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Brooklyn Sorachi Ace - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,734 Ratings
THE BROS
94
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Ratings: 1,734
Reviews: 543
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 11.19%
Wants: 152
Gots: 198 | 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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westyrun

New York

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

07-26-2013 03:59:42 | More by westyrun
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Dcunicelli

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

07-25-2013 23:12:52 | More by Dcunicelli
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KELPAK

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

07-23-2013 21:07:57 | More by KELPAK
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nootch23

Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - pours a nice golden color with a good amount of head on it, about a fingers and a half worth. nice amount of carbonation.

S - this has a nice, crisp, clean floral smell to it. Not a big hoppy smell but a very even pleasant scent to it.

T - nice bitter, floral taste to it. The hops aren't overdone with this but the presence resembles that of an IPA rather than a saison. Not a whole lot of flavor to it but easy to drink and pretty smooth and light. Picked up a small taste of orange peel near the back of the tongue. Really enjoyable tasting.

M - dry finish with a lingering bitterness to it. no flavor lingers around but the aftertaste is enjoyable.

O - not a bad beer by any means but feel its kind of average in the realm of saisons. I've had better but I've had worse. I would still drink this again on hot summer days. Would definitely purchase again. Wish there was a little more flavor to this.

Serving type: on-tap

07-21-2013 14:21:08 | More by nootch23
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deNevers

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

07-21-2013 06:14:05 | More by deNevers
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argock

Virginia

3.93/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 750 ml brown bottle into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass. No easy to find freshness date. Purchased at Beer Run (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Lemon yellow, brilliant clarity, with towering 3-finger rocky white head with excellent retention and crusty lacing.

S: Very lemongrass scented, some crackery, grainy pilsner maltiness. Not a lot of other hops aromas beside lemon and herbal but it's very delicious smelling stuff.

T: THe flavor is a little one-dimensional, but solidly crafted with a nice intro of crackery pilsner maltiness giving way to a smooth herbal, citrus, lemon hops flavor. This flavor doesn't deviate throughout the drink -- no more flavor but no less.

M: Very light on the palate with heavy carbonation that makes this drink like champagne but taste a helluva lot better.

O: A very good beer for what it is but not varied enough in the flavor department with no real yeast presence despite the style. Would be a great accompaniment for fish or seafood dished for sure.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2013 04:31:15 | More by argock
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BeerBucks

New York

4/5  rDev -2.7%

07-21-2013 00:26:59 | More by BeerBucks
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Lanstrum

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -33.1%

07-20-2013 19:00:35 | More by Lanstrum
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Samp01

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler on tap at Joe Canal. Pours a golden yellow with a large long lasting fluffy white head. Very good lacing and head retention. Aroma is of ripe fruit, pears, sweet yeast and spice fruit essence. Taste same as aroma with some mild spice hops bitterness. A medium body, crisp and refreshing on the palate, mild carbonation. The Finish is a combination of sweet spice ripe fruit, pears, yeast and biscuit malt followed by mild spice bitterness for balance. A very good, tasty, refreshing and flavorful brew. Very nice

Serving type: on-tap

07-20-2013 01:39:39 | More by Samp01
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jklecko2

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

07-19-2013 18:56:59 | More by jklecko2
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dhmxray

New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

07-19-2013 15:26:10 | More by dhmxray
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Magery

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

07-19-2013 01:13:27 | More by Magery
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pjkelley82

New York

4/5  rDev -2.7%

07-18-2013 05:36:02 | More by pjkelley82
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Msh2960

Virginia

4/5  rDev -2.7%

07-17-2013 19:25:04 | More by Msh2960
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mhaugo

California

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

07-17-2013 05:21:54 | More by mhaugo
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Mack

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.7%

07-17-2013 01:20:06 | More by Mack
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abernethyj

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

07-13-2013 20:59:24 | More by abernethyj
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Joedrinkstoomuch

New York

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

07-12-2013 23:55:55 | More by Joedrinkstoomuch
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pjs234

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

07-12-2013 17:52:51 | More by pjs234
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SamuelTylerHam

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

07-12-2013 13:47:32 | More by SamuelTylerHam
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Hulk_Beer

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

07-12-2013 04:34:13 | More by Hulk_Beer
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

07-11-2013 21:36:04 | More by KarlHungus
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2.7%

07-10-2013 00:54:58 | More by DrinkSlurm
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

4.16/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle number 2721 whatever that means. I was mostly looking at the bottle and it seemed like it had little sediment so it has to be less than a year old (I think) Regardless I pulled the trigger on this 10 dollar IPA since its been a long time tick of mine.

A - Boom! A full two inches of head! The beer itself is a very hazy bright yellow with tons of carbonation bubbles. Lacing is decent.
S - Smells like a Saison with Fruity yeasts, some lemon, a touch of grass, and the cirtus hops from the dry hopping. Smells great.
T - Slightly bitter, then fruity, then funky this beer is complex. I like how it has the hops but sticks to the style even providing some sour lemon and dry yeasts in the finish.
M - Could be the style but I don't really enjoy this level of carbonation. Too bubbly for an IPA but it not terrible. Light to medium bodied as a whole.

Overall quite a great mesh of styles you got your world class Saison with the bitterness of Sorachi Ace hops. Delivered what was promised.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2013 01:48:58 | More by DrDemento456
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rabiddawg

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.7%

07-07-2013 23:38:28 | More by rabiddawg
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