Bellwoods Brewery Jelly King Boysenberry & Plum – Sour / Wild Ale at 5.6% ABV (C$13.00 at Collective, 500 ml, packaged on 29-Aug-2023, acquired 30-Oct-2023, reviewed 4-Dec-2023)
Appearance: hazy purple-pink with two fingers of fine pinkish head diminishing gradually to a thin ring, spotty lacing. (4/5) Aroma: stone fruit, field berries, oats, hint of cream. (8/10) Taste: moderate-high tart, moderate sweet, moderate-low bitter. (8/10) Palate: medium slightly creamy body, moderate carbonation, short tart finish. (4/5)
This is an interesting variation, and at least as good as any of the other plum variants I’ve tried. Boysenberries are one of my absolute favourite fruits, so I was probably predisposed to like this, but the blend of plum and boysenberry is doing interesting things to the base beer. I’m getting an almost lactic creamy note in addition to faint cereal grains on the front end, and through the finish it reminds me of nothing so much as damson pie. Definitely a good one. (16/20)
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