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Brooklyn Sorachi Ace | Brooklyn Brewery

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Brewed by:
Brooklyn Brewery
New York, United States

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

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

Poured into a tulip glass.

The beer pours a hazy pale straw yellow with a big fluffy creamy white head that clings to the side of the glass and slowly fades to a thin lacing. The aroma is a combination of lemon and grass (hence lemongrass) and spicy black pepper notes. There is even a hint of orange. The taste is very yeasty and spicy with lemon notes. The mouthfeel is light-medum with a dry finish and highly effervescent. Overall I'm glad I finally tried it and would definitely drink more. Sorachi Ace hops have a very unique aroma.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Light amber or dark straw colored. It pours to a thick cloudy head that settles down to a thin white collar leaving behind a bit of lacing. It is a bit cloudy, but this is typical for the style, and expected as it is bottle conditioned.

S: There is lots of strong lemon in the nose (almost zesty). It is also peppery and yeasty, almost sweet smelling. That Belgian yeast is very apparent.

T: Delicious! There is lots of lemon and pepper up front balanced out with a pleasant malt sweetness. There is that great Belgian flavor profile as well of yeast and biscuit and tastes almost wheaty.

M: The beer is light, very clean and very carbonated. It drinks very easy for a 7.6% ABV.

O: Perfectly Balanced! Sorachi Ace starts with a great hop presence of lemon and pepper that carries into the taste. It has a nice malt character (sweet and buscuity) and dries out for a clean finish.

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Brooklyn Sorachi Ace from Brooklyn Brewery
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 2,868 ratings
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