Brooklyn Sorachi Ace | Brooklyn Brewery

Brooklyn Sorachi AceBrooklyn Sorachi Ace
BA SCORE
86.6%
Liked This Beer
4.08 w/ 2,844 ratings
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
Ranking:
#2,204
Reviews:
711
Ratings:
2,844
Liked:
2,464
Avg:
4.08/5
pDev:
11.03%
Alströms:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
244
Gots:
738
Trade:
10
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

*Have had this beer several times now, both on tap, and from a 750 mL bottle.

Appearance: Straw-hay, unfiltered. More in the ‘gold-yellow’ direction than the orange-hued. Vigorous, foamy cream-coloured head.

Aromas: Classic Belgian yeast (white pepper, clove-phenol) with assertive hop presence and light malt. In this case, dry-hopping works well. Fresh bosc pear and citrus (grapefruit zest mixed with lime zest). In many ways the Sorachi hops are reminiscent of Cascade, but way more subtle.
Palate: Prickly carbonation, "saison-like" (that mild ‘farmhouse’ note), with a dry, roasted nuttiness. Complex fruity white raisin-pear-apricot finish.

A ‘classic’ saison that introduces a hybrid touch. North American-style dry-hopping with Japanese hops.

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Very nice. This beer pours a light yellow with a very fizzy head. Almost looks like a champagne. The smell was full of lemon but also a bit of bitterness from the hops. The lemongrass gives out earthy tones which then open up to the zest and hops near the end for a crisp and refreshing brew. Liked it a lot.

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Brooklyn Sorachi Ace from Brooklyn Brewery
Beer rating: 86.6% out of 100 with 2,844 ratings
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