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Brewed by Sidreria Txopinondo
Style: Cider
Ascain, France

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Le SAGARNO (littéralement vin de pomme) de Txopinondo est une boisson fermentée à base de pomme, élevée sur lie en fût pendant un minimum de 6 mois, rafraîchissante et fruitée, à déguster bien fraîche (env. 12°C) avec des grillades de poisson ou de viande. Nous le produisons selon une méthode artisanale ancestrale à partir de pommes du terroir et d’ailleurs.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrChopin (3347) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Tepid murky lemon. Huge Granny Smith nose, skin and flesh, lightly sugary. More balanced flavor is honey and green apple, sticky light grass and grape sweetness mid, moderate acid through sticky, doughy finish with more skin sourness balancing. Quenching and crisp with enough dryness to temper the sweeter grape notes, #1 amidst 40+ US sours in the same day.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (1371) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Bottle (2012) shared at DC Annual Epic Sour Tasting. Hazy light yellow with no head. Aromas of apples, light funk. Tastes of apples, light tart, light funk. Medium-light body with a dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (3303) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2014
From a bottle shared at the DC Epic Sour Beer Tasting. Pours a clear gold with a feint off white head. Delicate flavor of tart green apples. Dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (4676) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle. Poured a totally hazy yellow color with not a huge head, mostly wispy. Aroma was light apples, some tartness. Flavor was clean, enjoyable tart apples. Nice and tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2014 75 cL bottle from Beer Run, 12/14/13. This is the 1000th brewery I have rated. Poured from about 2.5 feet. Pours a hazy pale orange color with a thin wisp of white fizzy head. Aroma of tart apples with some barnyard and earth. The taste is tart, dry apples with pepper and an earthy finish. Medium bodied, lingering tartness, low carbonation, refreshing. This bottle will be emptied quickly. Very nice cider.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6478) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2013
750ml bottle, shared by Jay. Pours a paler yellow color. Minimal white head, even with an aggressive pour. Very interesting funky flavor, kind of gueuzy, I like that. Jay tells me this is because it’s brewed with natural yeast, very cool. Some apple of course. Light tart taste, moderate sweet. Medium body, good smooth very light carbonation, more dry finish. Enjoyable, unique, tart funky complex cider. Much better than expected.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8467) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 29, 2013
750mL from P St Whole Foods in DC. Pours low carbonation, fizzing out white soda foam. Beautifully bright glowing straw pour with green highlights. Nose is pretty funky off the bat: some crazy moldy peach, ripened pithy papaya, fresh and tropical like a passionfruit Berliner Weisse. Taste is holy monkey sour, bracing citric tang with fresh strawberry acid, pomelo pulp, strawberry limeade. Quenching, refreshing. Quick, lactic lemonade finish. Extremely light bodied. Really awesome. My first Basque sidra I think and I will now be on a quest for more!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7864) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Bottle. Pours with a hazy pale yellow hued body with a quick to fade white head. Aromas are of light funk, lactic acid, sulfur, tannic apples, light barnyard, earth, black pepper and sage. Flavors are quite tart, acidic, strong green apple, huge apple tannin, with moderate earthy funk. Nearly lemon juice acidity. Balance is a little bit skewed, but still quite tasty. Moderate to bubbly carbonation, puckering and a thin body.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
b3shine (5493) - Indiana, USA - OCT 19, 2013
750 ml bottle to snifter (6% abv; shared with the Mrs.). Looks solid; a mostly transparent gold with soft carbonation and razor-thin white lacing that dissipates quickly. Smells and tastes like weak cider with an average (at best), fairly tart mouthfeel. An absolute ripoff that I would not buy again. $10.99/750 ml; U jokin r wat?

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (2694) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Bottle from Proof. Light yellow pour with almost no head. Aroma is tart funk and apple. Tastes are moderately tart, earthy, sweet apple. Finishes dry. Kind of one dimensional, but very nice.


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