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

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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   IBU: 14   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29486) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 2, 2013
UPDATED: APR 20, 2013 Bottled. An unclear dark golden beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of honey, malt, and roswmary. The flavor is sweet with notes of spices, malt, honey, rosemary, and flavors, leading to a dry finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Miksu (4948) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAR 29, 2013
0.33 l bottle from Alko (Arkadia). Copper color. Aromas of piney rosemary and caramel. Sweet taste is dominated by earthy and piney rosemary with some resiny and gingery notes. Rounded full body. Completely overpowered by rosemary and tastes more like a fizzy herbal tonic.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ttoadee (668) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2013
Medium gold pour, decent head. Nose is light rosemary, herbs, and malt. Sweet on the tongue. Middle is the interesting part; woody, honey coated, rosemary flowers. Finish is lightly bitter and long. Not for everyday, but this beer could grow on you.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
socialbeer (108) - SPAIN - MAR 2, 2013
Botella, color palido y espuma poco persistente. Predomina el romero en aroma. En boca muy especiada ligeramente maltosa y romero de principio a fin

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beerenberger (1481) - Fischer, Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Aroma is mildly herbal; rosemary, ginger. Floral fragrances are also present. A cloudy orangish amber pour with frothy, mostly diminishing, off-white head and clumpy lacing. The taste, like the nose is herbal with peppery ROSEMARY being the predominate flavor! Medium body with soft carbonation. Overall, refreshing, like "adult" herbal tea Not something I would drink all the time, but I would definately drink it again.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (3699) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Bottle. Pours a cloudy yellow with frothy white head. The aroma is corn malt and honey.Taste similar to aroma. Decent.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GODiSSOUTHERN (369) - Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2013
Had this beer on tap at Jester King 2nd Anniversary Party. Really surprised. Rosemary and honey were very prominent and blended wonderfully with the base. Refreshing and different.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1122) - FINLAND - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle. Golden orange color with a small white head. Aroma of malt, rosemary and honey. Flavor is sweet with malt, rosemary, honey and some spiciness. Medium body, slightly bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zimbo (582) - SCOTLAND - JAN 7, 2013
Sourish. Nice light twist of ground ginger, elder flower and maybe honey. Structurally sound. Light but apealing. Love Rosemary but I don’t get much evidence of it here as it lacks that appealing green rosemary intensity. Definitely ginger though without that gingery heat. Interesting. A nice Spanish surprise.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (14715) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 5, 2013
bottle at home ... light hazy amber .. small white head ... soft sweet ginger nose .... light fizz ... big ginger ... soft zezty ginger ... sweet ... light bitter ... little herbal rosemary


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