Brewed by Thistly Cross Cider
Style: Cider
Dunbar, Scotland


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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
A bright golden easy drinking cider. A real thirst quencher for those rare sunny days. Thistly Cross Traditional boasts the same great flavour as Original but at a slightly lower ABV making it the perfect summer 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
The_Osprey (6607) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2016
Bottle shared with Teresa. As íThistly Cross Traditionalí. Pale yellow, clear and still, diminishing white head. Aroma is sugary, red apple, honey. Body is smooth with low carbonation. Taste has more honey, apple, syrupy sugars. A particularly sweet cider. Not really my thing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shoestring (360) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - DEC 12, 2015
No head whatsoever . Like pouring apple juice. Smells like apple juice. Some sweetness on nose. Light golden. Ooh the tartness follows the sweetness and dries . Light and fresh. Nice but shame itís so pricey in scotland for such small bottles. Ok

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndySnow (6812) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2015
How: Draught.
Where: SBWF 2015.
Appearance: Golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Apples, fruit, some sugar.
Body: Light to medium body, medium carbonation.
Flavour: Apples, fruit, sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kerenmk (4225) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 23, 2015
Bottle. clear light greenish gold. A little sulphuric and apple tart in the nose. Sweetish, a little sugary, but slightly tart too. Medium body, soft fizz, sweetish finish but tolerable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ManVsBeer (8772) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2015
Keg @ White Lady, Edinburgh. Straw blonde coloured cider. Has a very good albeit very sweet apple aroma and taste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zvsn (1679) - ISRAEL - JUN 9, 2015
Bottle. Thanks rayaron. Pale yellow color. Smell of sulphur and green appples. a bit funky. Sweet with light apple tartness, clean flavors. Light bodied, a bit dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rayaron (1430) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - JUN 8, 2015
Bottle sample. Very clear and light yellowish with no head. Aroma of green apple, notes of sulfur, a bit earthy with notes of leaves and hint of wood. Very sweet flavor of apple, sugary and a bit earthy. Flat, light-bodied.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tomer (3067) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - JUN 3, 2015
At a tasting as "thistly cross traditional", thanks, clear straw pale yellow color, aroma of apple with some light sulphur notes, apple flavor, medium sweetness, light but piercing sourness. Simple but qutie nice.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (12189) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 1, 2015
Bottle shared at a tasting at Arielís place. As Thistly Cross Traditional. 4.4%. Clear pale yellow. Aroma of apples and lots of sulphur. Sweet and slightly tart flavor with apples and a sulphury note.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scopey (12711) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2015
Keg at Sir Walter Scott, Edinburgh Airport. It pours clear pale greenish gold with a tiny white head. The nose is.soft, juicy, sweet apple, pear, melon, apple pie, caramelized sugars and fruit pie. The taste is sweet apple, light tartness, melon, honey, mild sugary, acidity, touch of mouth-pucker with a short, sweet apple finish. Medium body and fine, prickly carbonation. Itís a bit sweet for the likes of me, but a getting through a half was no bother.

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