3fourths (7797) - 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.
Thorpe429 (5006) - , Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Bavarian Lodge a ways back. Similar to a good Berliner but with just a bit of acetic acid.
marcus (6011) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours clear pale gold with a tiny white head and a sour apple aroma. There is a very sour apple flavor with a dry finish.
Mittenator (1089) - Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at 7 Monks. Near clear with no head. Perfectly balanced and not sweet. Just great.
rumproasts (2549) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle. Pale golden with minimal head. Very tart and lemony. Light apple. There’s some odd leathery/chemical taste to this that is somewhat distracting. After how much I enjoyed the Mitten, I’m rather let down with this one.
tcane7 (1576) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Alla Spina. Pours a cloudy pale yellow. Aroma of lemon, lactic acid, vinegar, apple. Taste is lemon poppy dressing, apple, white wine. Incredibly dry finish. Pretty tart
patrickfannon (1230) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Alla Spina for the release. Pours translucent hay yellow with a flat, clean surface. Aroma is Granny Smith apples, lemon juice, lemon zest, blue cotton candy, and champagne. Taste is dry, funky, sour fruit; Granny Smith apple, lemon, and insane amounts of dry, horse blanket/blueberry cotton candy. The finish does taste oddly like ketchup, but only in the tart, vinegary sense. This is goddamn amazing.
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NeoHippie2 (792) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Straw yellow pour. Fresh tart apples on the nose with subtle lemon peel notes and some acidity. Flavor is tart and dry upfront with some slight sweetness in the finish. Crisp and refreshing, very drinkable. Very different from the standard issue ciders. Definitely would be interested in trying other ciders of this style.
Oakes (11770) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy light apple juice colour. Appley, skins, maybe a bit of wood? Assertive tartness, with lively acidity late - it’s almost acetic, which is a bit problematic but on the other hand is unique. The way to cut the acetic off the palate is to have a little lacto before. This works, trust me.
flatmatt (1021) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at One-Eyed Betty’s in Ferndale. Pours an almost clear straw. Sour white grape aroma, with even a hint of ketchup. Flavor is also sour white grape, sugary but dry, maybe some tart apple. I just love this.
cgarvieuk (13131) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 17, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle in hotel room orlando... Light golden... Thin white lacing... Soft dry almost vinegar tart apple nose... Dry sharp apple... Bit tart acetic fruit... Soft apple but way to sharp for me