Brooklyn Sorachi Ace | Brooklyn Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery
New York, United States
brooklynbrewery.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

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.

Added by rtepiak on 07-29-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,392
Reviews:
721
Ratings:
2,883
pDev:
11.03%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
245
Gots:
759
Trade:
10
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 2,883 |  Reviews: 721
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4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Branlott42
3.79/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GarbageMan10
4.07/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of average_sketch
3.73/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cyrion
3.53/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Hazy bright gold body with large bubbles of white foam. Assertive pine and lemon aroma, along with a much softer bread scent. Taste is quite different. The pine does not translate to the tongue. The hops taste like the leafy bitterness that comes in English ales or bitters. This allows the malt to step forward a bit, although malt is always playing second fiddle here. Rather citric, although I can't call it tart. Mouthfeel is medium and lingers.
This is an unusual beer, as it replaces the harsh farmhouse "dustiness"with a softer, muted tone. I would give this to someone who is looking for a gateway beer into saisons.

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Photo of HopsnScotch987
4.07/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Robertas
4.39/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of uu1
5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of lebriarjr
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerbuddha
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bo0oRadley
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Smells isn't very strong with notes of citrus. It tastes almost like how it smells, with citrus notes of lemon. It has a beautiful gold color, and carbonation is not overpowering but quite smooth. This beer is dangerously drinkable and tasty for being 7.20%. Definitely will buy again!

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3.61/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ctmiami
3.69/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Looks: I love hazy light honey colored beer
Smell: Not a lot on the nose compared with other Saisons
Taste: Good carbonation not a lot of intrigue here
Feel: Good
If I wanted a Saison I'm not sure this is what I would buy

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4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of matuto
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

355 ml bottle. Rating from notes taken a year and a half ago.

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Photo of Bcurrie33
3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours nice juicy orange.. slight grapefruit aroma. Hint of barnyard from a typical saison. Taste: The medicinal hops take away from the bubblegum flavor I love from saisons. Detect a bit of leather. Interesting beer but not the typical to style.

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4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Noooddle
4.01/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JPadilla
3.86/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tone
4.07/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy maize color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Decent retention and great lacing. Smells of pale malt, yeast, slight coriander, herbs, and a hint of wood. Fits the style of a Saison / Farmhouse Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of slight fruit, hint of alcohol, hint of liquor, slight piney hops, pale malt, and a hint of wood. Overall, good complexity, subtle body, but great blend and feel.

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Photo of bmaggot
4.36/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gardner254
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LarrysDeerGut
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Brooklyn Sorachi Ace from Brooklyn Brewery
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 2,883 ratings