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Argus Cidery Bandera Brut Sparkling Cider

Argus Cidery Bandera Brut Sparkling Cider
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Brewed by Argus Cidery
Style: Cider
Austin, Texas USA

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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.86/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A blend of five different apples hailing from Hill Country orchards and aged on a combination of French and American oak, resulting in a crisp, dry bubbly suitable for any occasion.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5847) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Clear golden color with fizzy head. Sweet cinnamon, spicy apple sauce, dry wood aromas. Light body. Dry tart crab apple flavors with spicy cinnamon, apple sauce, and dry wood tannin--good

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (3588) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2012
Bottle. Pours a cloudy yellow white with small paperthin head. The aroma is funk and bandaid. Thin mouthfeel with a sweet apple and light dry finish. Easy to drink a very good cider from Argus.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2012 Corked bottle, 536 of 2076.
Pours cloudy light yellow/green like freshly squeezed lemon juice. Aroma is a symphony of apple, pear, and a touch of pineapple. Wow! Mouth-puckering sour barnyard lemon soaked with a wet leather horseblanket. AWESOME!!! Cider, or sour??? Holy moly, this stuff is awesome. Tingly on the tongue. I will be buying more of this later today.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BelgianBeerGal (3197) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Secret Santa bottle, #316/624 from 30 Oct 2010. First beer of 2012, watching the ball drop on DVR after the last flight from DFW to DAY. This really was like an apple champagne. You get some tartness from the apples and the dryness of champagne. I also got a fair amount of the yeast too.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4848) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2011
bottle #308/624. almost white pour with a white head. nose is tart apples, sour, wood, and dry. smooth on the palate, very carbonated, sour apples, tart, funky, dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5705) - McKinney, Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Thanks to mar for sharing this bottle. Pours a light grayish-yellow color with a white head. The aroma is full of very dry apples. The flavor is full of nice, tart apples with some oak notes. The cider is very dry. Medium mouthfeel and high carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2011
(750ml bottle, No. 308/624, bottled Oct 30, 2010, courtesy of mar) Pours a hazy yellow body with small white head. Aroma of apple, mustiness, light yogurt, vanilla, and wood. Flavor of apple, light lacto, and oak.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2011
bottled, thanks to mar, poured a cloudy bright yellow color with billowy foam, salty peppery apple skin aroma, saltwater basque like apple cider with nice astringent crisp finish

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 25, 2011
Bottle number 346/624 (October 30, 2010 Batch) via a trade with blutt59. Pours with a very hazy and very pale body (wit bier like). Explosive and violent carbonation. Zombie like head that keeps coming back to life because of the extreme carbonation (odd). Strong carbonic bite at first. Sharp. Past that there are quite a few oak notes. Tannin, vanilla, coconut, cedar. Lots of fresh wood (medium to light toast). Slightly sharp apple flavor, crisp. Oak really dominates the aroma. Flavors are big, slightly sharp with good acidity. Again a strong carbonic bite. Strong oak notes, a hint of sulfur, raw oak, vanilla. Medium tannins. Slightly fuller body for a cider. Dry. Severely over carbonated. Slightly warming.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
degbert (1122) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2011
Bottle. Pours a hazy gold-white with a notable head. Nose is green apple, sharp cheese, and yeast. Incredibly dry, with complex notes of apple, spice, cheese, and an almost vegetal note (in a good way). Clean prickly finish. Incredibly good.


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