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:
2,811
Reviews:
702
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
11.03%
 
 
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241
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726
For Trade:
10
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.64/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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4.38/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poured into a Brooklyn tulip.

A - Pours a hazy gold with a luscious white head that never fully dissipates, just settling to a patchy haze. Think whipped egg whites. Excellent retention, leaves some spotty lacing.
S - Lemon zest dominates, that Sorachi hop is the real deal! There's a bit of clean, crisp malt for the backbone, and a bit of spicy Saison yeast, but the lemongrass/lemon zest aroma is the real star. Very crisp and clean.
T - Very nice Saison/Belgian flavors of ripe pear, lemongrass, coriander, and black pepper with a Pilsner malt backbone. Very earthy and dry, again that Sorachi hop takes this to an amazingly complex and unique level.
M - Crisp and clean, with a medium-light mouthfeel and sharp carbonation. Very dry finish, no sign of the ABV.
O - Such an amazing beer, this is perfect on a warm Spring day, and I imagine this could pair with food incredibly well.

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

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3.89/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

$4.5 for 12oz @ lagerhaus 95

Deep, rich looking golden amber with a razor thin white head that fades quickly. There's some lacing, but absolute no haze/sediment. The nose is bursting with fruits from the Sorachi, ripe concord grapes first come to mind.
This is definitely an interesting, take on a saison. It's relatively tame and clean tasting, the yeast is secondary to the hops. The Sorachi hops are showcased very nicely. There's also a noticeable bite from the ethanol, which is complimentary initially, but gets a little bit too much when the beer begins to warm. Otherwise, the mouthfeel is smooth and bubbly with a slightly lingering, bitter aftertaste.
Excellent price and availability, I'd definitely recommend it to others.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle.

Pours hazy straw with a two inch-plus head of dense white. Shards of thick lacing and a solid coating on the surface for the duration.

Aromatics lead off with pears, cut grass, apples, cloves, and bubblegum. A hint of lemon pulp and mint follow through.

Light bodied with a crisp, pillowy mouthfeel.

Biscuity malt runs under spicy, clovey yeast with green apples and pears. Hints of peaches, wet hay, honey, and citrus follow through.

Finishes with a mild bitterness,and a dryness beyond a tropical, juicy fairwell.

Nice beer, would love to try this on a dry-hopped cask or a fresh keg.

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Brooklyn Sorachi Ace from Brooklyn Brewery
4.08 out of 5 based on 2,811 ratings.
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