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Thatchers John Thatchers Vintage Cider

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Brewed by Thatchers Cider
Style: Cider
Sandford, England

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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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A new Vintage Cider from Thatchers combines the heritage of real Somerset cider with a contemporary style designed for a new generation of lovers of this very English drink. In the Thatchers tradition of using freshly pressed English apples, Vintage, as its name suggests, is produced from only the best apples cropped in a single good year. After being cold filtered, fermented then blended, Thatchers Vintage is matured slowly in oak vats, giving this robust cider an intense apple character with a lively sparkle.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BitchPls (542) - FINLAND - JUL 24, 2014
Lovely sunset yellow cider with a white foam. Fresh apples aroma. Crispy carbonation. Medium sweet a little tart or sour apple flavor. I really like this cider as it has more depth than the Westons vintage in my opinion.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
edsspoon (366) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle (2013) - Pale amber with a fizzy beige head that fizzles away fairly quickly. Aroma of wood and apple peelings. Taste of sweet apple, oak, hay, little bit of plastic. Medium sweetness and light tartness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
wimpyjoe (3694) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2014
Bottle from Sainsburys, Headingley. 2013 Vintage. Golden and dry tasting with plenty of apple flavour. Has a light drinking texture.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Senka (446) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 5, 2014
50cl 2012 Vintage. Pours golden clear with thin head. Aroma of barrels, bar cider cellar (live cider in this case) and autumn apples. Wonderful medium dry cider. Alcohol is not noticeable, body is medium with soft carbonation and soft, oily texture. Enjoyable both room temperature warm and served at 8 deg. Love to try earlier years.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirstyrabbit (1095) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 1, 2014
Bottle (2012). Quite deep golden body with a disappearing head. Aroma has sweet peary esters and sweet apple jam. Also booze. Sweet taste with honey and apple jam. Some light woodiness and a bit of alcohol bitterness in the finish which later gets more intensive, even medicinal and at times resembles rotten apples. Nice and juicy but not really complex.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
apickles (109) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2013
Very slightly cloudy pale amber colour. A slight cidery nose. tastes of eating apples so fairly sweet, but dry on the palate. A little fizz at the end.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maneliquor (3056) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 24, 2013
Bottle at Tap East. Straw yellow pour with a small white head. Quite soapy. Loads of wood and zest in this with ripe apple skin and light tart. Funky and zesty. Solid

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
danlo (1121) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2013
500ml bottle. 2012 Vintage. Orangey golden colour, fizzy white head that quickly dissipates away and aroma of tart apple. Taste is oak, apple, sourish. Slightly oily mouth feel, medium bodied, low to medium carbonation, drying tart finish. Quite OK.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
marquisalex (167) - Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2013
Bottle, poured into Aspall mulled cider glass (definitely not stolen). Light yellow, nonexistent head. Smells like slightly sour apples. Taste is medium dry. Mouthfeel is a little astringent, carbonation is light. It’s OK.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kingstoni (1491) - FINLAND - SEP 23, 2013
Bottle. Clear golden color with minimal head. Aroma of sugar and ripe apple. Sugary, sweet taste with a sweet finish.


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