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

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RATINGS: 173   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   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.

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3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lowenbrau (3284) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - JUN 28, 2014
330ml bottle from Hipercor, Oviedo. @home 28-06-2014.
BBD:08-06-2015.
Limited release for the Football World Championship 2014, labeled "A por ellos". Also stated "La mejor cerveza del mundo" (best beer in the world) in the label. Sin miedo...
In short: a spicy ale.
Pours hazy to cloudy amber-Orange, with little off white head. Short head retention, some scattered lacing. Rosemary aromas, dominating ones and hiding everything else. Medium body, average carbonation, some crispy texture. Taste is sweet, smooth palate, rosemary overwhelms, some harsh honey and not too much else. A bit palate saturating imo, but maybe more drinkable than De Molens "Hierba & Tierra". Despite this pretty well executed.
I was seeing this beer in stores for many monts, but for my experience with spanish crafts and their motto of "best beer in the world" (brewers of the world, here comes La Socarrada...) i refused to have it till now.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (9786) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle from a deli in Llanes, Asturia, Tuesday 17th June 2014 consumed at Frank (camper) at Camping Cantilles, Luarca, Asturia, Spain, Thursday 19th June 2014 Pours mid amber with a thin white head. The aroma is a mixture of ginger preserve, honey and with a heady floralness. Taste is rosemary, sweet honey and a little herby (I guess rosemary again) there is a beer here amongst the other flavours and it is likeable, though Loz aint as keen as me. Quite good. A6 A4 T7 P3 Ov13 3.3

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jayzz (481) - Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2014
This is OK. Enjoyed the honey and rosemary but something is missing... Mouthful could be the problem. Enjoyable.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
reddfoxx (3) - USA - MAY 29, 2014 does not count
Beautifully well played. The hint of rosemary on the nose to follow with a subtle touch of honey was captivating. I believe Ill have another

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (9649) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 25, 2014
750ml bottle at Stus. Gusher! Once it settled down, poured hazy gild with a thick white head. Aromas are spicy, bready, honey and just picking up the rosemary. Taste brings more spice and fruit. Really interesting beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (11192) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle at home. Way overcarbonated, golden, rosemary and spices on nose, light honey, taste is sweet, salty, spiced, rich honey.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChemaMartinez (25) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 15, 2014
Un original toque de romero. Se supone que tambin tiene miel de romero, pero no la hace nada dulce. Tomar muy fria.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hkrivera (153) - 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 (4088) - 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 thats not your thing I could see that bringing down the score but for me put rosemary on everything, I love it.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (4422) - South Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2016 33 cl bottle dated Best By Feb. 2015 served in a snifter: Revisited in October 2015 with a 750 ml bottle. Pours hazy, medium copper-amber with a moderately thick, bone-colored head that has excellent retention. Some solids detract from the appearance. Aroma: unusual spicy aroma with a clear note of rosemary. Too much suggestion of soap for me. Flavor: Spicy with rosemary, some ginger, and hints of honey and white pepper. Although i dont like rosemary very much, the mix of flavors here works fairly well, albeit with a bit more rosemary than desired. Lightly sweet and modestly refreshing, with a lingering spicy aftertaste featuring ginger and rosemary. Feel: excellent soft feel with a semi-dry finish.


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