Bubbie’s Brew Jelly Doughnut Ale – Parallel 49 Brewing (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

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Bubbie’s Brew Jelly Doughnut Ale – Parallel 49 Brewing, 8.0% ABV, 650ml, (Vancouver, BC, Canada) (*local craft beer*)

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“What. You’re so busy you can’t even visit? You’ve gotten so skinny! Why not fill up on this certified kosher jelly doughnut ale? It’s so good that you’ll want to drink it for more than just eight crazy nights… Even Bubbuie would approve. L’chaim!”

Ingredients: pilsner, munich, flaked wheat, victory, C40, C120 malts, hallertau, middelfreu, raspberry extract, water, yeast.

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  • Style: (Jelly doughnut) Flavoured Ale
  • Taste: Malty too sweet raspberry jammy astringent
  • Where I got it : @Brewery
  • How much: $6 – 650ml., December 2014
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: save your $$$

Visual: Pours brown-red with practically no head, a very thin layer of micro retention, some bubbles here and there, no steady streams.

Nose: sugary raspberry jam, brown caramel malts in the background, it does smell like a jelly donut, or rather those jam center thumbprint cookies. (lvl-6)-pungency

Attack: thicker viscosity, low CO2

Mid-palate: (lvl-8)-heavy sweetness, flat mouthfeel, (MAIN) raspberry jam, bready malt -> *astringent dryness*

Finish: raspberry jam exhale, dry mouth finish.

Summary: Initially starts out with micro bubbles, halfway through it drinks flat. Flavour and body peters out in the mids to finish. Tastes of overly sweet raspberry jam and malt with a flat backbone. Nothing good except the high ABV which hits pretty stealthily.