The Spanish Mouthful: La Ofiusa – Cerveza Rubia Artesana con Algarroba


That’s a mouthful and no mistake.  I don’t speak Spanish, but have been reliably informed that this is a bronze (peseta?) beer with Carob in it.

Jess, my sister-in-law, brought me bottle back from Ibiza when she lasted visited; which is good, because this is a very drinkable beer indeed.

Pouring a lovely hazy orange/amber with thinnish head, it’s an intriguing looking beer.  It’d been in the fridge for a while, and was all the better for that.

In the nose was sweet malt with a smattering of yeasty notes and a faint chocolate ‘n’ candied orange motif…interesting and very tempting.

The body was beautiful: thickly malty with a gentle sweetness a shot of bitter and a very full orange and gentle chocolate theme.  A nice, restrained, alcohol note runs strongly throughout.

Holy cow, I’ve not had a beer like this original in a long while.  A pale beer with chocolate notes and a full orange malt sweetness.  Scratch about all you like you won’t find anything like this in your craft beer bars.

Very accomplished.  Excellent.

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