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Gartziategi Sidra Natural

Gartziategi Sidra Natural
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Brewed by Sidrería Gartziategi
Style: Cider
ASTIGARRAGA (Guipúzcoa), Spain

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RATINGS: 2   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Glouglouburp (6096) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 22, 2014
In short: A tart and somewhat acidic Sidra that is a bit low on the funky.
How: Bottle 750ml, consumed fresh a week after purchase.
The look: Cloudy yellow-blonde body with no head to speak of.
To me a typical Sidra is: Funky aroma of medium intensity with many light color fruits in the back (not just apples). Body is medium in size, a texture that is both juicy and doughy and with minimal carbonation. Taste is a lot less apple-forward than a regular cider with apples but also various light color tropical/citrus/exotic fruits. Yeast presence accompanied by a bready sensation. Typical Sidras have a mild sourness and ends with a mild-medium acidic bite. Thirst quenching and also a bit nourishing.
This one: Overall a little more acidic and a little less funky than most Sidras I’ve had, a slightly below average example of the style. Funky Sidras are special beasts that are hard to describe, no ratings of Sidra can ever totally complete, there’s always something missing from a Sidra rating, if Sidra ratings were metaphors they would be like a

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere (6135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 25, 2007
Appearance
Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 4   Pale(1)->Dark(5) : 1   Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 1
Aroma
Intensity : 2  
Yeast : 2   Bread : XX   Hay: 2   Brett : 1   Floral: 2   Wood: 2   Leather: 1   Barnyard : 1   Medicine : XX   Phenols: 2   Cheese : 1   Vinous: 3  
Notes: Caramel : XX   Honey : XX   Applesauce: XX   Appleskin : 1 Pear : XX   Tropical FruitsXX  
Flavor
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 2 Juicy: 3   Sourness : 2   Bitterness: 2   Farmy : XX   Complex: XX   Length : XX
Palate
Light(1)->Full(5) : 2   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 1 Chewy: 3   Sharp: XX   Chalk : XX   Astringence : 1   Tea tannins : 2   Alcohol : XX
Comments: A lot going on in this “a little of everything” example that plays the subtlety tune.


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