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RATINGS: 1238   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluebetty (1021) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2012
Bottle. Pours light slightly hazy straw. Decent billowy white fluffy head. Very subtle aromas of grassy hops and a little yeast. Flavours show some more of the yeast character, a little resiny hops and a decent whack of sour orange. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thedm (5497) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 25, 2012
This Cork and caged bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a extremely large sized head of foamy finely sized white colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a very softly carbonated slightly hazy yellow colored body. The aroma was mild hop. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The soft flavor contained notes of mild dough floral and hops. An OK brew just nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jw0406 (1077) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 23, 2012
750. Ml botle pours a cloudy golden color with a frothy white head. Aromas of yeast, light citrus. Light bodied crisp, refreshing

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (6066) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 23, 2012
750ml bottle. Slightly cloudy yellow-golden colour with huge frothy white head. Floral yeasty aroma dominates grassy and citrussy hop notes. Taste is even better balanced, beside the floral yeast and hoppy flavours a fruity orange note, spicy orange and lemon zest find support in a strong enough slightly sweet caramel malty basis.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
queenholly (3613) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUN 22, 2012
Bottle. Grassy, floral citrus hops, bready malt aroma. Funky Belgian barnyard became apparent in the aroma as it warmed. Golden with a large thick creamy head, which clung to the sides of the glass with little to no diminishing. Grassy, floral citrus hops flavor, extremely well balanced by bready, yeasty malt, and some spice. Medium body, high carbonation. Fantastic beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DeliriumT (469) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 20, 2012
This beer pours like a hoegaarden, pale with thick, frothy head, most likely a result of priming with champagne yeast. The aroma is spicy, bready and citrusy. The taste is such a smooth and refreshing lemon saison that you just want to keep drinking.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
danyamamura (4) - - JUN 18, 2012 does not count
Cool, special citrus flavor............................................

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TizzleJizzle (765) - Garland, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2012
At flying saucer beerfest. Amazing aroma of lemon and spice. Clear pale yellow color with a nice white top. Extremely easy to drink, great for the summer, very refreshing. One of the best saisons iíve ever had. Cheers

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChadPolenz (1629) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUN 16, 2012
The saison is a style Iíve never really been able to get into, unless itís an American version made with a lot of hops. Thatís certainly an apt description of Brooklyn Sorachi Ace - a beer brewed with the rare and unique hop of the same name originally cultivated in Japan but now grown in the United States. Itís also got the classic Belgian characteristics at the core, plus champagne yeast for a very interesting mouthfeel. The result is a citrusy, dry, earthy beer thatís refreshing and easy to drink.

I poured a 750ml caged and corked bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance: Gold to pale orange color; hazy but translucent; forms a large, fluffy, beige head which mostly dissipates but does leave some lacing on the glass.

Smell: Big lemon notes with a lot of fresh air and other farmhouse qualities. A touch of pepper and some savory seasonings.

Taste: Strong hop bitterness right off the rip. Itís similar to what you might find in a West Coast IPA with noticeable lemon and orange pith and rind taste. Slightly tart, but at the same time quite dry from the Belgian yeast. Flowers, fresh air, and farmhouse funk all somehow translate themselves into flavors, too. The beginning is quite refreshing, but turns on a dime into a dry, almost starchy taste and sensation in the traditional Belgian saison style. It finishes with a spicy, earthy sensation. Ground pepper plus a hint of garlic and onion. Even a slightly bready maltiness - similar to the aftertaste of garlic bread. The finish is dry with a slight pastiness, but not overbearing. Itís a palate thatís as interesting as it is delectable. Not absolutely drop-dead delicious (at least not out of the bottle, Iíve had it on tap and itís much more juicy and sweet), but certainly impressive.

Drinkability: Since the beer is Belgian at heart and 100% bottle refermented with champagne yeast, itís not surprising Brooklyn Sorachi Ace has a lot of energy in the mouth. Itís a slightly thin body, but the carbonation is extremely fine and goes down very smooth. Itís also genuinely refreshing, which is impressive considering how complex and bitter the palate is and the fact it weighs it at 7.6% ABV. I had no trouble drinking an entire bottle myself, but it would work very well as the centerpiece of a picnic meal with friends.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvikar (4121) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUN 16, 2012
ottle sample at a tasting at Rotemís place. Thanks Ariel. Pours an hazy yellow with a nice head, aroma of caramel, brett, meat and mint, flavor is minty with some nice acidity, mint, bubblegum and Cinnamon, medium bodied

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