Ugly Duck Sorachi Aced

 
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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%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bax (1311) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2012
(Tap 24/04-2012) Low white head, unclear yellow color, slim body, good bitterness, not very balanced body vs bitterness, hoppy aroma. Brewdogs SA is way better.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kavu (4520) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 4, 2012
Pours cloudy golden with a high head. Aroma is malts and hops. Flavor is malts, fruits, dirt and hops. Quite nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (26261) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 2, 2012
[email protected] Hunters, Pori. Orangeish red colour, small white head. Aroma is floral, grassy, wooden and also has some herbal notes. Flavour is floral, grassy and mildly grainy notes. Actually a quite pleasant Sorachi Ace beer for once.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (47111) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2012

Draught @ Forrsllet springer ud p fairbar, Fairbar, Norre Alle 66, 8000 Aarhus, Denmark.

Unclear - hazy medium amber orange colour with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, bread, toasted, caramel, light to moderate hoppy, light moderate yeasty, earthy, sweet, butter. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, late finish metalic bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120414]

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2012
Draught at Monks Porter House. Clear yellow/golden - white head. Polkagris. Coconut. Grainy. Toasted notes. Ok bitterness. Caramel. Light bubblegum - Sorachi Ace.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (9296) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 26, 2012
draft at Monks in Stockholm. hazed gold body. starchy dried leaf and vegetables nose with a small touch of butter. sugar snap peas and butter develop. has creamy and fine carbonation, medium body and medium dryness.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mjs (6919) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 25, 2012
(Bottle, 0.5 l, at Pikkulintu, 20120525) The beer poured ambed and hazy. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had malts, metallicness and grass. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, butter, grass and bitterness. Aftertaste was bitter. A confusing beer. A pale ale having Czech lager characteristics. Not my favourite.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KnutAlbert (6750) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 24, 2012
Bottle from a Copenhagen kiosk. Pale amber. Rich hop aroma, this gives bitterness as well as a strong feling of rotting vegetables. Bordering on funky, ends up with lots of tannin. Noe very suitable as a single hop.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (16834) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 21, 2012
Bottled 500ml (Beer Hunters, BB 03/2013)
Hazy orange color, small steady white head. Typical Sorachi-aroma: blackcurrant leaves, dill, citrus and nettles. Also some buttery notes. Light-bodied. Quite bitter flavor. Citrus and grapefruit, birch leaves, dill. Some sugary notes. Long lingering aftertaste. Sorachi Ace is not one of my favourites.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (8284) - Hsselby, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2012
(Draught at Monks Porterhouse, Stockholm, 18 May 2012) Golden amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Fruity, hoppy nose with citrus, apricots, grass and floral hops. Malty, fruity taste with notes of citrus, grass, caramel, a touch of dill and fresh floral hops in a fairly dry finish. Medium body, quite dry. Tasty, refreshing and nice.


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