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

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RATINGS: 109   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maledictum (613) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - OCT 10, 2011
Esta cerveza es todo romero, profundo aroma a romero, intenso sabor a romero, las notas de malta aparecen en un segundo plano al igual que el lúpulo. De carbonatación media y cuerpo medio.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerZack (288) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 16, 2012
I think the aroma on this one just ruins it from the get go. Despite smelling like really nice marinara sauce, the canned tomato impression never really goes away or develops into something worth the challenge.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfinney23 (1651) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Rosemary is noticeable without overpowering. Light honey sweetness as well as faint grassy and fruity notes. Subtle and interesting.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29281) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bbcd (214) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2013
muddy brown, enormous white head. major gusher. rosemary dominates, citrus, cereal, peppers. moderately sweet, slight bitterness and tartness. medium-light body, fizzy carb. way overcarbonated overall.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (20714) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2013
Bottle at Bryggens Ølbar. 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sarpa (885) - FINLAND - DEC 16, 2013
Bottle 33 cl @ west hervanta. Ours hazy orange, small head. Herbs, spices in the aroma. Yeast citrus, soap in the flavour.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
melush (658) - SPAIN - MAR 7, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2014 Botella de 33 cl, adquirida en El Corte Ingles. Color ambar. Sabor a lupulo, romero, ligeramente acido y con un toque de miel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (1863) - South Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2014
33cl bottle dated Best By Feb. 2015 served in a snifter. Pours hazy, medium copper-amber with a moderately thick, bone-colored head that has excellent retention. Some solids detract from the appeaqrance. Aroma: unusual spicy aroma with a clear note of rosemary. Flavor: follows nose. Although i don’t like rosemary very much, the mix of flavors here works well, albeit with a bit more rosemary than desired. Modestly refreshing. Feel: excellent soft feel with a semi-dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (7408) - 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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