La Socarrada | La Socarrada Cervesa Artesanal De Xativa

BA SCORE
85
very good
130 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good
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La SocarradaLa Socarrada
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
La Socarrada Cervesa Artesanal De Xativa
Spain
lasocarrada.com

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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

10-19 IBU

Added by txbrewer on 08-12-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
130
Reviews:
25
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
11.44%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
24
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 130 |  Reviews: 25
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2.33/5  rDev -38%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of macesq
2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

Photo of TheAlamoWrocker
2.72/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Reviewed September 21, 2013 at 1347. Poured 11.2 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Nice cloudy golden body. The head quickly disappears, but leaves nice marks of the glass. The head holds a nice creamy top for while it stands. Sediment lays on the bottom.

S: The aroma is just sweet malts all the way from start to finish.

T: Malty beer with slight spice taste throughout. Mild yeast taste throughout.
As this beer warms, so does the taste. Spicy yeast comes strong. Bitterness lingers of the tongue as it warms.

M: The lasting head makes this beer nice and creamy. Medium light body though.

O: This is a beer that should be served at 50F for most of its flavor. I have no clue why this beer has a high rating though. It seems as if people saw the label and convinced themselves that was what they were supposed to expect. This is an easy pass. It did look pretty in a glass though.

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Photo of ImFlyerThanYou
3/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of Gpaetzold
3/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of twincano
3/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of titvs
3/5  rDev -20.2%

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.

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Photo of Josiahchow
3.08/5  rDev -18.1%

Photo of Jetulio
3.21/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

330 ml. bottle poured into a Pint glass

Appearance... Amber hazy beer with head colour white of 1.5 finger aprox

Aroma... rosemary, honey and yeast . malty aroma with predominance of honey touch

Taste... Rosemary and malt notes overwhelming hop presence, touch of bitterness is missed.

Mouthfeel... medium/full body and soft carbonation

Overall... a very recomendable winter ale, in my opinion with hops touch in the end could be amazing, but it is a nice ale.

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Photo of RMentair
3.29/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of FBGordon
3.31/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of beaverapproved
3.33/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of josanguapo
3.34/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From Club del Gourmet of Corte Ingles San Juan de Aznalfarache. Playing Kings Bounty Dark Side. Although I apprecciate the effort in being original, the flavor of rosemary in a beer is something that Im not able to end up liking

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Photo of valkyre65
3.35/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of n2185
3.43/5  rDev -8.8%
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.

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Photo of chinchill
3.45/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

33 cl bottle dated Best By Feb. 2015 served in a snifter: Revisited in October 2015 with a 750 ml bottle.

Pours hazy, medium copper-amber with a moderately thick, bone-colored head that has good retention. Some solids detract from the appearance.

Aroma: unusual spicy aroma with a clear note of rosemary. Too much suggestion of soap for me.

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

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

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Photo of Karibourgeois
3.45/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Prince_Casual
3.46/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A: Poured into std issue total wine belgian glass... love the deep orange color, 1 finger head, got a nice bit of lacing. Ton of sediment! I was not really paying attention to my pour and turned the bottle bottom side up, oh well.

S: Ok so I have lavender soap from Whole Foods in my shower these days... that's pretty much all I'm getting, that herbal glycerin soap smell. This is obviously something I'm not opposed to. I guess was hoping for something a little bit more than walking through a Bath and Body Works store at the mall, like some baking spices, but I'd say this is a reasonable experience thus far.

T: Now I'm feeling like this is much like an herbal tea with some honey, which is something I enjoy before bed every so often. Very enjoyable.

M: I'm used to beers that smell like this being more in the Saison arena, and thus that insanely carbonated experience. Somehow this makes the taste and experience of drinking this beer a little more stagnant in my mouth. It's good but I think if it was sizzling more on the palette, I'd be enjoying it even more.

O: I like this beer. I'd drink it again, but I don't think I'd recommend it to anyone not well versed in Saisons.

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Photo of Ralphs66
3.48/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kwkdmk
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Griffith
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of JRHeikk
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of ParlayHard8
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Lukebell15
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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La Socarrada from La Socarrada Cervesa Artesanal De Xativa
3.76 out of 5 based on 130 ratings.
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