Review: Bellwoods Jelly King Dry Hopped Sour Ale

I picked this up at the Quality Beer Store in Winnipeg, easily the best beer store in all of Manitoba - Bellwoods Brewing's Jelly King Dry-Hopped Sour Ale. I've sampled this beer only once before, immediately right before COVID shutdowns last year. 5.6% ABV

From the label: Jelly King combines bright and juicy hop aromatics with a refreshing tart base, and is bursting with notes of fuzzy peach, tangerine, and grapefruit. Bottled 04 Jan 2021

Appearance: Slightly cloudy with a golden straw body, light amount of carbonation in the body and a moderate thickness of snow white head on top that diminishes rather quickly to leave behind barely a hint of head on top.

Aroma: Sour but surprisingly not overly cringingly sour. It has a deep lemon aroma, a bit of a leafy hop presence, Dove soap and a bit of a sweet faux/sour fruitiness that is described pretty well by the label - fuzzy peach. 

Taste: The very first impression I got from this beer was Hmm, not bad. I was expecting it would be more sour this time around than the aroma but it wasn't. It's definitely sour with a hefty lemon presence to it, grapefruit, fuzzy peach candy and a leafy/vegetal hop presence. Moderately dry on the palate, aftertaste is a tad bit of a pear-like and sweet flavour to it. 

Overall Thoughts: Fuzzy peaches, lemon, leafy hops, moderate sweetness. Tad gassy and heavy on the stomach but no surprise as a sour. 

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