Sorachi Ace
Brooklyn Brewery

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Brooklyn Brewery
New York, United States
Ranked #310
Ranked #7,062
4.08 | pDev: 11.03%
Feb 16, 2023
Jul 29, 2009
Sorachi AceSorachi Ace
Notes: 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.
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

4.36/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
An explosion of aromas and flavors. Vibrant neon golden color, some lazy carbonation, wispy head. Spicy, floral nose, coriander. Taste is more of the same, adding some grass and mild hop bitterness. Lingering mild bitter dryness, and lots of spicy tang. Sensory overload.
Feb 16, 2023
Rated: 3.39 by Mikexw from New York

Sep 08, 2022
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
April 2012. 750 ml corked bottle, at a tasting with Garrett Oliver. ABV is 7.6%. Hazy deep golden colour, large white head. Excellent spicy aroma, notes of sandalwood and lemongrass. Spicy flavour, complex and fairly dry. Very good. Hopefully this beer will be imported to Norway by Ringnes now, and released for a limited period.

*Sampled on numerous occasions later.
May 15, 2022
Rated: 4.83 by cold_beer

May 06, 2022
Rated: 4.18 by Jarrod_LC from Louisiana

Apr 30, 2021
Rated: 3 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Jul 16, 2020
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Reviewed by elNopalero from California

4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
This was my first introduction to the Sorachi hop, many years ago. I’m glad to see it’s still around.
Pours a slightly hazy gold. Nice, lemony-citrus note with some Belgo-funk on the aroma. This is spicy, and crisply effervescent.
Jul 02, 2020
Rated: 3.61 by theskinnyferret from Colorado

Mar 15, 2020
Rated: 4.38 by delmarkchicago from Illinois

Mar 04, 2020
Rated: 4.02 by jjboesen from Maryland

Feb 04, 2020
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Reviewed by gvickery from Texas

4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
50-55 degrees in a standard pint glass.
Orangish yelllow, slightly cloudy.
Smells of lemon, caramel, some slight barnyard funk.
Taste is initially sweet, fruity, some lemon, very light yeasty funk. Very complex with a “high pitched” bitterness that kicks in right after the sweetness fades. Very interesting flavors. Abv will be evident after about 6 oz.
Great beer.
Feb 02, 2020
Rated: 3.99 by TonyStarks2231 from New York

Jan 12, 2020
Rated: 3.4 by Leftover1223 from New Hampshire

Dec 26, 2019
Rated: 3.95 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden

Dec 26, 2019
Rated: 3.5 by Hellpop65 from Kansas

Dec 01, 2019
Rated: 3.95 by sisterofba from Maryland

Nov 23, 2019
Rated: 4.05 by Eman17 from Illinois

Oct 17, 2019
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Reviewed by deleted_user_995920

4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a Libbey Belgian beer glass. Looks semi opaque lemon/light golden color. Decent fizzy head which sticks around a while. Smell is markedly lemon, wet wool. Taste is lemony with some minor funk coming into play.Feels well carbonated, finishes dry. Leaves symmetrical lacing in glass. This is a good beer to shrug off the sweet October offerings e.g. Pumpkin, Marzen. Overall this is a very tasty worthwhile Saison.
Oct 16, 2019
Rated: 4.41 by gooddaydiablo from Texas

Sep 14, 2019
Rated: 4.05 by Curt3 from New Jersey

Sep 13, 2019
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Reviewed by Mugman8 from New York

4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Cloudy lemon color on the pour, head dissolves quickly with some lacing. Aroma has citrus and lemongrass along with a musty funk. Taste is hoppy and both sour and sweet with a dry finish. I like this one a lot and will be buying again. A very good beer at a fair price.
Aug 22, 2019
Rated: 3.64 by florisj135 from Virginia

Jul 28, 2019
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Reviewed by Brew_42 from Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours cloudy gold with a head that disappears quickly

Aroma is citrus and lemongrass

Taste is citrus, pepper, lemongrass, and peaches with a floral aftertaste.

Feel is medium body with decent carbonation.

