Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In short: A typical Sidra with sharp acidity.
How: From the wood barrel at Sagardoetxea, Astigarraga Spain.
The look: Mostly cloudy dark 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: Pretty much as above (archetypical Sidra) with a little more acidity. I poured myself a glass of this one direct from the barrel, the traditional txotx way, and I don’t want to brag, but I can brag much much better than you.
andrepintado (1792) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - OCT 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl bottle from Sagardo Denda. Clear golden color with almost no head. Carbonation is very thin. Taste is medium sour and light bitter. Aroma is apple, citrus, bretty and herby.