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Brooklyn Sorachi Ace is a classic saison, a cracklingly dry, hoppy unfiltered golden farmhouse ale, but featuring rare Sorachi Ace hop.Fermented with our special Belgian ale strain, we add Sorachi Ace hops post-fermentation. After 100% bottle re-fermentation with Champagne yeast, the beer emerges with a bright spicy lemon zest aroma. It tastes like sunshine in a glass, and that suits us just fine, especially with seafood dishes and fresh cheeses.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badnewsbeers (2313) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2010
Bottle. Golden pour with huge carbonation and white head. This beer is full of spices and yeast, with a subtle lemon zing in the finish. Crisp and slightly prickly mouthfeel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley (3267) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2010
Bottle. Light straw pour, white head, heavy lacing. Aroma is peppery hops, tea, some carrot aroma too but it’s faint and belgian yeast. Taste is quite spicy/peppery and dry. Good saison palate. This is way above expectations and an excellent saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ttutony (671) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2010
Pours a hazy golden color in the glass with a thick white head. Very pleasant lemon and spice aroma. Interesting palate of citrus hops and spicy yeast character. Good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hobbersr (690) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 31, 2010
Pours a hazy yellow with a large white head. The aromahas lemon grass, yeast, bread, herbs and spice. The flavor has lemon, vanilla, herb, grass, and white pepper. Nice full body. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - OCT 31, 2010
Pours golden yellow with a thick white head. Aroma is very funky with a strong hop aroma. Flavour is also great dry and funky with w very bread yeast flavour it it. This is one hell of a funky saison. It lacks the citrus flavours that I find usually accompany saison. But It is still a hell of a brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11113) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2010
750ml bottle @Jimmack Invitational thanks Pat–pours a white head and hazy yellow/gold color. Aroma is very floral. Taste is very floral hops, secondary light malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slipstream (2042) - USA - OCT 17, 2010
I was curious to try this, since it is supposedly made with a rare breed of Japanese hops. The ace of diamonds decorates the label. Dark blonde pour with a big topper of froth. The aroma is very nice at first - fresh, sweet, citrusy hops - but then it turns a bit soapy and yeasty after a few minutes in the glass. Like a good saison, this ale is rustic and funky. There are a number of elements that complicate the flavor. The label says it is a golden saison made with Belgian yeast, which makes sense to my tastebuds. The label goes on to call it sunshine in a glass, and there I disagree. It is good, with notes of lemon zest, chamomile, mint, and malt. The hops are pleasantly bitter and not harsh. A good saison/golden ale yes, but a Sorachi Ace spectacular? Not quite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3258) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - OCT 14, 2010
750 ml bottle shared by Bill. Pour is a hazy golden color with a well formed off white head. Even in a tasting glass, it was quite lasting. Aroma is the hops initially, spicy and herbal, followed by a more traditional maltiness, and picking back up in the finish with earthiness and more of the hops. The taste follows, very active and herbal / spicy hops along with the base malts. The taste also has some lemon citrus sweetness that I did not detect in the nose. Flavors are decently integrated, though this is mostly about the Sorachi. Palate is medium bodied, dry finish, hoppy aftertaste. I was glad I had a chance to try this, thanks Bill.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
rocbyter (1904) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - OCT 9, 2010
Strong pine and light nut aroma. Cloudy golden color with a large white head. Sweet light spice with a very mild bitter finish. Moderate berry flavor develops in the middle. Light palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
KanttarelliOY (4) - USA - OCT 8, 2010 does not count
750ml bottle,Golden colour, hazy, thick cap. Spicy hops, lots of orange, lemon & grape. Little bit of pepper. Excellent beer.

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