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Thistly Cross Original

Brewed by Thistly Cross Cider
Style: Cider
Dunbar, Scotland


on tap

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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (5443) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mecafilo (182) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (20241) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (9543) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mr_h (4516) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AndySnow (6317) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tomer (2733) - 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 (1458) - 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 (1219) - 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 (3816) - 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.

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