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Brooklyn Sorachi Ace - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,745 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,745
Reviews: 544
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 11.19%
Wants: 152
Gots: 201 | 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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Maryland

5/5  rDev +21.7%

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New York

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

11-24-2011 01:25:55 | More by PEIhop
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Nutwood

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Saw this on the new drafts board at my main spot. Inquired about the style and was informed is was a Saison on tap.

Draft, 10 oz. pour into a goblet at ideal temperature.

A: Rich, slightly hazed golden color; half-finger of lingering head, a nice slightly yellowish off-white that lingered and laced pleasantly.

S: Country air aroma of hay, light fresh earth, spice, a touch of pine and lemongrass, an impression of tropical and floral without being sweet or perfumey. Nice notes of yeast hinting at the flavor to follow.

T: Follows nose and adds delicately balanced malt and hops. Taste is assertive but not aggressive; complex but very cohesive. Any bitter components present in the Sorachi hops are subdued and integrated into the overall complexity. There is a mellow spice hops flavor balancing the malt on the front, and the finish returns to the floral and lemongrass. There is a bit of elusive fruit here, the closest I can come is pear. After-taste is lip smacking fresh and clean and makes you want to savor and reflect before sipping again.

M: Medium body with carbonation present but in proportion to the flavor; the bubbles have presence but do not interfere with the taste.

O: This beer for me was inspiring; after a day of very high IBUs this was a refreshing eye-opener. It showed up big-time and reminded me there is more to beer than booze, bitterness and in-your-face attempts at "boldness". This is personal and is probably just an individual reaction, but the second and third sips of this gave me a bit of goose-flesh. This is a beer I will return to soon and often.

Serving type: on-tap

07-15-2012 16:14:58 | More by Nutwood
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Snarf103

Rhode Island

5/5  rDev +21.7%

07-23-2012 03:19:41 | More by Snarf103
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msarver16

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +21.7%

02-09-2012 05:29:55 | More by msarver16
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DapperGrowler

District of Columbia

5/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - A very carbonated beer. Mostly due to the champagne yeast. cloudy and slightly orange in color. there was a nice head to the beer.

S- Fruity with notes of citrus and some light floral hops.

T- earthy/slight hoppy taste on the back/ sweet

M - Crisp, good mouth feel.

I had this beer on New Years eve as the last beer of 2011. It was one hell of a way to go out. This is now one of my favorites and cant wait to get my hands one some more of this farmhouse ale.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2012 04:01:03 | More by DapperGrowler
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Missouri

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11-22-2011 00:30:33 | More by SmithwicksNut
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New Jersey

5/5  rDev +21.7%

12-15-2011 04:20:41 | More by Discordian
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jmfc8237

Delaware

5/5  rDev +21.7%

11-16-2011 04:30:05 | More by jmfc8237
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Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +21.7%

08-31-2012 23:44:12 | More by raft_guide
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Illinois

5/5  rDev +21.7%

12-02-2011 16:30:05 | More by RichH55
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BelgianDip

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +21.7%

11-14-2011 20:43:57 | More by BelgianDip
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Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +21.7%

12-08-2011 03:39:11 | More by geo1267
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New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +21.7%

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gvacca

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +21.7%

05-27-2012 13:23:58 | More by gvacca
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New York

5/5  rDev +21.7%

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chcfan

California

5/5  rDev +21.7%

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Florida

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New Jersey

5/5  rDev +21.7%

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penguins87

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +21.7%

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JamnesCameron

Illinois

4.95/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours with a fluffy, stark white head on tops of a clear light gold body. The head is like meringue. I LIKE IT!

Aromas of lemon pepper. Oh, and lemon. A shandy without the sugary sweet smell. Reminds me of a Chicago-favorite candy - lemonheads. As it warms up, the "lemonhead" connection becomes more pronounced. Also, a touch of freshly mown grass.

Tastes...oh...my...god! Lemon peal, herbally, a slight pepper note. Very slight sweetness. This is very nice.

Mouthfeel is dry and peppery. Quenches your thirst, but begs for another sip.

Drinkability is very high. I could sit and drink this all day without getting mouth fatigue. Very nice beer. Seek this one out.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2010 02:33:03 | More by JamnesCameron
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JLeege

Illinois

4.95/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

C&C 750 mL ~ Classy looking bottle.

Appearance- Poured into an etched glass. Light slightly hazy golden color with a huge rocky bone white head. Tons of active carbonation, insane head retention and lacing. Stunning! Perfect 5.

Smell- Lots of lemon on the nose. A lot of grass and hay. A bit tart. Very earthy, some barnyard, a whiff of funk.

Taste- Filthy good! Tons of lemon/lemon grass on the tounge, the Sorachi's are doing their job, Well. There is some tart green apple and orange rind. Under that is a dry hay like quality and some very slight funky notes. Barnyard and some leather; a faint peppery spice as well. The bottle refermented Champagne yeast is adding additional fruity flavor, as well as drying this out and making it extremely crisp.

Mouthfeel- High carbonation, but the body is still medium. Very nice. A tad tart on the sides of the tounge.

Overall- God damn this is a fine beer. The Champagne refermentation is an awsome concept for this style. I am still waiting for my first perfect 5.0 beer, but this is the closest I have found! Its to bad this is a very limited beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2011 05:43:50 | More by JLeege
Brooklyn Sorachi Ace from Brooklyn Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,745 ratings.