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Brewed by Cervesa Artesanal de Xativa
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Xativa, Valencia, Spain

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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   IBU: 14   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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La Socarrada is a "gastro-ale," or food-pairing golden ale made with only, water, malts (pils/amber), hops, yeast, rosemary, and rosemary honey. La Socarrada pours a beautiful golden-amber color with a light, white, non-persistant head. The nose is wonderfully appetizing, filled with rosemary, rosemary-honey, and a light bread-like quality. The taste is full of rosemary, rosemary honey, and fruity characteristics along the lines of pear, apple, and fig. There is also a distinct gingery bite as well as a light note of black pepper. The body is both crisp and pleasantly dry. It is recommended to be served around 45° in a white wine glass or snifter.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HenrikSoegaard (10367) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2013
Draught. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Dark yellow colour. Light malty and light hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Ginger very present. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate. When i read it was made with roemark it kind of makes sence. Strange brew.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TANGO73 (40) - SPAIN - SEP 13, 2013
Hazy brown color with dissipating head. Aroma of romero, dark fruits, belgium candy. Above average carbonation.Medium light sweet. Ends with hooney as well.Interesting to taste but I will not repaly.

3.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OKBeerFan (59) - - SEP 8, 2013
Great beer. Paired very well with our wild caught Salmon. The Rosemary really comes out as it warms. Recommend drinking at 50-60 degrees. Great food pairing beer! Would be hard to drink by itself without food though. Had a nice 2 finger head in my Stone snifter. Aroma was ok but the flavor was just what was expected. Overall happy with this beer and would recommend as a food pairing beer only. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Monchito_IPA (128) - SPAIN - SEP 4, 2013
Huele a romero y sabe a romero, no hay mucho más que decir, es una curiosidad pero no tiene mucho interés repetir.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (20486) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2013
Bottle at Bryggens Řlbar. Clear orange coloured with a small white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of spices and ginger. Fruity flavour of spices, lemon peel and ginger. Spicy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30631) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2013
33 cl bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with floaties. Pine and thyme aroma. Thick malty, fruity, toasted malty and thyme. Smooth spiced and lingering spiced.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
janubio (387) - SPAIN - JUL 13, 2013
750 ml. bottle. Pours a small head that fades soon, but there’s a lace all the time until you finish. Sediments are cre clearly visible. Smells like walking through a forest: pine, rosemary, lavender, eucalyptus... Fresh and creamy palate, dry finish and taste again of forest, rosemary dominates but with notes of almost of the plants you can think. Exceptional, IMO.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
TysonBeerhound (52) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2013
It’s a big boy: 75cl and 6% and comes in a stylish, minimalist design with just a gold label attached to give any clues to its contents. Full marks for design, then. It poured a hazy amber with good carbonation and a healthy white froth on top. The aroma was promising; a little herbal with ginger spice and some rosemary. The beer was medium-bodied and hid the strength well. Initially it seemed herbal in nature, rather sweet followed by a pepperiness. However, the rosemary soon takes hold, followed by another wave of rosemary and then more rosemary. There is something of a bittering finish, but it’s quickly replaced with, yes you guessed it, rosemary. This beer can be summed up in one word: ROSEMARY. I like rosemary but here it completely overwhelms the malt and everything else. This is definitely a specialist beer. Interesting, yes, but although it may be a good match for pork dishes or something of a similar nature, it’s just too much on its own.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
smith4498 (2980) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Pours hazy dark golden color with white head. Aromas of rosemary and pilsner malts with some yeast. Similar flavors with slight pepperiness. Medium body with lively carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JanLaursen (2985) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2013
Bottle, 33 cl, at Bryggens Řlbar.Clear golden with a decent white head and some nice lacings. Intense herbal nose with strong notes of rosemary and honey. As the australian bartender said: It has a nose reminding of the filling of a stuffed turkey! The flavor very much follows the nose with sweet notes of fruit, yeast, floral hops and bready malts. Medium bitter. Interesting, but a tad to sweet, especially in the finish.


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