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La Socarrada - La Socarrada Cervesa Artesanal De Xativa

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86
very good

70 Ratings
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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
La Socarrada Cervesa Artesanal De Xativa visit their website
Spain

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
American Golden Ale brewed with rosemary and rosemary honey.

10-19 IBU

(Beer added by: txbrewer on 08-12-2012)
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-23-2014 13:01:09 | More by InspectorBob
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dllman25

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-30-2014 00:19:09 | More by dllman25
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Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

06-24-2014 11:40:42 | More by andreshp
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macesq

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

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Spain

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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Texas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

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Badger6

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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Spain

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

05-19-2014 03:28:25 | More by gwydno
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -22.3%

05-09-2014 03:41:54 | More by ImFlyerThanYou
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spycow

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

05-05-2014 02:08:21 | More by spycow
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EF4

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

05-03-2014 02:37:26 | More by EF4
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.54/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

33cl bottle dated Best By Feb. 2015 served in a snifter.

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.

Flavor: Spicy with rosemary, some ginger, and a hint of white pepper. Although i don't like rosemary very much, the mix of flavors here works fiarly well, albeit with a bit more rosemary than desired. Lightly sweet and modestly refreshing, with a lingering spicy aftertaste featuring ginger.

Feel: excellent soft feel with a semi-dry finish.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2014 01:21:48 | More by chinchill
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

04-29-2014 01:42:22 | More by JAHMUR
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

04-20-2014 11:49:49 | More by rixcat
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Brenden

Ohio

3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This one's pretty much exactly amber, from the medium bright orange flair in the outer body to the deeper, more bronzed orange in the depth, to its general translucence nearing opacity. The head is just off-white and airy but well structured. It sits at about 3/4 of a finger and puts down fairly dense spotting.
It really does offer exactly what it claims to: both aroma and flavor offer lots of fresh-picked rosemary and spicy kitchen herb with a bit of honey behind it under some pale and bready malts with touches of perfume. Hops are very light but used to good effect, bringing out a hint of pine set against the honey sweetness, while a bit of white pepper tickles the tongue from middle into an easy lingering finish.
The body is medium but easing lighter. It has some crispness and shows smoothness on the tongue that stays most of the way but falls off a bit at the very end, while the herb dries it out but not too much.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2014 20:15:09 | More by Brenden
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Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +3.6%

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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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ParlayHard8

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

02-25-2014 01:21:16 | More by ParlayHard8
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Erex91

Texas

3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a tulip glass.

Appearance- Light hazy wheat coloration. Not all that bad looking. A HUGE head on this one. I am unsure if that is just the beer or if my bottle was shaken up before purchase (first time buying beer at Hubble and Hudson). The head kept its volume quite well throughout the entire tasting. Definitely some sediment in this one. Black specs that I am going to assume are rosemary.

Smell- This was my favorite part of the beer. Very strong hints of rosemary invade the nose on this. I was reminded of a type of chicken that my dad and I smoke using heavy amounts of rosemary; a good note for the aroma. The scent of honey was there, but definitely masked by the rosemary. I picked very light lemon notes, but not enough to really stand out.

Taste- I was very conflicted with the taste. While there was nothing awful or wrong with the beer, there was nothing too special. The rosemary was a nice feature which I appreciated, but it was not blended well. I found myself tasting a shit ton of rosemary and a faint aftertaste of beer. The honey was almost non-existent in the taste, which is a damn shame. The lemon I smelled? Gone too. I liked the taste, but it tasted more like an herbal tea than beer to me.

Mouthfeel- I cannot complain or compliment too much here. The beer has a VERY slightly gritty mouthfeel and a pleasant after taste. The rosemary lingers for a while.

Overall- I give kudos for the concept. Truly unlike anything I have had before. I think this beer could be a fantastic one if the flavors were balanced out a little more equally. Rosemary stole the show here. Would I buy this again? Maybe. Would I recommend people try this one? Absolutely.

Erich

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2014 08:40:28 | More by Erex91
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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

12-28-2013 20:14:06 | More by JT99125
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Vermont

4/5  rDev +3.6%

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La Socarrada from La Socarrada Cervesa Artesanal De Xativa
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