Envasavados Eva La Sidra de San Sebastian

La Sidra de San Sebastian is produced by Envasados Eva S.A, one of the leading producers of sparkling juices and sidras in Spain. Established in 1918, Envasados Eva S.A today markets various products under different brand names, including their own brands and private label brands. La Sidra de San Sebastian is one of the sidra from their product portfolio. Company: Envasavados Eva
Place of Origin: Lecumberri, Navarra, Spain
Apples: unknown
Sweetness as per label: brut
ABV: 4.5%
Package type: 750ml green glass with natural cork
Recommended type of glass: flute or white wine glass

Appearance: pours a cloudy pale straw with no head. No carbonation. Body is low. Sediment in the bottle.

Aroma/Nose: the nose is dry, acidic and rustic with notes of funk, a touch of acetic acidity, lemon, grapefruit, green apples, herbs, olive brine. Also, with herbal and slightly salty notes.

Taste: it begins dry with medium acetic acidity. On the mid-palate lemon, green notes, a watery note,  herbal note and hints of funk. The finish is dry with a light astringent taste and lingering notes of grapefruit and sauerkraut.

Overall: La Sidra de San Sebastian doesn’t taste too bad for a commercial sidra. It’s drinkable, tastes natural, citrusy, refreshing with all parameters of a typical sidra. But again, it’s watery with a short finish. On top of that, La Sidra de San Sebastian lacks body, any complexity and depth, features of a great sidra. But, since it is easily available in my area and tastes citrusy-refreshing I think I would buy it again. So if you are looking for an undemanding, but refreshing tipple that won’t kill your stomach La Sidra de San Sebastian can be considered an option. In my view, it could go well with tapas or fish. 3/6

Availability: in Germany online and locally through Mitte Meer.

Price: purchased locally from Mitte Meer in Berlin at 3.40 EUR.