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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Sidra de Nava is a tart, lemony summer Spanish-style sidra. The Asturias region produces 80% of the Sidra in Spain, and the Asturian summer is something to behold. The skies are clear and blue, the cafés full, and Sidra reigns supreme. Every café and Sidrería pours it – either ’thrown’ from a bottle or pipa (pitcher) held high overhead or straight from the kupela (barrel). Afternoon drinking under those blue skies leads to long nights of music, dancing and of course, more Sidra. The climax of the summer is the Festival de la Sidra in the village of Nava, held each July.

Virtue’s Sidra de Nava is more tart than the dry ciders of England or funky cidre from France. It’s lemony nose and bracingly tart dry finish are a happy intersection of cider, dry white wine and fresh squeezed lemonade. It’s the most refreshing of drinks, pure sunshine in a glass.


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1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
3fourths (8228) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 30, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2013 Draft at Beermongers in Portland. Still body, almost completely colorless. Strong white vinegar nose is a complete turn off. Horribly acetic. Watered-down apple juice flavor with lactose and green apple-tinged vinegar. After traveling to Asturias (and Nava, for which this one is named) and drinking a number of sidra natural, I don’t see what the brewer is going for with this one. It shares nothing with authentic sidra. You can either go for the tart, musty and acidic Sidra Natural, or the cleaner, sweeter, sparkling Sidra Asturiana. This is neither. This is like drinking apple-flavored vinegar. Gag.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (4959) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Pale gold with a ring of white bubbles. Tart lemon, acidic, funk, and basement. Smooth palate, lemon, funk, fresh green apples, and horseblanket.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
koleminer20 (744) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 20, 2014
From notes. Finally getting around to adding beers from the Detroit Zoo Brew! Enjoyed on September 26. I think this was the least favorite of the entire trip. The pour is a light gold with a thin white head and no lace. The aroma is apple vinegar. There is a lot of acidity. Then a strange alcohol that reminds me of nail polish remover. The flavor is much of the same. It’s really sour, with a strong alcohol presence and a good amount of funk. This is not at all what I was expecting for a cider. The mouth feel is thin and light like a juice, and the aftertaste is lingeringly sour with an alcohol burn

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Steve_0 (2874) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2014
From bottle at What the Funk?!? - GABF 2014. Pour is very clear, with a light golden tint and small head that quickly dissipated. Super funky, band-aid - almost medicinal - grassy, biscuity, and green pears in the aroma. Taste is acetic - some lemon and biscuit notes - but really just a heavy acetic and vinegary taste. Light body with high carbonation. Not very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hivemind (712) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Draft @ Cambridge, PJ and Jay, 9/27/14. White-yellow, hazy, mostly opaque. Nice mildly tart and peppery aroma. Taste is similar, crisp and tart, some herbal/pepper notes, very nice.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
milewide (1579) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Apple vinegar. Surprisingly sour taste. I enjoyed, but couldn’t finish a 750ml bottle. Clear straw color, with thin body and little head.

2.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PhillyCraft (3437) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Sample at Local 44. Aroma is acetone, acidic fruit, and nail polish remover. Flavor is same but more restrained with some apple skins. Thin and clear looking with a tangy and sour finish. More of a bad Berliner.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (3583) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUL 3, 2014
(bottle - corked & caged 750 ml) Light gold color with a thin white head. Oddly sour and dry aroma that started odd but improved with a bit of breathing. Flavor started off the same way, but vastly improved the more it breathed. Sweet apples come through with a really nice sour component.

1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
udubdawg (18) - Kansas, USA - JUN 11, 2014
aroma is highly acetic, with plenty of lemon. not particularly complex, faint barnyard hints. really a vinegar bomb. still, and quite cloudy, a dull grayish yellow. yeah there’s some lemon there, and the aformentioned highly acetic nature, but there’s also a rodent in my glass. or so it seems. Seriously mousy cider. Seriously off-putting. Seriously disappointing. Wish it was drier too; I prefer my lemon vinegar mouse cages to be less sticky. Bummer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (6974) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle thanks to Adam! Pours a clear water with a yellow tinge and no head whatsoever. Aroma has a good amount of acid with a tart apple backbone. Flavor has lots of tart apples that finishes with a good amount of sourness and a hint of pear.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (1745) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2014
Draft at Moriartys. Hazy pale yellow pour with minimal head. Quite tart and dry. Meyer lemons. Bamboo shoots. Green apples. Wine vinegar. Actually feels a bit like a lemon version of a Flemish Red. No so bad at all.


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