Brooklyn Sorachi Ace - Brooklyn Brewery
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5/5 rDev +21.7%
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.
07-15-2012 16:14:58 | More by Nutwood
District of Columbia
5/5 rDev +21.7%
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.
02-07-2012 04:01:03 | More by DapperGrowler
Brooklyn Sorachi Ace from Brooklyn Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,791 ratings.