VsXsV (4414) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2015
Bottle. Hazy hay yellow liquid with no head. Aroma of apples, apple skin, wood, light lemon and light Brett. Taste is dry and light sour with notes of apple, lemon, light wood and mineral. Medium bodied with minimal carbonation. Pretty good, peculiar. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 10, 2014
In short: A typical Sidra with sharp acidity.andrepintado (3323) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - OCT 15, 2013
How: From the wood barrel at Sagardoetxea, Astigarraga Spain.
The look: Mostly cloudy dark 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: Pretty much as above (archetypical Sidra) with a little more acidity. I poured myself a glass of this one direct from the barrel, the traditional txotx way, and I don’t want to brag, but I can brag much much better than you.
75cl bottle from Sagardo Denda. Clear golden color with almost no head. Carbonation is very thin. Taste is medium sour and light bitter. Aroma is apple, citrus, bretty and herby.