vadavid (142) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The Sorachi Ace Saison was poured into, appropriately, some Brooklyn Brewery snifters that just happened to be sitting out in the kitchen. The golden amber, slightly hazy liquid is topped by a fluffy white head. The color was warm and rich. The aroma had a bit of yeastiness to it, along with fruit and a touch of lemon zest. The flavor is mildly spicy, with hints of white pepper. There’s a distinct lemon zest flavor, not sour, over a substantive malt base. The finish is quite dry with lingering bitterness. The beer has less of the "funkiness" of a typical Saison, and comes across relatively mild. It maintained its flavor as it warmed over discussions of life and politics.
dambor (397) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 27, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours light yellow with medium head. Aroma: very interesting aroma of sorachi ace hops (coconut?) coupled with citrus. Taste: the coconut taste is also present, some biscuits and a nice hoppy aftertaste. Very original and super drinkable
JPDIPSO (5588) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 25, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very bubbly light straw color with a popcorn colored, lasting/regenerating head. Pale malts, citric blossoms, eucalyptus, passion fruit and other tropical and exotic spices. Quite sweet, with wheat and light caramel in the front. Very light and airy on the palate. Interesting mix of citrus, pine and spice. Light bitter and acidic mingle. A saison with wit tendencies. 8/10
stephenswjr (6) - - AUG 21, 2016 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Crisp flavor with citrus hops. Bit of a tart finish. Overall pretty nice and balanced.
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Raistlin (282) - London, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yellow, hazy, very thin head, low carbonation, loads of powdery sediments floating around. Aroma is grassy, floral and spicy. Mouth feel is bitter and carbonated, long bitter after taste. Flavours are spice, lime zest, grass and loads of SA hops.
flatmatt (1459) - Northville, Michigan, USA - AUG 20, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle, best by September 2016. Pours golden, filled with fine to medium particles, and a white head. Aroma is skunked at first, but then more of a lemony citrus, wild mint. Pale malty flavor mixing with pear, herbal flavors (like that wild mint), white grape, with a touch of the skunkiness still hanging in there. Pretty good other than the problems caused by the age/storage (skunking and appearance). I think I would really like a fresh bottle were one to be found.
hamilton_w (238) - - AUG 15, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice fruity aroma. Small head, hazy gold. Medium sweet and bitter, a hint of yeast. A bit light body, dry finish.
hrabren (856) - Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 11, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Pivoteka, Zagreb. Shared with Marko. Clear light yellow, medium white head. Citrus, bubblegum, light smoky, stinging yeasty. Dry and spicy, medium carbonation. Medium carbonation, long dry finish, resembling a Champagne. Drinkable. Innovative take on the saison style, interesting.
PanMarek (223) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Fruity nose with some citrus and floral notes and some barnyard yeast. Hazy yellow pour with moderate white foam. Crisp on the tongue with very active carbonation and very dry finish. The flavor balances the hops and the yeast well. The dryness is very surprising. The alcohol is noticeable but does not seem like it’s over 7%. If I were blindfolded, I might not have identified it as a saison, but after having it in several different places, it makes perfect sense.
wyldeturkey101 (71) - - AUG 2, 2016
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
pours into a golden yellow with n off white head, smooth taste starts with a caramel IPA like taste but then progresses t a savory cheese like finish and lasting after taste.
fillepolo (575) - SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle@ urban deli, sveavägen Stockholm. Pours a light golden colour beer with a small head. Fruity and yeasty with sorachi Ace hops. Dry finish