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

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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   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.


1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
minutemat (1765) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2014
330ml bottle from Kris Wines. Really didn’t 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 would’ve dismissed it as a diacetyl-tainted sinkpour, but considering the ingredients I’m assuming this is what was intended. Not for me I’m afraid.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (7581) - 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 (6737) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 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 (853) - 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 (447) - 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 mí me encanta!

3.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rifaldo (28) - Torello, SPAIN - FEB 16, 2014
Botella. Romaní ho impregna tot, l’aroma a bosc mediterrà ho impregna tot però a la boca i al paladar fa que amagi defectes com la poca amargor i l’ensucrament. Tot i així bona triple i refrescant. El que seria aquesta birra amb un dryhopping de llúpol americà..

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerhunter111 (7872) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 15, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein trübes bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch fruchtig, Gewürze. Geschmack leicht trocken fruchtig, leicht scharf würzig, Pfeffer. Insgesamt aber schwache Aromen.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9843) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours lightly hazy burnt orange with a small, frothy off-white head, short retention that recedes to the edge quickly, and spare lacing. Aroma is sweet and earthy rosemary, biscuit and light toast malt, pear and fig esters with earthy and spicy hops. Flavor is moderate spices, earthy and spicy rosemary, honey, medium sweet malt, pear and fig esters with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tide (1812) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle from Alko. Amber color, white head. Bittersweet taste with rosemary, citrus, a bit of hops, ginger and caramel. Bittersweet finish with citrus, rosemary and ginger. Decent brew.


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