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:
2,811
Reviews:
702
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
11.03%
 
 
Wants:
241
Gots:
726
For Trade:
10
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Ratings: 2,811 |  Reviews: 702
Photo of cyclone
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sebas
3.81/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AccipiterofBeer
4.29/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Proton01
4.39/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I believe this is one of Brooklyn's finest. Great crisp clean flavor and drinks so easy. Truely the champagne of beers. One of my favorite brews.

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Photo of sohearn
3.6/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Not a Belgium fan.

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Photo of charrel
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of steevo24
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tekstr1der
4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours cloudy golden with lasting cap of off-white. Aroma is very lemon/lime citrus rind. Much of this comes through in the flavor as well, though balanced with a dose of crackery malt and some almost melon-like flavors. A bit of peppery spice rounds things out and finishes rather clean and somewhat dry. Different, and nice.

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Photo of americanpapist
3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Foley67
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of puck1225
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a snifter. Nice white head atop a cloudy yellow body, great lacing. Sweet fruity smell that carries over to the taste. Nice lemony and spicy. A hint of bitterness, but overall a great beer.

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Photo of bryanlindsey12345
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Vader444
3.82/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle pour into tulip.

Lovely golden yellow colour. Nose more muted than I had anticipated; gently herbal. Quite a lot of lime flavour. Nice body with good carbonation. I had really looked forward to this but overall it didn't blow me away. Refreshing enough but ABV too high to make it sessionable.

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

Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass.

L: Pours a clear light golden color. Three plus fingers of thick foamy head that lasts a long time. Fantastic lacing.

S: Lemon zest and citrus. Belgian yeasts and spice.

T/F: Very complex Saison... lots of citrus and lemon, but also pear and apricot. Good herbal notes... a bit of rosemary and peppercorn. Love the Sorachi hop character. Medium in body... aggressively carbonated and dry finish with a faint herbal aftertaste on the tongue.

O: Easily one of the best Farmhouse Ales I've had and transcends the style. A+++ all around, and well worth snagging.

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Photo of JohnBlumberg
4.32/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nobledust
3.83/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DanLane
4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hophugger
3.44/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HorseheadsHopHead
4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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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Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of yaksurf
3.11/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of MacMalt
4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on draught at an airport bar. 16 oz. pour into shaker glass. It pours a clear golden-yellow color with a thin, milk-white head and lacing. It smells of lemon peel, grass, yeast, clove, and a whiff of sweet fruit. The taste features banana, lemon, clove, coriander, pepper, and sorachi hops. It has a pepper taste at the finish that distinguishes it from other Saisons I've tasted. This ale is light and crisp with moderate carbonation. Its 7.2% ABV gives it substance without overwhelming. The sorachi hop profile adds a bitterness to the classic Saison taste. Overall, this is a very good, and somewhat different, Saison. The sorachi hops really add to the overall drinking experience.

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Brooklyn Sorachi Ace from Brooklyn Brewery
4.08 out of 5 based on 2,811 ratings.
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