VanDer1584 (39) - Bavaria, GERMANY - MAY 7, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the best Asturian ciders that I’ve ever tried. Needs to be poured the right way. Lovely apple aroma and taste. Very refreshing. Personally I rather drink it cool, but some locals prefer it at room temperature. In anyway it’s a hell of a cider. Great adquisition (though quite expensive abroad)
obguthr (3313) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 4, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Cobweb, musty basement, apple, and pear aroma. Earthy soil notes as well. Clear yellow, no visible carbonation. Tart, abundant funk and mustiness. Persimmon and apple. Carbonation is soft. Not in the least medicinal, nor does it seem infected. Finishes with a meaty smokiness, reminiscent of bacon. Lovely transitions and wild character. One of the best ciders I’ve had the pleasure of drinking.
Lowenbrau (1466) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - APR 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2013 Tasted on bottle and directly from cider vat in Asturias. Fresh apple aromas, along with some citric ones. Pours hazy pale golden. No head. Tastes apple and vinegar acidic. Finish is long and sour, astrigent.
One of the best Asturian ciders, no doubt. it has won many awards in this region, the biggest producer of cider in Spain, where cider is almost a religion.
Point that you can only trully evaluate and appreciate its qualities when its PROPER POURED, that means you have to "escanciar" it, lift the bottle as much as you can and let the cider drop into the glass you hold with the other hand as low you can. This way you can "break" the cider and get air mixed with the liquid, enhancing it. If poured directly from bottle to glass it has no strenght at all.
blutt59 (5913) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, thanks to thirdeye11, cloudy golden yellow pour with no foam, bitter olive briny aroma, flavor of salty sour apple, briny finish
MicroGrog (291) - FT: Stale Polotmavý in Queens, New York, USA - JUL 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled @ Tinto Fino during NYC Cider Week.
Balloon wine glass.
Stirred pour. Golden, hazed body.
Smells of tangy, over-ripe fruit.
Tastes slightly sweet & bittergreen. Itchy tang. Earthy yeast. Oniony? Moderate vinegar. Solid tartness. Tasty. :)
Kinz (3105) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear medium gold. At least clear until I dumped some sediment in on the last pour. Aroma is tart apple peels, rather bold and pleasant. Flavor is lighter, but more apple peel going on with some good fresh apple flavors. Pleasant and enjoyable.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to thirdeye11. poured light yellow with no head at-all. aroma was apple, pear, and pepper. flavor was much the same plus some leather maybe. light body with high carbonation.
adnielsen (7586) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home picked at Mile High Wine and Spirits and recommended by Andre. A touch hazy, lemonade yellow appearance with no head and little to no carbonation. White wine, dry, rich apple, somewhat bitter, a touch spicy aroma. Fairly easy drinking, sweet apple, dry, somewhat tangy, a touch tart, lightly vinous flavor with a dry finish. Pretty tasty cider.
Ratman197 (8493) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Green corked bottle poured a clear gold with no head. Aromas of apples, earthiness and light honey with a hint of vinegar. Plkate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of apple, earthiness, light leather and light honey with a smooth dry lingering earthy apple finish.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Carrboro Bev Co. Pours brassy yellow, pretty much still. Nose is rotten apples, fresh tart apples, Band-aids, leather oil and some lemony notes. Similar taste, but with an added old-fashioned apple juice sweetness. Some buttery notes. This is the second sidra I’ve had, and it didn’t liive up to the first. Solid, though.