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Bordatto Txala Parta
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Brewed by Domaine Bordatto Etxaldea
Style: Cider
Jaxu, France

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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Txala Parta slowly ferments in wooden barrels where the fruit tannins combine with those of wood. Aged for six months, it is then bottle conditioned. The flavors mingle to become more complex, gaining length and power on the palate. The delicacy of this balance guarantees the pleasure of a glass.

Vintage 2012: 7%


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (28458) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2014
Bottled. A yellow cider. The aroma has notes of apples, brettanomyces, and wood. The flavor is sweet with notes of apples, brettanomyces, and wood, leading to a tart finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (19665) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2013
Bottle at Söder om Småland. Clear golden coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of barnyard and plaster with notes of apples. Fruity flavour of barnyard and apples. Tart finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (29691) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2013
From bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with no head. Aroma is crisp apples, oak and light citric. Dry wooden, tannins and medium dry smooth apples. Lingering fruity, still dry and crisp apples. Lingering finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 9, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2013 Bottle at Söder om Småland, Malmö, vintage 2012, 7% ABV
Cloudy golden color with no head. Woody aroma, hazelnuts, light apples. Dry mouthfeel, apple flavor with some residual sweetness later, wood, hazelnuts, light acidity. It has a good fruity character and very good balance.
Excellent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
deyholla (5975) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Bottle. Pours a near clear orangish yellow a bubbly white head that dissipates nearly completely. Aroma has a rich apple note with a bit of sweetness and an earthy kick. Flavor is similar with rich apple that has a great underlying funkiness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
k0mpsa (948) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - MAY 8, 2013
Bottle at konttori, tampere. Hazy golden color, no head. Aroma is earth, stables, apples, sour. Nice sour apple taste, stables, earth. Quality.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MicroGrog (302) - FT: Stale Polotmavý in Queens, New York, USA - APR 19, 2013
2010 bottle. Front says 6.5%, import label on the back says 7%. French Basque. Okay.
Allagash tulip, flat pour. Go aerate your own bottle bub.

Hazy, light honey colored brew. Soft carbonation trickling up.

A bit eggy at first, it dissipates some, but manages to linger. Smells of soil & standing water, hinting at something sweet. Faded potpourri. Middle on in, it’s that near rancid citrus melon scent you typically get with wild ciders, though maybe a little rounder.

Starchy/unfiltered texture. Sweet & sour. Tangy apples & random citrusy esters. Touch of powdered sugar & vanilla. Noticeable sulfites. Lingering tanginess. Decently bitter skin & yeast residue on the finish. Tastes English. Salesman described it as having a bit of a smoke to it, but I didn’t notice.

Subtle, prickly carbonation. A bit fuller then your standard spontaneously fermented cider.

Solid, but pricey.


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