Rosso E Marrone - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
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Reviews by scootny:
4.51/5 rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
This is a combined review of two batch one bottles. The first consumed within a month of purchase. The second Four years later as I unwind from a day at work on my birthday. The day is past and I am enjoying a nightcap review.
The uncellared bottle pours a reddish brown withh a tight white head that fades somewhat quickly and leaves no covering. The aged beer show little carbonation, producing a touch of light soap bubbley foam for a brief moment. The fluid itself is the same, being quite cloudy with a bit of a glow as I look at it.
Smell is oaken and tart with a complex blend of vanilla, caramel, sour cherries, and grapes. Some malt sow with a bit of toasted breakfast muffins. The fresh bottle has a more upfront fruitiness that mellows with aged. It has a bit of olfactory pucker. The mature version is mellower with more wood, horse blanket and a whiff of alcohol that is not noticeable when new.
Taste is great any way you slice it. Vinous dry and tart, with all the nose players showing. Fresh, the sourness is tongue numbing with lots of fruit based tartness and a sourness that channels wine that must come from the grapes and oak barrels. The swallow and finish bring that oak forward and leaves a mouth puckering dryness that features a shot of tannins and sourness. The older version is less dynamic but no less impressive. The front leads with oak and and and cherries flowing onto a mellow grapeish fruit. The tannins are bigger here in the body and bloom into a wonderful sourness. The swallow allow the malt to peek out a touch and then quickly revert to vinous sourness.
Feel is medium bodied with mild carbonation when young and a just enough of a tingle to let you know it's beer when old. Crisp overall feel enhances drinkability.
Just a great beer. Refreshing and crisp. With a restorative dry quality that is wonderful I had it with pizza new and it was great, a spicy cheddar aged an it is superb. A beer for all seasons and reasons.
Serving type: bottle
02-02-2013 06:23:45 | More by scootny
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3.69/5 rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Bottle pour at the post-FWIBF bottle share held at the Adelaide Inn in Paso Robles, CA.
Thanks to mrbubbler for sharing this one.
Pours a murky orange-brown with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is sour with malt, grain, fruit, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with sour malt, fruit, and wood flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty but slightly one dimension in its sourness.
Serving type: bottle
06-05-2014 18:04:29 | More by UCLABrewN84
Rosso E Marrone from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 489 ratings.