magsinva (1105) - Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I’m transferring ratings from another beer app to this one. My tasting notes wouldn’t be accurate at this point since they weren’t captured at the time.
decaturstevo (5850) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gold pour with white head and lace. Aroma is sour apple. Flavor is sweet sour apple with a dry finish. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Decent drinker
iride15 (237) - Rockledge, Florida, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Half decent hard cider. Faint aroma of green apples. Taste of sweet green apples as well, finished tart. Carbonation ran thin, but that could have been the tap (kicked soon after)
jjuf1853 (1301) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Brass Tap. Clear, pale yellow color with a white head. Sweet apple aroma and flavor. Tart and dry mouthfeel.
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 (5363) - Beaver Valley, 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 (7887) - 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.