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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:
#2,264
Reviews:
715
Ratings:
2,858
pDev:
11.03%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
242
Gots:
745
Trade:
10
HISTOGRAM
 
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lampro
2.8/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Definitely dry. I wasn't sure if I would like a saison and I think that my fear was confirmed; the bitterness sits differently and somewhat unpleasantly.

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Photo of joaopmgoncalves
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Mark-Leggett
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Harrison8
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange with a finger of white head. Fair head retention with good lacing left behind. Aroma is spicy, citrus, and herbal hop notes. Nice arrangement, with a unique twist from most IPAs. Flavor profile is spicy, citrus, herbal, and dank hop notes. Mouth feel is medium-thin, with a crisp, watery-edge to it. Overall, a flavorful IPA that showcases rather unique (to the American palate) hop notes.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 12oz bottle.

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

Photo of Mardukk
4.48/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy golden color with lasting white head and lacing. Spicy lemongrass honey smell. Taste has unique floral notes, smooth low carbonation with almost no bitterness. Dangerously drinkable at 7.2%.

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2.6/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Lucular
4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of robebo44
3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 80x2HopHead
3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IgnatiusReilly
3.97/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap to pint glass. Served a little too cold. Nice head retention with lots of lace. Cloudy golden straw color. Nose is very sweet and floral, some banana notes. Taste is hop dominant, with lemon and citrus flavors. Crisp finish. Very drinkable.

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

Photo of ckaire69
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SGT_Cookie
4.48/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BenBreeg
3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ejames0802
4.57/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of briandschorr
4.66/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

No sleep till... Brooklyn Sorachi Ace. So, this beer is either great or a dud depending on who you try this with. Well, this is a very good beer for me. The look a golden hazy orange. The head is off-white and there is just the right amount of carbonation. The nose is a lemon, lemongrass, honey, and bread. You may also notice a sweet malt and mild bitterness.
Fruit, flowery smell, honey also. The taste follows the nose quite well. The feel is like champagne. Light body. Overall a well-balanced beer that is worth a try.

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4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jsalz21
3.82/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

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Brooklyn Sorachi Ace from Brooklyn Brewery
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 2,858 ratings
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