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Brewed by Sidreria Txopinondo
Style: Cider
Ascain, France

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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Drake (8981) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrChopin (3474) - 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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beastiefan2k (2522) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JUL 13, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2013 750mL screw top bottle purchased at Binny’s ($10). Poured into an Isastegi Basque cider glass. Very hazy pee yellow in color, no head of course (I tried the traditional method of pouring but I was afraid to go deep). Aroma is only mildly sweet apple, very light like a slightly sweet Granny Smith. That has the tart aspect, lactic (milky tart). Nice long tart finish on the aroma. Flavor is very tart in the finish. Lots of musky apple yet all dry with a mineral feel from the a stronger than expected carbonation. Long tart Granny Smith apple. Light feel to the thing. My first French Basque cider and its ust awesome.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (13167) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle at DC Epic Sour Tasting 2014. Cloudy pale yellow color. Aroma of funky sour apple flesh and skins. Taste is softly sour and fruity. Delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2477) - Athens, Georgia, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Shared thanks to scitchzi! Pours a hazy yellow from the bottle with no real head or lacing. Aroma of sour apple funk, nice sweetness. Taste follows, like a sour cider with a mild finish. Very nice, a cider I can drink.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
emerge077 (42) - RIP Johnnies, Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2013
Bright pale gold, perfectly clear, poured from a height of 2’ it produced an inch of rapidly fading fizzy white foam. Clean aromas of orchard apples, light must and cheese rind from the wild yeast. Firmly tart, sour green apple, cheese rind, dry new oak. Juicy and drinkable. Very light trace funk, a good intro Basque cider.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8741) - 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!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (6953) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear pale yellow with a white head that dissipates completely. Aroma has a nice combination of dry apple and a bit of tartness. Flavor starts with a slight sweet apple but really is full of a nice tartness with a hint of dryness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (2906) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (5038) - 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.


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