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Sonoma Cider The Hatchet



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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.08/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
AH, A PARADOXICAL CASE of small = large. After decades of tinker, tweak, improvise and analyze, David honed in on a surprising insight: size matters. Smaller organic apples simply yield bigger, more intense flavors. And so, The Hatchet was born. Intensity behind us, the subtle work of balance and nuance began.

Using a unique blend of native organic apples, we handcraft each batch to bring out fresh, ripe apple aromas, carefully pairing sweet and tart varietals to ideal effect. The result is a clean, refreshing hard cider with noticeable complexity and a lively finish. All hail the little things. To our tastes, there’s simply more going on in here. Cheers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (11937) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 31, 2016
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Charlottesville, 3/3/16. Clear amber with a bit of a head. Aroma of intense sweet apples, caramel and a tinny note. The taste is dry apples, earth, vinous notes, fresh apple juice. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
johnnymusky (933) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 13, 2016
Bottle from beer rep...nose is apples of course and some lemon...mouth is more tart than sweet...finish is fast and dry...ok cider...(#837)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GenDV138 (6099) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Bottle sample at Potomac Gourmet Market. Clear yellow. Aromas of apples, sugar. Tastes of apples, sugar, light champagne. Light body with a dry finish. More on the mainstream side of ciders like Woodchuck and Angry Orchard.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (21644) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 5, 2015
Bottle. Clear golden color, still. Aroma of light apple flesh, lemon. Taste has apple and vanilla, light body. OK.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
obguthr (5712) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2015
Apple aroma, slightly funky with oats underneath. Crystal clear amber, still. Semi-dry apple, farmhouse. Light body, spritzy, tangy. Carbonation is too lively, but otherwise, this is a fine cider.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hfmejias (1273) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - JUL 14, 2015
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured fizzy, pale yellow, clear, minimal white head. Aroma of red apple, honey, and floral notes. Taste is slightly tart, obviously some apple, not too acid and fairly dry. Very nice cider, crisp, refreshing, drinkable and enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (8108) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2015
The hatchet, that was me name down the pub! .. . Gold yellow .. Light foam, then nothing .. Very simple cider, kinda sweet .. . Meh, boring .. . . I enjoy carrying a bell and ringing it at bars

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (5195) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2015
On draft at Cajun Cafe Cider and Mead Fest 2015. Pours a light yellow with a white ephemeral head. Nose is red apples, some sweetness. Flavor is similar- simply apples- light in body and very nice overall. A light and refreshing cider.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (12170) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 15, 2015
[2/14/15] Draught at Lagunitas in Petaluma. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma of apples. Rather dry flavor with light sweetness, apples, a light sulphury hint and a faint alcoholic hint. Refreshing.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tricyclist (1125) - Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Crisp and dry, not a terrible offering as far as ciders go. Crisp pour with red apple aromas and sweetness. Flavor follows with a dry, somewhat crisp finish. Not bad for a cider

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