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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:
#2,285
Reviews:
717
Ratings:
2,866
pDev:
11.03%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
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Appearance - clear golden with lots of visible carbonation and a huge, puffy white head.

Smell - Very compex yeasty and herbal aroma that is enticing, but difficult to pin down becasue it is so well-intergrated. Grass, lemongrass, peppercorn, and cedar are definitely swirling in the mix.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied, but smooth and creamy because of the carbonation.

Taste - Very dry and refreshing. Flavours of lemongrass, yeast, bread, grass and spice.

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On tap at Ebenezer's on 2/27/10. Served in a challice.

A - Cloudy golden orange-colored body with a one-finger rocky alabaster crown reminiscent of a bowl of rice pudding that settled into a wall of carbonation bubbles and thick swatches of lace.

S - Aroma reeks of tropical fruit, especially mango and pineapple, and works really well with the saison yeast to provide a hint of earthiness with spicy notes, especially white pepper and other herbs. A sweet malt character persists throughout. Citrus peel also emerges in the backend, which offers a compelling hop profile for a brew utilizing a single hop variety.

T - Brooklyn successfully combines a citrusy IPA with a farmhouse-style saison. The subtle funk and musty character of the saison works quite nicely with the spiciness of the yeast. Pepper, light herbs and citrus peel all work together effortlessly to create a sweet, fruity and funky brew.

M - Medium bodied with a creamy, frothy texture and soft carbonation. Light bitterness on the palate with a slight musty earthy character and sour notes on the tongue. Despite all of this, the finish is pretty sweet overall.

D - Very complex and unique single hopped ale with quite a pungent nose to boot. I enjoyed this one immensely and I found this particular hop to work exceptionally well with the saison qualities.

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Sorachi Ace from the bomber, poured into a square mason jar/jug with handle.

A: wallopping three finger head. Rocky, could support the empire state building on this head! Easily floated 4 bottle caps on it. That's that champagne yeast and bottle conditioning!!! beautiful deep yellow unfiltered hue.

S: Lactic funk and smooth malts. Lemony Sorachi Ace. lemongrass, hay. Gets medicine-y as it warms. Very slight astringent in a very, very pleasant way.

T: Smooth biscuity malts, hay field, grassy, earthy and lactics. Gently bitter finish. Very smooth. Spicy yeast and bready.

M: Smooth tight bubbles yield a very creamy experience. Deceptive due to alcohol and style because it's never cloyingly thick or overtly boozy. It started going to that grass, then funk followed by a milky, gently bitter finish. Slight booze heat on ultimate outbreath. This finish is perfect. Reminds me of pannacotta with a bittering agent. I am blown away.

O: My hat is off to the discovery of Sorachi Ace hop varietals and how Brooklyn Brewing assembled this brew. This is fantastic. It is hands down one of the best Saisons out there.

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L: Clear, dark gold with bubbly carbonation and a sticky, eggshell white head with perfect retention and sheets of lacing.

S: Lemongrass, lemon candy, honeydew melon, cracker malt, straw, and a weird spice I can't yet describe. Ginger, perhaps?

T: Really nice lemon candy flavors, with some lemon zest, a bit of honeydew melon and green grape, cracker malt, straw, grass, and a bit of alcohol warmth and clove on the finish. Finishes dry, but not super dry.

F: Medium-light body, excellent carbonation, moves smoothly across the palate.

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A: Cloudy, yet bright yellow pour with three fingers of puffy white head.

S: Tropical fruits, citrus hoppiness, and a little pepper.

T: Lemon, banana gobstoppers, tropical fruits, and moderate hoppiness.

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Brooklyn Sorachi Ace from Brooklyn Brewery
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 2,866 ratings
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