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Brewed by Gwatkin Cider
Style: Cider
Hereford, England

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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Available in 330ml bottles.
Dry still cider made in the traditional farmhouse way from a blend of old varieties of cider apples. Their juice is left to ferment and mature in oak barrels, which has been the way of real cider making for centuries. This produces a still cider which has not been carbonated or sweetened. Takes its name from the old story that farmers used to add rats to the fermenting juice to give it extra flavour and body


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2006
Orange-gold cider. Aroma is sour and musty. Taste has no sweetness at all: there’s an intense vinegary sourness followed by sharp dryness. Astringent and quite probably very bad for your digestive tract.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fin (7694) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2006
Bottle picked up at Malvern Spring Show 13-05-06. A warm gold verging toward orangey colour, suprised by how clear it poured, very good traditional cidery smell musty, woody. Taste is dry, dry dry, but very good if you like that sort of thing. This is a very decent cider and if you are into an apple flavoured Saharan delight then this would be right up your street it’s not for me but my partner Loz finished it and loves this sort of thing.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (8323) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2005
Bottle. Golden with rising bubbles. Aromas are dry, woody apples with good farmyard mustiness and vinegar sourness. Flavours are dry and oaky with tannins, apples and more yet traditional "hairs on your chest" character.


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