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

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RATINGS: 116   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 45į in a white wine glass or snifter.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hkrivera (124) - Guaynabo, PUERTO RICO - MAY 10, 2014
At first taste, it hit me with a beer full of condiments, and it didn't disappoint! It has traces of rosemary, spices and black pepper. The hint of honey balances the initial strong flavor. This is one of the most unique beers I have tasted. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thegreenrooster (3295) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Pour is a cloudy almost pink with a large white head. Lots of floaties as well. Aroma is very herbal and sweet with notes of the honey. Flavor is holy rosemary! Lots of rosemary with a definite honey sweetness lingering in the back round. There is lots of herbal flavorings going on here and if thatís not your thing I could see that bringing down the score but for me put rosemary on everything, I love it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (2128) - 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 donít 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
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrinkinWell (290) - - APR 27, 2014
Pours a hazy golden amber with thick head. Honey, herbs on the nose. Heavily carbonated. Honey, citrus, spices, ginger--weird mix of flavors. No hoppy bitterness. An odd, interesting beer.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
minutemat (1878) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2014
330ml bottle from Kris Wines. Really didnít get this at all. Pours a murky brown with frothy patches instead of a head, aroma brought rosemary, pot pourri, herbs, honey and butterscotch.. taste brought much the same with a disturbing herbal / butterscotch sweetness that just tastes wrong. If this was a blind taste I wouldíve dismissed it as a diacetyl-tainted sinkpour, but considering the ingredients Iím assuming this is what was intended. Not for me Iím afraid.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (7866) - Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2014
Fancy green 750. Tons of rosemary inthe flavor which brings to mind other spices and works.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6954) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 4, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear deep amber gold with a white head that lasts throughout the beer. Aroma has a real nice rosemary note with sweet grains and bit of dry honey. Flavor is similar with honey and rosemary working together and a sweet grain backbone.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
melush (970) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zarkam (460) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 2, 2014
330ml bottle from Alko Arkadia. Hazy light brown colour a fair bit of largish particles. small mostly vanishing white head. Plenty of rosemary on the nose, grain, more rosemary, ginger, leather and pepper with a hint of honey in the mouth. Taste is initially fairly balanced, slightly acidic and papery, turning into a bittersweet shortish finish with a slightly alcoholic feel. Medium to full body, soft carbonation, dry mouthfeel. Quite an interesting brew that unfortunately felt a bit like there was something wrong with it, based on the markings on the cap it expired in August 2013

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Birrachica (6) - Madrid, SPAIN - FEB 24, 2014 does not count
Su aroma y sabor a romero domina y sorprende, combina muy bien con carnes de caza. Es muy equilibrada, pero, te tiene que gustar el romero, si no mejor otra... °A mŪ me encanta!


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