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Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery (Hitachino)
Style: Specialty Grain
Konosu, Naka, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan
Serve in Shaker, Tumbler

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 175   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
willisread (2277) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 23, 2015
Bottle from Hasewgawa. Shared at a tasting. Pours a slightly hazy copper-brown with a one-finger beige head. Sorachi ace all over the nose with dill and grass coming out. Also some malt present as well. As it warms some sake koji like notes come out. Taste is sweet with some grassy, dill notes as well. Medium to heavy body with average carbonation. Finish is sweet with some light grassy bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikkopen (1047) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 16, 2015
550 ml bottle. Hazy orange colour, firm off-white head. Sweetish malty aroma with fruity and yeasty notes. The flavour is malty, with bread and caramel, citrus and spicy notes. Moderately hoppy finish with a hint of alcohol. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alteregoo (859) - POLAND - NOV 15, 2015
Piana żółta, szybko opada do kożuszka. Barwa złota, wewnątrz trunku unosi się sporo drobinek drożdżowych lub chmielowych. Aromat dość słodki, czuć pinakoladę (ananasa, kokosa), w tle rodzynki, winogrona, kwiaty oraz pilsowa słodowość. W smaku bardzo podobnie, delikatna słodycz owoców kandyzowanych, syropu klonowego, miodu miesza się z ananasem, morelą, sianem. Goryczka nieduża, trawiasto chmielowa. Wysycenie niskie do średniego, lekko szczypiące. Dość pełne w odbiorze, przyjemnie rozgrzewający alkohol po przełknięciu. Nie jest to sesyjne piwo. Alkohol co prawda dobrze ukryty, ale dość mocno słodową podbudowę nie kontruje ani wyraźna goryczka, ani intensywny chmielowy aromat. Sorachi Ace to bardziej delikatny, słodki chmiel, dodatkowo uwypuklający deserową stronę trunku.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
colui72 (643) - HONG KONG - NOV 10, 2015
It pours hazy orange, with a medium white head, and malty and hoppy aroma. Taste is intense barley malts, very close to a barley wineish IPA. Fruity with citric and apricot notes, well balanced by the hops. Medium bitterness, medium body, a good sipper!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bov (11866) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 17, 2015
from Bier-Bienne - pours a translucid bright bronze beer under a firm and persistent pale beige foam; aroma of wheat, yeast and apples; smooth palate, full-bodied, light oily, sweet and bitter; grassy, lemony and wheaty finish with some warming alcohol presence

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jdjuice (496) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - OCT 13, 2015
Came into this not knowing what to expect. Pours pale gold with white head. Aromas are bananas, wheaty, slightly yeasty. Flavors are really quite unique, starts of with a rough, roasty grain flavor, nutty and very flavorful malts even for a beer of this light a color. The hop bitterness comes out on the finish, but is not overly strong. Also has a slight tang to it that is very pleasant. Like a saison with a very unique, interesting malt character to it. A very pleasant surprise.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RexTalionis (3487) - FINLAND - OCT 3, 2015
Bottle. Darker golden in color, off-white head. Sweet sugar, floral and malty notes in aroma. Some christmas spices and vinous notes too. Interesting. Sweetish malty and hints of greenish herbs in taste. More on the sweeter side but smooth nonetheless. Light spicy and biscuity finish. Quite heavy one to drink.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dermi (1088) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2015
55 cl, bottled. Pours clear orange with a decent white head. Very hard for me to get the zesty characters of Sorachi Ace (IMHO: Probably a good thing, too). Aroma: Grains, cereals. Plastic wrapper of smoked whitefish (Coregonus spp.). Taste: Sweet, cereals. Corn flakes! Some light bitterness, caramel. Mild but complex floral, wood and vanilla tones. Somewhat savory taste. Palate: Medium body, some carbonation. Slightly dry aftertaste. Interesting, more malty than hoppy, balanced feel.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thb (804) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 13, 2015
Truly one of the stranger beers I’ve ever had. One sip, and I could not get the comparison to those pink-iced starbucks cake pops out of my head. Aka, mishmash of sweet, oily flavours, that taste..artificial (which I assume this was not). Still, bubblegum, butterscotch (I assume the sorachi ace), and odd melange of fruits. And something grainy, somewhere. Not sure if I like it, but definitely not lacking in flavour.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jado (766) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - SEP 11, 2015
From 650 ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy orange-amber with a tight and lasting white head. Aromas of grass, white bread and dusty orange. Taste is rather different from what the nose suggests. Starts out with fresh pear and apple before a pepper and orange zest lift in the mid-palate along with some Belgian yeast characters. Sweet biscuits, spice and a little cut grass at the end. Medium bodied with a slightly sweet fruity aftertaste. A bit odd, but really interesting.


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