lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Quick white fizzy, pale yellow. Dry apple, tart aroma. Taste is light green apple, tart.
ew1usnrr (1) - USA - MAY 23, 2010 does not count
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I prefer my cider dry rather than sweet. Last night at a restaurant I tried a Strongbow and a Kelly’s side by side. I preferred the Kelly’s as it tasted less sweet. The Kelly’s was very light in color and moderately carbonated. It tasted like a light bodied, fermented cider. Not like a sugary-sweet apple juice that has a little bit of alcohol in it. The light body made it easy to drink, but it would be better if it had more flavor and character. All in all, though, I thought that it was OK. Not phenomenal, not terrible, but OK. I would buy it again if presented with a choice between it, Woodchuck, and Strongbow.
cheap (3941) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not much aroma but what is detected is rateher clean, sweet and dry. Reminds me a little of K cider or possibly a higher quality hornsby. Fairly friendly yet a little unrefined. on the palate. Comes across a little processed at times. Decent carbonation thru out session. Yes, a little rude on the finish for a cider.
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 27, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ah, the power of suggestion. I was told this cider was from England, which put a nice well blended, yet complex cider into mind. When this one was tasted, I got a straight forward narrow flavor of sweet fermented apple juice with a little tartness in the finish. Complex? Perhaps it was the suggestion, but I did think this cider was worth more than the 14 it rates now, but I’m a little disappointed the publican, nor the owner, knew where the cider was from.
drowland (5980) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 5, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I had the raspberry version but couldn’t find it exactly. It was okay, but nothing special by any means.
MicroGrog (303) - FT: Stale Polotmavý in Queens, New York, USA - JUL 12, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into a pint glass.
Soapy head. Clear, cream soda color.
Smells of still water, faint apple juice, & Canada Dry Ginger Ale.
Taste is mostly just mildly sweet apple chips mixed with a little white grape juice & sloppy alcohol. Half sour, mild tartness.
Carbonation is just strong enough. It dries up on the blank finish. Sulfites are mostly in check.
Better then Magner’s. Better then average cider.
jkaiser (279) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not terrible as a cider. It’s um, hard, and it’s name is Kelly. And it’s Irish!
JediMindTricks (446) - Remington, Virginia, USA - APR 28, 2009
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
it is what it is................................................
Ibrew2or3 (6767) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 25, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear pale gold with a moment of bubbly white head. The aroma is moderate in strength and emits some green apples, a sense of white wine and a bit of alcohol chemicals. The taste is a bit apple-y with mostly semi ripe mixed with ripe apples to give it a bit of apple tartness and apples sweetness. Midway and into the finish it really dries out and takes on a bit of a white wine fruitiness. Decent stuff creating a nice balance between sweetness and dryness.
bhensonb (10694) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 23, 2009
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sort of pear juice color with a slight white head. Aroma of crisp apples. Tastes like greenish apples. Near medium body with a sweet/tart impact. If you want a cider, this is not a bad choice.