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Brewed by Magners GB / Shepton Mallet Cider Mill (C&C Group)
Style: Cider
Shepton Mallet, England

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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 2.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.39   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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Available in Cans, PET Bottles, and on Draught.

A West Country Legend
Developed by an expert team of Somerset Master Cider Makers, tasked with crafting a cider to beat all others, Blackthorn is made using a secret blend of bittersweet cider apples, delivering a distinctive and unforgettable medium-dry taste that remains true to its Somerset roots.
As tastes have changed Blackthorn has become a little less dry in taste. However we still press English bittersweet cider apples to deliver its distinctive crispness.

Note: This is the regular UK version. It is believed there are export variants for some countries based on this version. There is also a 6.0% version for export to North America. And there is a 5.0% Blackthorn Dry version, only available in the English West Country. Please take into account where you found it and check abv carefully in determining where to place your rating.


2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
AndySnow (4104) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2014
How: Draught.
Where: Harry’s Pub Greenwich, London.
Appearance: Golden colour with a minimal white head.
Aroma: >Sour apple.
Body: Thin body, medium carbonation.
Flavour: Sour apple.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
hawthorne00 (2554) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 19, 2014
Bottle. 4.5%. Orange. Smells of sweet apples, faintly musty and some skin. But there’s not much sign of anything in the taste. Some apples, but pretty sugar watery. A very slight move towards dryness at the end. Pretty basic. They could’ve tried putting some cider apples in it.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lore (1230) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 16, 2014
golden colour, aroma and taste of apple with some earthy notes; ok carbonation; typical dry cider

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MichaelAwesome (4606) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUL 28, 2013
You get what you see. Classic cider with a classic quite orange colour, aromas f oranges, apples and sugar. Drinkable, refreshing, average. Some extra points for a sour refreshment at 33 degrees at home.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
McTapps (4606) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUL 28, 2013
Can. Pours out in a clear amber colour with medium body. Nose of red apples. Taste of light green apples, grass, caramel and torf. Crisp and dry finish. Enjoyed it, it is a clearly refreshing and good drinkable cider but just lacks body and deepness.

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
SarkyNorthener (2399) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2013
Can. Very pale golden cider. Aroma of soda water as mentioned previously. Taste is dry tart apples. Very watery. Not good.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hansen (6888) - Assentoft, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2012
Dark yellow coloured and clear. Has a white head, mostly diminishing. Aroma is faint fruity, sugars. Moderate sweet flavor, more fruit and light aicidic to. Lively carbonation.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Zita (4924) - Assentoft, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2012
light dry aroma,yellow,clear, minimal head, medium sweetness, fizzy, apple finish.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rasmus40 (11992) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2012
Can @ HenrikSoegaard tasting. Clear golden without head. Aroma is sweet, light apples and a little wood. Flavor is quite sweet. Sweet finish. Watery. 280912

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
HenrikSoegaard (10870) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2012
Can. Dark yellow colour. Light apple aroma. Light sweet and no barnyard notes. Short finish. Watery almost syruply palate.


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