Last year, Jelly Belly released a beer-flavored jelly beans, and for no other reason than I’m not a big candy person, it’s taken me this long to try them.

While they sound interesting -- created by food scientists, Hefeweizen-inspired ale flavor, sugar rush -- I can’t say the flavor lived up to the buzz (or lack thereof, since these have no alcohol).

A picture is worth a thousand words, so let my reaction be your warning:

This is me after eating some beer-flavored Jelly Belly beans. 

This is me after eating some beer-flavored Jelly Belly beans. 

Opening the can, it smells like stale old beer; Busch, specifically. The candies themselves don’t taste like much, other than sugar, but the lingering aroma of old, crappy beer remained, and it wasn’t a pleasant experience.

These are great for a gag gift, but be a good friend and provide some good beer with it, to wash these down.

Booze News Insider Mae Rock is a craft beer enthusiast, and local brewery groupie.

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