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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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metter98

New York

3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2013 17:08:24 | More by metter98
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

06-10-2013 03:51:09 | More by ygtbsm94
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-27-2012 22:49:52 | More by kjkinsey
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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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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

04-29-2014 01:42:22 | More by JAHMUR
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.59/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very cloudy, dark golden orange color with tangerine colored edges and a one finger white head that quickly settles into a lasting ring. Decent retention with spotty lacing left behind. Visible carbonation bubbling up as well.

Earthy aroma with grassy hops, ester-y yeast and a prominent rosemary/herbal character. The hops are slightly stale in the nose with a dirt/soil like quality. There's also hints of grass and pine followed by bread and light fruit. I'm not picking up honey at all but the rosemary stands out and smells really fresh. Pale biscuit malts underneath.

Medium bodied, crisp and refreshing. More complex and interesting than the aroma suggests. Soft carbonation with some earthy hop bitterness up front nicely complimenting the herbal rosemary flavor. Again, the rosemary is very fresh and a prominent ingredient but it doesn't completely overpower the other notes. Sweeter than expected, possibly from the honey and light fruit esters. Pale malt backbone with biscuit, cracker and bready yeast along with some apple, pear and vinous sweetness. I didn't expect much after the somewhat bland aroma but found this to be a solid beer that's well balanced, light and flavorful.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2013 05:58:52 | More by corby112
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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

Pennsylvania

4.09/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Interesting beer. From a s,all, champagne like bottle, the beer pours a honey colored, very effervescent (gusher) liquid. Nice head and slight haze. The smell is phenomenal. Rosemary really stands out. Fresh, shrub/tree, outdoorsy, perfume aromas...not beer like, but amazing. The taste is similar, but the honey begins to stand out with a sweetness and flavor. Medium body. Very interesting beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2013 00:56:47 | More by Suds
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cdwil

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-02-2013 19:10:02 | More by cdwil
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.6%

04-18-2013 02:41:33 | More by stereosforgeeks
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Daniellobo

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +3.6%

04-13-2013 13:01:50 | More by Daniellobo
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smithj4

New York

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-28-2013 17:05:20 | More by smithj4
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SadMachine

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

10-25-2013 04:49:47 | More by SadMachine
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zonker17

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

06-22-2013 19:27:24 | More by zonker17
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n2185

North Carolina

3.41/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2013 06:22:57 | More by n2185
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ummswimmin

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

01-11-2014 16:44:16 | More by ummswimmin
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iatethecloudsfor

Vermont

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-28-2013 02:33:30 | More by iatethecloudsfor
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brandon911

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-18-2013 05:01:32 | More by brandon911
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Danobold

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

01-19-2013 04:07:07 | More by Danobold
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claytong

Vermont

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-20-2012 06:56:24 | More by claytong
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kew

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-05-2013 20:48:52 | More by kew
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sharpski

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

06-25-2014 21:13:57 | More by sharpski
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vcoggins

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

01-31-2014 21:03:31 | More by vcoggins
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La Socarrada from La Socarrada Cervesa Artesanal De Xativa
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