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Moles Black Rat Cider

Brewed by Moles
Style: Cider
Melksham, England


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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.09/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Tap; Regular. Also available bottled.
A strong dry premium blend cider full of flavour with a clean apple bite. Produced traditionally in a family Somerset cider farmhouse using a blend of locally grown apples. Black Rat has an A.B.V. of 6.5% in bottles and 6% on draught and traditional scrumpy

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gary (1633) - Brentford ,London , Texas, Somerset, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle. Gold . rich apple flesh nose, skin, some rustic hay notes offered.Drinks with sweet emphasis ,some mild fleshy apple dry acidity too. It’s pretty well done,chilled out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
martinrumsam (562) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2014
Cask. Cloudy orange with very thin white head. Fruity red apple aroma. Taste is very sweet apples not much sign of any alcohol. Low carbonation so very easy to drink so could be dangerous if underestimated. Pleasant

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AndySnow (4745) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2014
How: Draught.
Where: Basque, Göteborg.
Appearance: Hazy golden colour with a minimal white head.
Aroma: Sweet apple, some sour notes to it.
Body: Thin body, medium carbonation.
Flavour: Sour apple, some citric to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
apickles (214) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2014 Draught at the Beamish Beer Festival. a little honey on the nose. Cloudy orange/yellow colour. Still. Has a thick taste and slightly syrupy, but not at all bad.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
undercurrent25 (1578) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2013
Pours a pale colour, taste is sweet and tart and over carbonated, industrial cider, not my kind of thing

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Erasmus_ro (1826) - Alabama, USA - FEB 14, 2013
Tap @ Kitty’s 14022013. Pours a golden orange, slight white head. Aroma is sour apples. Taste is much of the same, somewhat sweeter. Palate is fairly full. Alright though nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerCast_Rich (1905) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 22, 2012
[cask at the Stockbridge Tap, Edinburgh] I’m not a cider man, by any means, but offered a taste of it, I couldn’t say no. In summary – it tastes like apple juice. I don’t mean that in a belittling way – merely that I really struggled to pick out any fermented flavours, or any alcohol edge. Supremely easy to drink - as a result, if this is a typical cask cider, then count me in [03102012]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sm89walt (1799) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 17, 2011
500ml bottle, 5.5% - The White Lion, Norwich. Pours a clear and lively golden orange with a short-lived fizzy and disappearing white head. Sweet red apple balanced by a tangy green apple on the nose. Stewed apples with good sweet red apple at the fore. Light to mediumish body, full carbonation with a light apple peel bitterness and a lingering tang.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (8794) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2011
Bottle. 5.5%. Pale gold and still. Aromas are earthy apple and caramel with green apple and pepper. Quite clean and sharp. Flavours are sweet and sour apple with dry woody notes and pepper. Some vinegar notes with lemon on the finish. Has a warming palate. A decent bottled cider.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (13426) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 28, 2010
Cloudy with no head. Fresh, appley, juicy aroma. Tannic but sweet like a sweetened apple tea. Just enough nuance for a mainstreamish cider.

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