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


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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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3214) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - NOV 9, 2012
750 ml bottle courtesy of beastiefan2k. I have only had one other Basque Cider, excited to try this. The pour is chill haze golden yellow, with no head. The aroma is fresh tart apple, along with a soft Brett leathery yeast. Behind the apple and funk is a sweetness, honey, though a bit more sugary than that. The taste is the fresh apple, along with the tart funky yeast of the nose. The sweetness is very much present as well, giving the overall taste a funky sweet apple pie sort of character. The palate is medium bodied, along with a very small amount of soft natural carbonation, sweet tart funky apple finish. There is a hint of plastic in the finish. Overall, a very interesting and tasty Cider. Thanks for sharing this one Eugene.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (3951) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrepintado (1397) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bob_w (293) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smith4498 (3009) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pdx77 (1328) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
maxwelldeux (3548) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Fech (291) - Parsippany, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Worst cider I ever had hands down. I could make this garbage by leaving a mott’s apple juice box out in the sun for a couple days. Blaaaah.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (11001) - 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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
nick76 (4213) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Awful stuff! The aroma is sweet, sour, and funky with apples and chemicals. The appearance is golden and still with lots of clumps and no head just a few bubbles. The taste is like the aroma being harsh and off. The palate is watery. Overall a complete drain pour if there ever was one. Yuck!

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