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

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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   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
jeff789 (1407) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Very tart excellent flavor no sweetness almost as tho it is fermented w Brett clear pale yellow as per ciderage... Needs a bit more carbonation...

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
smith4498 (3025) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 27, 2012
Pours slightly hazy pale straw color with no head. Musty apple aroma. Sour green apple flavor thatís a little earthy. Quite tart. Medium body with no carbonation.

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
Frank (2871) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Like a lambic crossed with an electrical fire. The most phenolic beverage I have ever tasted.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 29, 2012
Just about the best cider Iíve had. A nice funky flavor, lots of tart taste in the finish, and a genrraly tasty cider

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kopher (592) - New York, USA - JAN 2, 2012
best cider iíve tasted. itís sour and funky, thereís something crazy going on in there. like a light apple-y lambic, bright and tart, dry and delicious. itís light but full of flavor, mostly green apples, citrus, oak, and barnyard.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Corked bottle from your mother. Thanks!
Pours an average orange with an aroma of apples and spring air. Flavor is barnyard apple and attic must with leather accents. Freakiní nice. Watery mouthfeel but who cares. This cider rocks. The best sour-that-isnít-supposed-to-be-a-sour Iíve ever had. AWESOME. Iíll buy more.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kramer (4979) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2011
375 ml bottle. Teresaís. Pours a slightly cloudy dark gold body with a few big bubbles of head that quickly disappeared. The nose is pretty great. Apple skins, a little caramel apple, some light funkiness. It smells very natural. Flavor is just lightly tart, a little pucker, but not crazy. Like biting into crisp green apple kind of tartness. Really bright and rather crisp. Mouthfeel is very dry, especially on the finish. Nice soft gentle carbonation, a little more than I expected, but it helps bring out the tartness better. Very very solid stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
obguthr (3835) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2011
Apple and pear nose, fresh and clean, with a kiss of lime. Clear yellow with a very slight greenish hue. Soft on the palate. Flavor is very distinctly lime, but just shy of being as tart as the unsweetened real thing. Still very tart though. Pear notes are in the background. Medicinal antiseptic overtones. I often find this in the so-called higher quality ciders, but to me it tastes like an infection. Certainly very unique, somewhat enjoyable if you are acclimated to sour ales and ciders. Without the bandaid quality, I could probably get into it.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
degbert (1119) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2011
Bottle. Nose is strong -- apple, vinegar, lactic/cheese notes, not much sweetness in the aroma. Pours a cloudy yellow. Dry as a bone, crisp, but with an odd, cardboardy edge -- wonder if this bottle is corked slightly? Not enough apple in it; itís pretty one-dimensional. Faint nutmeg/clove on the finish. At best, mediocre.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
emerge077 (41) - RIP Johnnies, Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2011
Picked this up based on an article on lambicandwildale.com that billed it as "a drink that lambic drinkers might enjoy". Poured at a height of 6", only a small pour into the glass at a time (recommended traditional method for Basque cider). First pour was bright gold, the last was pastel yellow, murky with a bit of sediment. A few juice-like bubbles, appear and rapidly fade. Aroma is heavy on sterile gauze and horsehair from the Brettanomyces, not the best. Orchard apples and wet hay. Taste is softly tart apple, with some spiciness in the back, very dry finish, no residual sweetness. Virtually still like unblended lambic. Fairly quenching, not especially complex, but worth a try.


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