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:
2,837
Reviews:
710
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
11.03%
 
 
Wants:
241
Gots:
732
For Trade:
10
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Ratings: 2,837 |  Reviews: 710
Photo of byronic
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sgregory
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Invinciblejets
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FaradayUncaged
4.31/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Hazy yellow with a finger of bright white head. Strong aroma of lemongrass and Belgian yeast, with a touch of banana, all carrying over to the taste along with a lemony and slightly soapy flavor and a peppery bite and some tropical fruit on the backend. Light bodied and fairly dry. Pretty great.

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Photo of Rdjcbier
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Monika1
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smanson56
3.64/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gtwreck45
3.69/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zeledonia
3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

The local 1 was in my top 5 for a bit, but this surpassed it. Great summer selection. Ditch your summer shandy and give this a shot

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Photo of torr99
3.92/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Chimrichalds1
4.55/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MPSTARR
4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jvgoor3786
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of joberlander
3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Great lemon citrusy aroma and flavors. very balanced beer.

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Photo of Krisp09
4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into tulip, lemon yellow color with small rim of head, nice citrus aroma mixed with funk of yeast aroma, nice crisp mouth feel with predominant lemon flavor with some herbal notes mixed in. Really good, refreshing summer beer

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Photo of jdejoannis
3.71/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of skinsfan
3.71/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jason_cs
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Celtics76
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BGDrock
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: vigorous effervescence , like a tornado; lemon yellow, with an unfiltered fog; huge, fluffy, egg-white head exhibiting solid retention

Aroma: juicy grapefruit, lightly of spruce; overall it's mild

Taste & Mouthfeel: surprisingly clean and silky mouthfeel, expected prickly and possibly flat from the look of the carbonation; fruity and juicy flavour starts things out, of orange and grapefruit pulp - it's hardly bitter until the dry finish, and even then it's mild hops; refreshing, bringing to mind a weizen (there's a touch of spice) or a radler, but with golden malts playing a more distinctive supporting role as backbone; dangerously drinkable for a 7.5% brew

Overall: a real delight to drink, great accompaniment to summer sunshine - light, bright, full flavours and mouthfeel make it really pleasurable; would say, as mentioned on the bottle, it feels more like a fruitier twist on a golden ale than it does a saison

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Photo of TomMorris
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Caseyk1088
4.47/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Brooklyn Sorachi Ace from Brooklyn Brewery
4.08 out of 5 based on 2,837 ratings.
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