Beer Review: Brooklyn Sorachi Ace
Another beer in Brooklyn’s ever increasing Brewmaster’s Series, this time the Sorachi Ace. The Brewmaster Series are a seasonal or limited release styles which are only available on draft. The last one I had was the Cuvee de Cardoz, an absolutely amazing beer which I can’t wait to have again. The Sorachi Ace is a farmhouse ale featuring the rare Japanese-developed hop Sorachi Ace.
Out of the Growler, this beer was slight hazy, straw color. It had a big billow snow white head which left some decent lacing on the glass as the head settled.
Very interesting aroma, especially for a farmhouse ale. The aroma which dominates is lemongrass, but there are notes of tobacco and honeydew.
The lemongrass comes through on the flavor as well, but there is also a nice dry peppery/spice finish. Good carbonation through the mouth, even out of a 2 day old growler. Crisp is a good way to describe this saison.
Great refreshing farmhouse ale, totally different then what you’d expect in a traditional version. The Sorachi Ace hops really work well for this beer. The lemongrass really gives this beer a crisp taste that borders on tart. Well worth hunting out.
Glassware: Weizen or Tulip
Calories: a 6.5% very dry beer, would estimate 200-220 calories per 12 oz (Calorie Estimator)
Simply Beer Rating: 93
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I wish we got a better selection of Brooklyn products hear. The local distributor that carries Brooklyn only carries Lager, Brown, Pennant and the Local 1 and 2. We are missing a lot of good stuff it seems.
It helps to be local, I’m about 45 minutes from the Brooklyn Brewery in Jersey. My favorite bar will be having a Brooklyn event in 2 months I believe they will be serving the whole brewmasters line – Blunderbuss Old Ale, Intensified Coffee Stout (if you’ve had the coffee stout before, I can only imagine how they intensified it), Cuvee De Cardoz, and Sorachi Ace. I’m going to get more details tomorrow when I go up there.