Lowenbrau (4361) - Asturias, SPAIN - DEC 17, 2016
Glass @some place in Astigarraga. 27-01-2015.Beer5000 (6549) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 25, 2015
Pours hazy hay-greenish with vanishing white head. Apples, sublte tart nose. Light body, average carbonation, oily texture. Taste is dry, little tart, some residual sweetness. Sweet aftertaste.
Sampled from tap at Museo de la Sidra (Sagardoetxea). Cloudy yellow body with almost no head. Quite strong acidic fruity aroma with relatively mild hint of spicy yeast. Flavor is strong and dominated by sour apples, apple core and moderate funky acidity with some more general fruitiness. Medium body and tart apple aftertaste. Quite nice and easy to drink, perhaps a bit one-dimensional and not the most complex version of Sidra natural I have tasted. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 22, 2014
In short: A very acidic and moderately funky Sidra. Below average example of the style.Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 25, 2007
How: Bottle 750ml, consumed fresh a week after purchase from a Spanish store.
The look: Cloudy yellow-blonde body with almost no head.
To me a typical Sidra is: Funky aroma of medium intensity with many light color fruits in the back (not just apples). Body is medium in size, a texture that is both juicy and doughy and with minimal carbonation. Taste is a lot less apple-forward than a regular cider with apples but also various light color tropical/citrus/exotic fruits. Yeast presence accompanied by a bready sensation. Typical Sidras have a mild sourness and ends with a mild-medium acidic bite. Thirst quenching and also a bit nourishing.
This one: A little less funky. Fruitiness is more towards apples skin and tart apples. Carbonation was almost non-existent, very low even by Sidra standard. One of the most acidic Sidra I’ve had. With all this acidity and the lactic fermentation it almost felt like I was drinking some kind of apple lambic. I think this is one of less good Sidra out there, and if thinking that my opinion is the only right one counted as calories intake I would be afraid to become obese while in reality I slowly die of malnutrition.
Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 5   Pale(1)->Dark(5) : 2   Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 1
Intensity : 3
Yeast : 3   Bread : XX   Hay: 2   Brett : XX   Floral: 2   Wood: 3   Leather: 2   Barnyard : XX   Medicine : XX   Phenols: XX   Cheese : XX   Vinous: 3
Caramel : XX   Honey : XX   Applesauce: XX   Appleskin : 2 Pear : XX   Tropical FruitsXX
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3 Juicy: 2   Sourness : 2   Bitterness: XX   Farmy : XX   Complex: XX   Length : XX
Light(1)->Full(5) : 3   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 1 Chewy: 3   Sharp: XX   Chalk : XX   Astringence : XX   Tea tannins : 2   Alcohol : 1
Comments: A rare breed of a thicker sidra, crunchy apple flavours that have a fleshy feel about them.