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:
2,810
Reviews:
702
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
11.03%
 
 
Wants:
241
Gots:
725
For Trade:
10
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Ratings: 2,810 |  Reviews: 702
Photo of Brewlinson
4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ER527
4.14/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RPM3334
3.89/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Acforster2
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of DJ-Hophead
4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

355 ml bottle, Brewers Droop, Bristol - Pours hazy golden with a large foamy white head. Medium carbonation. Nice long lasting lacing. Smell - little citrus fruits, yeasty. Taste - light citrus, hint of hops, malty, yeasty with a crisp dry finish. Very refreshing, drinkable beer for high ABV so watch out.

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Photo of Roberto11232
3.87/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of BradVern
3.74/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BRB1978
4.91/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Zaktcc
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Pours a cloudy, amber color, with a fluffy 2 finger head. Great head retention and lacing present.

S - Very pleasant aroma overall. A mix of cloves and lemongrass most dominantly. An underlying, earthy and herbal taste. Fairly distinct yet pleasantly strong aroma overall.

T - The flavor was pleasant yet overall quite expected. Dominantly a mild lemon/lemongrass-y flavor up-front with a strong presence of cloves and banana. A few spices and herbs feel present yet less distinct. Overall a fairly enjoyable beer with fairly unique characteristics. (Would be better for me aside from the distinction of banana within - not the biggest fan of).

M - Medium - full mouthfeel with the optimal amount of carbonation. Very crisp beer. A mild aftertaste notable yet not unpleasant.

O - An enjoyable overall. A great feel yet the not the greatest distinction in taste for me. For a single was decently impressed.

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

Photo of jkn09
4.43/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SSS
3.27/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A-Hazy yellow with no head retention.
S-I get a heavy dose of Belgium yeast with very little earthy lemongrass
M-Light body with little bubbles leading the carbonation
T-The bitterness from the hops are smooth, the Belgium influence is tangy and acidic. I don't get much malt character. The Sorachi Hops are layered within the Belgium style of this beer, but I'm afraid the yeast and tang take center stage
O-Unfortunately I am not a fan of Belgium beers and this one is exactly that. I would have loved to taste and smell more of the Sorachi. Try it, but I don't think I will again.

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Photo of sachie23
3.79/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Korbynlehr
2.26/5  rDev -44.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Not my kind of beer NEVER EVER EVER AGAIN

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Photo of Jstarr2517
4.31/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of scottbrew4u
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap, this beer is a delight to the taste buds. Crisp hops highlight the distinct malt-yeast profile and elevate this beer. Medium to light body with moderate carbonation. This beer could be both savored or consumed rapidly it is so easy on the palate.

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Photo of craftaholic
3.67/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rdoggg
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of buschbeer
3.84/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1 PINT 9.4 FLUID OZ. bottle
Served in a tulip glass

It pours a pale yellow color and hazy. It has thousands of tiny bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass to feed the persistent white head that leaves some lacing.

I get some lemon. No funk. No tartness. No pepper. Seems lacking in aromas.

The taste has a little of that dank basement, mildew/mold that I expect out of my saisons. I get the lemon too.

Thin and effervescent mouthfeel

At first I thought this beer was boring and tasteless, but the lemon builds, and it has become a refreshing summer beer.

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Brooklyn Sorachi Ace from Brooklyn Brewery
4.08 out of 5 based on 2,810 ratings.
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