Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: A funky Sidra of superior complexity.
How: Bottle 75cl, consumed fresh a few days after purchase
The look: Cloudy yellow-blonde body with no head to speak of.
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: A little more bready (banana bread, pineapple upside-down cake) along with a deeper than average fruitiness. Also a little more carbonated. All-in-all a superior Sidra, one of my favorite. I always thought I love beer more than anything, but then I discovered Sidras and now I’m only 80% certain I’m not actually two midgets pretending to be one person.
berntholer (1449) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
ivorywhite head disappears quickly. darkyellow colour. aroma funky, horse, dry old cheese, bit musty. taste like aroma, slight sourish, apple aftertaste bit of balsamico. dry mouthfeel, medium body and .. carbonation! very nice cider. bottle 75cl from sidrasysidras
andrepintado (1980) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - OCT 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl bottle from sagardodenda. Color is light hazy golden. Carbonation is fizzy. Medium bitter and sour. Aroma is very very spicy, wood, apple and brett. Very very interesting.
NBird (513) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - AUG 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light golden appearance with some sediment in bottle. Smells..slightly musky, medium sour apples. Tastes..medium sour apples, slightly acidic and a little funky. Medium carbonation suits the natural style. Good.
3fourths (8638) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 29, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
apple: dry, skin, seed, light pulp
apple: fleshy, pulpy, juice-like
other: simple, slightly sweet, juicy