Brooklyn Sorachi Ace | Brooklyn Brewery

Brooklyn Sorachi AceBrooklyn Sorachi Ace
BA SCORE
86.6%
Liked This Beer
4.08 w/ 2,845 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:
#2,208
Reviews:
711
Ratings:
2,845
Liked:
2,465
Avg:
4.08/5
pDev:
11.03%
Alströms:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
244
Gots:
741
Trade:
10
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,845 |  Reviews: 711
Photo of Holderness
4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

L -- Aerated, decanted pour produces a three-finger solid white head over a slightly hazy pale orange brew. Moderate effervescence. Good retention and spotty lacing
S -- I really love the aroma on sorachi ace hops. Smells like an herb garden: notes of lemongrass, lemonbalm, cilantro, coriander, pepper, lavender, and basil. Pilsner malts are backed up by a faint honey sweetness.
T -- Largely follows the nose, leaning more on the grassy side of the herbal flavors than the fruity/fragrant side
F -- Watery body throughout and the booze is a little harsh on the finish. Quite refreshing, though
O -- For a $10/sixer, this is one of the best spring/summer beers I've had. While not quite at the level of – say – Tank 7, this one nevertheless comes through. Better with bottom sediment mixed in

84/100

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Photo of EmeraldMist
3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look - Pours a clear golden/yellow color, two fingers of rocky white head, good retention.
Aroma - Lemon flesh, fresh cut grass, very faint spice, perfumey hops.
Taste - Puckery and very hoppy up front, hops have notes of lemon zest and a dry slightly bitter grassy flavor, malt comes around halway through with some white bread and light sugary sweetness, spice is only noticed towards the end and is very mild with a quick hint of white pepper.
Feel - Medium body, average carbonation, puckery.

Overall - A very hop-forward saison, but that's to be expected when the beer itself is named after a variety of hop. Recommended if you like saisons, IPA's and sour beers.

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Photo of ahommell
3.69/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AustinRT
4.56/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lastmango
3.6/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Waveoff
3.8/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of probert
3.97/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of _Adam_
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of runeatdrink
3.94/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of k3ve
3.66/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrKarl
4.36/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Corrado42
4.46/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GtBoros
4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Interesting nose very floral. Tastes full of bitter hops and ends with a nice floral pick me up. Nice light brew.

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Photo of RichieRich1812
3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrBass
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jtee
3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750ml bottle served cold into a tulip.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy, pale gold with 3cm of white and foamy head that retains well. The lacing is nominal.

Aroma: Citrusy (lemon), herbal (dill), and spicy (pepper). There's a faint fruitiness and a soft alcohol note.

Taste: Follows suit with the smell with some additional layers. The yeast adds a peppery character while the hops add herbal (dill) and citrusy (lemon) notes. The malt profile is very delicate. Slightly tart and faint alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with medium high carbonation. Prickly and drying.

Overall: An interesting beer that I thoroughly enjoyed. Well-balanced even though Sorachi is the obvious star here. Perfect for a warm summer day. I'll definitely pick up a bottle of it whenever it's locally available.

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Photo of kraticus41
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of epyon396
3.94/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MikePacheco12
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JakeScully
4.38/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thomda11
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FFreak
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On draft in the Newark airport after missing a connecting flight to Portland, OR. A very pretty, almost lemon-yellow with a small, pure white head that leaves a bit of lace. Slightly muted aromas of yeast, citrus and spice - typical saison fare. Taste is delicious - fresh, lively, and so easy drinking. Mouth is just right. Medium body, nice carbonation, somewhat dry and refreshing. Overall, I was quite impressed with this.

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
1.57/5  rDev -61.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Tasted like gin and rum. Just not very good.

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Brooklyn Sorachi Ace from Brooklyn Brewery
Beer rating: 86.6% out of 100 with 2,845 ratings
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