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Brooklyn Sorachi Ace - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,978 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,978
Reviews: 561
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.46%
Wants: 168
Gots: 287 | FT: 9
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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4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.58/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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4.11/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a good looking and smelling beer, but what caught me was the taste. It just tastes fabulous, the funk and a touch of sour are really a fantastic combo and make this beer work extraordinarily well. I hesitated a while before finally buying this beer. I was Saisoned out, but this beer renews my faith in a classic style.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.12/5  rDev -23.9%

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3.84/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.04/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml Bottle (fresh one, another in the cellar) into a tulip glass, a cloudy light golden colour, really good white head with nice retention and lacing.

A - notes of bright meyer lemon, green tea, verbena and dill. clean pilsner malt, white pepper, with a a solid saison yeast backbone, almond,creamy yeast. As it warms it gets a bit more peppery and sharp. Lovely.

T- starts with a creamy lemon tea note, dill, with a creaminess and full light malt body. Full lemon zest, and lemonade notes, and a herbal character, some floral characters as well but really it is a dance between the lemony sorachi and the creamy yeast.Yeast brings some almondy creamy hay notes and a bit of earth. And altogether it is a delightful beer. Lingering herbal bitterness.

M - moderate body with a strong settling carbonation, very light and playful on the palate and deliciously easy to drink. No alcohol presence, there is a little verbena oiliness but it is a very tasty saison with a crisp dry finish.

Such a lovely beer, really brings to the fore what this hop has to contribute, lovely complex lemony, herbal floral notes and a very clean malt profile lend it a nice balance and a pretty ridiculous drinkability for the abv. This wouldn't be a go-to saison for me but I thought it was a pretty masterful combination that worked really well. Would definitely look forward to this again.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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1.2/5  rDev -70.7%

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4.2/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml corked and caged bottle into goblet. really can't read the best before code, looks like "may 178"? popped open on december 7, 2014

a: clear pale yellow with three fingers of ultra fluffy true white head. very bubbly. gets more hazy as you work your way through the rest of the bottle

s: fruity up front. peach, orange, lemon, pear, slight grapefruit, slight banana. musty peppery earthy yeast, grassy, dill-like notes. shy crackery malt. a bit of alcohol

t: very balanced stuff. malty and fruity all around with accents of the belgian yeast characteristics here and there. peach, lemon, apricot, pear, orange, malt, fresh grass, crackers, dill, white pepper, and hints of overripe bananas, with a lingering medium-level bitterness

m: really excellent mouthfeel. the carbonation is lively but not prickly and offensive. feels medium-bodied and creamy

o: a very interesting and complex farmhouse ale. so much stuff going on with these sorachi ace hops

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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Brooklyn Sorachi Ace from Brooklyn Brewery
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