Brewed by Thistly Cross Cider
Style: Cider
Dunbar, Scotland


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 2.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.79   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
Share this beer with friends!
Available in 500ml bottles and in 5l & 20l boxes.
NOTR: Although named as "Thistly Cross Traditional Cider" on the producer’s website, that word "Traditional" does not appear on the bottles.
Our Satisfying Session Cider has the same smooth flavour as the Original but with a lower ABV. A good full body with a refreshing sparkling mouthfeel. Fruity & aromatic, golden in the glass, with a clean apple finish. A perfect session cider.

The_Quaffer's rating

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
The_Quaffer (7) - - AUG 13, 2013
Far too sweet and fizzy more of an alcopop than a cider, one half pint may be ok, but any more and it becomes sickly. Poorest cider tasted in a long time and thats since the launch of cidre.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
liinis (1596) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 24, 2014
Nice try. Interesting combination of flavours. Fruity and sweet. golden colour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JefVerstraete (1532) - Ghent, BELGIUM - SEP 24, 2014
Bottle @ Southern, Edinburgh. Cloudy yellow colour, medium carbonation. Aroma of green apples and some pineapple. Medium sweet, light dry finish. Ok cider.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Martin243 (794) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2014
Live Rating: 330ml bottle left over from a party, served chilled in a small chalice. Pale golden colour, mild carbonation. Sweet apple flavour. Slightly cloying mouthfeel. Halfway down and God, I’m bored.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
MichaelAwesome (4467) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 16, 2014
Usual cider shared with McTapps. Bit of ruits combined with a lot of water, some crispy moments and boring taste. Drinkable, but not really delicious in any way.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
McTapps (4468) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 15, 2014
Bottle from Scotia Spirit in Cologne. The cider pours out in a clear golden colour with medium body. Aroma of mild apples and leaves. Taste of mild apples, green apples, leaves, caramel. Thin and light watery finish - this cider lacks definitely body and deepness. Average but drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
peponi (433) - POLAND - SEP 7, 2014
Aroma: apples, champagne, sour. Appearance: hazy straw color, poor white head. Taste: apples, sour and acid, slightly sweet. Palate: medium body and medium carbonation. Overall: Average stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
imdownthepub (10581) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2014
On tap at The Chequers, Oxford. Gold with no head. Sweet, perfumed apple notes, thin. Not great.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
minutemat (1823) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2014
500ml bottle as Virgin Trains Tilting Cider 4.4%. Pours clear gold, overly sweet apple juice aroma, taste is sticky overripe apple juice, pear drops and schloer with a chemical aftertaste. Way too sweet to be enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuartyboy (701) - SCOTLAND - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle from.Sainsburys a clear yellow cider slight apple aroma very sweet simular to apple juice lacking the ballance of the 7.2% version with no tartiness to counter act the very sweet flavour nice but basic and uncomplicated

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jercraigs (8013) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2014
2014-07-03. Crisp pale yellow body, headless. Aroma of musty apples, fruity. Flavour is quite fruity. Light apples notes, sweet overall. Light bodied palate, no carbonation. Very simple but inoffensive. Small sample from a Box cask at Cairngorm Brewing, Aviemore.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50