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:
2,827
Reviews:
708
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
11%
 
 
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242
Gots:
728
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Photo of thoglund
4.36/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Emersonio
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pour: Bomber bottle poured into a tulip glass. Appearance: Light straw in color. Somewhat hazy. Lots of effervescent qualities. Large white head that lasts after settling. Lacing on glass is noticeable. Aroma: Lots of lemon zest. A bit of funk is present. Almost has a medicine-like aroma. Also, very grassy with some hints of pepper and spice. Taste: The lemon zest and funky yeasts are apparent on the first sip. This is blended nicely by the malt character which contributes to smoothing it our a bit. Tart and tangy, but not overly so. Aftertaste: Finishes tart and clean. The spicy pepper-like notes really come through on the back end. Lots of effervescence all the way to the end which also contributes to the clean and crisp finish. Notes: Unique brew due to the sorachi hop varietal. This brew has Chardonnay like character and this offering is a classic in the saison category. Result/ Rating: Very good. 4.38 out of 5.

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Photo of Stofko1992
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Yermomsfavorite
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of scaryguy4u
4.11/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dragginballs76
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PA-hunter
3.49/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured 12oz bottle into snifter glass. 7.2% abv

Appearance- Pours a deep honey yellow with a large white head with strong retention. Much lacing. Intermediate clarity.

Smell- Belgian yeast, honey, floral, pineapple.

Taste- Begins grassy, with a touch of lemon. Has a white grape like quality to it, yet has a bit of grapefruit in there as well from the hop flavor. Even a tad bit of coconut flavor, similar to a soapy estery type taste. Beer finishes bitter and dry with a lingering spiciness from the hops and subtle pepper spice notes.

Mouthfeel- Medium in body with active carbonation.

Overall- This beer was very interesting. Had some good flavors, yet some flavor clashes with the esters in my opinion. Not bad though. Just not your typical saison. A loaded with hops saison.

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Photo of Ultimate
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Coopersbeer
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Webcowes
4.37/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle from 4 pack given to me as a birthday gift. As I was not familiar with either the brewery or beer I had low expectations. I was pleasantly surprised with the aroma and taste. I'm a big fan of summer wheats, and while this style is clearly different, the spicy smell and taste is right in my wheelhouse. Glad I have three more bottles to sample!

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Photo of npendres
3.36/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GreatStoutman
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JayKay412
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bigred89
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of heerboth
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Omniwar
3.96/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MarkyMOD
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of twelveinches
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of curtisjoseph
4.19/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

From bottle, pours a hazey straw colour with a big white head that disapates to a small layer. Aroma apples, grape, lemon. Taste lemon, pineapple and a hint of spice.

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Photo of mikebu
4.76/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of edthehead
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of q33jeff
2.6/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

**
08/18/13
Cloudy whitish yellow. Big creamy head. Typical Belgian white though advertised as saison. Tart lemon. Pasty.
**
06/01/16
On tap at Killarneys.
Look:Light yellow, clear, small white head, legs.
Aroma: esters, grape, Apple.
Taste: more of the flavors in the aroma, but also a soapy taste.

Feel: thin for a saison.

Ok.
**

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Photo of brother_rebus
3.89/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Brooklyn Sorachi Ace from Brooklyn Brewery
4.09 out of 5 based on 2,827 ratings.
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