Brewed by Sidra Trabanco
Style: Cider
Lavandera, Gijón, Asturias, Spain


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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Naturally fermented cider made only from local Asturian apples, selected by AACOMASI, the Asturian Association of Cider Apple Growers. The production process is checked and certified by ECA, the Certification and Quality Guarantee Organization, who ensure that the whole process has been followed through and is implemented according to the guidelines leading to the award of the ‘Naturally Fermented Quality Cider’ stamp of approval.

Colour: Lemony-yellow on green. Bubbly on pouring. Pours well. Fruity, unripened apple bouquet. Nuances of dried roses with a hint of freshly churned butter, with a pleasant, tart taste. After tastes of citrus fruit, grapefruit and lemon linger on the palate.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
VanDer1584 (39) - Bavaria, GERMANY - MAY 7, 2012
One of the best Asturian ciders that I’ve ever tried. Needs to be poured the right way. Lovely apple aroma and taste. Very refreshing. Personally I rather drink it cool, but some locals prefer it at room temperature. In anyway it’s a hell of a cider. Great adquisition (though quite expensive abroad)

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
obguthr (6002) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Cobweb, musty basement, apple, and pear aroma. Earthy soil notes as well. Clear yellow, no visible carbonation. Tart, abundant funk and mustiness. Persimmon and apple. Carbonation is soft. Not in the least medicinal, nor does it seem infected. Finishes with a meaty smokiness, reminiscent of bacon. Lovely transitions and wild character. One of the best ciders I’ve had the pleasure of drinking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lowenbrau (3843) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - APR 30, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2013 Tasted on bottle and directly from cider vat in Asturias. Fresh apple aromas, along with some citric ones. Pours hazy pale golden. No head. Tastes apple and vinegar acidic. Finish is long and sour, astrigent. One of the best Asturian ciders, no doubt. it has won many awards in this region, the biggest producer of cider in Spain, where cider is almost a religion. Point that you can only trully evaluate and appreciate its qualities when its PROPER POURED, that means you have to "escanciar" it, lift the bottle as much as you can and let the cider drop into the glass you hold with the other hand as low you can. This way you can "break" the cider and get air mixed with the liquid, enhancing it. If poured directly from bottle to glass it has no strenght at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6552) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2010
bottle, thanks to thirdeye11, cloudy golden yellow pour with no foam, bitter olive briny aroma, flavor of salty sour apple, briny finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MicroGrog (343) - FT: Stale Polotmavý in Queens, New York, USA - JUL 25, 2012
Sampled @ Tinto Fino during NYC Cider Week. Balloon wine glass. Stirred pour. Golden, hazed body. Smells of tangy, over-ripe fruit. Tastes slightly sweet & bittergreen. Itchy tang. Earthy yeast. Oniony? Moderate vinegar. Solid tartness. Tasty. :)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Clear medium gold. At least clear until I dumped some sediment in on the last pour. Aroma is tart apple peels, rather bold and pleasant. Flavor is lighter, but more apple peel going on with some good fresh apple flavors. Pleasant and enjoyable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (22888) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Draft. Cloudy yellow, flat. Nice aroma of tart applesauce. Taste is tart, fruity, bone dry. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2011
bottle thanks to thirdeye11. poured light yellow with no head at-all. aroma was apple, pear, and pepper. flavor was much the same plus some leather maybe. light body with high carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (10580) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 26, 2012
Bottle @ home picked at Mile High Wine and Spirits and recommended by Andre. A touch hazy, lemonade yellow appearance with no head and little to no carbonation. White wine, dry, rich apple, somewhat bitter, a touch spicy aroma. Fairly easy drinking, sweet apple, dry, somewhat tangy, a touch tart, lightly vinous flavor with a dry finish. Pretty tasty cider.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (11023) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Tart aroma and flavor. Nose is musty and complex as hell. Flavor not as much so but nice n dry and very refreshing. Top 5-10 cider out of my first 100.

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