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

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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.7
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)

4.5
obguthr (6454) - 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.

4.1
JStax (6919) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2017
Bottle sample during RBSG. The cider is a hazy yellow color with a fizzy white head that dissipates quickly. Dry and floral aroma. More of an earthy and funky taste. Medium body and higher carbonation.

3.9
Lowenbrau (4362) - Asturias, 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.

3.8
blutt59 (6565) - 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

3.8
MicroGrog (367) - 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. :)

3.8
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.

3.8
Travlr (25269) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Draft. Cloudy yellow, flat. Nice aroma of tart applesauce. Taste is tart, fruity, bone dry. Very nice.

3.8
douglas88 (9425) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 29, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2017 Bottle. Pours a clear yellow color with a small white head. A big sour flavor, woody, lemon, fresh apples. Very nice.

3.8
BeerandBlues2 (13595) - Escondido, California, USA - JUL 29, 2017
Bottle. Pours lightly hazy yellow. Apple flesh, funky farmhouse yeast, medium acidity. Light body.


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