Sidra Bere – Sidreria Bereziartua (Astigarraga, Spain)

Sidra Bere – Sidreria Bereziartua, 5.5% ABV, 33 cl., (Astigarraga, Spain)

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Natural cider from Astigarraga.

Blend of natural wild apples such as Txalaka, Urtebia, Judeline and Judor.

This cider is produced using advanced methods while maintaining tradition and followed by fermentation in wooden and stainless steel vats for a minimum of 4 months.

Colour: Harvest yellow.
Aroma: Fruity and fresh.
Taste: Very homogeneous bitter-sweetness.

Alcohol: 6% (5.5% in this bottle)
Total acidity: 5-6
Volatile acidity: 1.5-2
pH: 3.5-3.8”

  • Style: Apple Cider
  • Taste: Natural BIG tangy pukey/funk yeasty light sweet tart red-green apple sour woody edge
  • Where I got it : High Point / Vancouver
  • How much: $6.05 (after 20% off) – 33 cl., February 2016
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to cider aficionados: yes, quite different from local BC ciders

Visual: Pours opaque golden orange with no head and just a few bubbles, settled yeast in the bottle.

Nose: pukey yeasty-acidic, woody apple cider. (lvl-9)-pungency

Attack: light crisp, dull-low CO2 entry

Mid-palate: tart, (lvl-3-sweetness), tangy-sour-pukey, dry (40/60)-red/green apple sour

Finish: woody-lactobacillus, tart/off-dry, residual tanginess

Summary: Big tangy sourness in this one; it reminds me of sour/wild ales but with a brighter apple edginess. Quite woody and natural-tasting, a lot of tartness as well. Good complex textures, decent body and flavour, not that sugar aggressive which is a nice changeup, especially for ciders.