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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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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.


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3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jefcon (1426) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 4, 2013
The rosemary here is just more pleasant on the nose than the palate. Smells like a rosemary forest. But upon drinking, one soon discovers the rosemary is truly alone. No interest from the yeast, no backing from malt, and no balance from hops. Really an interesting beer, and I am not sorry to have tried it, but it just doesn’t have the complexity that would have made it great.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
visionthing (2989) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Arve_Christian (3286) - 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

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
venom666 (419) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Filipbeer (98) - - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
klonu (10) - - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niall73 (1873) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
camoes (212) - PORTUGAL - SEP 16, 2014
Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 21A). Bottle 33 cl - batch L020216. AROMA: very interesting subtle rosemary aroma mixed with a sweet honey and malt profile. slight DMS present. Very faint hop aromas. APPEARANCE: golden orange color with particles in suspension. thin ivory head with low retention. TASTE: unbalanced rosemary flavours that overpower the base beer style. very low bitterness and very faint malt and honey flavours. very low esters. finishes medium-dry with some astringency. PALATE: thin body with low carbonation and some astringency. OVERALL: a nice and inventive approach to a spice/herb beer that lacks a bit more of balance between the herbs and the base ale.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
totoro76 (25) - SPAIN - SEP 1, 2014
Una cerveza bien hecha, pero cuya supuesta mayor virtud es su peor enemigo. La presencia del romero es excesiva. Se publicita como una de las mejores cervezas del mundo, elegida en no se qué concurso, pero para mi gusto, está bastante lejos de serlo.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Garrold (1740) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2014
Bottle from Marketplace Alehouse and Deli, Doncaster. Cloudy, orangey amber. Film of white head. Juicy malt. Oily herb. Light fustiness. Taste is dry, and light bitter. More oiliness on the palate. Finish is medicinal, herbal, and dry. Bit of an oddity.

1.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
eluosiren (100) - Moscow, RUSSIA - AUG 3, 2014
Bought the beer in the local Madrid beer shop, it was highly recommended by the shop assistance. Looked and smelled good, but the taste is like the water from the dirty pool (rosemarine?). Was not able to finish it. Yeak!


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