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:
#2,207
Reviews:
711
Ratings:
2,845
Liked:
2,465
Avg:
4.08/5
pDev:
11.03%
Alströms:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
244
Gots:
740
Trade:
10
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of CMG-PSU
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Very unique flavor. I like it. Haven't had a Brooklyn I didn't like.

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Photo of bexley10
4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VABA
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Good beer.

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

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

Pilsner glass at Pacific Rim in Ann Arbor. Bottle, did not see date.

A: pours a hazy orange-yellow with a thin white ring of fizz. Little to no lacing. Modest carbonation visible.

S: Now I know what people mean when they say a beer smells like a "barnyard." There is something funky here; like wet hay and baby goats. Organic and sweet; floral and fruity all at once. Sandalwood? Patchouli? It is something unique and potent, I don't dislike the smell, but I don't know that it's one that I'd want my cologne to smell like.

T: tracks the smell; fruity, sweet, hay, malty, tart, more pronounced apricot, raspberry, maybe even white chocolate? Light maltiness, very clean lightly bitter finish.

M: lighter side of mid weight, surprised at the higher carbonation, but is by no means excessive, just more than I'd expect.

O: Always wanted to try this, so glad I did. Don't know that I'd ever get it again. Perhaps a great beer on its own, a bad choice for dinner.

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Photo of 580craftbeer
4.51/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of WalkerHater
4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of AFchino
4.29/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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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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Brooklyn Sorachi Ace from Brooklyn Brewery
Beer rating: 86.6% out of 100 with 2,845 ratings
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