Brewed by Thatchers Cider
Style: Cider
Winscombe, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 182   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Available in 500ml glass bottles.
NOTE: The label carries the subtext "Oak Aged Cider" but there are not two separate products.
Thatchers made Green Goblin cider for Wychwood Brewery which owned the brand. In March 2010 Thatchers Cider acquired the brand from Wychwood under licence. The cider is no longer sold under the Wychwood label.

The Green Goblin from deep in the wood - 100 year-old oak vats, that is.
Made with English apples, and matured in oak vats, Green Goblin cider is a full-flavoured, bittersweet blend, beautifully balanced to give a fresh character with a medium dry finish.

JuStuka's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JuStuka (201) - Edo De Mex, - SEP 5, 2010
Pours clear golden color, apples aroma, the taste is sweet and grassy with light alcohol feel.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MissPxx (911) - - NOV 18, 2015
Very dry. Surprisingly. Was expecting something sweeter. Quite potent at 6% but very drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DruncanVeasey (7881) - NUNEATON, TOP, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2015
Long-avoided bottle from B&M flitting between the egg-chasing and Grimsby Vs Tranmere. Dehydrated gold without head. Aroma of rubber, bread, booze and mouldering windfall fruit. Calamine, rubbery booze, almond and yeasty fruit. Vapid finish. No oak. Monotonous.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tnkw01 (1540) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 16, 2015
Bottle, Deep, slightly dark gold color. Aroma is sweet apple with hints of the oak barrel comes through. Taste is fresh apple, one of the better ones out there.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
minutemat (2911) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2015
500ml bottle from Tesco Wines. Pours clear gold. Taste is pure apple juice, fairly rich, clean with no discernible dryness. Perfectly fine but lacks character.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerdedone (3062) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle. Pours golden with a fizzy white head. Aroma of red & green apples, oak and a hint of vanilla. Flavor of sweet apples, woody oak, vanilla and was lightly acidic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ContemplateBeer (1825) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 8, 2015
500 ml. bottle, at home. Aroma: Pronounced oak; moderate juice sweetness nearly balanced by a marked astringency. Appearance: Goldish copper pour with sparkling carbonation (you can hear this stuff fizzle from your seat!); all those bubbles actually support a thin white cap, which is a cider first for me. Flavor: Juicy, sweet and oaky up front; the interesting astringency of the nose is lost, unfortunately. The finale is pretty abrupt, and dry. Palate: Light body, slick texture, fizzy carbonation, abrupt finish. Overall: I’d drink it again if offered; it has some points of interest, but is a bit out of my price range to be a repeat customer ($5.49 for my bottle).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zach8270 (3961) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAY 26, 2015
(bottle - 500 ml) Gold pour with a fizzy white head. Light apple and lots of oak and vanilla in the aroma. Flavor is very oaky and lots of vanilla with a smooth apple hint and a lightly tart finish.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
frankenkitty (1984) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2015
Pours deep copper with faint effervescence under a thin ring of white head. Off-putting aroma of bubblegum and rotten eggs. Sour, sulfuric taste with a splash of green apple, but the awfulness lingers. Maybe had the feel of mineral water on the tongue but I couldn’t concentrate on palate, I could only suffer through a few sips for the sake of review and then total drain pour. Which is a shame because this was a pint bottle and not what I’d consider “cheap”. My overall-score may be considered harsh by some, but I have not had something this sickening pass my lips since I vomited this past winter due to stomach flu. Glancing at a few reviews below, maybe this particular bottle has been over-shelved... but that needs to be the bottle-shop’s concern, not mine. I would suggest against buying Green Goblin here: ~~~~~~~~ 500ml Bottle, Kenwood Liquors, Oak Lawn, IL.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
burg326 (4940) - Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2015
Poured a golden yellow color with aromas of light sour green apples, and some light oak. Flavors matched the aromas, not bad for a cider, but also not what i was expecting, was hoping for some dryness, not the sourness, but still decent.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Stampion (190) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Pours a deep golden, suspiciously so with no coloring listed on the ingredients. Lots of fiz, borderline too much. Doesn't grab you taste wise. Light oak, light sweetness but balanced by dryness. Everything is balanced one step too low. Meh ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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