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Bellwoods Brewery Jelly King Plum – Sour / Wild Ale at 5.6% ABV

Bellwoods Brewery Jelly King Plum – Sour / Wild Ale at 5.6% ABV (C$12.95 at Collective, 500 ml, no packaging date or best before, acquired 13-Mar-2020, reviewed 18-Mar-2020)

Appearance: opaque purple with one finger of pillowy pale lavender head, excellent retention and well-defined droopy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: tart stone fruit, field berries, light grapefruit. (8/10) Taste: moderate-high tart, moderate sweet, low bitter. (9/10) Medium-light body, lively carbonation, short duration tart finish. (4/5)

I don’t dislike the stone fruit (plum) character, but I find it’s a bit overwhelming when compared to the base version, which has greater complexity. The tartness is also a bit over the top, especially that first sip. Not quite as good as the original, but still pretty good. (16/20)

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