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

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RATINGS: 91   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 45° in a white wine glass or snifter.


4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Meldots (4) - - MAY 23, 2013 does not count
Lovely herbal aroma, hints of rosemary and honey. Beautiful golden hoeny color, white head, tiny bubble and lacing. Wonderful rosemary and honey notes, balanced malt profile. Mediun body. Overall I love this beer!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GODiSSOUTHERN (343) - Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2013
Had this beer on tap at Jester King 2nd Anniversary Party. Really surprised. Rosemary and honey were very prominent and blended wonderfully with the base. Refreshing and different.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
janubio (362) - SPAIN - JUL 13, 2013
750 ml. bottle. Pours a small head that fades soon, but there’s a lace all the time until you finish. Sediments are cre clearly visible. Smells like walking through a forest: pine, rosemary, lavender, eucalyptus... Fresh and creamy palate, dry finish and taste again of forest, rosemary dominates but with notes of almost of the plants you can think. Exceptional, IMO.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
legion242 (2099) - Richardson, Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Very murky dark urine in color with an off-white head. Very nice effervesence. Tastes of fresh wheat- very refreshing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
llcooldave (1032) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Peppery aroma with a definite rosemary notes. Clear honey color in the glass. Fairly soft on the palate some honey notes and definite rosemary flavor notes. Overall, i’m quite impressed! This makes me want to experiment with rosemary in my homebrews...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rulymel (91) - SPAIN - JAN 3, 2014
I am not very fan of honey beers, but it was a gift from my wife. It was a nice surprise to me. Colour pale amber with a thin head that dissapers very quickly. Aroma is plenty of rosemary and herb, very refreshing. Taste is a mirrow of the aroma. Lots of rosemary at the beginning, then you can feel the rosemary honey coming in. The mix is really good, because of the rosemary, the beer is not so much sweet due to the honey add. Non alcohol apreciated. Neutral yeast notes and low bitterness of fresh herbal hops. Dry and nice finish. Good and original beer. If you are not a rosemary fan, you may find it excesive.

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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dnstone (2111) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Pours a hazey honey orange-golden in color with light white head. Quite herbal sweet aroma, dominated by rosemary. Light and moderately sweet transitioning to to an earthy herbal rosemary finish. A great light, different beer that would go well with almost anything.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Draught. Nose is slightly sweet with an earthy rosemary note. Cloudy bright orange with no head. Rosemary is pretty forward but balanced by the sweet floral honey tones and spicy yeast character. Soft carbonation and thickness leave a very full impression on the palate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcos (1442) - Maryland, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Location/Date:Bottle on May 29th, 2013 split with Jay and Michelle.

Appearance: Pours an orange cloud.
Aroma: Aroma of rosemary.
Taste: Light bitterness, citrus, hints of rosemary.
Palate:Light medium body, lingering aftertaste.

Summary: A really interesting SHV beer...really nice for when I had it, on a nice summer night. Interesting, would definitely have again.


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