Jelly King | Bellwoods Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bellwoods Brewery
Ontario, Canada
bellwoodsbrewery.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This mixed fermentation ale was soured with a 5-strain house blend of lactobacillus, and heavily dry-hopped with Citra. The result is a juicy, hybrid ale with a clean, balanced acidity, lots of hop flavour and aroma, and very low bitterness.

Added by Taybeh on 01-08-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,403
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
103
pDev:
8.21%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4
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Ratings: 103 |  Reviews: 35
Photo of ajm5108
3.42/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On draft at Bar Hop Toronto...didn’t really jump off the page, so to speak - the hops don’t really shine through, and the tart elements are a bit muted

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Photo of A_Null_Tyrant666
4.29/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

16 ounce can into tulip glass; unreadable can dating, but is a recent release. Pours slightly hazy medium golden yellow color with a 1 finger dense and rocky white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, mango, melon, berry, citrus peel/rind, light pepper, pine, wheat, cracker, white bread, light honey, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical hops, lactose, and bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, mango, melon, berry, citrus peel/rind, light pepper, pine, wheat, cracker, white bread, black men, light honey, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, mango, melon, berry, citrus peel/rind, pepper, pine, wheat, cracker, white bread, and herbal/floral/greasy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Sort of reminds me of the time my wife had her friend Lamar over. He was a beautiful man who smelt like cocobutter and his scrotal sac was as velvety and smooth as this beer. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical hops, lactose, and bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero lingering hop astringency after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/grainy/sticky, and slightly resinous balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 7.5%. Overall this is a very nice IPA. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical hops, lactose, and bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the mellowly bitter/drying finish, never aggressive. Labeled as an NEIPA. Does not match the profile, but perfectly fine for a regular IPA. Feels like Simcoe, Amarillo, and Centennial. Great juicy, vibrant, and fairly dank hop complexity; nice lactose/malt backbone, with minimal residual sweetness. A very enjoyable and well made offering.

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Photo of superspak
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle into tulip glass; no bottle dating, but is a recent local release. Pours slightly hazy medium golden yellow color with a 2 finger fairly dense and rocky white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big lightly tart lemon, lime, grapefruit, tangerine, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, green apple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, white wine, guava, berry, citrus peel/zest, hay, straw, herbal, floral, grass, wheat, cracker, and white bread; with light notes of lacto/musty funk, white vinegar, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, citrus/tropical hops, and pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big lightly tart lemon, lime, grapefruit, tangerine, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, green apple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, white wine, guava, berry, citrus peel/zest, hay, straw, herbal, floral, grass, wheat, cracker, and white bread; with light notes of lacto/musty funk, white vinegar, and yeast earthiness. Light lactic tartness, pine/herbal/grassy bitterness, and yeast spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart lemon, lime, grapefruit, tangerine, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, green apple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, white wine, guava, berry, citrus peel/zest, hay, straw, herbal, floral, grass, wheat, cracker, white bread, light funk/vinegar, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, citrus/tropical hops, and pale malt flavors; with an awesome malt/tartness balance; and zero puckering flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from tartness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy/acidic, and fairly crisp/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is fantastic. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.6%. Overall this is an outstanding dry hopped sour/wild ale. All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, citrus/tropical hops, and pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink; with the modestly acidic/drying finish, not overly lactic. Awesome balance of Brett/Lacto complexity and juicy Citra hops; with a great pale/wheat malt backbone against acidity. A highly enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

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Photo of TrilliumFan
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of patre_tim
4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden and hazy with a hint of green. Lots of fast rising large and small bubbles. Topped with 4 fingers of bright, white head.

Smells of fruity pineapple jam and Brett. Hints of dank hops and garlic, lemon juice and sour oranges.

Extreme sour and dry fruitiness, predominately unsweetened lemon juice, pineapples and oranges. Hints of dankness and Brett quality, candy jelly with zero sweetness.

Medium, tart, acidic body, with moderate carbonation.

Got at the Brewery on Hafis earlier this year, drinking this balmy evening on Lake Rousseau at the boathouse, May 25th, 2018.

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Photo of dvmin98
4.01/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kell50
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sohearn
3.92/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Davit
5/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of eberesford
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours misty ild gold with a thinnish head. Aroma and flavour both dominated by citrus and tropical fruit - light souring.

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Photo of ivyman
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stevedore
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On draft. Served in a wine glass. Pours a lighter blonde yellow body, slightly cloudy, one and half finger white head, fair retention. No lacing. Smell is light caramel and straw, a bit of mild lactic acid, mineral, a touch of hay and grapefruit. That's really about it. The flavour is similar; the mineral is straightforward but a bit dominant, a bit of hay complements the light caramel and lactic acidity. There is a slight grapefruit zest bitterness as well. Mouthfeel is lighter medium bodied, appropriately carbonated, not difficult to drink by any means. Mild zesty bitterness is balanced out by a dry lemon, mild acetic acidity.

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Photo of Nunya
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Rukeli76
4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RobinLee
4.34/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of knowyourown
4.86/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of TheGent
4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a far more delicate experience than i was expecting after having some super mature and very sour beers in their barn owl series. this one seems to be one of their most popular brews, and in fact is exactly what is on trend out there right now, a wheaty hazy juicy dry hopped tart ale, lots of these in circulation at the moment, and this one is quite good. its only subtle sour, tart more than acidic, refreshing and drinkable, it doesnt get to be too much no matter how much of this i drink. i really like the hops, citra bursting from the nose, subtle lemon, mango, and papaya notes to it, and a west coast oily character that sets it apart. the lacto sourness is really tidy in here, no sweat or cheese or anything, not rushed, understood, which is no surprise after being pretty well impressed by everything i had from bellwoods. excellent carbonation, a round uplifting body that still drinks light, and wonderful freshness. nicely made beer here, not quite as evolved as some of the barn owl beers, but we all liked this one a lot, and i can see why its becoming one of their more well known offerings.

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Photo of Hat_Fulla_Beer
4.4/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle poured into Sam Adams pint glass.

Pours a hazy golden yellow with one finger of white head that leaves globs of lace as it recedes.

Smells of peach, mango, pineapple, passionfruit, navel orange, lemon juice and some mildly sour lacto milkiness.

Taste is more muddled than the nose. Tropical fruit salad, peach slices, yogurt and lemon.

Feels light and lively. Light bodied with peppy carbonation. Finishes off-dry.

Verdict: Vigorously recommended. Should come in a much bigger bottle.

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Photo of spinrsx
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from the Brewery

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Photo of kjkinsey
4.07/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaydoc
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GoHabsGo
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Jelly King from Bellwoods Brewery
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 103 ratings