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:
#2,210
Reviews:
711
Ratings:
2,845
Liked:
2,465
Avg:
4.08/5
pDev:
11.03%
Alströms:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
244
Gots:
741
Trade:
10
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5/5  rDev +22.5%

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5/5  rDev +22.5%

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5/5  rDev +22.5%

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5/5  rDev +22.5%

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5/5  rDev +22.5%

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5/5  rDev +22.5%

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5/5  rDev +22.5%

Photo of JamnesCameron
4.95/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours with a fluffy, stark white head on tops of a clear light gold body. The head is like meringue. I LIKE IT!

Aromas of lemon pepper. Oh, and lemon. A shandy without the sugary sweet smell. Reminds me of a Chicago-favorite candy - lemonheads. As it warms up, the "lemonhead" connection becomes more pronounced. Also, a touch of freshly mown grass.

Tastes...oh...my...god! Lemon peal, herbally, a slight pepper note. Very slight sweetness. This is very nice.

Mouthfeel is dry and peppery. Quenches your thirst, but begs for another sip.

Drinkability is very high. I could sit and drink this all day without getting mouth fatigue. Very nice beer. Seek this one out.

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Photo of JLeege
4.95/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

C&C 750 mL ~ Classy looking bottle.

Appearance- Poured into an etched glass. Light slightly hazy golden color with a huge rocky bone white head. Tons of active carbonation, insane head retention and lacing. Stunning! Perfect 5.

Smell- Lots of lemon on the nose. A lot of grass and hay. A bit tart. Very earthy, some barnyard, a whiff of funk.

Taste- Filthy good! Tons of lemon/lemon grass on the tounge, the Sorachi's are doing their job, Well. There is some tart green apple and orange rind. Under that is a dry hay like quality and some very slight funky notes. Barnyard and some leather; a faint peppery spice as well. The bottle refermented Champagne yeast is adding additional fruity flavor, as well as drying this out and making it extremely crisp.

Mouthfeel- High carbonation, but the body is still medium. Very nice. A tad tart on the sides of the tounge.

Overall- God damn this is a fine beer. The Champagne refermentation is an awsome concept for this style. I am still waiting for my first perfect 5.0 beer, but this is the closest I have found! Its to bad this is a very limited beer.

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4.94/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a beautiful bomber into a pint glass.

Thick two inch rocky head a top of a cloudy yellow bed of straw, thick ample lacing.

Smells like walking into a Japaniese brothel(one can only imagine) total Sorachi hop aroma a mist a wonderful yeasty-fruity blend; very Farmhouse in it's characteristics.

Taste is delightfully resreshing and light. A perfect blend of Soriachi hops, wheat and fruity esters. Smooth...

Quaffable and most enjoyable. Extreme drinkability makes this one dangerous to session with at 7.6% ABV.

My hat off to Mr. Oliver! Thank you...

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

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4.92/5  rDev +20.6%

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4.91/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.91/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.91/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.9/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.88/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of drpimento
4.88/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow, what a fabulous beer! Served at proper temperature. Poured with a good sized, white, foamy, frothy head that lasts a while and a bit of lace. Color is a clear medium yellow. Aroma is yeast, fresh hop that smells like weed, malt, grain, fruit and a bit of citrus. Flavor is similar but with the hop tasting only like fresh hop; good pungency which is true to style and a little sweetness in there to balance it all. Body is perfect mouth filling and almost champagne carbonation. Finish is like flavor and short except for the great burps! Wish I had more to make it a session. This is superb!

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4.87/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.85/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.85/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I have never tasted a beer with this flavor. It was very smooth and full bodied, almost a hybrid of a wheat beer and rich pilsner. Apparently there is lemon and citrus flavor in this beer, however it is so smooth I did not find it to have any bitterness. My experience was that it had a rich vanilla-like flavor. Extremely unique beer compared with your typical summer pilsner or hoppy ale. Highly recommended, you will enjoy every drop.

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4.84/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.83/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.83/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I realize that any Saison worth it's salt is based upon the original, Saison Dupont, but I must admit to a slight preference for Brooklyn's Sorachi Ace. I'm not sure if that special hop variety is the kicker or not, but it's worth a mention. Sorachi is eminently drinkable yet impressively mouth-filling flavorful at the same time. The ABV is just right, the carbonation is just right. The 22 oz bomber is my go-to but I've also had it on draught from Egan & Sons in Montclair, New Jersey, and I'll take that any day of the week and twice on Sundays. This is a world-class effort in my view and receives my highest recommendation.

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4.82/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

incredible. best of the year i had

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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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