Thatchers Cider Company, SOM, UK

picture of Thatchers Cider Company Thatcher's Haze submitted by BushWalker
picture of Thatchers Cider Company Thatcher's Haze submitted by BushWalker

Thatcher's Haze

ABV: 4.5%
500 ml serving:

English style cider. Sweet, smooth tasting, with strong fruit taste.

Taste Properties


reviewer PricklyCider
PricklyCider (4931) said:
In a head to head competition while eating a ploughman platter for dinner, I picked Haze over Gold. This was mostly because I didn’t enjoy the phenolic notes in the Gold. Overall, I enjoyed the Haze though it might be sweeter than my normal. However, I’m usually game when sweeter ciders are balanced with some acid and bitters.
Reviewed on 20 Feb 2019

reviewer GaryG
GaryG (997) said:
Sweet and too fizzy, no real fruit tastes or aroma as this seems too artificial. Not unpleasant. Would choose this over Thatcher's gold in a pub. But I would class this a proper cider Thatcher's do better cider at their own shop.
Reviewed on 29 Oct 2022
reviewer Judge
Judge (19543) said:
Light golden, pretty cloudy, and light fizz. Aroma of baked apple. Sweet raisins in the taste. Very sugary. Ok if there’s nothing else!
Reviewed on 15 Feb 2020

reviewer pubgypsy
pubgypsy (1126) said:
Quite nice for a cheap supermarket offering. Not exceptional but rather pleasant to drink on a lovely sunny spring evening - Cheers everyone.
Reviewed on 15 May 2019

reviewer ThomasM
ThomasM (926) said:
(tasted on Oct. 6, 2023) Thatcher's Haze (4.5%, 500ml). Thatcher's, along with Somersby, Bulmers and Strongbow, is practically synonymous with budget supermarket cider that's being produced in huge quantities. Thatcher's Gold I think is their standard outing IIRC, and I vaguely recall it was being an option at JD Wetherspoons pubs at one point or another. The addition of the juice of Jonagold apples is responsible for this cider's cloudy appearance - if I interpret the back label correctly. Anyway, this cider is made from Discovery, Falstaff, Gala, and Jonagold apples, so dessert rather than cider apples. The appearance is indeed quite hazy, with a pale greenish yellow colour. In contrast to the ciders of the past few days, the aroma is rather meek, with a touch of acidic Granny Smith apples, with a more mellow fruity note in the background. The carbonation is medium, nowhere near as strong as I remember it from Strongbow e.g. It certainly has a strong fruitiness at the start, sweetish but not cloyingly so - at first. Tannins are very mild indeed, and it's low on vinegar. As I keep drinking, the sugary notes keep adding up, and while the finish is a little drier, it's world's removed from the previous two ciders I tried. Aftertaste of very mild apple skins, faint red apples, and equally faint lemon. This is an easy to drink, easy to forget mainstream cider that I think might seem too sugary (Nothing on the label indicates they added sugar though) for some, it certainly lacks the edge of the other ciders. Still better than Strongbow though, but a tad one-dimensional. Won't order this one again. 5/10.
Reviewed on 10 Oct 2023
reviewer JBlikesCider
JBlikesCider (36) said:
Had in UK. Favorite cider ever. Great flavor. Not too carbonated
Reviewed on 23 Jul 2023
reviewer juliepowell30
juliepowell30 (135) said:
When I arrive at a pub and there's minimal choice between added fruit ciders and this. I will 100% go for this. It refreshing simple to drink.
Reviewed on 23 Feb 2023
reviewer HarveyWilkie
HarveyWilkie (48) said:
refreshing, sweet cloudy cider. very drinkable and not at all bad considering it's so cheap and mass produced
Reviewed on 21 Aug 2021
reviewer AndyTyrox
AndyTyrox (6) said:
Drinkable but nothing special
Reviewed on 19 Feb 2019
reviewer missusblaze
missusblaze (140) said:
slightly gassy but ok once every so often. i wouldnt want to drink more than 2 in a night though.
Reviewed on 19 Nov 2017
reviewer BushWalker
BushWalker (13103) said:
A cloudy cider, made from dessert apples, with the Jongold dominant in the blend. As you might expect, this is quite a sweet cider, with an aroma and flavour of cooked apple. It is not unpleasant, but I am guessing this is aimed more at a youth market which favours the added fruit flavoured ciders which are growing in popularity. Sugary and gassy.
Reviewed on 01 Aug 2017

reviewer RichardH22
RichardH22 (1831) said:
Light cloudy sweet cider. For me it's quite heavily carbonated but it was from a can, maybe draught might be different.
Reviewed on 22 Dec 2022
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reviewer lhorscraft1
lhorscraft1 (34) said:
Cheap and cheerful. One of my favourite budget choices
Reviewed on 25 Aug 2022
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reviewer Mat-Owl
Mat-Owl (155) said:
A nice taste a cross between a Thatchers Gold & a flat Strongbow Cloudy. Very sweet tasting without the dry acidicness, definitely worth a punt.
Reviewed on 12 Jul 2022
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reviewer IanWhitlock
IanWhitlock (1638) said:
Absolutely beautiful, kills any thirst stone dead. No strong after taste, suits any occasion
Reviewed on 20 May 2019

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