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La Socarrada - La Socarrada Cervesa Artesanal De Xativa

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86
very good

86 Ratings
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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.46%
Wants: 8
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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Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of metter98
3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of JAHMUR
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of InspectorBob
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of corby112
3.59/5  rDev -6.5%
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.

Photo of chinchill
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.

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.91/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a hazy orange amber with a thin white head that has good retention and lacing. Aroma dominated by rosemary, with hints of Belgian style yeast and candi sugar. Smells more like a soda than a beer. Flavor is saison style yeast and malt, rosemary, light honey and lemon citrus. Medium bodied wth active, peppery carbonation. A nice light, and very refreshing farmhouse style spiced beer. The rosemary is very distinctive and surprisingly well supported by the malt body, although it is light and not very malty. A unique and interesting ale that could have been overwhelmed by the stron spicing. Nicely done. I regret drinking this on a cold day in December, because this would be an excellent hot summer day beer. Hope to see it again. There are not many Spanish beers making to this country, but they are doing interesting brews.

Photo of Griffith
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Brenden
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.

Photo of smithj4
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.8/5  rDev -1%

Photo of SadMachine
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of cdwil
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Suds
4.09/5  rDev +6.5%
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.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Daniellobo
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of zonker17
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of n2185
3.41/5  rDev -11.2%
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.

Photo of bubseymour
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%

Pours very fizzy with a soap sudsy head. Smell like ginger ale. with some Belgian yeast. Taste is smooth with noticeable spice and a nice little crispness dryness in the finish. Yes perhaps even slightly tasting like ginger ale but not as sweet. A mix of herbs going on in the taste. Seems like something DFH would release. Also finishes a little like a saison but with a touch of honey. Fizzy on the tongue which isn't desirable to me.

Its an ok beer. I could drink again, but not anything really exceptional by any means.

Photo of ummswimmin
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of brandon911
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Gww1864
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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La Socarrada from La Socarrada Cervesa Artesanal De Xativa
86 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.