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Thistly Cross Cider (7.2% Still)

Brewed by Thistly Cross Cider
Style: Cider
Dunbar, Scotland


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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.11/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Available in 500ml bottles and in 5l & 20l boxes.
NOTE: Although named as "Thistly Cross Original Cider 7.2% (Still)" on the producer’s website, the word "Original" does not appear on the bottle labels. Also notes 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (17904) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2014
Bag in Box @ Central Bar, JDW, Shepherds Bush W12. Pours a clear golden yellow color with a small fast disappearing white head. Has a fruity spicy apple aroma. Fruity spicy apple flavor. Has a fruity spicy and slightly dry apple finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wimpyjoe (4657) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2014
Cask @ Old Post Office, Halifax. Straw-blond colour with a bubbly head. Lots of apple taste that lingers with the strength not as evident as it might suggest. Has a potent nose too.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjsint (996) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2014
Cask at Secklow Hundred (JDW), Milton Keynes. Mid-yellow, slightly hazy. A decent white head. This looks like a beer. And smells... off. Sour, buttery and greasy. The taste is infinitely better: a sweetish tang followed by a balanced sourness. The alcohol is warming on the way down. Brown sugar, rum and vanilla partner apple in the aftertaste. Passable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
AshtonMcCobb (3109) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 14, 2014
50cl bottle from Provenance Wines. Appearance - amber with no head. Nose - not getting much apple but really big ethanol note. Taste - more of the same. No fruit but plenty of alcohol. Palate - not much body texture or refreshment. Just alcohol burn. Overall - really disappointed. This is my favourite style of cider but this bares no resemblance to anything I’ve had from the West Country.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (5882) - ITALY - FEB 4, 2014
Clear light golden no head apple juice fruity more sweet than dry vinous note muscat good hidden alcohol

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
danlo (1348) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2014 500ml bottle, Original Still 7.2%. Golden colour, fine ring of white foam and aroma of tart juicy apple. Taste is sweetish apple & apple skins with light vanilla notes & some tartness. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, low carbonation, dry finish. Quite drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (15388) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 31, 2013
Golden amber... Thin white lacing... Soft sweet honey apple nose... Juicy sweet fruits... Sift sweet floral apple... Nice mellow smooth

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
minutemat (1888) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2013
500ml bottle from Hippo Beers. Fruity ripened pear nose continuing to a high juice, appleade flavour. Very sweet, almost too much but still had me savouring that taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
decaturstevo (5260) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 18, 2013
Yellow pour with no head or lace. Apples and sour. Rich apple taste with a tart finish. Full body for a cider.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (9723) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 8, 2013
330ml bottle (Drink Shop, Tallinn)
Hot aroma, a punch. Quite rough in the mouth too. At least when cold. Does mellow as it warms though, but still remains hot. Quite winey, some honey aspects. Pleasantly fruity still, but the winey aspects are quite heady. A bit rough, but the warmer end is sweeter and smoother.

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