La Socarrada - La Socarrada Cervesa Artesanal De Xativa
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Reviews by GuinnessAtRogerWilco:
3.81/5 rDev -1.3%
750ml bottle, just delivered to my store today. Poured into a Game Of Thrones tulip.
AP: Upon opening the bottle, it began to fizz like a volcano out the top. Pouring it into the glass seemed to alleviate the issue and it poured rather nicely into the glass. A solid 1" foamy white head sat on top of a dark amber honey coloured liquid. Head fizzled down to 1/8" with moderate lacing on the sides. It's a nice solid colour and on the hazy side giving the impression of thicker body. Looks pretty appetizing.
AR: Smells like honey. I'm not talking about a Mead, I'm talking honey. Like open up a jar and stick your nose in it honey. Honey and bread is what it reminds me of for those of you who have just slathered a slice of bread with honey to eat, this is what this beer smells like. I get a faint bit of the rosemary, I know what it smells like since I cook with it usually when making pasta. There's some white grape in the background, sort of wine-like. I'm not getting much else out of this, but what's there smells pretty good.
T: The honey isn't near as prominent in the taste. It's there, but more subtle. Primary flavour is like crackers, scones and baguette. There's a hint of caramel and orange as well with pear and white grape to accompany the honey note. On the finish you get a firm but short lived kiss of the rosemary which is a nice touch. The rosemary only lingers on the palate for a few moments before it fades.
M: Despite the volcanic erupt upon opening, I only found this beer moderately carbonated. Body was medium with a nice creamy mouthfeel and after the rosemary faded it left a slightly dry cleansing finish.
OV: I really enjoy this beer. It has a nice flavour and would be a great food beer. The body and mouthfeel were very good, it's rather easy drinking and pretty smooth. If you don't like rosemary this beer wouldn't be for you. I think it adds a great bit of depth to the flavours. This would be a great beer to take to a Spanish or Mediterranean restaurant, luckily I have a good one only 10 minutes away.
10-01-2013 03:35:25 | More by GuinnessAtRogerWilco
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4.25/5 rDev +10.1%
A - clouded gold/orange with a white head that did not fade out right away (lasted to the end of my glass). The lacing was thin but what showed up stayed with the glass.
S - sweeter ale with some earthy notes from the rosemary honey. Nothing overpowered as this was well balanced.
T - Sweet honey notes just over the ale flavor. The hops do not stand out at all but instead support the flavor.
M - mild carbonation lets me enjoy this without excessive bubbly. Numerous beers should take note of this. The balance of the malt with the hops with the honey is good. It is not jumping around rather flowing through and nicely so.
D - Yes, yes and yes. This is one to figure out how to make around here and see what we come up with.
08-12-2012 20:21:46 | More by txbrewer
3.54/5 rDev -8.3%
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.
05-01-2014 01:21:48 | More by chinchill
3.96/5 rDev +2.6%
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.
04-02-2014 20:15:09 | More by Brenden
3.41/5 rDev -11.7%
A: pours a slightly hazy orange with a finger of white head that fades into a thin layer with a little lacing.
S: rosemary dominates with notes of honey and lavender. Smells like a bouquet.
T: rosemary and honey here as well with crystal malts and hints of yeast.
M: medium-light body with medium carbonation, this beer could use more carbonation, but avoids being watery.
O: a decent beer overall. Very floral in aroma and flavor, and simple, but still enjoyable.
01-18-2013 06:22:57 | More by n2185
3.99/5 rDev +3.4%
A: The beer is hazy very dark pale yellowish amber in color. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that died down and consistently left a thin head covering the surface.
S: Strong aromas of rosemary are present in the nose - almost as if you crushed a couple of sprigs of rosemary in your hands and held them up to your nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, except that the rosemary flavors aren't nearly as intense and there are also some hints of honey.
M: It feels a bit shy of being medium-bodied on the palate and has a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a really interesting beer to try if you like rosemary as it packs in lots of aromas and flavors yet is still very drinkable. I could definitely see this as a good beer to pair with food.
07-28-2013 17:08:24 | More by metter98
La Socarrada from La Socarrada Cervesa Artesanal De Xativa
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