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Brewed by Moles
Style: Cider
Melksham, England

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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Tap; Regular. Also available bottled.
A strong dry premium blend cider full of flavour with a clean apple bite. Produced traditionally in a family Somerset cider farmhouse using a blend of locally grown apples. Black Rat has an A.B.V. of 6.5% in bottles and 6% on draught and traditional scrumpy

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4.3
RatingsSensei34 (1) - - JUN 13, 2017 does not count
A good solid cider. Very easy to drink. Quite an Appley aroma & taste. Very light on the tannins. Great colour. A lovely orange hue. Perfect starter cider for newbies.

3.4
Theydon_Bois (20158) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2016
Bladder bag pour at the Falcon BF, Wooburn Green, 09/07/16. Hazed orange with a moderate off white head. Nose is funky apple, barnyard, damp straw. Taste comprises apple pulp, funky notes, apple orchard, straw. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, drying close. Decent farmhouse cider.

3
allmyvinyl (10835) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 21, 2016
Keg at the Volunteer Arms (Staggs) Musselburgh. Pours hazy orange with no head. Still. Aromas of straw, sour apple. Taste is sharp, with a mineral bite. Tangy apple finish.

2.9
wheresthepath (2352) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2016
On tap at the Crown & Trumpet, Broadway. Murky orange colour. Tangy apple, some earthy straw and a little dry, almost bitter apple skin. A bit homebrew scrumpyish, nothing elegant here, but not as challenging to newcomers as the hardcore scrumpies (scrumpys? scrumpi?). Just a reasonable, honest, down-to-earth cider, and none the worse for it.

2.7
fonefan (49996) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2016

Cask (handpump) @ Salmon, 19 Butt Close Lane, Leicester, Leicestershire, England LE1 4QA.

[ As Moles Black Rat Cider ].
ABV: 6.0%. Murky matt medium orange color with virtually no head. Aroma is moderate apple. Flavor is moderate sweet with a long duration, apple, sweet apple, apple pie, warm apple porridge. Body is medium, texture is watery, carbonation is flat. [20160221]

3.6
teorn88 (7682) - Rimini, ITALY - OCT 26, 2015
Backlog rating. Tap at JDW WIQ Cider Fest 2015, London. It pours a hazed rich golden / orange color with no head. Aroma is medium dry and lightly sweet with notes of bakes apples, must, oak, esters. Taste has more sweet bakes apples, plastic, esters, white wine must, tart lemon juice. Medium bodied with no carbonation. Overall, nice

2.9
minutemat (5787) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2015
BIAG @ The Three Fishes, Shrewsbury shared with my sister-in-law. Pours murky orange. Aroma is mushy fruit. Taste is smooth with light, musty apple fruit. Could do with more bite. Not really floating my boat.

3
ManVsBeer (10795) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2015
Box @ Moon Under Water, Manchester. Cloudy orange coloured. Has a dryness that does linger in the palate, but its decent apple flavour lingers with it.

3
Stuu666 (14139) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 23, 2015
Keg at ushers. Pours clear golden, nose is tart apple, taste is fizzy, dry, apple, light sweetness.

3.6
The_Osprey (8432) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2015
Cask HP at The Railway, Putney, 6.0%. Cloudy, vibrant orange, no head, still. Aroma is soft with apple juice and some mustiness. Body is medium, watery, low carbonation. Taste is sweet tart apple, soft acidity, dry finish. Not much to describe - tastes like sweet concentrated apple, nicely balanced and very drinkable.


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