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Thatchers Oak Matured Cider

Brewed by Thatchers Cider
Style: Cider
Winscombe, England


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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 2.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Bottled commercial cider aged in rum barrels. Contains sulphites.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
77ships (8212) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 8, 2012
I had Thatchers 2011 Vintage Oak Aged Sumerset Cider which I assume is was this beer. Part of the 3 for 5 £ deal @ Sainsbury’s. Pours a pale golden with a white head. Smell is a mix of sweet fermenting apples mixed with some fresh do it yourself type of store wood, apparently this was aged in Rum barrels. Tastes of mouldy rotting apple, musty, rotting, dusty, old apples, some sweetness, musty, some rotting wood, fermenting stuff and wood in the back followed by some sweet booze. m/m body - this was appraised as the higher quality cider but I cannot say that I really enjoyed it. My bottle claimed 7.4 % ABV.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Erasmus_ro (2543) - Alabama, USA - JUN 9, 2012
Bottle. Pours a straw yellow with a small, white, foam ring. Aroma is dry apple, appleskin. Taste is fairly sweet, dry, sour apple, slight rum and sugar. Aftertaste is dry apple with a hint of rum. Could use more of the rum flavor to actually differentiate from regular ciders. Not bad, just... uneventful.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Miksu (5046) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUN 20, 2009
0,5 l bottle from Alko. Pale yellow color, fizzy appearance. Acidic white wine aroma. Sweet and acidic flavor with hint of raisins, white wine and hints of tropical fruits. Fairly low apple aroma and flavor. Despite the rum cask conditioning, lacking in character.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
downender (7960) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2009
Bottle. Pale gold in colour with plenty of fizz. Sweet aroma with some stewed apple and caramel. Flavour also started sweet with some pleasant apple juice and dryish finish. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (14174) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 14, 2009
500ml bottle (Kuikka, Helsinki)
Pale, clear. Caramel aroma, only slight apple. Watery body. I swear this is watered down. Sweet clean taste, certainly real apple. Finish is sweet and coconutty. Something curious in the taste I can’t place. Some ester or phenol or something. Should be kept at full strength, this is too effete.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - JAN 31, 2009
Bottle at Beer Hunter’s. Clear light golden. Rum raisiny nose, some strawberry, slight calvados, minerals and light alcohol. Interesting, rum shows, but doesn’t dominate. Fresh juicy appley flavor, mild alcohol, crisply acidic and white vinous finish. Barrel ain’t that apparent in the flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25477) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 25, 2009
Bottled@BeerHunters, Pori. Pale yellow colour, no head. Aroma is rumraisins, vanilla, mild cherrypips as well as some mild spices, no traces of apples in the aroma. Flavour is basic green apples, mild vinegar and some dry wooden notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
cheeta (1181) - Langå, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2008
Aroma light rom notes. Small frothy, white head. Fully diminishing longevity. Clear light yellow body. Moderate bitter flavor and light notes of peares. Light palate and watery texture.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hansen (8436) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2008
Light yellow. Has a white head, mostly diminishing. Aroma: citrus, cask wood, rum, marzipan, almond.Flavor starts moderate sweet, acidic notes too.Dry texture. Soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HenrikSoegaard (13286) - Randers, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2008
Bottle. Pale yellow colour. Nice apple aroma, powerfull vanilla notes. Nice dy apple flavor. Rom-casks is notisable. Average finish. Oily palate. OK cider.

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