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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:
#2,267
Reviews:
715
Ratings:
2,858
pDev:
11.03%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
242
Gots:
746
Trade:
10
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,858 |  Reviews: 715
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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rydev24
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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

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

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.08/5  rDev 0%

Photo of micromaniac129
3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BPMeyer27
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brewandbbq
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
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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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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4.45/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SierraFlight
3.7/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into shaker pint. Gushing foamy white head towers over clear yellow liquid. Some lacing is left after it settles. Aroma is of lemons, lemongrass, hay, grass, white pepper, spice, and cracker. Taste follows with the lemon flavors dominating and cracker-dry malts coming on the finish. A light body that’s inflated by the foamy mouth-filling foam, crisp and slightly creamy texture, highly carbonated, dry finish.

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3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: A slightly hazy, off yellow straw color. Huge head on this, white, fluffy, and delicious looking.

S: Nice belgian yeast right at the front.citrus, specifically lemon, another spice in there that is very nice, though I can't figure out what it is.

T: Nice, mellow and crisp. Lots of lemon with a nice belgian yeast kick. There is something in the finish that I can't quite get, maybe fruit or a carmel. I can't really pick out the hops specifically, unless they are the unknown spice in the background.

M: Thin bodied, fairly highly carbonated. Seems about right for the style.

D: Decent all around, but I can't see buying a lot of this. It seems like a really special bottling, for a fairly average beer.

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

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've heard and read nothing but rave reviews about this beer for well over a year now and I'm finally getting around to trying it.

Poured into my trusty Dogfish Head shaped glass.

A: Beautiful crisp, cloudy, golden wheat color with a massive fluffy cloud white head that didn't want to subside. Mucho carbonation!

S: From the second the cork popped, a massive amount of lemon zest filled the air! Funky farmhouse aroma, with tons of soft fruit (ex. pears) and maybe a tinge of fruity sourness. Supposedly a lot of hops were used in the making of this brew, but to my taste, it was surprisingly non-IPA-like.

T: The refreshing champagne quality was actually soothing to the palate in the way that natural spring water soothes it. A tinge of citrus, but the sweetness was understated. Tons of lemon, maybe a tinge of pear, but the yeastiness took center stage. The mild, drying, alcohol burn on the finish was divine!

M: Bubbly and champagne-like for sure... so on the carbonation front, this was perfection. The sweet elements were very disciplined indeed. The spotty lacing consisted of clusters of thick bubbles that attached themselves to the glass.

D: I've really grown fond of this style in the last year or so... and this is one of the best of them. I now see why so many people put this on their list of the top 10 beers of the year.

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4.8/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Been after this one for a while.

Pours a hazy gold with two fingers of white head. Excellent retention and lacing down to the last sip. Stunning looking beer. Big lemongrass, vanilla and spice nose. Fresh and complex at the same time. Clean pilsner malt base forms the launching pad for a symphony of flavours, with grass and lemon coming through strong. A powerful vanilla oakiness almost makes this feel barrel aged, and takes it to the next level. The sorachi has an excellent character, which is nicely showcased in this brew. Dry, medium bodied and with a billowy carbonation. Nigh on perfect.

Thanks to Troy for sharing this gem.

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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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