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
Ratings:
2,798
Reviews:
696
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
11%
 
 
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241
Gots:
720
For Trade:
10
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2/5  rDev -51.1%

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2/5  rDev -51.1%

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2/5  rDev -51.1%

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2/5  rDev -51.1%

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2/5  rDev -51.1%

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2.19/5  rDev -46.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

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2.24/5  rDev -45.2%
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 -44.7%
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 -43%
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 -40.6%
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 -38.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -38.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -38.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -38.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -38.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -38.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -38.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.5/5  rDev -38.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -38.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -38.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -38.9%

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2.56/5  rDev -37.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

cloudy light amber color. smell is alcohol and yeast. taste is the same but also fruit like. alcohol burn. as if beer could be a hard liqour. My first and maybe last saison. I am not a fan of Belgian style beers

Edit. 6-30-16
Funny how things work. Belgians are now my favorite style and i will need to revisit.

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2.58/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Slechte reuk. Goede smaak maar nasmaak weer minder lekker.

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2.6/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

**
08/18/13
Cloudy whitish yellow. Big creamy head. Typical Belgian white though advertised as saison. Tart lemon. Pasty.
**
06/01/16
On tap at Killarneys.
Look:Light yellow, clear, small white head, legs.
Aroma: esters, grape, Apple.
Taste: more of the flavors in the aroma, but also a soapy taste.

Feel: thin for a saison.

Ok.
**

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Brooklyn Sorachi Ace from Brooklyn Brewery
4.09 out of 5 based on 2,798 ratings.
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