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Ugly Duck Sorachi Aced

Brewed by Indslev Bryggeri
Style: American Pale Ale
Nr. Aaby, Denmark


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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
Danish: Den japanske humle Sorachi Ace blev udviklet specielt til Sapporo Bryggerierne i slutningen af firserne. Den har en distinkt citrusagtig smag og aroma og er helt sin egen. Sorachi Aced er brygget på pale ale malt, en smule karamelmalt og havreflager. Massivt humlet selvfølgelig, og kun 4,6 % alk. Humlet forår til jer alle!

English. Sorachi Ace was developed for the Japanese Sapporo Breweries in the late eighties. It has a very citrussy and lemony scent and taste.When used in large quantities it may resemble dill. Truly a unique hop that resembles nothing you’ve had before. Anyways, here you have a pale ale brewed on pale malts, a slight addition of caramel malts and oats for the smoothness. Massively hopped of course.
Hops: Sorachi Ace Malts: Pilsner, Caramel

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TorbenJensen (1457) - Valby, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2015
A dense, compact and very persistent foam helps to not many flavors unleash from this pale ale. Only slightly citrus rises. The taste is light caramel and soon comes the Japanese hops on the palate with good citrus and light flower. I think it’s nice when brewmaster choose to brew with only one type of hop. It opens for the possibility that I may not so strong in all types of hops, can better learn to relate to the differences found in every type of hop. Sorachi Ace is perhaps a little too citrusy to me, but is certainly excellent for combining with other a little more spicy hops. All in all, a lovely tasteful pale ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (10594) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 7, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours amber, nose is strawberry, taste is juicy, fruity, dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sigmund (6719) - Tau, NORWAY - OCT 6, 2013
330 ml bottle, from Voldby Købmandsgaard. ABV is 4.6%. Sampled some months after BB date. Hazy amber to brown colour, moderate off-white head. Nice aroma of malts and lemongrass, a hint of herbs and dill. The flavour is well hopped, with distinct notes of dill and lemongrass, some malts in the background. Very tasty, would buy again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VastActiv (5673) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 20, 2013
Bottle from local market. Originally rated 28062012. Colour is hazy golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, hops and malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bamsen78 (5032) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2013
Bottle. Pours cloudy light amber with airy off-white head. Clear aroma of flowers and hops with notes of caramel. Spicy and roasty onset, malty and hoppy body with touches of caramel. Bitter aftertaste. Interesting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yngwie (16504) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 10, 2013
Bottle. It’s a hazy, golden beer topped by an off-white, finger-thick head. Bubble gum, some lemon, oxidation and malts in the aroma. Lightly meaty. The flavor has as the aroma quite a lot of Sorachi Ace bubble gum, with malts and some lemon. Rather thin on the palate, with a nice bitterness in the flavor. A very boring one, but not bad in any way. 121005

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BitchPls (758) - FINLAND - APR 19, 2013
Huge foamy white head which stays pleasantly long. Aroma of citrus like hops. Very bitter hops. A bit too stinging for my taste, I prefer fuller taste. For this ABV beer it has very strong taste and hops. Fuller body would serve this beer well, just like any other beer at this alcohol %.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 3, 2013
Slightly dill in the nose. Pale beige head. Slightly hazy golden color. Lemoney and dill in the taste. At the end hoppy bitterness. Too bitter for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsga (7293) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 5, 2013
Big offwhite head. Slightly hazy amber body with light carbonation. Light herbal linoleum aroma with citric notes. Dry resiny peppery taste with linoleum notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, chalky mouthfeel. Dryish mealy fruity citric aftertaste with herbal dusty notes. Bitter finish. Nice, but a bit bitter, and kind of austerely flavoured. (0.33l bottle, from Kihoskh, Copenhagen.)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (14117) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 2, 2013
Bottle. Golden-orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is citrus, peaches, butterscotsch. Flavour is citrus, peaches, butterscotsch, sugar, malt. Medium body. OK beer.

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