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Brooklyn Sorachi Ace - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,873 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,873
Reviews: 551
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 11.19%
Wants: 163
Gots: 250 | FT: 7
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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4.59/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance - Incredible head. Like whipped cream. Very tiny bubbles, very active in the glass with bubbles racing upward. Super dense, thick and buttery. Bright white and heavy lacing. Retention is excellent as well. Very impressive. Perfect.

Smell - Lemon, mango, fresh hop/ hemp/ lupulin oil, raw honey, subtle dill pickle funk is noticeable, zesty, vanilla, fresh flowers, plants, coriander seeds/ spice, pear, lemon peel and fresh bread.

Taste - Lemon, apple, pear, bubblegum, sour dough, fresh white bread, candied orange peel/ lemon peel, coriander seeds, clear Belgian candi sugar, cookie dough, pilsner malt/ wheat grain, and fresh-cut grass/ flowers. Quite dry and bitter, but works so well. Dry hopping a second time during fermentation really creates a cleaner, stronger bitter finish.

Mouthfeel - Extremely chewy, yet sharp and clean. Stimulates sour and acidic taste buds. High carbonation that helps to make this beer really pop! Coats the mouth. Felt all throughout the mouth -- mainly on the roof and front. Tingly and fizzy. Champagne-like.

Overall - This may be one of the best Farmhouse ales I've ever had, personally. Perfectly balanced, perfectly dry-hopped, perfectly succinct. A wonderful Farmhouse. Crisp, clean, sugary, complex and layered. The Sorachi Ace also makes quite a statement. Very floral, funky and natural tasting, almost like flowers and cannabis with rich sugars and fresh yeast. Delicious. It doesn't get much better than this. Teetering on perfection -- in fact, I do not know what could be improved. I rate this even higher given the fun experimentation.

Agent1, Feb 14, 2014
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Brooklyn Sorachi Ace from Brooklyn Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,873 ratings.