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Thatchers Old Rascal (4.5%)

Brewed by Thatchers Cider
Style: Cider
Winscombe, England


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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
A medium dry cider made from a blend of apple varieties. Mostly bottled but also available on draught in the Wetherspoons Spring 2010 festival at 4.9%

Legend has it that every night, under the cover of darkness, a wily old fox crept out of his den at the bottom of our orchard and tiptoed his way to the cider store to help himself to fresh supplies.
It’s understandable though, once they have a taste, most people can’t get enough of this rather distinctive Somerset cider.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
sound67 (701) - Offenbach, GERMANY - SEP 27, 2016
Bottle, 500ml. *** Colour: Bright, yellow golden. Small head. *** Nose: Ripe apples, a hint of pears. Mild lemon. *** Mouthfeel: Light to medium-bodied, a bit watery. Active carbonation. *** Taste: Medium-sweet apples, lemon at the start. Drier towards the middle, with slightly bitter apple peel. Mild finish, apple peel and chalk(?). Short aftertaste of lemon and faint apples. *** Impressions: Decent, unremarkable Thatchers cider, not fruity enough to truly register. Standard stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hermod (6438) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2016
50cl bottle. Poured golden color with a thin white head. Ripe apples, sweetness, some pear, along with hint of baking soda. Flavor has ripe apples, apple juice, some vanilla pears. Long sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerViking (4144) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2016
Bottle from the Spar in Wedmore. Golden and lightly spritzy. Just on the dry side of medium sweet, with aromas of eating apples and a full flavour.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jfb (5478) - Freising, GERMANY - MAY 16, 2016
(bottle) clear golden colour with a small white head. aroma of green apples and hay, slightly chalky, with lots of yeast and almonds. flavour is mostly the same, lots of green apple and chalk, rather sweet, with a light touch of butter and treebark. light- to medium-bodied with average carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (8697) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2016
Bottle from Quality Save, Manchester. Paler golden coloured cider. The apple is light in its aroma, and similarly so in its taste, with both a sweetness and a dryness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stouby (4439) - Holbæk, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2015
Bottle at home, gift. Clear pale yellow with a white head, quickly gone. Aroma medium apple. Flavor medium sweet, light acidic, a green note. Medium body, quite lively.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
liinis (1767) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2015
medium dry, quite sweet maybe a bit too sweet for me. beautiful colour. I wouldn’t mind having another.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
minutemat (4312) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2015
500ml bottle from Sainsburys. Pours orangey gold with a fresh apple juice aroma. Taste is light but juicy with golden rich sweet apple-flesh. Pleasant, unfussy, decent fruity cider.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drjoeng (857) - SINGAPORE - JUN 3, 2015
4.5% ABV No head as expected. For a medium-full bodied cider, it is supremely smooth and oh so very drinkable. Demi-sec on the palate with just enough fruit to be playfully unmistakably cidery. Very clean flavors come through all the way, with pear and berries coming through quite strongly leaving nice floral hints of orchid and hibiscus lightly on the palate. There is just enough alcohol to put a wicked little spike into your evening, especially if this is the first drink after a long day and just before dinner. Goes on the Favorites List.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gegwilson (3207) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2015
Bottle at the Yorbridge House. Pours golden with a light white head. Smooth tangy apple flavour. A touch of spice and caramel. Pretty decent cider.

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