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El Gaitero Spanish Cider (Sidra Pure Apple)

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Brewed by Valle, Ballina y Fernández (El Gaitero)
Style: Cider
La Espuncia, Villaviciosa, Asturias, Spain

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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Spanish Cider. This refreshing medium-dry cider displays the characteristic flavour of freshly-pressed Spanish cider apples, naturally sun-ripened in selected local orchards. Enjoy chilled with a ploughman’s lunch, dessert crepes or eastern dishes - or pour over ice for the extra chill factor!


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bullit (4218) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAY 3, 2014
Bottle from Al Campo. Hazy light yellow coloured, with fast disappearing white bubbles. Nose is sour apple, acidic, a bit of phenolic. Flavour is sour apple, a bit tannic, some sweetness. Medium-high carbonation. Finish is sour.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
olliejobbins (1333) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2014
500ml bottle. pours a clear amber and has a lively carbonation. aroma is of very tart apples. taste is of more mild/softer tasting apples. easily drinkable. perhaps a little too carbonated.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
andrepintado (1976) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - MAR 9, 2014
33cl bottle from sidra y sidras. Color is clear gold. No head. Body is quite carbonated. Taste is ok. Aroma is citric and apple. Nothing more.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
danlo (1685) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2014
330ml bottle. Sparkling clear golden colour, white foam head that quickly dissipates away and aroma of fruity apple & woody oak . Taste is fizzy tangy apple, sweetish, with some acidity, tannin, and vanilla notes. Slightly oily mouthfeel, light bodied, highly carbonated, dry tannic finish. Quite OK.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
minutemat (2563) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2014
330ml bottle from an off license in London. Fairly light in appearance with a spritzy body that fizzes on the tongue. Quite a thin taste for Spanish cider, moderately sweet with green apples and a very faint sour tang. Pleasant enough, but lacking character.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Grzesiek79 (3519) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 9, 2014
Nic szczegolnego, takie sobie delikatny cydr. Jasniutenki, pewnie z jakis delikatnych odmian jablek produkowany, Piana jak w szampanie, mnostwo babelkow. Ale nie pozostawial zadnego posmaku po przelknieciu. Nic szczegolnego jak dla mnie

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
smith4498 (3268) - Miami, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Pours clear pale yellow color with fizzy white head. Musty apple aroma. Sweet apple flavor with some mustiness and tartness. Light body with lively carbonation. Not bad @ $3.25 for 750ml.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DiarmaidBHK (3785) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Bottle from Total Wine Stuart. Pours golden with a lot of carbonation. Has an artificial apple thing on the nose. Somewhat sweet on the tongue. Finishes clean. Solid but not spectacular.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2013
Bottled 15/09/13. A lime green headless cider. Quite sweet in the nose but easily palateable in the mouth. A friendly sweetish cider. Nice enough.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (10831) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear pale yellow with a small, fizzy white head, quickly disapating. Aroma is apple, straw, and medicinal notes, lightly smoky phenols. Flavor is apples, phenolic with a dry finish. Light body and moderate carbonation.


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