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RATINGS: 1260   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (7063) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Keg @ Stormbird, Camberwell. The pour’s a hazy, bright gold color with a modest white head. The nose is of banana mash, spices. Plenty of generally bucolic aromas, belgian yeast. The taste is mild tropical fruit, lemon zest, farmhouse yeast. Nicely chalky, dry finish. Very refreshing. Mild marshmallow and bubblegum sweetness. Light body, wonderfully expressive. Easy to drink, especially considering the ABV. Overall, a really solid beer. Well made stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
themightyjag (430) - - FEB 18, 2013
On keg from The Beerhive. Small white head, body is light golden amber. Nose of citrus, some apple and bubblegum. A fair bit of carbonation in the mouthfeel, swells nicely. Flavours of tropical fruit and more bubblegum, which lingers on the aftertaste with a small amount of bitterness. Really good beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
joeyplush (648) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Had this beer on tap at Soba in Pittsburgh. Loved it so much I bought 2 bottles when I got home. Hazy golden color with lots of carbonation and a pillowy white head. Flavor is spectacular - crisp lemony citrus start, immediately followed by a quick punch of Belgian yeast, then a looong lingering combination of oakiness and slight hints of vanilla. This is a complex, sophisticated beer that makes you want to take the next sip to experience the taste again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
columbustaster (34) - Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Drunk f/ 750 ml bottle. Pours a hazy yellow color. Billowy off-white head. Aroma of malt and faint lemon. Taste is dominated by a dry lemon and hops. Followed by malt flavors. Light body. Finishes with alcohol and faint spice while the dry lemon zest persists. A bit watery on the palate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
evergreen0199 (3020) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2015 Keg at Exmouth Arms, Clerkenwell, London. A hazy yellow/gold coloured pour with a healthy fluffy white head on top. Yeasty, hoppy, lemon aroma. Tastes similar, yeasty, lemon, hoppy, malty. Interesting.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
VALIS (229) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Pale, cloudy yellow with lots of watery lace (my favorite). Unique in that it’s dominantly fruity -- pears, green apples, lemon -- yet also very dry, not at all sweet. Kind of like beer’s answer to champagne, but not as carbonated. A winner.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Art (3121) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2013
At Soba. Floral zasty lemon aroma. A slight bitterness from the hops. The lacing is perfect all the way down the glass.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lagerboy (1931) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 13, 2013
Unclear golden yellow, big rocky white head slowly settles and lasts. Fruity, yeasty, wheat malt aroma. Fruity peppery spiced saison taste, lightly bitter lemony citrus hops. Lively carbonation, light bodied, lightly hopped. Clean dry finish, well made. LBW (Lagerboys Be Wary)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 13, 2013
Keg at rake. Hazy golden with white head. Spicy peppery aroma with citrus zest, lemon, plasitic and bubblegum. Taste has disticnt sorachi ace turtle-wax bubblegum flavour, lemon and lime, honey, pepper. Slightly sweet with a nice finish. Interesting at first but enjoying the flavor less as I go on.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewMoose (83) - Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Cork and caged bomber. Super high carbonation with a big head. Spicy floral lemon aromas. Tastes greAt with a good mouthfeel. Finishes dry. Really like this beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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