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Brewed by Sidreria Isastegi
Style: Cider
(Guipuzcoa) Tolosa, Spain

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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle from River City Cellars on 05/07/2011. Hazy golden body with a small white head. Sweet apple, tart and vanilla aroma. Tart fruit, vanilla, and apple flavor with some oak hints. Medium light body with moderately low carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (5072) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 11, 2013
Bottle shared by Levi. Very unique lemony edges. Sour apple, lemony tartness. Very tart, not a traditional cider. Sour cider mix. Very cool.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2013
Bottle at Murray’s Cheese Bar. Slightly hazy golden pour. Aroma is funky and slightly medicinal. A lot of tannic character and some nice bright tartness. Very dry and a bit Brett as well. Lovely sidra

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (15915) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 8, 2013
Bottle sample. Hazy yellow color, pretty much flat. Aroma of mild barnyard, dusty fruit and apple skins. Taste is full bodied fruit with a slight edge of tartness. Not as funky as the Ribela we had just before this, but pretty tasty.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bob_w (373) - new york, New York, USA - SEP 22, 2013
came across this by chance, visiting a spanish bistro. this is one of the most interesting ciders i’ve ever had. cloudy pale straw color, funky farmy aromas. sharp acidic quality, a little sulfur. tangy, tart, farmy. there’s a curious salty, meat-like note in the finish -- very subtle -- similar to salami! i love this! this is what i’d imagein a cider made by hanssens would taste like.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (7252) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 18, 2013
750 ml bottle from Bushwackers. A really cool presentation. One of my first (or first?) ventures into Basque cider. Pours a cloudy yellow color, almost green, almost no carbonation. Some particulates floating around. A sour apple funky barnyard nose. Really interesting flavor: tart apples, sawdust, some cheese, funkiness. Certainly quite dry, cider bone dry flavors. Is unique. I wonder what this is fermented with? The softness/no carb for the most part is actually OK with me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bullit (4163) - Burgos, SPAIN - AUG 13, 2013
Bottle from Eroski, Santander. Unclear yellow greenish colour. Nose is sour apple, tannin, leather, wood. Flavour is sour apple, a bit acidic, leather. Fairly dry. Good stuff.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ernesto987 (4625) - Arizona, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Sidra natural! I love it not poured correctly but hipsters are not spainards, huge bump cause I can

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maverick34 (2589) - New York, USA - MAY 17, 2013
I’ve had this a few times. Golden pour, pretty sour/tart, and some serious yeastiness. Good cider. different from your american ones.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madvike (3095) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 24, 2013
Bottle shared by levifunk...thanks Levi! - Pours pale yellow with no head. Nose is band-aid, super dry apple and a bit of funkiness. Taste is real nice and tannic, dry and light apple with lots of dry funk. Has a dry finish, slick and no carbonation. Very nice stuff.


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