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Sarasola Sidra Natural

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Brewed by Sidreria Sarasola
Style: Cider
Asteasu, Guipúzcoa, Spain

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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Original Basque Cider. Sarasola Sagardoa is a traditional Basque cider from a cider house located in the apple growing hills of Astigarraga.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6464) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 14, 2014
Tap at Ginger Man. Hazy golden color, pale, with light bubbles. Funky nose, quite acidic, green apples, farmyard, some juicy fruits. Seriously sour flavor of lemon and green apples, very acidic. Fun, could not drink a lot.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (4012) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Another great Basque cider, though a touch below some of the others I’ve had in this category. Pours golden clear without much head or lacing. A smokey, meaty feel with lots of apple peel and a good crabapple dose. Finishes tangy, and a good drink overall. Cider makers must learn from the Basques. They predate European language patterns. Tap at Churchkey.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gendv138 (1331) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2014
4 oz draft pour at ChurchKey. Slightly hazy yellow with no head. Aromas of funk, apples, light vinegar. Tastes of apples, tabasco, vinegar, tart fruit. Light body with a dry finish. Still to very very slight carbonation. Can’t say I’ve had many of the style but this was a solid Basque cider.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (3998) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Pours hazy yellow with a white head that goes away pretty quickly (poured high). The aroma has tart apple, some richness, light funk and seems like all part of the apple are there (seed, skins and flesh). Very inviting. It has a medium body that is pretty lush and has a light bit of biting carbonation. The flavor is very rustic and herbal with dry apple notes. There’s also a pulpy flesh apple aspect to it and the finish has some dry Christmas style spices going on. Very good. The Spanish ciders are changing my entire look on the style.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrepintado (1428) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - OCT 11, 2013
75cl bottle from sagardo denda. Color is gold. Carbonation is soft. Body is lightly oily. Aroma is pepper, apple and brett. Nice sourness and balanced taste.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bob_w (305) - new york, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2013
a slight citrus note with sourness and some sulfur. cloudy medium straw yellow color. a faint apple note. mildly tart. minor carbonation. mild sourness, earthy, mellow funkiness. a mildly tannic, bitter note in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smith4498 (3025) - Miami, Florida, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Rating #2700. Pours cloudy pale golden color with no head. Tart apple aroma with some mustiness. Sweet and tart apple flavor with dank mustiness. Light to medium body with no carbonation. I really enjoy the French and Spanish ciders and this was no exception. The tartness was a nice surprise. Good stuff. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=playe

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pdx77 (1371) - Oregon, USA - JUN 22, 2013
From bottle at 2013 Cider Summit PDX. Pale yellow color. Faint tart apple aroma. Flavor is semisweet apple, with tart notes. Finishes really dry.

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
maxwelldeux (3665) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy light golden color with a lot of large floaties in it. Nose has a light bit of apple in it, but is light and inviting. Taste is quite sour with a bit of the taste of feet in there. Odd.

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2013
From the bottle at the Cider Summit. Pours a hazed gold with shit floating in it. Hit is band-aids, brett & acetone. Sharp and unrefined. No finesse. The brett is funky and almost redeems it, except that it also happens to be the source of all the bad parts. Unruly and unpleasant. Oh, and it is still. Sharp acidity that make it weird. The still bit is just wrong. It might be palatable with some carbonation, but not like this. awful.


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