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Thistly Cross Original

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Brewed by Thistly Cross Cider
Style: Cider
Dunbar, Scotland

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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The original cider from Scotland’s first dedicated Cidermaker – this is where it all began. This premium Farmhouse drink is carefully hand crafted in small batches with local fruit to produce a refreshing and well balanced cider that will change your perception of cider forever.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ManVsBeer (8307) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2016
Box @ Leeds Station Wetherspoon, Leeds. Clear yellow coloured cider. Slightly dry, but always crisp, with an interesting spirit-like apple fruitiness.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
danlo (2400) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2016
BIAB at William Stead JDW Darlington. Yellow gold colour, bubbly white foam head and juicy apple aroma. Taste is fruity apple, mellow juicy, sugary sweet with some slight apple skin. Medium bodied, low carbonation, dryish and residual sweet at the finish. Quite OK.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (9684) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2016
Box, The Highcross, Leicester. Straw gold and still. Sweet apple pulp with icing sugar. Lightly dry finish. Not too complicated but quite tasty.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
allmyvinyl (9255) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 26, 2016
330ml bottle at home. Pours clear pale gold with a short-lived thin white head. Aromas are a little plasticky, apples, some sour funkiness. Taste is sweet apples. Thin, astringent dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (5552) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 16, 2016
Aroma is apples, band-aid and fruit. The flavor is apples/apple juice, fruit, a hint of tobacco, mild dark fruit and a sweetish/tart finish.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mecafilo (190) - Perugia, ITALY - MAR 19, 2016
Bottle @ home. Pours with a clear gold colour, small white head. Aroma has fruity notes, also slight notes of fresh herbs. Taste is medium to heavy sweet, also very little bitter, slightly sour; very enjoyable, being quite elegant and balanced. Little body, watery texture, average carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (20763) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 3, 2016
Cask at the Blue blazer... Light yellow amber... Thin white lacing.. Soft dry caramelised apple nose... Over sweet front.. Soft apple.. Light dry finish... No real depth... Sugery apple juice

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (9989) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 3, 2016
Cask at the blue blazer. Pours clear golden, nose is funky, tart apple, straw, taste is apple juice, sweet, sugary.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mr_h (4644) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2015
330ml bottle at home, from Sainsbury’s, Ayr Road, Prestwick, sweet apple aroma, very pale golden with no head, very easy to drink sweet apple cider.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AndySnow (6520) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2015
How: Draught.
Where: SBWF 2015.
Appearance: Pale golden colour with a small white head.
Aroma: Apples, citrus, floral.
Body: Medium body and carbonation,
Flavour: Apples, rather sweet, floral.


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