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RATINGS: 992   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Scubaguy (230) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 31, 2010
It pours a hazy golden color with a huge fluffy white head. It has a ton of carbonation going on and tons of lacing. Oh yeah the cork comes out with a lot of force. On the nose a little citrus there is a bunch of floral. I am picking up a little touch of honey as well. With the flavor I am getting some good solid spicy notes .The same as the aroma a little citrus. The higher abv is masked very well. This is just done so well nothing feels out of place. Just so well balanced. It finishes with a little bitterness and dry but nothing too crazy.. This is the first offering I have had from Brooklyn so figured go big or go home. At $25 a bottle i feel itís worth it and itís new years eve. Granted I havenít had many sasions to compare it with. But I may lick the inside of the bottle if I can i enjoy it so much. Do yourself a favour get some.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2010
Bottle. Pours a hazy bright yellow with nice fizzy white head. Aroma is very herbal with some light citrus and farmhouse notes. Flavor is very much the same and a bit dry, nice light hop profile. Mouth feel is light body with fizzy carbonation. Overall, very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wavers1 (910) - Notown, California, USA - DEC 12, 2010
pours crisp gold with a large sparse head thats bright white. the aroma is mostly hops with a touch of spice, cinnamon also comes through in the aftertaste. nice stuff, very drinkable and tasty. nice showcase of hops here, refreshing too!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (8175) - Tel Aviv, - DEC 9, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2014 Re-rate 12/16/14: Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks Ariel. Sweet, lemongrass, overripe oranges. 6/3/6/3/12=3

Re-rate 5/19/12: Bottle sample at a tasting at Rotemís place. Thanks Ariel. Slightly hazy golden with a huge frothy white head. Citric and floral hops aroma with a bit of yeast, fruitiness and earthy hints. Flavor has a bit of sweetish malt, a bit of yeast, fruits and citric hops bitterness. Medium-bodied. 7/4/6/3/13=3.3

Bottle at a tasting. Thanks Oren. Hazy pale golden with a white head. Aroma is big on tropical fruits, citrus, yeast and light spiciness. A rather dry flavor with hops, fruits, yeast, bready hints, a bit of vinous notes and spiciness. Medium-bodied. 7/3/7/3/14=3.4

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2010
Mostly clear pale yellow gold, big frothy white head. Aroma of lemon, pine, lots of yeast, floral hop, great aroma. Taste has lots of hop citrus and some citrus from yeast as well. Very crisp and floral, some herb. Light body, high carbonation. Thanks for the trade Kyle.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 27, 2010
THOUGHTS: Nice and lemony. The sorachi ace is a very interesting hops. There was something more to it than just the lemon, especially in the aroma. It reminded me of a saison version of Duvel. The lemon was almost a little overpowering. Sometimes, to me, lemon water ice eventually tastes a little soapy and this bordered on that, but kept from getting annoying. A great beer, but a little pricey. Iím wondering if blending some Duvel and Saison Dupont could get me something close on the cheap. This makes me think my next homebrew might be a saison. It is a style that Iíve never really appreciated because it is not clearly defined, but I started to gain an appreciation for it this summer. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a hazy, very dark yellow to light orange with a huge, rocky, somewhat meringue-like, white head that left fair to good lacing. The aroma had light to moderate, light bread and biscuit; moderate to heavy, floral and lemony hops; moderate yeast; some spice and underlying peach pear of plum. The initial flavor was slightly sweet, rather acidic and lightly bitter; while the finish was sweet, acidic and bitter. There was lemon, peach, doughy yeast, biscuit, more lemon, and slight spice that may have just been the carbonation. Overall, the flavor had a nice balance to it. The light to medium body was very dry with very fizzy carbonation and a dry and slightly metallic finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (10607) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 26, 2010
Bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a large, frothy white head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is average malt (straw, bread, hay, meal), heavy hops (citrus), and average esters (fruity) with notes of key lime and barnyard. Flavor is average malt (straw, bread, hay, meal), heavy hops (citrus), and average esters (fruity) with notes of key lime and barnyard. Light body, low warmth and creaminess, high carbonation and a dry and biting finish. Very nice ale! Sorachi Ace hops are excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - NOV 23, 2010
Poured a cloudy golden hue with a thick white head. Barnyard aromas, some grassy hops and a slight astringency on the nose. Flavor profile had good malt notes,some lemon notes and some bread notes. A yeast quality. Hops seemed different. It had an odd bitterness that seemed to offset the malts. A nice carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (2799) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2010
The beautiful aroma of sweet and floral notes with soft earthiness like a spring morning. It pours bright golden and thick with a big beautiful creamy head. The body is medium and smooth with subtle sweet and spice that tingles on the mouth from the champagne yeast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2010
Excited to try this one-seeing as I like Local 1 so much. A-Body is a quite pale, nearly transparent golden yellow hue. Pours with a frothing, foamy 3 finger+ foamy white head. Head eventually subsides to 1 finger and has perfect retention from there. Some lacing is left behind in the glass. N-Nose is rather mild with a floral hop accent-but there is a lot of citrus presence as well-orange peel, lemon zest and maybe a hint of grapefruit. Below this is a hint of grain and yeast funk. T-Taste is similar to the smell. The cirtus characteristics come forward the most initially with a slight funky background. The finish is refreshing and dry with a good dose of floral hop flavor and bitterness as well as a hint of peppery spice. P- High tingly carbonation and a lightweight, yet full somewhat spritzy body with a hint of juicy consistency. O- Overall this is a great, hoppy, slightly dry, enjoyable saison. ABV is pushing 8% but is not noticable at all throughout the profile. Garret Oliver shows here for a second time that he really knows how to make a great saison/pale belgian ale. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 06-16-2010 01:01:35

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