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La Socarrada - La Socarrada Cervesa Artesanal De Xativa

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BA SCORE
86
very good

78 Ratings
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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 4
Gots: 7 | 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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3.08/5  rDev -19.8%

Josiahchow, Oct 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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.

titvs, Sep 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Basoos1, Sep 13, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -1%

BeerForMuscle, Aug 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

pjbfromkc, Aug 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

atlbravsrno1, Aug 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Gww1864, Aug 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

kwkdmk, Aug 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

InspectorBob, Jul 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

dllman25, Jun 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

sharpski, Jun 25, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

andreshp, Jun 24, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

macesq, Jun 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

MartinCalvino, Jun 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Stroma, Jun 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Badger6, Jun 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

gwydno, May 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

ImFlyerThanYou, May 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

spycow, May 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

EF4, May 03, 2014
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3.54/5  rDev -7.8%
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.

chinchill, May 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

JAHMUR, Apr 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

rixcat, Apr 20, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

Brenden, Apr 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Spike-likes-beer, Apr 01, 2014
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La Socarrada from La Socarrada Cervesa Artesanal De Xativa
86 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.