Sorachi Ace

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Available July 2018

If you’ve ever enjoyed Sapporo, then you know what Sorachi Ace can do. Originally produced by the Sapporo Brewery in Hokkaido, Japan in the mid-1980s, it was resurrected in the US in 2006. It is a cross between Saaz, Brewer’s Gold and BeiKei No. 2.

Sorachi Ace is considered excellent in several beer styles, particularly those desiring a distinct lemon citrus flavor. Some brewers have even reported flavors of orange, cilantro, dill and oak.

Characteristics Flavors of lemon citrus, orange, dill, cilantro
Purpose Bittering & Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 11.5%-16%
Beta Acid Composition 6%-7.5%
Co-Humulone Composition 23%-28%
Country Japan
Cone Size
Cone Density
Seasonal Maturity Mid
Yield Amount
Growth Rate High
Resistant to Resistant to downy mildew and botrytis
Susceptible to
East of Harvest
Total Oil Composition 1.5-3 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition  44%-55%
Humulene Oil Composition  20%-26%
Caryophyllene Oil  7%-11%
Farnesene Oil  2%-5%
Style Guide  Saison