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Brooklyn Sorachi Ace - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
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1,806 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,806
Reviews: 547
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 11.19%
Wants: 156
Gots: 225 | 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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SourAddict

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

10-23-2013 13:50:50 | More by SourAddict
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MN_Beerticker

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.7%

10-22-2013 13:24:35 | More by MN_Beerticker
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Schimms

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +21.7%

10-22-2013 01:05:11 | More by Schimms
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Mervjahn

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

10-21-2013 00:33:17 | More by Mervjahn
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EnthusedAboutBeer

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

10-20-2013 02:19:40 | More by EnthusedAboutBeer
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KFBR392

Illinois

4.26/5  rDev +3.6%

Appearance: Solid straw golden color. Very cloudy body. Pours with a head of about a finger and a half of bubbly head which subsided but was present the entire time while drinking. Low active carbonation in the glass while drinking.

Smell: The front is a unique soapy, heavy straw aroma that really carries throughout the aroma. Bready yeast and biting hops are also present.

Taste: The sorachi ace hops make themselves known right away. I love the peppercorn, herbal, ginger, and leafy greens flavors. The earthy yeast characteristics mix very well with what the sorachi ace hops are bringing. There is also a nice fruity body to this beer filled with pears and apricots. The finish is a mild amount of straw and prairie grass with lingering pepper accents.

Mouthfeel: Mild carbonation especially for a saison. Lots going on in this beer but everything mixes well.

Overall: Sorachi Ace seems like a perfect fit for a saison. Herbal/wild tones of the hops play along well with the strong yeast saison background.

10-19-2013 23:25:31 | More by KFBR392
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braedon_peluso

New York

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

10-19-2013 21:52:45 | More by braedon_peluso
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YalovaIA

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

10-18-2013 02:07:11 | More by YalovaIA
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cnbrown313

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.7%

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HRamz3

Pitcairn

3/5  rDev -27%

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IronTom

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.7%

10-16-2013 04:42:04 | More by IronTom
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Falcone

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

10-15-2013 15:52:22 | More by Falcone
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hAle2theWort

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

10-15-2013 14:05:40 | More by hAle2theWort
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Scarflower

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -2.7%

10-13-2013 20:33:55 | More by Scarflower
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Elevated_Vagabond

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.7%

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gr8zehaman

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

10-12-2013 17:38:06 | More by gr8zehaman
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Scrapss

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Sorachi Ace from the bomber, poured into a square mason jar/jug with handle.

A: wallopping three finger head. Rocky, could support the empire state building on this head! Easily floated 4 bottle caps on it. That's that champagne yeast and bottle conditioning!!! beautiful deep yellow unfiltered hue.

S: Lactic funk and smooth malts. Lemony Sorachi Ace. lemongrass, hay. Gets medicine-y as it warms. Very slight astringent in a very, very pleasant way.

T: Smooth biscuity malts, hay field, grassy, earthy and lactics. Gently bitter finish. Very smooth. Spicy yeast and bready.

M: Smooth tight bubbles yield a very creamy experience. Deceptive due to alcohol and style because it's never cloyingly thick or overtly boozy. It started going to that grass, then funk followed by a milky, gently bitter finish. Slight booze heat on ultimate outbreath. This finish is perfect. Reminds me of pannacotta with a bittering agent. I am blown away.

O: My hat is off to the discovery of Sorachi Ace hop varietals and how Brooklyn Brewing assembled this brew. This is fantastic. It is hands down one of the best Saisons out there.

10-12-2013 17:28:20 | More by Scrapss
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myuncle

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

10-12-2013 11:10:57 | More by myuncle
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innominat

Ireland

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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Xandrose

Maryland

4/5  rDev -2.7%

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scottwurst

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

10-11-2013 17:42:05 | More by scottwurst
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alysmith4

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

10-11-2013 15:57:57 | More by alysmith4
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mattaromando

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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Texas

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

10-11-2013 00:39:21 | More by pgurule1969
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danflath

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

10-09-2013 01:39:29 | More by danflath
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