Friday, October 26, 2012

Sorachi Ace (Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn, NY)

Happened to be driving by Petschen's and picked up a few brews to fill the fridge.  Sorachi Ace is a favorite that I haven't had in a while.  In fact, in my opinion, it's one of the best beers from Brooklyn Brewery.  Bittered and dry hopped with the rare Sorachi Ace, it's a showcase single-hop beer.

Frothy, stark white head settles a bit on the second and third pour, then falls to a thick lace. Sun gold colored saison sparkles in the glass from a continuous effervescence.  For me, the nose makes the beer with a clean lemongrass, citrus and underlying sweetness like Hawaiian bread.  An assertive and lingering twang on the tongue from carbonation and a blended hop/yeast spice combines with lemongrass and a slight pepper note through the dry finish.  Lemongrass turns to tart lemon as it warms.

Love this hop.  Drink this worthy beer.

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