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Brooklyn Sorachi Ace - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,712 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,712
Reviews: 543
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 11.19%
Wants: 151
Gots: 188 | 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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4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - nice golden straw with a nice finger of head. Good carbonation coming. Very clear no haze. Good lacing coming down.

S - nice hop aroma off the bat, but has a nice spice in there too. Sweet malts are there but not over the top.

T - this is great. Hops on the start with this almost Christmas-y spice note to it. Leaves a great bitter aftertaste that isn't too much (if there is such a thing). Has a little citrus in there as well which is refreshing.

M - nice transition over the palate. Very smooth. Carbonation is great.

O - overall great beer. At the brewery here in Brooklyn and having It this fresh is the best!

Serving type: on-tap

08-04-2013 16:42:40 | More by da_beers
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jrenihan

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4.01/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Beer is clear golden in colour, with a massively large white head. Excellent retention, lots of lacing.

The Sorachi Ace (at least, what I assume that hop is doing) really sticks out. A very strong lemongrass scent, with lemon. Yeast below that.

Taste is good, but not up to the scent. The lemongrass is still very heavy, and is accompanied by a very creamy flavour. Quite malty. The yeast is there but less present, or at least not resulting in the flavours I associate with Belgian yeasts. Lemon is certainly strong, but not like the lemongrass. It is nice but there is something about it that doesn't work for me. Hard to put my finger on it.

Medium bodied, super creamy. Moderate carbonation level.

Overall, quite good, but as noted above, there is something that doesn't sit right for me. Wish I could identify it, but there is something about the hop flavours, particularly the lemongrass, that doesn't quite do it for me- despite loving lemongrass.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2013 23:16:15 | More by jrenihan
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Brooklyn Sorachi Ace from Brooklyn Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 1,712 ratings.