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Valverán 20 Manzanas Frost Cider

Valverán 20 Manzanas Frost Cider
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Brewed by Llagares Valverán
Style: Ice Cider/Ice Perry
Sariego, Spain
Serve in Flute, Stem glass

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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.75/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Cada botella se elabora con el mosto fermentado de 20 manzanas seleccionadas en la finca de El Rebollar. Este mosto fermenta en depósitos de acero inoxidable durante varios meses y a continuación pasa a las barricas de roble francés, las cuales le aportan un color amarillo dorado con reflejos cobrizos.

Each bottle is made with the concentrated must of 20 selected apples, fermented at a low temperature and matured in French oak casks for 12 months. Made from apple must frozen post harvest.


1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
ekuentz (1) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 3, 2014 does not count
Aroma of dusty, moldy apples. Hazy and cloudy liquid, brown-amber color. Taste of alcohol is very strong, it’s sweet but not tart. Dry palate. Overall: compared to a regular ice cider (Quebec, Vermont), this product is really different, and, to my appreciation, not as good. Maybe it’s related to the kind of apples used and the fact that the juice is not frozen outside during long winters.Typical ice ciders are golden and of clear apparearance, they are very sweet and have a strong aroma of baked apples or sweet autumn apples. I would not recommend this ice cider.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (19192) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2014
Bottled, thanks fiulijn! Clear pale amber. Oaky nose with a richness of apple aromas. Sweet and full bodied with soft mouthfeel. Mouthfilling flavours of honey and oak, notes of dates. Mildly warming finish with some apple skin bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16250) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with no head. Has a fruity spicy strong ripe apple aroma. Fruity dry spicy apple flavor with weak hints of cinnamon. Has a fruity spicy dry ripe apple finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30689) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2013
37.5 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with no head. Aroma is solid and dry, almost oaky apples. Tannins. Dry, light caramelish. Sweet and almost syrupy. Dry and slight oaky dry into the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (14294) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 19, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2013
Corked bottle from Cervezorama 2.0, Madrid; batch L 12 111 12
Measured Final Gravity: 1040

Amber color, clear, dark shade but quite bright. Sweet aroma, apple syrup, some wood, honey, very light hazelnuts. Sweet but not syrupy; concentrated apple juice flavor, with a peculiar impression of chestnuts and honey; it has some acidity, but much less than the Canadian Ice Ciders; there are some soft tannins in the end, and a minimal astringency.
Pleasant although still to be improved; at least the price tag is very acceptable! (one point more for this).

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andregoncalves (1305) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - NOV 11, 2013
37,5cl bottle bought online at Tienda Masaveu Bodegas. Clear orange brown color. No head. Texture is oily. Body is medium. Taste is high sweet, but not that hardcore! Aroma is red apple, wood, pepper, liquorice, alcohol.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6059) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUN 15, 2013
375, corked. Thanks c and a! Pours a crystal clear dark gold. Headless and laceless. Intensely concentrated red apples on the nose, like red delicious apples times three or four hundred. Sticky thick body, still. Lots of intense gooey apple flavor, like biting into a fresh crisp pink lady but infinitely more intense. Great cider.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (3074) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Bottle compliments of James at his January Dad Sess. Pours clear gold with no head or lacing. Notes were heavy oak, sweet apples, skins, rich vanilla, and light cinnamon apple spice. Medium in body. Very nice cider.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (5842) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Bottle. Pours gold with no head. Sweet and tart apples, molasses, hints of spices, and some background funkiness. Weird and beautiful.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (5211) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 10, 2012
Bottle I brought to Clockwork’s Dec 8th, 2012 tasting. Pours a deep honey orange body with no head. Syrupy consistency. Aroma is sweet apples, honey, light dusty funk. Mouthfeel is thick and rich with notes of sweet apple, apple syrup, sugary apple skins, funk and honey.


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