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Sainsbury’s Vintage Cider

Brewed at Thatchers Cider

Style: Cider
Holborn, England


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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 2.95/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Available in 500ml bottles at Sainsburys supermarkets as part of their Taste The Difference range. The current version is 2009 vintage and the bottle is labelled accordingly.
NOTE: Not to be confused with the 7.2% version in 750ml bottles, which is a different product.
A lightly sparkling, medium-dry dual variety cider, made from the finest Dabinett and Somerset Redstreak cider apples from a single year’s harvest. This premium vintage cider is crafted at Thatcher’s Myrtle Farm in Somerset using traditional techniques and expertise gained over a 100 years of cider making.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MichaelAwesome (6448) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - SEP 7, 2014
Classic one shared with McTapps. Non-spectacular offering ripe red apples, bit of lemons and other citrus fruits. Nice mixture of sweet and sour. Thumbs up.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
McTapps (6482) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle from Sainsburys in Folkestone. Pours out in a clear golden colour with medium body. Aroma of red apples and leaves. Taste of ripe, red apples, oak, leaves and mild green apples. Easy drinkable. Nice one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danlo (2552) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2014
500ml bottle. 2012 Harvest, Dabinett & Redstreak apples. Deep golden colour, short lived bubbly white foam head and aroma of tangy apple, apple skin, woody oak. Taste is sweetish dry apple, apple skins, woody oak, vanilla, with some acidity and tannin. Spritzy mouthfeel, medium bodied, high carbonation, drying tannic finish. Quite OK.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
minutemat (4275) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2013
500ml bottle from Sainsbury’s, strangely enough. Vintage 2012. Pours a bright wotsits orange. Exceedingly dry, with an acidic sweetness and a little apple core. Not the best of the bunch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (17278) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2013
Bottle from Sainsbury. Clear deepish gold collar of white bubbles. Taste the Difference 2011 harvest Dabinett and Redstreak apples 6% abv. Thatchers cider. Sweetish apple aroma some sparkle in the mouth ok apple skin finish. Pleasant enough with some interest on the finish. Some dryness too.. ok

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rauchbier (3800) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2013
Bottle. Gold, thin shortlived white head and moderate condition. Delicate woody nose with a pleasant sweet, almost honeyed, apple note. Sweetness remains in the full bodied mouth, hints of candy sugar and a herbal spiciness, maybe even a suggestion of almonds. Finish is again sweet but with a dry bitternessdeveloping to provide some balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (18526) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2012
Bottle of the 2010 Vintage at home in London with Lyoli, during the opening ceremony. Pours clear gold, effervescent with a fading, white head. Mild apple nose with some musty dankness. Light to medium sweet flavor with subtle apples, hints of spices, a bit of dry musk and mold. Light bodied with average, massaging carbonation. Finishes lightly dry and semi-sweet, with modest apples, some apple skins. It’s a very subtle cider - some might even say bland. Easy drinking, either way.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
worldbeertaste (1795) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2012
Orangy gold, almost flat. Light vinigar apple smell. Sour medium oily body. Citrus and vinigary fruity apple taste. Enjoyable

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Christian (12884) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2011
Hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma of apple with a touch of wood. Sweet and fruity apple flavour, a bit simple

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2011

Bottle 500ml.

Clear medium yellow colour with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy apple, woody apples, dry apples. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet and light light acidic with a average duration, thin, light dry. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. [20110804]

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