Thistly Cross / Tempest Snakebite & Black

 
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Thistly Cross Cider
Formerly brewed at Tempest Brewing Co

Style: Fruit Beer
Dunbar, Scotland
Serve in Flute, Shaker

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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Keg; Special - 2013.

A blend of 50% beer and 50% cider blended with fresh blackcurrant juice.

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3.6
Stuu666 (13390) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 9, 2014
Keg at malt and hops. Pours purple, tart, fruity, sugary, light bitterness, tastes like juice.

3.4
AshtonMcCobb (6581) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 5, 2014
On tap at the Cobbles in Kelso. Appearance - dark toffee to chestnut with a generous frothy head. Nose - toffee and fruit. Taste - blackcurrant completely comes through but with a lovely malt background. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a refreshing finish. Overall - yeah good merging of styles.

2.3
Rune (12738) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 28, 2013
Cask, half at The Blue Blazer. Dark reddish body appearance. Fair white head. Sweet berries to the nose, like blackcurrant juice. The taste follows the nose with sweet berries to the fore, this time a bit jam-like. Berries and fruits to the ending with a little note of tartness to it. Reminds me of a cider. Drinkable without further excitements (Edinburgh 09.08.2013).

3.3
JohnRMurdoch (4863) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 10, 2013
Cask @ The Blue Blazer. Dark red brown, decent head. Tangy red currant aroma. Sweet & sour fruity flavour. Bitter sweet aftertaste. A "craft alcopop"
Earlier Rating: 3/22/2013 Total Score: 3.9
Cask @ Blue Blazer. Murky dark red. Fruity aroma. Bramble & apple flavour. More like a fruit juice than an alcoholic drink. I like it.

4.6
Stuartyboy (1668) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - AUG 9, 2013
On tap at blue blazer light fruity pink purple in colour with sweet Apple and blackcurrant almost like a soft drink but with a cider apple bite seriously easy drinking

3.3
madmitch76 (24789) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2013
22nd July 2013
Cock Tavern. Keg. Very hazy red- pink beer. Residual pink head! Light palate, semi dry. Fine carbonation. Big sweet apple! Tempered by tangy blackcurrant and a little plum. Finishes dry and tangy, Well this is different! Pretty drinkable!

3.7
mr_h (5476) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAR 22, 2013
Cask by handpump at Blue Blazer, Edinburgh - cloudy red, bubbly white head, no lacing, apple and bramble aroma and flavour, very easy to drink

3.6
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 22, 2013
[cask at Brauhaus, Edinburgh] On gravity, it’s an opaque pinkish red, looking like a beetroot smoothie. As you would expect, the predominant flavour is blackcurrant, sweet berry fruit, grapes and lots of juice. There’s a fair tingle of cider at the end, as some of the apple bitterness come out. At no point does it taste of alcohol - which, of course, was the original intention [keg at Brauhaus, Edinburgh] On keg, sampled side by side, it’s even better – the carbonation lifts it, adds more bitterness from the cider component, and the colder serve evens out the sweetness (depending on your preference, of course). Both are supremely drinkable – always the main appeal of Snakebite, over the years [21032013] score is keg version

3.4
cgarvieuk (24456) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 21, 2013
cask at herriot watt ... murky red black .. thin off white head ... sweet fruits ... very sweet blachcurrnt.. light fruit ... light hop linger ... mostly blackcurrant

3.8
Scopey (14699) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2013
Cask at Craft Beer Rising. It pours deep red with a medium off-white head. The nose is jam, blackcurrant, tanginess, apple, red grape and some farmyard. The taste is fruity, tangy berry, blackcurrant jam, apple, crisp sourness and red grape with a dry, lightly tart finish. Smooth, well balanced and just massively drinkable. Nice work!


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