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

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RATINGS: 167   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   IBU: 14   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (8630) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2016
Bottle at DØE Ølfestival 2016. High creamy and lasting off-white head. Clear amber body. Dusty spicy coriander aroma and flavor with a fair amount of hops bitterness, low carbonation, long sweet finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlindGuardianco (76) - - MAY 13, 2016
Interesting one, cool flavour with the rosemary and honey will try again anytime

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maverick34 (2914) - New York, USA - MAY 13, 2016
Bottled. Slightly cloudy gold. Strong herbal blast. Some sweet honey and caramel. OK.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
h0ppingmad (83) - Barcelona, SPAIN - APR 28, 2016
33cl bottle from Olhops Bar in Valencia. Pours a hazy golden with frothy white head, quickly dissipates. Fair amount of particulates in beer. Very pleasant aroma of rosemary, honey, and ginger. Taste similar with notes of caramel, finishes sweet. Light body and medium fizzy carbonation, dry aftertaste. A unique ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pumpmaster (1353) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - APR 21, 2016
325ml bottle at El Carmen de Montesion in Toledo, Spain for 4.00euro. Very good.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (13021) - Washington DC, USA - APR 12, 2016
33cl bottle, thanks peregrinari. Minimal off-white head atop murky amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, apple, some honey, light rosemary. Taste is moderately sweet, apple, some rosemary, light honey, pepper. Light-medium body, some effervescence, light stickiness.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
wombat23 (531) - Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2016
Shared 11.2 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy amber with a small short-lived white head. Aroma is honey, rosemary, spice, and tea. Taste is rosemary, honey, caramel malt, some fruitiness, and spice. It almost has a medicinal smell/taste to it. It’s most certainly unique, but in the end, it’s really not something I want my beer to smell or taste like.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
darbeer75 (393) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2016
Aroma: dominated by rosemary; smells like a rosemary cracker with fruity/sweet notes; Appearance: pours a hazy pale orange with lots of particulates suspended in the brew; scary; Taste: getting lots of rosemary and honey and that’s about it; Palate: really no carbonation, but that could be due to the age of the bottle; Overall: agree with reviewer who compared it to a rosemary cream soda. Not much of a beer.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
huineman (569) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 8, 2016
33 cl bottle, served in a wine glass. Pours hazy amber with dim ivory head. Intense aromas of ginger (even pickled, like japanese gari), sweet mustard and lemon curd. Dry, fizzy, medium body. Very short after-taste.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Sarlacc83 (1809) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 2, 2016
Bottle from my friend Frank. A: Cloudy red body, thin white head. N: Rosemary, honey, dough, some salt, biscuit, cherry bark, and heather. T: Sweet and a bit tart. M: Light body, crisp carbonation, no alcohol. O: Kind of weird. I’m not sure what they were going for here, but the flavors do not blend together and I did not enjoy this in the slightest.


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