Brewery: Bellwoods Brewery
Style: American Wild Ale
Other Notes: Dry-hopped sour ale w/ fruit
Brewer Description: (from bottle) Jelly King is a juicy dry hopped sour with punchy hop aromatics and tart, tropical, fruity flavours. To this batch we added a healthy dose of raspberry and blackberry for exponential fruit enjoyment.
My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.19
My ratebeer.com rating: 4
Intro: A 500ml bottle, bottled on 17th February 2021, and poured into a Tilquin stemmed glass.
Appearance: A cloudy cross between beetroot and merlot reddish purple colour, with a two finger pinkish head that had decent retention, but left only sparse spotty lacing.
Aroma: Jammy fruity mixed berries, especially raspberry, sparkling tangy lemon zest, with light notes of yoghurt and wheat.
Taste: Sour, tart, moderately jammy, mixed dark berries, raspberry, blackberry, lemon zest, with light bready notes in the background.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate to soft carbonation.
Overall: I’m not sure how much of the dry hop came through with the jammy fruit representing itself strongly, but this same jammy fruitiness was also what made it thoroughly enjoyable and easy to drink.