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Thistly Cross Scottish Cider

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Brewed by Thistly Cross Cider
Style: Cider
Dunbar, Scotland

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common

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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldMrCrow (1941) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lukaduke (2362) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 8, 2014
Pours a light golden color with a finger of white fizz. Nice balance of sweet tart apple fruit and dusty dry funk that is subtle but keeps the flavors interesting. Round ripe apple on the front end that gets a bit of earthy skin and tannic structure to keep the sweetness in check.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kc2793 (13) - - SEP 19, 2014
Pint bottle, served in a pint glass. Aroma is apple, with a mild astringent smell. Appearance is a light amber with a thin, lacy head that quickly dissipates to a light bubbling. Taste is tart apple, with maybe a hint of mild spice? Not sure, canít really tell. Fairly dry, somewhat astringent. It has a medium body with fairly lively carbonation. The finish is short and unmemorable, leaving you wanting more. Overall itís a good cider, sweet enough to drink easily yet not sickeningly sweet. Would recommend.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
crossovert (7866) - Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2014
500ml bottle. Pretty average and boring cidre here, just sweet english apples, some rottenness.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bulk_Carrier (2247) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
udubdawg (18) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tonkun (916) - 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

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11971) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aurelius (4355) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PorterPounder (5695) - 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.


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