Thatchers Gold Review

Vital Stats:

Producer: Thatchers
Cider Name: Gold
Region: Somerset
ABV: 4.8%
Taste: Medium/Sweet
Served: Chilled pint
Smell: Apple/Chemicals
Colour: Gold
Clarity: Clear
Carbonation: Sparkling

Review/Tasting Notes:

Purchased From: The Sportsman, Bristol
Date: 01/09/12

So I’ve finally got round to reviewing the Thatchers Gold. It was inevitable really and this time I’m on it as it’s this or a Strongbow. As you can tell, it was an obvious decision to make.

This is the hugely mass produced cider from Thatchers, that is in pretty much most pubs in bottles or on tap. With the huge amount of quantity produced, unfortunately the quality of the cider is going to go down.

The taste is quite sweet and appley but just so monotone and unexciting, though it seems to get a bit better as the pint goes down. There’s a slight acidity and dryness to it, but it’s very toned down and held back. You would never pick this over a real cider that has so much more flavour and depth than this. It’s pleasant and drinkable, but it’s more of a backup plan than your plan A. It’s very much on the same lines as your Stowford Press.

Would I buy this again?: If nothing else that’s a real cider then yes.
Overall Rating: 5.5/10

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1 Response so far »

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    Craig dando said,

    Thatchers gold is the best cider I have ever tasted. It’s made with care and I never get the same taste every time, it always gets a little bit better each time I have a pint. This cider Is by FAR one of the best all round the world . You know when you have got a good pint in your hand because you can imagine the effort people put into it. It’s golden delicious . I recommend it.


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