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Thistly Cross Scottish Cider

Brewed by Thistly Cross Cider
Style: Cider
Dunbar, Scotland


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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.11/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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500ml bottles. Export only.
NOTE: This is not the same cider as the 6.9% Whisky cask matured cider that is due to hit the shelves in the US in Summer 2012.
Made with Scottish apples at Thistly Cross Cidershed.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
crossovert (7388) - Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2014
500ml bottle. Pretty average and boring cidre here, just sweet english apples, some rottenness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nakedwhendrunk (2095) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Okay, shifting to a cider tonight. This was poured into my wine glass (as always). The appearance was extremely light and golden clear with a vast array of carbonated bubbles flying skyward towards the top of the glass. Thereís no head and no lacing, but I think Iím starting to understand thatís okay for a cider. The smell had a decent floral but slight honey character going on. The apple is there and has a decent tartness to it. The taste was sweet. On the palate, this was fairly harsh (coming across like wine - uh oh), and it sat fairly light on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Overall, okay cider, honestly, Iím still trying to figure this out since its not a real beer. For this one, I think Iíd have this again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
udubdawg (16) - Kansas, USA - JUN 3, 2014
extremely floral, with notable honey character throughout. Apple is there, and plenty of it, but manages to avoid being reminiscent of raw juice. Hints of age; could some of this honey be oxidation? probably, but the floral is so fresh and very redolent of various apples Iíve been fortunate to try fresh at harvest. Flavor brings even more sweetness, but hints of tartness manage some semblance of balance. Among sweeter ciders, this is a favorite, even if the take on the style is not my favorite. Far from complex,but what it does it does so well. Low tannin, and no bitterness. Alcohol is pretty much absent. Low carb throughout; a bit more spritz would cut through the sweetness nicely.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tonkun (867) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Bottle. Light golden yellow pour with almost no head. Apple, sweet sparkling wine. Easy to drink. Fruity with nice residual sugar. Good cider

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2013
(500ml bottle) Pours a clear pale yellow body with a spare white head. Aroma of apple, pear, florals, and citrus. Flavor of apple, pear, and white grapes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aurelius (4175) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2013
Average clipart label on a plain UK pint bottle. Very pale, gingerale color. Clear with a sparse white head. Inviting aroma - traces of vinegar, tangy. Sweet and crisp, a few buttery undertones. Long sweet finish, lightish body, moderately tart aftertaste. Not astringent. OK, but not sophisticated. World Market.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PorterPounder (5541) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Tallahassee, Fl - World Market - 16.9 bottle. Pours a light golden with no head, nice sparkle and bubbles. Aroma is pretty much neutral. Flavor is pleasant with some nice natural sweet apple notes, a touch of white grapes and cinnamon. Mouthfeel has a nice spritz to it. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
nick76 (4221) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2013
The aroma is sweet and apple like with a touch of tartness as a cider should be. The appearance is pale gold with no head and almost no carbonation. The taste is like the aroma with a buttery finish. The palate is thin. Overall I like it but its not without flaws.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
magsinva (878) - Virginia, USA - JUN 3, 2013
Bottle from Whole Foods Reston - catching up on old ratings from Oct/Nov 2012 timeframe. Will add a review, eventually...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (6370) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2013
500ml bottle, thanks to Jay for sharing. Code on back reads "G511". Clear, more pale yellow color. Thin white head, couple bits of lace. More of your standard, apple juice type cider. Clean, crisp flavor, minimal spice or other gimmicks.. A little spice, not too much though. More sweet taste, light spice. Medium body. Lighter carbonation. Just a light lingering stickiness. Pretty solid standard cider.

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