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Brooklyn Sorachi Ace - Brooklyn Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
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1,814 Ratings
THE BROS
94
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Ratings: 1,814
Reviews: 548
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 11.19%
Wants: 156
Gots: 228 | 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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Ralphs66

New York

4/5  rDev -2.7%

With the rampant availability of this in my area, I'm smacking myself in the head for not having tried this sooner. Picked up a bomber at the local Stop & Shop. It definitely needs to warm a bit before all the complexity comes out. First glass was a bit too cold and I found it good but not great. Second glass, I let sit for about 10 minutes and that's when this beer really shined. Very pleasant mild funk on the nose with grass and lemon interwoven. Poured out with a nice head that held on till I drained the glass. Kind of earthy taste, again with the grass and lemon. And it goes down quite easily. A very good beer which I will definitely buy again; and can find virtually anywhere.

10-29-2013 16:43:09 | More by Ralphs66
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Pens1967

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

10-29-2013 13:05:45 | More by Pens1967
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Mbpike

Arkansas

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

10-29-2013 00:04:11 | More by Mbpike
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AlaskanYoung

Arkansas

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

10-28-2013 23:52:24 | More by AlaskanYoung
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604growler

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

10-28-2013 03:31:19 | More by 604growler
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StArnoldFan

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.7%

10-27-2013 04:37:16 | More by StArnoldFan
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theCoder

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.7%

10-25-2013 12:49:43 | More by theCoder
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bsm80x

New York

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

10-24-2013 15:33:56 | More by bsm80x
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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%

10-17-2013 15:17:00 | More by cnbrown313
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HRamz3

Pitcairn

3/5  rDev -27%

10-16-2013 17:43:42 | More by HRamz3
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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%

10-12-2013 21:47:59 | More by Elevated_Vagabond
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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
Brooklyn Sorachi Ace from Brooklyn Brewery
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