Overall a tasty saison from an American brewery. Well-earned reputation.
Jun 27, 2019
Rated: 3.43 by stanale from Illinois

Jun 18, 2019
Rated: 4.17 by chiefz1 from New York

Jun 08, 2019
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Reviewed by harrypowers from Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a hazy straw color with a small head that quickly thins out.

Light in body and carbonation . Smells of bready yeast. Tastes of yeast and cloves.

One of my go-to saisons!
Jun 08, 2019
Rated: 4.08 by emerge077 from Illinois

May 30, 2019
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Reviewed by LarryV from Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pours a cloudy yellow with a small non-sustaining head. Aroma is citrusy, with a little funk added. Taste is somewhat puckering at first, lemony, spicy, peppery. The sorachi hops make their presence known on the back of the palate and linger long into the after taste. A rather different beer, definitely worth a try and very good with some grilled chicken kabobs. Hides the 7.2% abv pretty well too, a good summer beer.
May 11, 2019
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Reviewed by MattDecker from Texas

4.29/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
Look: Amber, golden
Smell: ginger, lemon, citrus, similar smells to a Belgium (for me anyway)
Taste: lemon grass, light ginger, citrus, spice. The ginger and spice are up front, then followed by a grassy/light hoppy citrus flavor. Not bold/strong flavor, but it is a surprising flavor profile for sure if you're not expecting it.
Feel: light-medium body, fits this beer very well!
Overall: interesting, this beer does not fit into any typical style of beer. It's like someone made a shandy, but with ginger ale or ginger beer instead of lemonade. Was initially confused by this beer, but with repeat tastings it has grown on me. I think it's because I now know what to expect going into it and am liking it more and more. Great summer/float the river beer!
Apr 21, 2019
Rated: 4.33 by KiwiBrent from New York

Mar 18, 2019
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Reviewed by nosho from Massachusetts

4.47/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I had to try a few (not at one sitting!) to get a feel for this one - it is not like the robust ales I usually default to. Once I became familiar with it, I really came to like its character. my palette isn't soohisticated, but this is balanced, light amber color, hazy and slightly carbonated on pour, slightly sweet finish after it sits in the glass. Too bad I'm writing this in winter... this would ba great glasson a summer evening.
Mar 03, 2019
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Rated by NedFredHead from Massachusetts

4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Huge foamy head with some lacing, lemony zest with grassy hop notes. A bit of spice comes in at the end. Deceptively alcoholic.
Feb 18, 2019
Rated: 4 by Sir_Goatman from Oregon

Feb 04, 2019
Rated: 4.06 by ADKbeerguy from New York

Jan 18, 2019
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Reviewed by Parmesan from Colorado

4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
L:. Pours a slight hazy straw yellow with a large white head that dissipates quickly and leaves no e lacing around the glass.

S:. Notes of lemongrass, light grapefruit and lemon, mixed with a grassy hop and notes of the spicy saison yeast.

T:. Lemongrass with light teases of lemon, orange and grapefruit and finishes with a grassy hop and the spicy saison yeast. Taste is subtle but very good.

F:. Lighter body good carbonation, overall very easy drinking.

O:. Heard good things about this beer and now that I have had it, this is a fantastic saison.
Jan 18, 2019
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Rated by Iphilo4life from New York

4.42/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Fantastic beer! By far the best part if the variety pack that I bought!
Jan 12, 2019
Rated: 4.03 by BeenTired from Pennsylvania

Jan 06, 2019
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Reviewed by JasonC73 from Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
Had to wait a long time to get this in my Kegerator, so glad I did! Pours a hazy yellow with a nice foamy head. Taste is lemony up front but fades to a nice spice. I wouldn't say it's a sessionable beer as it's a bit high in the ABV but it's a definite go to for me now.
Dec 28, 2018
Rated: 3.99 by ChuckTom from Arizona

Dec 23, 2018
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Reviewed by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12 oz bottle

Yellow in color, white head. Fruity lemon and citrus aroma. Taste is dry, mild herbal notes along with the lemon. Thinner bodied, fizzy carbonation.
Dec 21, 2018
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