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:
2,800
Reviews:
697
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
11%
 
 
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241
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3.58/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pint glass.

Cloudy yellow with a thick white head that left clumpy lace.

Lemon with some bubble gum funkiness, yeasty.

Lemony up front with nice tart hoppy flavor in the middle with that bubble gummy funk.

Lots of carbonation with a dry finish.

Easy drinking beer that would of been better after cutting my grass on a summer day.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - A mammoth light and creamy pure white head comprised of big chunky bubbles... Excellent retention... Mildly hazed bright and vibrant golden orange color... Very sparse and very sluggish carbonation...

S - No shocker that the lemon scent is predominant, but I am very pleasantly surprised that it in perfect proportion and strength... My largest feat is that this would either be too solventy or to faux sweet... Also present is a lively yeast, fresh cut grass, and some notes of wheat... Very pleasing to the nose...

T - Again, the lemon dominates but isn't as pure... The lemon component runs the gammet starting pure, then turning sweet first before later turning solvently and finely finishing pure again... Slightly soapy... Slightly yeasty... With distinctive kick of Sorachi Ace hops... Interest and complex...

M - Medium bodied... Lightly carbonated... Lively... Fresh... Slightly lush... Crisp... Refreshing...

D - A very interesting offering and great example of the Sorachi Ace hop... Not sure this is something I would drink on a regular basis, but it was easy enough to work through and I would gladly welcome again in the future...

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.69/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

a: This was a slightly cloudy straw colored yellow. It was served to me with a short white cap that faded to moderate lace.

s: Lemon, lemon, and more lemon. By far the lemoniest beer I've ever smelled. In the backround was a little dry, spicy Belgian yeastiness. Overall though, this was absoultely a hop showcase.

t: Here as well; hops first, saison a distant second. The fresh, lemony but not bitter sorachi ace hop took center stage and it is fantastic. The peppery Belgian yeast was barely noticeable. I'm not sure I could have identified this as a saison if I didn't know what it was going in. This is a beer for hopheads, no doubt.

m: Crisply carbonated and refreshing. Slightly dry at the finish.

d: I tried this at the Drafting Room and they had several beers I wanted to try. I couldn't pull myself away from this though. As a saison, this is an interesting experiment. As a hop showcase, this is a clear winner. I can't recommend this strongly enough.

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3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brooklyn Sorachi Ace from Brooklyn Brewery
4.09 out of 5 based on 2,800 ratings.
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