Sorachi Ace

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.

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Also Known As
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
Ease 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 Lager, Pilsner, Saison

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