Lukaduke (2991) - Gray, Maine, USA - APR 17, 2012
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Good solid refreshing beer ! Pours a hazy golden with a big bubbly head. Crisp aromas of lemon zest, yeast and a touch of floral. Taste is pleasant with a good sour bitter combo happening. A little funky but mostly sour tart and yummy with a dry lingering finish.
sethbreaker (179) - New York, Greater London, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From Draft. Aroma of Lemon, citrus, Wheat and Estery notes. Smooth and crisp mouth feel, light bodied. Bitter Lemon zest on the palate, slight spice, well balanced and no astringency on the finish. Good stuff
hawthorne00 (3466) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy gold with a large white head that fades to an inch. Aroma of winter oranges, vanilla, lemon, shiso leaf, dough. Sweet with oranges, sugary dough, lemongrass. Very light tart/ funky notes, but theyíre there. Alcohol pretty much completely hidden. Dries out a fair bit towards the end, but still finishes semi-sweet with subdued spices that do, however, linger. A little bit of a let down after the aroma, which impressed because it seemed to integrate this very intrusive hop into a typical saison nose with considerable aplomb. Innovative but respectful.
Fech (291) - Parsippany, New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Theres just a certain uniqueness about this brew that makes me give it the high rating. Its not what youíd expect from an ale. I tasted citrus notes as well as hoppy flavor that you could only taste when it hit your tongue and then not again until the finish. Expensive yet worth a shot.
rob6239 (677) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very little carbonation but nice colour and good pine hoppy aroma up front. Taste is somewhat subdued but has some good grass and earthy notes
SPDickerman (1165) - Texas, USA - APR 3, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours opaque golden with a large, dense white head. Smells a bit like lemon some hay and wheat aromas. Taste is first of green apples and other white fruits with a touch of lemon citrus and various bread-like substances. Light-bodied with a mostly smooth, lightly prickly texture and lots of mouth-carbonation, Brooklyn Sorachi Ace finishes with a touch of funk.
reebtogi (5594) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml corked bottle pours a golden orange color with a frothy white head that retains well and eventually settles to some thin spotty lacing. Aroma is light lemony citrus with some grassy hops and faint yeast. Taste is light malt and fruity sweetness with some light herbal and citrus hop bitterness. Medium bodied with abundant carbonation leaving a pleasing tingle on the palate. A very nice champagne like ale which is quite refreshing to drink.
Spelt (232) - East Kingston, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma brings piney hops, sweet malt and a touch of burnt rubber and acetone to mind. The latter are VERY light. Pale, hazy straw yellow with billowing white head. Crisp apple flavor up front with slight sweaty funk on finish. pretty dry. Just a little thin. Very long enjoyable finish.
dumontn (530) - St. Joseph, Michigan, USA - MAR 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very very pale yellow with a whipped egg white head and ok retention. Aroma is subtle peppery yeast, lemon peel, grass, dill, honey. Taste is cinnamon? lemon peel, honey, herbs, clove, bubblegum, very very wierd but delicious. Body is medium, somewhat thin on the palate, average carbonation, long dry lemon butter cinnamon cedar finish. A very unconventional tasting but delightful example of the style.
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2012
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Poured into a goblet.
3.5 A: Hazed yellow orange color. Two fingers of frothy white head. Retention is good and a small amount of lacing is left.
2.0 S: Iíve never experienced sorachi ace hops before, but Iím pretty sure I hate them. They do have a nice lemongrass component, but thatís just the beginning. Super herbal with plastic undertones. Itís like a plastic pumpkin or something weird like that. The hops are too distracting for me to see whatís underneath.
2.0 T: It tastes like it smells, which is unfortunate. Super herbal with plastic pumpkin strangeness. A bit or earth and hay underneath.
3.5 M: Lighter body. Active, spritzy carbonation with a reasonable creaminess.
2.0 D: Not a fan of this. Iíll try a sorachi ace beer one more time and if itís anything like this, Iíll write them off for eternity.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 03-21-2012 03:05:37