Brewed by Premium Beers From Spain
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Xativa, Valencia, Spain


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RATINGS: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   IBU: 14   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niall73 (2419) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange with a white head. Light honey, light herbs, grass aroma. Light body, light to medium carbonation. Light honey, floral stuff, light lavender, lemon, light rosemary, hint of caramel. It works pretty well. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cervmagpt (653) - PORTUGAL - SEP 16, 2014
Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 21A). Bottle 33 cl - batch L020216. AROMA: very interesting subtle rosemary aroma mixed with a sweet honey and malt profile. slight DMS present. Very faint hop aromas. APPEARANCE: golden orange color with particles in suspension. thin ivory head with low retention. TASTE: unbalanced rosemary flavours that overpower the base beer style. very low bitterness and very faint malt and honey flavours. very low esters. finishes medium-dry with some astringency. PALATE: thin body with low carbonation and some astringency. OVERALL: a nice and inventive approach to a spice/herb beer that lacks a bit more of balance between the herbs and the base ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
totoro76 (25) - SPAIN - SEP 1, 2014
Una cerveza bien hecha, pero cuya supuesta mayor virtud es su peor enemigo. La presencia del romero es excesiva. Se publicita como una de las mejores cervezas del mundo, elegida en no se qué concurso, pero para mi gusto, está bastante lejos de serlo.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Garrold (4242) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2014
Bottle from Marketplace Alehouse and Deli, Doncaster. Cloudy, orangey amber. Film of white head. Juicy malt. Oily herb. Light fustiness. Taste is dry, and light bitter. More oiliness on the palate. Finish is medicinal, herbal, and dry. Bit of an oddity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
eluosiren (128) - Moscow, RUSSIA - AUG 3, 2014
Bought the beer in the local Madrid beer shop, it was highly recommended by the shop assistance. Looked and smelled good, but the taste is like the water from the dirty pool (rosemarine?). Was not able to finish it. Yeak!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
liinis (1767) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 23, 2014
Hazy yellow colour. White head. Very good mouth feel dryish after. Honey and romero taste very interesting beer but I wouldnt vote for the worlds best beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pinball (11928) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2014 Bottle from El corte ingles palma. Cloudy orange smooth light yellow head aroma is quite spicy rosemary and perhaps thyme and oregano. Flavor is rosemary ,herbs and quite delicate malts and hops. Full flavored malts and hops in fact a pretty awesome velvety base beer, but then it seems like somebody went berserk with the rosemary. End result might work out quite well over pasta and tomato.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bullit (4428) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUL 16, 2014
Bottle courtesy of SR. Hazy orange coloured with an off-white head. Nose is fruits, malty, rosemary. Flavour is lots of rosemary, a bit woody due to the herbal stuff, malty alight fruits, fairly bitter and a bit dry. Bit of honey. Rosemary overkill if you have to finish a whole botle. A bit gimmicky.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lowenbrau (3207) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - JUN 28, 2014
330ml bottle from Hipercor, Oviedo. @home 28-06-2014.
Limited release for the Football World Championship 2014, labeled "A por ellos". Also stated "La mejor cerveza del mundo" (best beer in the world) in the label. Sin miedo...
In short: a spicy ale.
Pours hazy to cloudy amber-Orange, with little off white head. Short head retention, some scattered lacing. Rosemary aromas, dominating ones and hiding everything else. Medium body, average carbonation, some crispy texture. Taste is sweet, smooth palate, rosemary overwhelms, some harsh honey and not too much else. A bit palate saturating imo, but maybe more drinkable than De Molen´s "Hierba & Tierra". Despite this pretty well executed.
I was seeing this beer in stores for many monts, but for my experience with spanish crafts and their motto of "best beer in the world" (brewers of the world, here comes La Socarrada...) i refused to have it till now.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (9579) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle from a deli in Llanes, Asturia, Tuesday 17th June 2014 consumed at Frank (camper) at Camping Cantilles, Luarca, Asturia, Spain, Thursday 19th June 2014 Pours mid amber with a thin white head. The aroma is a mixture of ginger preserve, honey and with a heady floralness. Taste is rosemary, sweet honey and a little herby (I guess rosemary again) there is a beer here amongst the other flavours and it is likeable, though Loz ain’t as keen as me. Quite good. A6 A4 T7 P3 Ov13 3.3

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