Ugly Duck Sorachi Aced

Formerly brewed at Ugly Duck Brewing Co.
Style: American Pale Ale
Nr. Aaby, Denmark


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RATINGS: 91   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 p pale ale malt, en smule karamelmalt og havreflager. Massivt humlet selvflgelig, og kun 4,6 % alk. Humlet forr 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 youve 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

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mile (3923) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 12, 2012
Bottle. Golden, cloudy, average and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty and lightly sweetish aroma, some caramel and fruitiness, citrus - herbal (parsley, dill) hoppyness. Body is medium, malty and dryish flavor, faint caramel, citrus - herbal hoppyness and caramel. Finish is average, malty and dry, lots of sharp herbal hoppyness. Well hopped but in the finish parsley/dill hoppyness gets bit soapy. Not very succesfull Sorachi Ace experiment.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
ration (2196) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 6, 2012
Pours hazy copper with a nice small head. Aroma hops, flowery aromas. Weir strong citrusy sweet flowery after taste. Medium palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (12034) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2012
cloudy yellow, smooth white head. Citrussy us hoppy aroma. Quite hoppy fresh pine and citrus aroma. Tasty , dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (15824) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 28, 2012
Tap (Pikkulintu, HelsinkI)
Clear pale peach, tiny keggy head. Weird sweet Sorachi Ace coconut milk aroma. Like many of the others using this hop. Taste has even more of it. Creamy, some orange and zest. There is a touch of gone off vegetables according to Jarkko. Another sorachi ace beer aimed at magnifying the weirdness of the hop, and not bringing out its best, tasty features. Not a disaster by any means, but if you want the merits of the hop, grab Stadin Panimos instead.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerBaboon (2077) - FINLAND - JUN 28, 2012
Dark golden and hazy. White head. Aroma of citrus, malt and soap (which is a bit of a turn off). Flavour is bitter, a bit soapy and wooden. Soapyness is a bit of a weakness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
charlotte (5333) - rdovre, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2012
Bottle.Hazy amber colour with small white head.Aroma of lemon and sorachi hops,good bitternes and fruity fresh taste,hint of wood and carmel,nice well balanced and smooth finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosenbergh (11475) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 20, 2012
500 ml bottle. Pannuhuone, Kuopio, Finland. Slightly cloudy amber golden colour with small white head. Caramel and candy sweetness, biscuity malt and sweet fruity hops in aroma. Flavour is fruity and piney hops, candies, biscuity malt and moderate bitterness. Bitterness stays. Not the tastiest Sorachi Ace Pale Ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TET (2957) - Kaarina, FINLAND - JUN 15, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2012 A cloudy, dark yellow beer with a quite weak and blond head. Biscuity malts dominates the aroma, also some aromatic citrusfruits, caramell, overally aroma is too mild. Taste is dry and malty, some toffee, nice and dry wooden and sour lemon hoppyness, but it is slightly stale. Medium- bodied, wooden and boring beer, this beer isnt totally convinced, unique.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vesavee (6) - FINLAND - JUN 14, 2012 does not count
Nice and murky, quite pale with a white-ish head. Smells gay. Tastes like joy leading to a bitter end. At first it seems 0,5 litres is a bit much due to heavy bitterness. However, once the beer warms up a bit (drank it straight out the fridge), the bitterness smooths out a little and gives way to bubblegum and strawberry notes of Sorachi Ace. More please!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hermod (7578) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUN 9, 2012
50cl bottle, bbe 26.03.2013. Poured hazy golden with a lacing, dirty white head. Dill and lemon in aroma. Flavor is exactly the same, dill, lemon and also more malty tones, dill also in the bitter finish. Weak body. Watery.

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