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

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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   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.


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (13413) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Bottle. Hazy to cloudy golden yellow color with floaties. Aroma of sour apple, leom, subtle strawberry and rhubarb. Taste starts with sweet apple tarts then softly sour apple skins and subtle citrus. Very tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 27, 2009
Cloudy light yellow. Flat. Woody, appley complex and earthy aroma hints at a rustic and austere cider. Dry, tart with light tannins and some light sugars up front. Less woody than the nose promised. Refreshing. Great character and balance - Spanish cider I need to know more.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2009
(750ml bottle) Pours a hazy pale yellow body with some small white bubbles. Found it interesting that the bottle recommends pouring from 1 meter (3 feet) into the glass to provide natural carbonation. Aroma of earthiness, barnyard, light grapefruit, and band-aid. Flavor of apple, cork, light funkiness, band-aid, and chloraseptic spray.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11645) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 10, 2010
75cl bottle, thanks ryan. Lightly hazed straw body, no head. Aroma is moderately sweet, apple, wood, fairly tart, moderate funk. Taste is medium sweet, wood, apple. Still, light-medium body, light acidity.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (11528) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 16, 2010
Bottle from Monument in Concord, CA. Pours piss color with some white bubbles. Dry astringent aroma of golden apple skins. Near medium body with very mild carbonation. Flavor is dry, astringent apple - of a golden flavor. Arguably a bit oaky and somewhat sour. Most definitely dry. A very good drinker.

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 15, 2009

Date: November 21, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: pale yellow, wispy white head
Aroma: light apple aroma, hint of sulphur
Flavor: flavor starts of sweet before turning strange and funky, tart apple, sulphur
Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 2/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 4/20
Rating: 1.6/5.0
Drinkability: 2/10
Score: * /4

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (9553) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2012 Bottle… This cider rocks!… Hazy straw-colored cider with no head. The aroma is a funky-as-hell mélange of leather, cow manure, vanilla, wood and fallen apples. Medium-bodied with a whisper of carbonation. Funky, sour-as-hell flavor with an afterthought of vanilla. Lemon & vanilla finish. Smells and tastes a bit like the apple slices my grandma “aged” on her “hot and humid” porch down in Arkansas every August for her almost-world-famous apple butter. "Aged?" Ok, maybe not. How about "control-spoiled?" World class sour cider!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (8993) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2009
750 mL bottle from Wine Warehouse in Charlottesville, VA and shared at Immy’s Backyard Throwdown. Pours a hazy lemon yellow color with a large head. Fair head retention and lacing. Aroma is tart and funky apples. Taste is green apple, tart lemon and light funk. Very mild carbonation. Light bodied.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8742) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 23, 2010
@ Carolina Goes Sour thanks to ucusty. Pours a slightly hazy yellow with little carbonation. Aroma of apple cider, sweet apple juice, some lactic notes. At first when this was handed to me I assumed it was a geuze. :0 Taste is tart apples, band-aid. Not bad- fun to try.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (8569) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2009
Thanks to goldtwins for sharing this weird stuff. Pale golden straw colour. Aroma is really incredible. Big bright fruity nose. Very, very funky with a lot of sour character. Lots of chewy sour funky acidity. Intensely tart with a bit of acetone fruitiness. Chewy and fruity with a nice light apple character in back. Really intense cider, but I like it.


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