dankman (253) - Somewhere in, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The bottle had some age and the yeast had settled but it still poured a cloudy golden yellow. The nose is a yeasty tart, much like a gueze and the flavor is similar but the apples really stand out. It finishes crisp and very dry. This is an awesome beverage.
KyotoLefty (6695) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
solidfunk (4458) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
GenDV138 (1768) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
vyvvy (4130) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
andrepintado (1555) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - OCT 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
bob_w (327) - new york, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
smith4498 (3064) - Miami, Florida, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
pdx77 (1443) - Oregon, USA - JUN 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From bottle at 2013 Cider Summit PDX. Pale yellow color. Faint tart apple aroma. Flavor is semisweet apple, with tart notes. Finishes really dry.
maxwelldeux (3790) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAY 26, 2013
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2013
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
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.