3fourths (8480) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 30, 2013
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
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.
tykechandler (343) - Kentucky, USA - APR 27, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
oh man, this is delicious. dry, tart, funky, weird. i love these types of ciders. this is a favorite of mine.
SudsMcDuff (6524) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 15, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
this cider is the bomb diggity! .. . had on tap numerous times at the National Dildo Test Center of America .. . dark yellow .. the tartness on this guy is high, and it’s awesome .. . sour candy and apple .. . solid mouth and crushable .. . . i feel if you are bitten by a dog, you should bite the fucker back. i’ve never had a repeat biter.
mar (4997) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale gold with a ring of white bubbles. Tart lemon, acidic, funk, and basement. Smooth palate, lemon, funk, fresh green apples, and horseblanket.
koleminer20 (873) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 20, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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
Steve_0 (3188) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
hivemind (725) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
milewide (1682) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 30, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Apple vinegar. Surprisingly sour taste. I enjoyed, but couldn’t finish a 750ml bottle. Clear straw color, with thin body and little head.
PhillyCraft (3735) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2014
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
zach8270 (3779) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(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.
udubdawg (30) - Kansas, USA - JUN 11, 2014
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
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.