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Marks & Spencer Somerset Oak Matured Dabinett Vintage Cider 2010

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Marks & Spencer
Brewed at Thatchers Cider

Style: Cider
London, England

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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Dabinett apples are known for making great traditional cider. The rich red fruit has a distinctive bittersweet taste that, when matured in 100 year old oak vets, develops into a crisp, balanced cider with a deliciously full, aromatic, fruity bouquet.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mR_fr0g (3130) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2013
Bottle at home from M&S Watford. Aroma is nice fresh fruit apples with some acid and puke. Pale straw colour, crystal clear, fleeting white effervesence. Flavour is sharp granny smith apple, Crisp drying finish, medium sweetnes throughout. Touch of woodness lingers, light tanin. Tasty enough.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7191) - NUNEATON, Top 18, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2013
Lager looks with a dissipating white collar. Nose of spritz, strudel, bubblegum. Good sweet-sour acetic flavour like ground clove and cider vinegar licked off a tyre blown at high speed. Nice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (9346) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 16, 2013
500ml bottle (Snow@ChrisO)
Fresh crisp apple aroma. Very drinkable, but a bit sweet. Tons of apple. Nice sharpness, but still sweet, a nice combination.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2013

Bottle 500ml. @ ChrisO Snow Tasting.

Clear medium yellow colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate apple, sweet apple, sugary apple, oak - wood notes. Flavour is moderate sweet with a average to long duration, apple, vanilla, wood. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20130120]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (8668) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2013
Bottle at ChrisO Snow tasting, thanks to Leighton, 20/01/13. Clear pale golden with a thin white head. Nose is apples,sugars, orchard fruits, light smoke. Taste follows. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation leading to a dry finish. Decent refreshing cider.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (10969) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2013
Bottle at the ChrisO Snow Tasting, London - one of my additions. To be honest, this was a pretty refreshing beer amongst all the heavy-hitters. Pours perfectly clear yellow with a light, white foam head. Sweet, ripe apple nose. Medium to big sweet flavor with ripe apples. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Lightly drying to finish with medium sweetness, sugary apples. Cleansing, not cloying. Good stuff.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
worldbeertaste (1636) - AUSTRIA - DEC 18, 2011
Medium Yellow with a fizzy quick dissapearing thin lacing white head. Sour apple smell with citrus. Medium thin fizzy body. Sweet start of apples with a strong sour citrus finish. Leaves the mouth very dry.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (13711) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2011
500ml bottle from M&S Chelmsford rail station. Bright orange gold clear, with thin white head. Good oak character on this. Gives the cider structure. Good dryness on the finish with some biting tannins on the gums. Lovely characterful drinkable cider. This is pretty good stuff. Would drink this again happily.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bullit (4012) - Burgos, SPAIN - JAN 10, 2011
500ml bottle from M&S. Dark yellow colour, no head. Aroma is sour apple, leather, vinegar, dishcloth?. Flavour is medium sweet apple, dry leather, hint of wood. Highly carbonated. Well done, except the carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tdtm82 (668) - Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2011
Sorry admins - rb crashed on me when I entered this into the database. Should read Marks and Spencer Oak Matured Dabinett Vintage Cider 2010 but it crashed after my commercial write up description. Sorry. Back to the cider. Aroma is apples; wood, candi sugar, sweet marzepan. Taste is apples; oak, candi sugar, very fizzy, reminds me of appletize but more dryer, dry oak and woody finish. Nice and very easy to drink. Good stuff. The acid is a bit high but I can drink this like a soda. Dry soda apple juice; anyone??


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