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

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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Atom (1634) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 13, 2010
750mL bottle 2008 pours hazy golden/straw in color no head some bubbles. Aroma is overpowering of sour green apples and honey. Taste is not as I expected from aroma, very tart and sour which plays on the palate, finishes much like a wine Pinot maybe while also being very earthy woody. Extremely dry and drinkable really enjoyed this cider.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
arminjewell (7999) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 2, 2010
As far as ciders go, this is what I look for. Big hazy yellow pour with thin white head, aroma is huge tart apple and vinegar with some funky notes. Taste is not what one would expect from a cider but more from a sour apple lambic of sorts. Huge funky and tart start leading into some sweet and tart apples and finishes bone dry. Great cider.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 25, 2010
Still, with a very pale lemon yellow color. Very nice aroma of apple with notes of dust, leather, and cider vinegar. Flavor is quite tart - a bit wild - with a cheesy note backing up the lemony acidity.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (6524) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - APR 12, 2010
a funk dream.. aromas of band-aid, horse, green apple, rotten apple, and sour hay .. flat but big bubbled, typical basque .. a very nice funky spainish cider.. . 2008 bottle .. . Imagine if birds were tickled by feathers..

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2010
handbottle thanks to bhensonb. is this really a cider? wow super tart and funky cider if it is. poured yellow with no head but had some decent legs. aroma was tart lemon and a little cheese in the background. flavor was sours as could be with lemon, peach, and what seemed to be some oak. super dry. interesting to say the least.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (12042) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 26, 2010
Bottle from Corti Brothers in Sacramento, CA. Marked 2008. Pours Hazy gold with a few temporary bubbles. Nice slightly sour apple aroma. Near medium body. It is mildly sour and somewhat oaky and astringent. I could believe it spent some time in wood. Quite tasty. Reminds of Flemish sour ales. Sort of. Maybe of RR stuff. Sort of.

0.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
mastabass666 (277) - California, USA - JAN 17, 2010
Hazy golden yellow. No carbonation. Aroma- damp, musty funk followed by slight green apple finish. Gym socks. Bleeeeech. Disgusting.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
puzzl (3254) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 20, 2009
Bottled. This was one downright funky, dirty cider, and I loved every second of it. Super funky, dirty sock, musty cellar, oxidized and cheese aroma. Ace. The flavor holds up, adding a mild sweetness in the mid with a very musky, wild finish. Super drinkable. Excellent.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11348) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2009
bottle @Pauls Gathering Thanks microgrog-pours a white ring for a head and hazy straw color. Aroma is tart light/medium fruit, light malt. Taste is sweet/tart light/medium fruit, light malt-honey.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2009
Bottle Shared at Ryan & Max’s Tasting @ Pauls. Pours a pale yellow body with a thin bubbly head. Sweet tart apples, skins and cider notes. Acidic dry light apples. Decent enough.


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