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Brewed at Thatchers Cider

Style: Cider
Blandford Forum, England

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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.07/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The West Country’s rich soil provides fertile growing conditions for apples, and we use vintage varieties such as Dabinett and Redstreak from a single harvest to make this rustic, medium dry cider. Its oaky, wood-infused notes are created by maturing the cider in oak vats - hence the name, Applewood - scrumptious to the core!


2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ciderventures (3) - SINGAPORE - MAR 3, 2014 does not count
Aroma is quite mild, but distinct of apples and wood. Flavour is medium sweet (this is less sweet than the Pearwood version) and also distinct with apple, wood and a bit earthy. Quite nice and refreshing.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
olliejobbins (730) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours amber/yellow. Aroma and taste are not as good as the perry. Apples, medium dry and sweetness. Not too much fizz. Mild apples. Posh strongbow.?

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rob_D_UK (685) - Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2013
Poured into a flute, a lovely fizzing pale gold. Aroma is as to be expected of apples as is the taste but fry rather than sweet, which I think is preferable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer4000 (4401) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 29, 2013
500 ml bottle @ Lulworth Clove Inn. Clear, pale golden body with a small and fast disappearing white head. Aroma is quite mild, but distinct of apples and wood. Flavor is medium sweet and also distinct with apple, wood and a bit earthy. Very nice and refreshing. I had this as a perfect thirst quencher after a long walk in the summer heat, so this might has some effect, but this just made my day. Couldn’t imagine anything more refreshing at that moment.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ALLOVATE (2349) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 21, 2012
An absolutely furious, effervescent mess once it hit the glass. A clear strained yellow straw in colour. Put my nose over it risking getting poked in the eye by the chaos below. The noise from it my missus could clearly hear from across the room, "Could you turn it down" she cried!. Overripe cooking apple nose, more red apple than that of the bitter sweet Dabinett and prized Red-streak. Peel and core include, sweet, with underlying woody, barnyard notes. Dull, flat-line, drawn out apple flavours across the palate, more sweet than dry as expected. Rough woody backend with an openly astringent grip on the swallow. The finish is undeniably sweet, tangy with a good amount of fruit sugars left lingering on the tongue. Amazingly lifeless given the surmountable carbonation still haunting me on appearance. A little oily even in feel. Overall a little cloying as it goes but watery chilled, yet surprisingly refreshing near frozen. The same way I see Magner’s!! (50cL, BBE 08/12, Thirsty Camel, Butler)

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
maneliquor (3006) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 28, 2011
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Had heard good things about this one but this didn’t really do it for me. Evident oak on the nose followed closely by bittersweet apples. Starts out very tarty in the taste, followed by some sweet apples and a touch of citrus. Not bad but not my thing

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thunder_head1 (79) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2011
This is a very good cider plenty of apple flavor very smooth and pleasant but I haven’t seen it for ages sadly hope they still make it.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
chris337 (4) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2011 does not count
Clean pouring with minimal head. Subtle nose of apple with pleasant crisp flavour. Quite drinkable & light in nature, for a 6% abv

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tommann (2620) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2011
500ml bottle. Pours orange gold with low carbonation. Aroma is slightly sharp, woody apple juice. Taste is dry and woody to start. Crisp apple finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ComradeK (988) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - NOV 2, 2010
500ml bottle. Pours quite dark for a cider, being medium-gold, with, as expected, no head. The oak aging is very evident on the nose, with strong wood notes, along with bittersweet apple. It is very tart to begin, with bittersweet fruit, but it becomes more rounded, with some medium sweet apple, oak and a hint of lemon in the finish. It is dry throughout, and quite a refreshing drink.


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