Brewed by Domaine Bordatto Etxaldea
Style: Cider
Jaxu, France


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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Basadere, named for the “wild woman” of Basque mythology, is a hearty, unfiltered, acidic cider that is made with a blend of 30 estate-grown, heirloom apple varetials.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emerge077 (55) - RIP Johnnies, Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Brett-heavy basque cider. Bright clarity, golden color. Crisp and effervescent, rapid carbonation visible. Tangy yeast, tart acidity from the apples. Sterile gauze in the aroma, wet musty hay, completely dry and attenuated. Flavors of washed rind cheese, apples with moderate acidity, it’s pretty dry overall with a dominating dry Brett aftertaste that lingers, wet hay farmhouse notes, cheesy. Recommended to Lambic & Wild Ale fans.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JulienHuxley (5211) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 12, 2016
Bottle. Clear gold pour with white head that immediately fizzes out. Aroma is intensely funky, so much barnyard, wet hay, cow plop, light cidery aroma. Taste is much the same, very funky yet not acidic at all. Palate is light bodied with full on carbonation, bone dry. Tasty cider.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tom10101 (4528) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 24, 2016
Bottle (750 ml) at home. 2013 bottle. Split 4-ways. Slightly hazy deep bright golden leaving a nice little ring of white foam. Aroma is bright, funky and farmy with oak, musty notes, apples and herbal notes. Taste is a bit less expressive than the nose but still bright and farmy with nice funk and farmhouse character, oak, musty notes, dust, apples and herbal notes. Light to medium body, but leaning toward the ligther side. Moderate carbonation. Tannic, but less than Basa Jaun. Dry. So easy drinking and quenching. I loved the farmy character. Lambic-like in many aspects. Amazing product!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (5151) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 2, 2016
Pours dull golden with a head that leaves quick and is mostly translucent. The aroma has musty apples, wild yeast, farmhouse-like and like peels are included. It has a medium body that starts with lots of carbonation on the start and then dies off and is very dry and leaves a powdery feel in the mouth. The taste starts with dry apples, sulfur, perks, hint of air sweetness, and an earthy quality that reminds me of a saison. The finish is bone dry and has dried herbs heavy. Excellent cider in every way.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrewje41 (2091) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - NOV 8, 2015
750 mL bottle poured, properly I might add. Had to take lessons, but I figured it out. Thanks to Chris for sharing. Pours an apple juice gold with a big bubble head. Smokey aroma and flavor, which was fantastic. Apple and white grape to compliment. What a unique, delicious addition to the cider lineup. Awesome.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (18707) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 24, 2015
Bottle at Colony Club’s ANXO event. Clear golden yellow color, edge bubbles. Aroma of blue cheese, tannins, sweaty feet. Taste is very dusty and very very dry with tart tannins. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (4615) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 23, 2015
Bottle pour at Colony Club during the Anxo pop-up event. Shared by Travlr, thanks Gene! 2013 vintage. Hazy yellow. Aromas of funk and hay. Tastes of apples, funk, white wine. Light body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (7036) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle. Head is initially small, fizzy, white, fully diminishing. Body is dark yellow. Aroma is notes of apple juice, band aid / plastic, caramel, cheese. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter, slightly unclean. Medium body, watery texture, fizzy carbonation, moderately astringent. Pretty dirty...lots of plastic phenols make it kinda hard to enjoy the nose. Aftertaste also suffers. Fizzy and astringent too. All in all, a disappointment, since I usually enjoy French ciders.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (8227) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Pour from a 2012 bottle at Perennial. Pours a semi-cloudy gold with a small eggshell white head. Aroma of apples, musty funk, florals (wildflowers, really), and faint herbs. The flavor is the same, with a more pronounced apple character. Some oak, too. Medium-bodied, with a dry mouthfeel and low carbonation. Really good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (8889) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Pale amber body, no head and little visible effervescence. Musty apples, lightly malic and oak-y. Tart, semi-sweet, a bit sour and mealy with simplicity of grape juice. Watery body with low carbonation and faint plastic off-notes

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (12142) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Bottle at Perennial. Pours orange with white head. Nose/taste of apple, effervescent apple, light sugar and apple pit/core. Medium body.

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