Thatchers Cider Company, SOM, UK

picture of Thatchers Cider Company Vintage 2021 submitted by Judge
picture of Thatchers Cider Company Vintage 2021 submitted by Judge

Vintage 2021

ABV: 7.4%
500 ml serving:

Dry, very tart, and moderate bitterness.

Taste Properties


reviewer RorySkywalker
RorySkywalker (633) said:
‘Whiskey cider’ would be my 2 word summary of this cider. The nose has a strange whiskey edge to it - as does the taste towards the end of the length. The nose is fairly earthy with a deep soil aroma with fruity hints and and oak. Taste wise, it’s ok but I wouldn’t write a postcard to to Judge or Bushwalker on this one. At 7.4%ABV it’s nothing special and tastes very manufactured. It’s syrupy, yes - but also full of caramel in taste and velvety vanilla. It’s smooth, I’ll give it that - but just doesn’t have any real depth or complexity or character. It’s sweet and on the medium-sweet scale (in my opinion). I wanted more - expected more and just didn’t get it. It’s not bad - but it’s not great either. It’d go well with some salty snacks or even a medium to mature cheddar - but I just would fill my fridge with this stuff. ‘Vintage’ often implies quality and complexity - but this cider just doesn’t have enough going on to engage and entice my interest. It has a lovely deep amber/bronze colour that looks great in the glass - but this cider is better to look at than to taste.
Reviewed on 03 Jan 2023
reviewer RichardH22
RichardH22 (1762) said:
Golden colour, semi dry and lightly carbonated. Dry woody taste at 7.4%
Reviewed on 01 Jan 2023
reviewer Judge
Judge (19386) said:
Golden colour, moderate fizz and clear. Ripe apple aroma with wood. Juicy apple flavour with spice and wood.
Reviewed on 21 Sep 2022


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