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:
#2,474
Reviews:
726
Ratings:
2,899
pDev:
11.03%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
245
Gots:
765
Trade:
10
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Ratings: 2,899 |  Reviews: 726
Photo of Beerbuddha
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bo0oRadley
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Smells isn't very strong with notes of citrus. It tastes almost like how it smells, with citrus notes of lemon. It has a beautiful gold color, and carbonation is not overpowering but quite smooth. This beer is dangerously drinkable and tasty for being 7.20%. Definitely will buy again!

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Photo of shreead
3.61/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ctmiami
3.69/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Looks: I love hazy light honey colored beer
Smell: Not a lot on the nose compared with other Saisons
Taste: Good carbonation not a lot of intrigue here
Feel: Good
If I wanted a Saison I'm not sure this is what I would buy

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

Photo of matuto
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

355 ml bottle. Rating from notes taken a year and a half ago.

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Photo of Bcurrie33
3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours nice juicy orange.. slight grapefruit aroma. Hint of barnyard from a typical saison. Taste: The medicinal hops take away from the bubblegum flavor I love from saisons. Detect a bit of leather. Interesting beer but not the typical to style.

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Photo of weareallfalafel
4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of gabrielcolom
3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Noooddle
4.01/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JPadilla
3.86/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tone
4.07/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy maize color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Decent retention and great lacing. Smells of pale malt, yeast, slight coriander, herbs, and a hint of wood. Fits the style of a Saison / Farmhouse Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of slight fruit, hint of alcohol, hint of liquor, slight piney hops, pale malt, and a hint of wood. Overall, good complexity, subtle body, but great blend and feel.

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Photo of bmaggot
4.36/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gardner254
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LarrysDeerGut
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrewSnyc667
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lampro
2.8/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Definitely dry. I wasn't sure if I would like a saison and I think that my fear was confirmed; the bitterness sits differently and somewhat unpleasantly.

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Photo of joaopmgoncalves
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Mark-Leggett
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Harrison8
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange with a finger of white head. Fair head retention with good lacing left behind. Aroma is spicy, citrus, and herbal hop notes. Nice arrangement, with a unique twist from most IPAs. Flavor profile is spicy, citrus, herbal, and dank hop notes. Mouth feel is medium-thin, with a crisp, watery-edge to it. Overall, a flavorful IPA that showcases rather unique (to the American palate) hop notes.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 12oz bottle.

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

Photo of Mardukk
4.48/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy golden color with lasting white head and lacing. Spicy lemongrass honey smell. Taste has unique floral notes, smooth low carbonation with almost no bitterness. Dangerously drinkable at 7.2%.

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Photo of ElPatito
2.6/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Brooklyn Sorachi Ace from Brooklyn Brewery
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 2,899 ratings