Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 22, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In short: A very acidic and moderately funky Sidra. Below average example of the style.
How: Bottle 750ml, consumed fresh a week after purchase from a Spanish store.
The look: Cloudy yellow-blonde body with almost no head.
To me a typical Sidra is: Funky aroma of medium intensity with many light color fruits in the back (not just apples). Body is medium in size, a texture that is both juicy and doughy and with minimal carbonation. Taste is a lot less apple-forward than a regular cider with apples but also various light color tropical/citrus/exotic fruits. Yeast presence accompanied by a bready sensation. Typical Sidras have a mild sourness and ends with a mild-medium acidic bite. Thirst quenching and also a bit nourishing.
This one: A little less funky. Fruitiness is more towards apples skin and tart apples. Carbonation was almost non-existent, very low even by Sidra standard. One of the most acidic Sidra I’ve had. With all this acidity and the lactic fermentation it almost felt like I was drinking some kind of apple lambic. I think this is one of less good Sidra out there, and if thinking that my opinion is the only right one counted as calories intake I would be afraid to become obese while in reality I slowly die of malnutrition.
Rastacouere (6154) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 25, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 5   Pale(1)->Dark(5) : 2   Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 1
Intensity : 3
Yeast : 3   Bread : XX   Hay: 2   Brett : XX   Floral: 2   Wood: 3   Leather: 2   Barnyard : XX   Medicine : XX   Phenols: XX   Cheese : XX   Vinous: 3
Caramel : XX   Honey : XX   Applesauce: XX   Appleskin : 2 Pear : XX   Tropical FruitsXX
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3 Juicy: 2   Sourness : 2   Bitterness: XX   Farmy : XX   Complex: XX   Length : XX
Light(1)->Full(5) : 3   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 1 Chewy: 3   Sharp: XX   Chalk : XX   Astringence : XX   Tea tannins : 2   Alcohol : 1
Comments: A rare breed of a thicker sidra, crunchy apple flavours that have a fleshy feel about them.