Home >

Bellwoods Motley Cru 2014

Formerly brewed at Bellwoods Brewery
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Toronto, Canada
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


on tap


Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2014
[6326-20140519] Bottle. Citrus grapes aroma. Hazy, orange amber body with a quick foamy off-white head. Bitter orange malt grass flavour has a mild funky yeast throughout. Medium-full body. Good. (8/3/8/4/15) 3.8
(w/ jercraigs, pfriesen)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
pushkinwow (2627) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 8, 2014
500ml bottle. Clear amber with beige head. Hmmm... Not sure this does it for me... Sort of fruit sour funk vomit with a stale resin and prune hop aroma. Moderate carbonation, smooth, slightly bitter, lightly sour, huge fruit. Interesting but not for me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
czar (7879) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
bottle shared by tom10101, thanks bro! pours hazy but bright medium dark golden with a reviving off-whtie head leaving nice lacing. fully bretty - leathery and fruity, sweet orange peel, spicy peaches, juicy tropical notes, soft resin and wood astringency. average carbonation, light to medium body - oily, never boozy (!), astringent and grassy-spicy-drying bretty finish. fun and tasty juicy bretty stuff! very good! much enjoyed!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (5387) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle (500 ml). From Sammy, thanks! Clear bright amber with a small white head and little lacing. Aroma is quite hoppy with a nice brettanomyces presence, caramel, light sweetness, nice fruitiness, perfume hops and boozy notes. Taste is moderately sweet with brettanomyces, light caramel, alcohol presence, fruity notes and some juiciness. Medium to full body. Moderate carbonation. Oily and liquorous mouthfeel. Warming finish. Pretty good beer. Tasty, fruity and "drinkable" for the abv.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Luk_ (242) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle. Aroma is orange peel and lots of brett, also some hoppy grassiness. Taste is slightly tart along with hoppy bitterness and huge orange marmelade. There is a woody feeling from the brett-hop mix. Good idea on paper, but the beer felt rush with too much intensity and didn’t taste very good. Still decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GregClow (3215) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2014
Bottle from the brewery. Dark golden-copper body with a good sized white head. Layered and nuanced aroma with notes of peach and apricot, mild funkiness, subtle oak, mellow vanilla. Similar character and complexity in the flavour - lots of fruit (peach, apricot, tangerine, lychee), oak and funk, peppery yeast, and a nicely dry and tart finish with a medicinal tinge. Hops have been blunted somewhat when compared to the sample I had from a fresher bottle a couple of months ago, but they still contribute some good citrus and pineapple notes. Really nicely done!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mathieuc (3377) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 3, 2014
Pours a clear dark golden with a medium white head that leaves really good lacing. Nose is quite impressive with ultra ripe peaches and mangoes. Some light peppery alcohol also. Really perfumy. Taste is somewhat sweeter than expected, carries some nice tropical fruits again and is moderately bitter. There is a tangerine or orange flavor that is really fun in there, too. Alcohol is felt throughout but is never really cumbersome. Still pretty intense, though. Body is medium, carbonation too I guess but it might be the alcohol that stings. Overall an interesting brew, aroma and flavors are just perfect but it isn’t sessionable at all so I suggest that you split this bottle with a few friends.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (9593) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 23, 2014
Bottle, sent to me by jercraigs (thanks Jeremy!), and shared at RBAG 2014. Hazy orange, bright tropical fruits, mango and citrus, with underlying barnyard funk. Finishes more tart/sour than bitter. Fantastic!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (7020) - 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 (12903) - 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.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50