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

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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9 (1792) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 21, 2014
Tasted many times over the past couple of years, this is one of my favorite ciders. This bottle came from Midtown. Pours hazy dark yellow with no head. The nose is more sour apple than anything else, but there is a bit of tart lemon and it definitely has some funky yeast to it. The flavor is the same, very dry with some tannic structure, green apple, tart lemon, with a ton of funky barnyard and cheesy yeast. The body is light with a bit of carbonation and a long funky tart apple finish.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GT2 (7870) - Carlsbad, California, USA - FEB 21, 2014
> A top level wild, mildly sour cider with smoke and starfruit

[ Bottle ][ Appalachian Vintner Asheville ][ 375mL ][ Rastar Tulip ][ $13 ][ 2/21/14 ]
>> Pours sparkling, cloudy neon green with no foam. Nose is similar to some of the best of the best Norman ciders with starfruit and smoke. Flashes of Brett and wild yeast blend. Really beautiful, about as fresh and complex as cider can be. Taste is extremely light bodied, low acid, starfruit, pineapple, lemonade. Super refreshing. Should be consumed by the liter like a real sidra. Palate is thin, but it is clean and brightly sour so can’t really complain. The best Norman ciders seems to have a one up on this one for palate, but almost identical in aroma and color. Loving it if not for the rarity and price here in the US. Never seen it for sale before in my life until now.

<!> pricey, rare in the US, really low body like limeade

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 (4123) - 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 (8188) - 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 (9999) - 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 (291) - 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 (5554) - 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 (3854) - 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 (3358) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Sidra natural! I love it not poured correctly but hipsters are not spainards, huge bump cause I can


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