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Thistly Cross Cider (7.2% Sparkling)

Brewed by Thistly Cross Cider
Style: Cider
Dunbar, Scotland


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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuartyboy (632) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jfb (3758) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marduk (2637) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daniele (5336) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
danlo (1125) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
decaturstevo (4983) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 18, 2013
Deep yellow pour with white head. Aroma of sour musty apples. Flavor is clean apples and no sign of the musty. Sweet with a sour finish. ok cider

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Imaena (1817) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Dunbar Scotland: Thistly cross beer festival. Went to the opening of the cider shed with my wife and parents who live in Dunbar. This is great stuff from a really small producer. Great balance of sweetness and carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
philtom15 (54) - Kansas, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Again a very nice cider, a little on the sweeter side. But again it is naturally fermented no added sugar, and is considered organic in Scotland,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MalcolmTucker (727) - SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2013
Apples, piss, apples, apples, alcohol, apples, apples, piss, apples, apples, alcohol, apples, apples, piss, apples, apples, alcohol, apples.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mighty_meadow (182) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - APR 14, 2013
I started drinking real/craft ale after realising halfway through a can of Strongbow cider that I was drinking something which had more in common with a science lab than an apple orchard. That was about 4 months ago and this is my first cider since. So how is it? Well, it’s appley (prob not a word), it’s smooth, sweet (without being cloying) and overall, very tasty and refreshing. I really wish I had bought more. Nice one.

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