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Brooklyn Sorachi Ace - Brooklyn Brewery

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2,129 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,129
Reviews: 596
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.46%
Wants: 182
Gots: 354 | 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 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Well its Memorial Day in America and whats memorial Day unless one tries a new beer. No BBQ but beer today. Who needs BBQ when u have beer? Not me.

So w/o further ado:

Appearance - Nothing Impressive. Looks like an Ale

Smell - Nothing special. Smells like an Ale.

Taste - Surprisingly, pretty decent. Now, I dont want to be a snob but I would prefer DT or Sophie to this. As such, probably wouldnt buy again.

Nice to try once. But it just seems like for a Farmhouse Ale...its a shadow of a Belgian Ale. I guess maybe its me. i prefer Belgian ale to Farmhouse Ale.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Color- frosty gold. Huge head.

Aroma- floral notes dominate with hint of hops and confectioner's sugar.

Taste- Starts with a lackluster introduction but quickly recovers with a dry and fruity mid body with hints of black pepper and finishes with a classic dry sassion and super smooth beauty. Would pair well with cornish game hen. Tasted on 10/24/2010 and 5/24/14. On 5/24/2014 we compared this head to head with Prairie Ale from Krebs, and Brooklyn came out ahead.

Poured from corked 750 ml bottle into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass)

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Brooklyn Sorachi Ace from Brooklyn Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 2,129 ratings.