Beer Review 189 // Jelly King: Mango, Guava and Passionfruit by Bellwoods


What's this beer review! Remember when I used to do these all the time? Lol. I managed to share a bottle with a friend over the weekend and felt like writing a review. I hope you enjoy it.

Beer: Jelly King: Mango, Guava and Passionfruit.
ABV: 5.6%
Brewery: Bellwoods Brewery Ontario, Canada
Style: Sour - Fruited Kettle Sour
Notes: He is a ruler, an overlord, a top dog, and a crowned head. In the richly varied domain of prokaryotic microorganisms, Jelly King reigns supreme. Rather than choosing between sour or hoppy, we decided to create a beer that would be both simultaneously. Showcasing the aromatic benefits of a generous dry hop (Citra, Amarillo, and Cascade), harnessing the pleasing acidity of lactic acid-producing bacteria (we use a 5-strain house blend), and coming to a bottle near you without a pesky 2-year slumber in oak, Jelly King is the fermented embodiment of having your cake and eating it too.

Review

It's been a while. This beer pours a hazy, golden, almost mango colour. It is a lively beer with a white head that doesn't linger too long. But this is normal for the style, so no issues there. With my first sniff, I get a lot of mangoes and some hoppy notes like grapefruit, peach, and lemon. Then I get a mix of tropical fruits, which I assume are passionfruit and guava notes. The fruits are bold, and the sourness is hidden behind these notes.
Ah, the first sip, I don't think I miss drinking, but I do miss that first sip. This beer delivers big. Though initially, I didn't really smell it, I now get the guava notes for sure. Once again, I get more peach taste than mango, but maybe my brain is mixing the two? I also get some refreshing citrus which makes for a perfect pairing with the sharp acid. Overall a lovely tart, dry finishing beer. This was great on a warm day.

Hope you enjoyed the review, and cheers to reading.

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