Brewed by Zapiain S.A.T.
Style: Cider
Astigarraga, Guipúzcoa, Spain


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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Tradition and knowledge are important for both natural cider and the Zapiain family. It is a natural drink with body, fizzy with its own bubbles from its own fermentation. It is light and easy to drink. A pleasure for both its customers. It should be drunk cold, but not too cold, in a long wide glass.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FatPhil (11836) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 11, 2014
750ml bottle sample (Black Door, Helsinki)
Lovely light pressed apple juice aroma. A touch of cider yeast. Very pale and slightly hazy. Dry in spades, very sharp, almost a vinegary corner. Smoothish palate, doesn’t feel harsh. Slightly dirty taste, some yeast, some higher aromatics that make me think I’ll go blind. Quirky, and not for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NBird (579) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - AUG 16, 2013
I wish I could get this in Australia!!! Currently again in san sebastian where it is available in abundance. Pours a goldy yellow with carbonation visible on pour. Smells,. Sour apples, a lambic style Brett funk a little musky too. Tastes.. Bright slightly sour apples, slight funk/cheesey, crisp and dry mouthfeel. - I love this sidra, it reminds me of the basque country, I just wish some distributor would bring to my home town- hint hint international beer shop, Perth WA !

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heavy (2280) - Split, CROATIA - DEC 16, 2012
27/11 From Txotx (barrel) at Sidreria Galtzagorri, Bilbao. It poured hazy lighter yellow body with medium sized head (poured from high, of course). Now, my notes are in a smartphone that is not here currently so just rating it to keep in the order. Quite good, easy going Basque cider!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (14668) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2012
Bottle at Atari, Barcelona. Cloudy amber - white edges. Nice apple and bretty aroma. Light sour apples. Fruity. Crispy dryness. Nice fresh. High drinkability.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (20473) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2012
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow color with a small white head. has a fruity slightly tart apple aroma. Fruity tart apple flavor. Has a fruity tart apple finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pumpmaster (1290) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Tap at the Txapela bar at the Ramblas in Barcelona (Boqueria market). Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
erickok (4469) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUN 2, 2012
Bright yellow, slightly hazy and no head. Fanta aroma, with some crisp green apples thrown in. Some sugar too. Bit of bubbles, which don’t really survive in your mouth. Taste is more citric than expected, an interesting twist. Drinks quite easily, maybe not as refreshing as could be. Actually burns a very tiny bit from the sourness, which makes the ending quite nice. Interesting to try this Spanish cider. Still prefer French ones, though. (From a Valencian wine shop)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer5000 (5323) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 29, 2011
Served in a glass at a tapas restaurant in Spain. Totally unclear yellow/orange body with no head and moderate carbonation. Aroma is pretty rustic acidic apple and relatively much yeast. Flavor is semi-dry, acidic sour apple with yeast and hint of flowers. A bit unusually and definitively refreshing. Not complex, but it feels very real and I appreciate that a lot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
3fourths (8811) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 29, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2011 heavy stinky foot must nose with cheesecloth and acerbic apple must. zesty but minerallic and chemical-like yeast. strong bitterness growing across mid-palate sustaining into a lengthy finish. sharp acid throughout. much better the second time around.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (8124) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 23, 2011
lot KN22, bouteille de 2009. dorée/foin, plate avec qcq bulles. Pomme aigre avec qcq notes de sucre et de levure, le tout garde cet aspect organique et bio de pommes fraiches ainsi que de fleur de pommier, légère note de vinaigre/aigreur riches en tanins. Reste typique dans le style de cette région.

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