Style: Farmhouse Ale

ABV: 7.2

91/100
Aroma: 11
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 19
Mouthfeel: 4

Brooklyn Brewery Sorachi Ace

What the brewers say

“An unfiltered golden farmhouse ale with a clean malt flavor and Sorachi Ace hops standing front and center. Dry-hopping releases Sorachi Ace’s bright, spicy aromatics that harmonize with Pilsner malt and Belgian ale yeast.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Moderate peppery phenols up front with a big flower shop and rose note. Blend of spice character in the aroma—coconut, cinnamon, slight ginger, herbal tea-like hops.”

Flavor: “Oak flavors up front with a moderate estery character and a light sweetness, perhaps vanilla. Medium peppery phenols with a moderate floral note. Somewhat sweet throughout with a bit of bitterness in the finish and acidity. Well-balanced with the malt sweetness. Finishes sweet with tangerine, pear, and passion-fruit notes.”

Overall: “Big floral and oak notes up front are smooth with a perceived light amount of carbonation for the style. Creamy consistency. Moderate tangerine and lemon flavors with a balanced amount of spice. Very drinkable—spice-forward and low in esters. More carbonation might have also cut through some of the sweetness.”

What our editors thought

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