Brooklyn Sorachi Ace | Brooklyn Brewery

BA SCORE
91
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2,837 Ratings
Brooklyn Sorachi AceBrooklyn Sorachi Ace
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
Ratings:
2,837
Reviews:
710
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
11.03%
 
 
Wants:
241
Gots:
732
For Trade:
10
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1/5  rDev -75.5%

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1/5  rDev -75.5%

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1.2/5  rDev -70.6%

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1.27/5  rDev -68.9%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.25

First and very disappointing beer I've tried from Brooklyn. Tasted very little citrus and was overwhelmed by the watered down taste of a Bud Light.

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1.5/5  rDev -63.2%

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1.52/5  rDev -62.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.25

Review for Batch 1 (from notes)

Had this on tap and it was the first batch. Poured hazy goldenrod with short lived white head. Aroma is awful. Weird lemongrass and lemon bitters type of aroma. Earthy, grassy, and more grass with an overcompensation of lemongrass. Spritzy carbonation. Refreshing if you can palate it.

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1.57/5  rDev -61.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Tasted like gin and rum. Just not very good.

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1.75/5  rDev -57.1%

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1.97/5  rDev -51.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Not very good, horrible after taste. I don't like saison's though.

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2/5  rDev -51%

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2/5  rDev -51%

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2/5  rDev -51%

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2/5  rDev -51%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Very pale gold colored beer. Smell and taste are disgusting and urine like. I don't understand how anyone can call this crap outstanding. Never again for me.

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2/5  rDev -51%

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2/5  rDev -51%

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2.19/5  rDev -46.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

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2.24/5  rDev -45.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Poured into a goblet.

3.5 A: Hazed yellow orange color. Two fingers of frothy white head. Retention is good and a small amount of lacing is left.

2.0 S: I've never experienced sorachi ace hops before, but I'm pretty sure I hate them. They do have a nice lemongrass component, but that's just the beginning. Super herbal with plastic undertones. It's like a plastic pumpkin or something weird like that. The hops are too distracting for me to see what's underneath.

2.0 T: It tastes like it smells, which is unfortunate. Super herbal with plastic pumpkin strangeness. A bit or earth and hay underneath.

3.5 M: Lighter body. Active, spritzy carbonation with a reasonable creaminess.

2.0 D: Not a fan of this. I'll try a sorachi ace beer one more time and if it's anything like this, I'll write them off for eternity.

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2.26/5  rDev -44.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Not my kind of beer NEVER EVER EVER AGAIN

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2.33/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Nothing wrong with the look. But the prominent alcohol taste, unfortunately single handedly brings down the other categories. Sometimes more is less.

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2.43/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Very dry but reasonably tasty.

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2.5/5  rDev -38.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -38.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -38.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -38.7%

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Brooklyn Sorachi Ace from Brooklyn Brewery
4.08 out of 5 based on 2,837 ratings.
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