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Bellwoods Motley Cru 2014

Bellwoods Motley Cru 2014
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Brewed by Bellwoods Brewery
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Toronto, Canada
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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.89/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
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Initially a collection of IPA barrels aged with Brett Lambicus for 14 months, the 2014 Motley Cru was later dry hopped with mosaic and citra and bottle conditioned for a further two months. A juicy, oaky brett beer with notes of lycee and peach. Released April 6, 2014.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (5643) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 16, 2014
bottle shared with rudolf. a lot going on with this one. golden orange pour, medium bodied. lots of tropical fruit, coconut, peach, mango, tangerine, bretty funk, touch of vanilla. quite complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (2993) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle - Mandarin, mango, tropical fruit and Brett. Clearish gold with a rich white head. Juicy mango and mandarin. Next to no bitterness and light yeast notes. Well balanced and nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerenberger (1373) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Thanks to Sammy for the enlightenment- Apricots/peaches/tropical fruit dominate from the first sniff wafting from a hazy, glowing peach hued pour. A thin, non-lasting white head quickly forms a white ring and provides modest lacing. The palate is similar to the nose - tropical fruit, peaches, a bit of Brett, and rather dry satisfying finish. A delightfully deligate sourness is present but not one that particularly puckers. Medium-light body and moderate carbonation. Overall, an enjoyable and well crafted sour/wild ale that stimulates while satisfying one’s thirst

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (5247) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Bottle at Paul’s May 2014 tasting. Pours an orange body with white lacing. Aroma is bretty peach character up front followed by some bright citrus/tropic fruit notes. Mouthfeel is medium with bright carbonation and notes of dank, funky hops, pineapple, melon, peach and brett.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (7638) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 30, 2014
2014-05-19. Lightly hazy dark orange body with a modest beige head. 3+ Aroma is quite nice, with tons of oak up front that eventually blows off after a bit releasing some lovely orange citrus and funk, lemon notes as it warms. Flavour is surprisingly citrusy, sweet orange up front, moderate oak and funk throughout. Smooth average plus bodied palate, soft moderate carbonation. surprisingly nice. I’d prefer less oak and more funky citrus for my own tastes but it is pretty nice as is. Bottle from the brewery, Toronto

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marheb (1963) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 28, 2014
La pêche, l’abricot, la mangue et les houblons citriques et tropicaux s’ebattent dans le brett lambicus fermier, cuiré et fruité. Buvabilité animale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (3128) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Bottle. Pours orange with white ring of head and dct amount of lace. Smell is citra pineapple, pine, brett, and peach. Flavor is most of the same with the additional presence of mosaic hop coming through...dank blueberry pine on top of the brett. Well carbonated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (7956) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Bottle at Paul’s. Pours orange amber with off white head. nose/taste of hoppy citrus, funk, oak, pine, grass and toast. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnsense (756) - - MAY 24, 2014
Oange pour. Immense lychee catty aroma. Sweet fruit up front, lychee, peach, overripe nectarine, oak aging and funk ore noticeable as it warms. No booze detected.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dresden (808) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAY 23, 2014
Deep golden with foamy white head. Nice fruity hop aroma, preach and tropical fruits. Brett aroma as well. Funk and citrusy good dominate. Nice and incredibly easy drinking.

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