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:
2,836
Reviews:
710
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
11.03%
 
 
Wants:
241
Gots:
732
For Trade:
10
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Ratings: 2,836 |  Reviews: 710
Photo of Paoloboston
4.38/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shuz112
4.43/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Timtac
3.54/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

It pours a hazy yellow with a relatively small head (for a Saison) and minimal lacing. The smell is of a slightly unripe tangerine. Lots of citrus rind. The flavor is very unique in that it balances bitterness and acidity without any sweetness in between. Lots of tangerine and lemongrass. I would have liked a tiny more maltiness to fully balance the overall flavor profile but still this is a very enjoyable beer as it is.

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Photo of Profundobaso
4.38/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a 19oz Brooklyn Brewery Saison glass.

L - golden, unfiltered beer. Small head and very little carbonation.
S - a variety of citrus and some lemongrass. Belgian yeast comes through in the smell as well
T - initial citrus, but not too sour. some wheat flavor comes through after, leaving a slightly sweet aftertaste
F - very complex. waves and waves of flavor that come through that each provide a unique flavor. pretty smooth at 7.2%
O - this is a very tasty beer and an excellent Saison. well worth it for the price, and would definitely go for more!

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Photo of smartassboiler
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Madasyn
3.55/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Yeldarb92
4.93/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jp32
3.73/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Unique taste at novotel hotel

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Photo of Jmalpha1
4.39/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got it one night for game night with the guys because of its namesake and the bottle looked cool. Great beer! pours golden and tasted a bit thick but still very drinkable (I think I had 2-3 during one game!). None of us are big stout drinkers so on our winter game nights we turned to farmhouse/saison and this is a great example of the style.

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Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
4.11/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Wizzle32
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wheels2532
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of hozersr
4.11/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dsa7783
3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Bonds Tavern in West Orange. Pours an effervescent, golden hue with substantial frothing. Fruity, straw-laden aroma with hints of pear and honey. Thick mouthfeel.

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

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

Photo of Chickenhawk9932
3.94/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pale greenish yellow with a slight off white head.

In the nose sour, musty, yeast with earth undertones, lemon zest, cedar, and a faint malt hit.

A nice rounded mouth feel brings the flavors together as a single note. Notes of lemon, yeasty, malt bread, and bitter herb. This is a tasty, complex brew with flavors continuing to sneak up on you.

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Photo of Kiro
4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of YvesB
3.2/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of aszatk01
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dacrza1
4.45/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

DATE: December 29, 2016... OCCASION: Having finished a monster game of LOTR Risk with Will and Michael, it's time to unwind... GLASSWARE: Corsendonk tulip pokal... slightly hazy, uber-active, swirling body of bubbles... head thickens in snowy sheets all around the glass, caking to tall icebergs--looks imperious... body is yellow gold... first hit is a wondrously aromatic cologne-like citrus, with the secondary accents of hay, lemon grass, pepper, leather, and sharp cheddar... complex and alluring.... the first sip is soft, almost soapy, with a lingering presence at its end... light-bodied, champagne-like yet not as bubbly, with a nice arrival at the teeth... in a word or two, unbelievably drinkable at 7.2%... apple, lemon, bubble gum, spicy cheese, subtle funk, some dry white grape, and slight graininess... quite a peaceful way to deliver the goods, with every category exhibiting strength and quality... a win for Brooklyn, and a great start to sampling their box set...

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Photo of Campodog
4.6/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of guzzleacoldone
3.77/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Brooklyn Sorachi Ace from Brooklyn Brewery
4.08 out of 5 based on 2,836 ratings.
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