on the bottle. This was about as a good as Saison/Farmhouse beer that I've ever had and as smooth and grassy as it was, it was also refreshing in so many ways.

The head on this beer had to be one of the largest I've ever seen, as I had pout it and let it settle several times before I had enough at a time to sample. The hue was golden and cloudy as well with the head that remained clinging to the sides of my glass as I worked my way down it. Thankfully, the carbonation that was present there was repeated in the taste, to go along with a ton of grass, straw, champagne, and a good amount of lemon zest. This had a dry mouthfeel to it with only the sourness becoming apparent in the aftertaste.

Likewise for the alcohol - this was fairly strong but in no way did the booze make itself felt until afterwards. While the earthiness of a beer typical of this style is present, the champagne yeast and mountain of bubbles gives this a very lively feel that's present from start to finish. I've never had a bad bomber from Brooklyn and this was no exception. This was wonderful and a great beer to welcome in the warmer days with!

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Brooklyn Sorachi Ace from Brooklyn Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 2,059 ratings.