Brooklyn Sorachi Ace | Brooklyn Brewery

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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:
2,801
Reviews:
697
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
11%
 
 
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241
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722
For Trade:
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look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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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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2.62/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with three fingers of white head. The head recedes into a nice white cap with some decent lacing.

S: Some sweet cloves and bubblegum aromas up front. A grassy hop aromas follow with a bit of a corn smell to them.

T: There are some spicy Belgian yeast flavors and bubblegum at first. The grass/corn hop flavors kick in afterward along with a touch of butter flavor and a light bitterness for the finish. Pretty strong metallic aftertaste.

M: Light body with medium carbonation, this beer is fairly crisp but could use a bit more carbonation feel.

O: Unfortunately, the metal aftertaste and the corn flavors kind of ruin this beer for me. I find similar flavor profiles in many American takes on Belgian styles, especially saisons and Belgian IPAs. It's not awful, but I had no desire to finish the entire bottle.

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2.71/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a transparent yellow color. Kind of macro like. A bubbly two finger white head forms, and recedes to a ring after a minute. Light patchy lace is left.
S: Overwhelming soapy hops that really detracts. There is a light spice and lemon zest.
T: Just like the nose, overwhelming soapy hops. Dish detergent, and pin sol like. A lingering sweetness and a lemon peal flavor.
M/D: A medium body and carbonation. A little on the thin side. I could finish the bottle if I had to, though I am not really interested in this.

This did not come together all that well for me, as just a Saison, or a beer. Soapy hops just takes over, and there are no other Saison qualities that I can find. Not something I would recommend.

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2.73/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 1 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Interesting. I think if I had to drink beer I would drink this.

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Pour was sexy and although I want to like this beer, I can't get over the funky after taste.

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Brooklyn Sorachi Ace from Brooklyn Brewery
4.09 out of 5 based on 2,801 ratings.
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