Saturday, September 11, 2010
Brooklyn Sorachi Ace
I picked up a bottle of Brooklyn Sorachi Ace from Al's of Hampden based on several positive recommendations from friends. This beer is a saison with the addition of the Sorachi hop and fermented with a Belgian yeast. Be careful when popping the cork of this bottle, as it is ready to explode.The beer pours a golden color with a very lofty and foamy white head. The aroma consists of banana, lemon, pine, and fresh hops. On the tongue, the beer is alive and bubbly from the Champagne yeast. The taste is sweet and consists of banana, lemon, yeast, white grapes, and hints of pine. The finish comes in with a dry hop flavor. The alcohol content is 7.6% ABV. I thoroughly enjoyed the Sorachi Ace, as it was a lively and vibrant beer on the tongue. Once the carbonation settled down, the beer was packed full of wonderful flavors, especially the banana and grape. But Brooklyn did not leave out the pronounced hop finish, and I thank them for that.