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

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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (6624) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 25, 2009
October ’09 O-Town Throwdown, thanks to Cheeseman for bringing this one! pours golden straw, no head.Aroma and flavor, of funk apple, medium carbonation, some hints of bitter citrus and bitter finish. Interesting cider.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9057) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2009
Bottle… October ’09 O-Town Throwdown... Cloudy straw-colored cider with no head. The funky aroma offers sour and fallen apples, vanilla and hints of cinnamon and clove. Medium-bodied with a rumor of carbonation. The flavor is straight-up sour apples and vanilla. I don’t know where all the vanilla is coming from, but I dig it. Oak aged, maybe? Big thanks to the TheCheeseMan for sharing this bottle!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dchmela (2631) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2009
Tasted at Otown Throwdown courtesy Cheeseman. Hazy light yellow pour. Tart apple aroma. Semi sweet apple taste, no bite. Decent cider.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2010 Bottle, courtesy redlight. Poured from a good distance, as is proper, the lightly hazy, golden colored body shows just a few fat, clear bubbles at the head. There is, appropriately, no lacing. The nose shows sharp, musty apples, with a good amount of old, saturated wood and some lacto-pedio, funky tartness. Hints of dust and lemon creep in as well. Flavors show the same, very sharp and dusty, with a good amount of lemony, citric acidity and puckering Granny Smith apples. The woody funk is quite evident. Light in body and quite dry, it drinks fairly easy, yet is parching. Solid stuff. Very similar to the Sarasola Sagardoa, only less intense in all facets.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2009
Courtesy ChzMan. Hazy whitish yeallow, white carbonation. Nice acidity, like a mild version of the sarasola. Very nice cider.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chef201atc (261) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2009
Bottle shared with Beerlando, GodOfThunder, and redlight at Redlight, Redlight – thanks Brent. Pour is still. Cloudy straw colored with a slightly sour nose. Some wet hay/barnyard funk in there as well. Body is light and crisp. Flavor is much like a granny smith - tart, astringent, and very dry. Quite nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JK (4400) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 11, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2009 This is solid. Bright green bottle, but the cider is cloudy gold in appearance. Lots of yeast in the aroma with apple. Flavor has hard cheese, like parmesan or manchego, as well as some oregano. A little barnyard character. Light apple, and low carbonation. Unusual.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Teege (375) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2009
375 ml bottle at redlight redlight. Good tart, very dry cider. Typical of the Basque ciders that I’ve had. This seems to be the region to go and get your ciders. Much better than the English ciders in my opinion. No natural carbonation, which is fun to create when you poor it into a glass. Very cloudy. The flavor has lots of sour green apple and wild yeast in it.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GodOfThunder (1247) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2009
Bottle at Redlight Redlight. Pours a thin and hazy yellow gold. Strong tart aroma of apples and pears. Light and dry with a white wine flavor. Good stuff, but slightly watery.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
badgerben (4392) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 26, 2009
Skyview Tasting 2.5, 2008 Vintage. Light cloudy yellow color with no head. Light aroma of hay. Plenty more of that in the flavor. A bit barny, light apple and tartness towards the end. Just a hint of cellar. It seems like a noble effort at a Normandy cider.


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