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Thistly Cross Cider (7.2% Sparkling)

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Brewed by Thistly Cross Cider
Style: Cider
Dunbar, Scotland

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Available in 500ml bottles.
NOTE: Although named as "Thistly Cross Original Cider 7.2% (Sparkling)" on the producer’s website, the word "Original" does not appear on the bottle labels. Also note that the bottle labels do not clearly indicate whether it is the Still or Sparkling version (which are different).

Our 7.2% Farmhouse Cider is smooth, refreshing and Thistly Cross’ first born. It’s a classic, farmhouse cider made with a blend of Scottish apples. The 6 month maturation makes it refreshing, smooth & fruity.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (8323) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2014
Bottle. Pale gold with minimal carbonation. Aromas are juice of and pulpy stewed apple with hints of honey. Lightly woody with floral aspects. Flavours are sweet apple juice with apricot jam and honeyed, spicy notes. Pulpy fruit with a viscous palate and boozy but not overpowering alcohol. A bit too sweet but OK.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iznogud (895) - CROATIA - NOV 20, 2014
Bottle 500 ml at Casrle Rock Hostel, Edinburgh. Pours clear golden with bubbly head. Sweet and slightly acidic. Dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Melnis (213) - LATVIA - SEP 16, 2014
Aroma: Apples, thistle (influenced by logo), sweetness. Special aroma: Riesling grapes. Appearance: Little head, light yellow. Taste: Apples, Champagne, very sweet, mby too swwt.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MichaelAwesome (4605) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 14, 2014
Got that one in the scottish shop in Cologne. Fine and strong cider with a nice mixture of sour and sweet. Red apples, some herbs, crispy mouthfeel and a balanced finish. Good one.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
McTapps (4606) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle from Scotia Spirit in Cologne. The cider pours out in a clear deep golden-light amber colour with medium body. Aroma of fresh apples, thyme and leaves. Taste of mild apples, leaves, flowers and caramel. Not that sticky sweet and not dry either. Enjoyed it.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuartyboy (731) - SCOTLAND - AUG 9, 2014
Bottle from Sainsburys a pale golden cider aroma is light sweet apple flavour is generally sweet apples but has a tart finish smooth drinking and lightly carbonated

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jfb (4092) - Freising, GERMANY - MAY 23, 2014
(draught) pours a very pale clear golden colour with a frothy white head. aroma of apples, straw and starch, slightly floral and phenolic. flavour is very sweet and meaty, with lots of apple concentrate, some treebark, vanilla and white sugar. heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marduk (2990) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 26, 2014
330ml bottle. Pale yellow color. No head, non expected. Sweet, apples, sour notes in aroma. Sweet, sour, apples, juicy taste. Dry aftertaste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daniele (5799) - ITALY - FEB 18, 2014
oro leggermente velato poca schiuma non molto gassato mela lieve pera piuttosto secco poco corpo non molto intenso leggere mote amarognole alcool nascosto

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
danlo (1337) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2014
500ml bottle, Original 7.2%. Yellow golden colour, no head and aroma of tart apple. Taste is sweet apple, followed by some light vanilla notes & tartness. Oily mouthfeel, medium bodied, low carbonation, slightly dry bittersweet finish. Quite drinkable.


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