Brooklyn Sorachi Ace - Brooklyn Brewery
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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
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
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
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
Brooklyn Sorachi Ace from Brooklyn Brewery
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