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Thatchers Old Rascal (4.5%)

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Brewed by Thatchers Cider
Style: Cider
Winscombe, England

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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
liinis (1726) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2015
medium dry, quite sweet maybe a bit too sweet for me. beautiful colour. I wouldn’t mind having another.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
minutemat (2585) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drjoeng (207) - - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gegwilson (2197) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MissPxx (852) - - APR 12, 2015
Very sweet aroma. Deliciously bubbly and light. Just perfect for a sunny spring day. A little syrupy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mikkopen (935) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 15, 2015
500 ml bottle. Clear golden orange colour, no head. Sweetish-sour apple aroma with earthy notes. The flavour is sweetish, rather juice-like, with light woody notes. OK, but nothing special.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gurthnar (3176) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle. Aroma tobacco, animal, apples. Clear golden colour. Taste has balanced sweetness and sourness, nice apple flavour character. Moreish, dryish finish. Good one.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MisoW (2324) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle at Behind The Hills. Pours golden color, small white head. Aroma of apples, pear. Taste is medium sweet, pear, apples.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cuso (6099) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle kindly shared by Miro, many thanks. Deep golden color with minimal white head. Apples in aroma. Sweet apples, vanilla, wood. Enjoyable.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
allmyvinyl (6634) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 24, 2014
Good knows who writes the label copy for these bottles, but I’d sack them if I was Thatchers. This is a thin, dry, easy drinking cider.


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