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RATINGS: 1203   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerenberger (1584) - Fischer, Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2012
Light in taste and medium bodied. Slight citrus/fruity taste up front and strong effervescence on the end. Would drink again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fatehunter (1948) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - FEB 29, 2012
Poured into a tulip glass. Cloudy straw color with a finger and half of white head. Just wonderful looking. The smell is a super mix of malt candy and grapefruit and sharp lemon zest. Sharp bitterness from beginning to end; strong lemon and little lime. There’s a malt backbone there, but barely. It’s like drinking a cloud. It’s light and fluffy texture, medium carbonation. Incredible. An amazing drink, sipping on heaven.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dogfishho (669) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2012
Served on draft at the Cloverleaf Tavern in West Caldwell, NJ. Pours a bright golden color with a rocky white head that disipates rather quickly. There’s only modest funk on the nose with some white pepper, bready malt, and hay. The flavors are wonderfully balanced and rich. Sweet to open with some dry spices to close. Very refreshing saison. Makes me want to try and brew one.

2.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
dzimm27 (136) - - FEB 26, 2012
Lemony hop aroma and cloudy light golden body. Taste is a mismatch between the fruity belgian notes and the sharp lemon hop flavor. I can almost pick up a note of the bubblegum character of the Sorachi hops. Crisp and dry, not a smooth ending. Not really a fan, but I am finding most of the Brooklyn Brewery stuff I don’t care for.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (4443) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Bright cloudy orange with a huge wafting white head. Aroma is of adding fresh hops to a batch of wort (slightly raw and unfinished). Taste is of malt, HUGE lemon, light hint of flowers and grass.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (4639) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Clear, big billowing white head, golden orange in color. The smell is spicy and fruit hop character, citrus, yeast, homebrew day, and good. Good lacing. The taste is lemon, citrus, yeast, raw hops, a little unrefined.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chris__hartley (357) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2012
It pours a hazy lemon-yellow with orange highlights; the head is off-cream and foamy. The aroma had notes of: rice koji, lemon-zest, slight barnyard, and apricots. The taste was medium sweet that finishes dry; there were notes of: sake, rice koji, lemon-zest, stewed apricots, yeasty characteristic, and alcohol. The palate was medium bodied, lively small-bubbled carbonation, and big-mouth feel. Overall, very unique, and definitely a merit able spin on the Saison style.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoePeesie (920) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2012
Pours a hazy orange-yellow. Nose is sweet and similar to DuPont. Taste is dry, crisp, over spiced. It’s a good effort and a solid beer but the spice really kills off a lot of the subtle grass and hay flavors I prefer in a saison. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jzzbassman (1530) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Pours a hazy golden yellow with an effervescent white head that leaves minimal lace. Aroma of lemon peel, hay, and floral mixed with rosemary. Light citrus and barnyard of the non-funky variety, dry from the champagne yeast with a beautiful subtle-ness to the hop profile.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - FEB 20, 2012
corked caged bottle enjoyed into a tulip glass. very hazy yellow with pillowly white head. the aroma is strong lemon zest and juice and grass. Like sitting next to a pound in a grassy field with lemon trees in early summer. taste has a lemon curd and yeasty spice. Texture is perfect bottle conditioned small bubbles. i want to try more with this hop.


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