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La Socarrada Cervesa Artesanal Premium

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


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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
roldano (30) - - MAR 29, 2015
Espuma blanca que permanece como una fina capa a lo largo de la cata, color naranja oscuro, bastante turbia a la vista, aroma a romero en nariz, sabor especiado debido al romero que permanece en el retrogusto.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EddieG1 (15) - Louisiana, USA - MAR 15, 2015
It has an attractive dark orange color. Floral aroma with rosemary, although it smelled more like potpourri than beer. No foam. The taste was not bad (honey and rosemary), but had little complexity, development, and body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kerenmk (2874) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle at El Ambigu, Toledo, Spain, 28.2.2015. Hazy gold, white head. Sugar candy, cardamom, nutmeg and rosemary aroma, sugary, alcoholic, some cinnamon, nutmeg and rosemary taste. Full body, delicate fizz. Interesting and not bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
keepersj12 (2833) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2015
My first Beer from Spain. Oh my. This is not good. Looks ok but downhill from there. Smells like Fresca. Tastes worse. The bottle blew up when opened. Watery and thin. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
visionthing (3222) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2014
33cl bottle shared by Arve_Christian - thanks a lot! Gusher! After the fountain settled it poured hazy amber with an off-white head. Spicy aroma with cardamom, some yeasty anf fruity notes and hints of ginger and pepper. Medium sweet with spicy flavours a a fairly mild bitterness. Decent stuff, quite Christmassy and fairly tasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Arve_Christian (3474) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2014
On bottle from El Corte Ingles, Bilbao. Hazy golden color, lots of foam- extreme gusher! ( 1/3 of bottle disappeared after opening). Medium aroma intensity; spices specifically cardamom & cinnamon, some fruitiness. Medium body & complexity. Some sweetness, ok balance. Pretty good beer

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
venom666 (476) - Elche, SPAIN - NOV 28, 2014
Hazy amber color with medium white head. Medium carbonation. Aroma is rich in rosemary, peppermint, honey and sweet malts. Taste goes in the same way as the aroma. Sweet and dry finish. The problem is that the rosemary overpowers both aroma and flavour, making the beer extremely unbalanced. Anyway, is drinkable and unique.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Filipbeer (111) - - NOV 10, 2014
I dont like the rosemary note at all, it is not well-integrated in the aroma of this beer. Other secondary notes are: caramel, bread and clove. Mouthfeel is a bit watery. Aspect and flavor are ok but rosemary aroma spoils the quality of this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
klonu (12) - - OCT 21, 2014
Hazy golden colour. Poor head, no retention or lacing. Very floral, spicy aroma. Rosemary and ginger in both aroma and flavour. Pretty balanced. However, in general, what is interesting and intriguing in aroma doesn’t work that well in taste. Plenty of vegetable, spice notes. Moderate bitterness. Difficult to rate, this style isn’t really my cup of tea.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niall73 (2111) - Greater London, ENGLAND - 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.

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