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

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RATINGS: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   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.


1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
wombat23 (705) - 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 (525) - 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 (589) - 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 (1933) - 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.

1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
mikske79 (1487) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - FEB 24, 2016
De geur is al een van de slechtste dat ik ooit geroken heb, maar de smaak is minstens even slecht. Precies een medicament uit een ziekenhuis, dit raad ik aan niemand aan

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
MohaBeer (202) - Lima, PERU - JAN 21, 2016
Ambar intenso con opacidad, espuma media y baja adherencia. Ésteres a miel y fenólico de romero altos, malta maltoso moderado bajo, lúpulo resinoso bajo. En boca fenólico de romero alto, malta maltoso moderado bajo, lúpulo de amargor moderado bajo, ésteres a miel bajo, lúpulo resinoso bajo. Final seco amargo con ligera astringencia, cuerpo medio y baja carbonatación.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrepintado (2733) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JAN 13, 2016
Bottle from el corte ingles, lisbon, portugal. Hazy gold color. Thin white head. Light sweetness. Light bitterness. Aroma is malty, rosemary, light fruit.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bikbo (113) - - DEC 18, 2015
Color miel con algo de residuo en suspensión. Aroma a romero, madera, miel y aceituna. Sabor a hierba, romero, algo dulce. Paladar prolongado y agradable. Recomendable.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ferrinche (75) - Santiago de Compostela, SPAIN - DEC 9, 2015
Para mi una completa decepción, excesivamente aromatizada, lo que le confiere casi un sabor antinatural para una cerveza, es casi como beberte una pizza. Puede ser que a un bebedor de cerveza casual le llegue a parecer una buena opción, pero la experiencia no se acerca a la imagen que pretenden proyectar.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2015
Pours a very cloudy, dark golden orange color with tangerine colored edges and a one finger white head that quickly settles into a lasting ring. Decent retention with spotty lacing left behind. Visible carbonation bubbling up as well. Earthy aroma with grassy hops, ester-y yeast and a prominent rosemary/herbal character. The hops are slightly stale in the nose with a dirt/soil like quality. There’s also hints of grass and pine followed by bread and light fruit. I’m not picking up honey at all but the rosemary stands out and smells really fresh. Pale biscuit malts underneath. Medium bodied, crisp and refreshing. More complex and interesting than the aroma suggests. Soft carbonation with some earthy hop bitterness up front nicely complimenting the herbal rosemary flavor. Again, the rosemary is very fresh and a prominent ingredient but it doesn’t completely overpower the other notes. Sweeter than expected, possibly from the honey and light fruit esters. Pale malt backbone with biscuit, cracker and bready yeast along with some apple, pear and vinous sweetness. I didn’t expect much after the somewhat bland aroma but found this to be a solid beer that’s well balanced, light and flavorful.


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