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Thistly Cross Original

Brewed by Thistly Cross Cider
Style: Cider
Dunbar, Scotland


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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tomer (2414) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - OCT 23, 2015
Bottle, smallish bubbly head, clear deep yellow color, aroma of candy, honey and wax with light apple notes, flavor of honey and very ripe apples, very sweet but not cloying. Could use some sourness to counterbalance the sweetness but still quite delicious.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zvsn (1188) - ISRAEL - JUL 6, 2015
Bottle. Clear yellow golden color. Smell of apples, white wine and sulphur. Taste of sweet apples with acidic notes. Light and quite drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rayaron (877) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - JUL 5, 2015
Bottle sample, as "Thistly Cross Cider". Thanks zvsn. Clear yellowish with no head. Light aroma of green apple, notes of white wine and hint of detergent. Sweet flavor of apple and white wine, light sourness, semi-dry finish. Soft carbonation, light-bodied.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kerenmk (3467) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 14, 2015
Bottle, as Thistly Cross Original. 6.2%. Clear gold. A little phenol and then apple juice aroma. Sweet and a wee bit artificial with some hints of tartness. Full body, sweet finish. Drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DSG (9317) - Tel Aviv, - JUN 1, 2015
Bottle shared at a tasting at Max’s place. As Thistly Cross Original. 6.2%. Clear pale golden. Aroma of apples, a bit of sulphur and a citric note. Sweet and slightly tart flavor with apples and sugar.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
degbert (1483) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Bottle. Pours a medium gold with low carbonation and no visible head. Nose is a deep, soft apple with some floral notes. On the tongue, it is a sweet, soft, low acid apple with more floral and honey notes. The finish is long, shifting into berries and cream; very gentle. Wears the ABV well. Decent, if not a bit understated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
SudsMcDuff (7259) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2015
Had a pint over at the Desperate Manager Pub .. Pours a deep gold with very low foam .. Quite a sweet cider, way to much for me .. Straight kids sugared filled apple juice.. . You’re not going to Scotland, channing

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuartyboy (1121) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAR 19, 2015
On gravity at Heriot Watt Beer Festival 2015 a pale t yellow cider with medium sweet apple notes But Not as full bodied or as flavoursome as other versions of this cider

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (8684) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle. Crystal clear yellow-gold pour with a very small head. Sweet apple with tart apple skin. Slight alcohol on the nose. Very nice. Ms. BVery says this is a 5.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldMrCrow (2212) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Clear apple-juice pour.

Modest apple nose, some alcohol. Somewhat sweet, good depth of flavor in the red apple vein. Quite clean, reasonably tasty, but a bit on the sticky-sweet side and not as interestingly complex as the better WA state ciders.

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