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Rosso E Marrone - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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502 Ratings
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Ratings: 502
Reviews: 180
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 11.27%
Wants: 583
Gots: 155 | FT: 20
Brewed by:
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Flanders Oud Bruin |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 01-28-2009)
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

t0rin0, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.69/5  rDev -13.4%

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.

UCLABrewN84, Jun 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

djrn2, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of Thorpe429
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Picked up this bottle of Batch 2 at the release on 03.27.2010.

A: Pours a somewhat-hazed ruby with a tight white head and a tiny bit of lacing.

S: Sour notes come out alongside earth, oak, yeast, a bit of anise, and a bit of red wine.

T: Very similar with some cherries coming in as well. Good grape flavor, and a bit of the anise shining through. Quite tasty, but not as complex as I was hoping it would be.

M: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of dryness. Good sourness and carbonation.

D: Enough complexity to keep me finding new things, but nothing really tying everything together. A very good beer that I'm glad I got, but not the best that I've had.

Thorpe429, Apr 03, 2010
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

zestar, Jul 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

nmann08, Apr 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

acurtis, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of metter98
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%

A: The beer is clear dark red in color and poured with a small beige head that quickly faded away.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of sourness in the nose.
T: The taste is sour and has some complexities with flavors of grapes and notes of wood.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and smooth on the palate with a low amount of carbonation. There are some hints of warming from the alcohol in the finish.
O: The beer isn’t that difficult to drink because the sour flavors are not that strong and the alcohol is well masked from the taste.

metter98, May 23, 2011
Photo of Phyl21ca
2.75/5  rDev -35.4%

Bottle: Poured a murky brown/red color ale with a small foamy head with minimal retention. Aroma of weird funk is quite powerful with some sour and oak notes also noticeable. Taste is also overpowered by the weird funk notes which didn't agree with me (I usually did the barnyard notes but those were too much) and a sour lightly acidic finish. Body was quite full with medium carbonation. I had a hard time getting into this one - probably one of the worst from a usually excellent brewer.

Phyl21ca, Sep 30, 2010
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4.47/5  rDev +4.9%

A huge, huge thanks goes out for getting this one in my hands. This was another big want of mine for a while. All of these new American sours coming out are really getting quite hard to keep up with. Never the less, I feel I am doing a fairly good job at tracking most of them down. This one I waited until lasted night to finally open, and what a hard time opening it! Served chilled into a snifter, this one was consumed on 07/09/2009.
 
The pour was rather, well interesting to say the least. It started out with a light brown pour, kind of hazy and cloudy with a tight little head of white that came up and over the top to a height of around an inch before settling down to leave the top of it bare with nothing along the sides to show for it. Aroma of sour cherries, nice tannic notes, a light hint of grapes and a bunch of funky barrel creatures coming up through the air. I was intrigued now, but I let it continue to warm, inching closer to that optimum temperature. This brought out hints of caramel and a touch of toffee or butterscotch, very complex. As I take the first sip, the sour takes over immediately, shredding any taste buds I had left and leaving them in the dust. Again letting it come up and breath lets loose the complexity that lie within. The cherries start to show along with red wine characteristics. Definite sweet undertones pinned against it now as well. Quite nicely done I have to say. I am intrigued now as well as really quite impressed. So I  go forward, and the smooth body, not as highly carbonated as one would get from the style at times, rather mellow, light and coating as it goes down. Still though, crisp and amazing complex. Very drinkable I had no issue at all with this bottle as the night wore on.
 
Overall a very well done example of the style here. Different, a little sweeter then I would normally expect, but amazingly complex. Very happy to get to try this one.

mikesgroove, Jul 10, 2009
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Texasfan549, Apr 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

kjkinsey, Dec 01, 2012
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2.7/5  rDev -36.6%

Thanks to Steve for sending me this one. A bottle from Batch 2.

A: The pour is a dark amber color that's perhaps a bit more on the brown side. The head is off-white in color.

S: The nose starts off with sweet malts, cherries, and red grapes. Red wine vinegar becomes very apparent quite quickly and is followed up by an unfortunate amount of butter.

T: Very heavy on the vinegar which provides a big sourness right off the bat. Unfortunately, lots of metallic and buttery flavors that just ruin this beer.

M: The body is medium and the carbonation is light to medium. Grape? skins provide a bit of a chewiness...

D: I remember having a bottle of the first batch and thinking it was pretty good. However, this one didn't quite live up to that experience.

womencantsail, Nov 30, 2010
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

ygtbsm94, Dec 30, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

GRG1313, Nov 26, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

spycow, Dec 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Knapp85, Mar 23, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -47.2%

westcoastbeerlvr, Nov 15, 2011
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4.15/5  rDev -2.6%

Served in a Lancaster shaker pint glass.

Big thanks to VDubb86 for sharing this bottle!

Batch #3. I've been looking forward to trying this brew for some time now. It pours a cloudy amber-auburn topped by a half-finger of dirty white foam. The nose comprises tart raspberry, ruby red grapefruit, mandarin orange, very light caramel, light brown sugar, red grapes, blueberry, currant, cinnamon, nutmeg, and light white vinegar. The taste holds notes of sour raspberry, green apple, pomegranate, very light brown sugar-cinnamon, plum, and vinegar. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry, sticky finish. Overall, a very nice brew, something very complex and interesting to drink.

TMoney2591, Jun 19, 2011
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3.98/5  rDev -6.6%

Bunzfest2012: Make it so... Thanks Dan for sharing!
Quick review from written notes, served in a mini-tulip glass.
Not sure of the batch, 375mL bottle.

Reddish orange body, thin skim of offwhite foam across the surface. Clarity is fairly murky, it may have been one of the last pours from the bottle, wasn't keeping track.

Acetic, vinous aroma. Red wine grapes, reminiscent of La Folie.

Dry and cidery, grapes and acetic acid. Medium bodied, not all that funk forward or complex, but it's good. Would take La Folie or similar Flanders over this though, not really worth the extra effort to seek out.

emerge077, May 22, 2012
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3/5  rDev -29.6%

Thanks for the bottle, Dyan.

Appearance: Murky, muddy reddish-brown. Pours with a tiny off-white head that disappears pretty quickly; carbonation levels are fairly low.

Smell: Damp, musty basement, tart tannic red wine, some spices, a bit of soap and cardboard. A very muddled beer.

Taste & mouthfeel: Sour and tannic, a bit like grapeskin. Metallic mid-palate with some odd earthy funk. Heavyish body with low carbonation. The finish is somewhat mineral and oxidized, not entirely pleasant. Had this one side-by-side with Cuvee de Castleton, and thought that beer was far superior.

largadeer, Jun 27, 2009
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

JAHMUR, Nov 14, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

SocalKicks, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of MasterSki
4.53/5  rDev +6.3%

Big thanks to Dave for busting this out unexpectedly. Served in a Hopleaf tulip glass.

A - This was kind of odd - Dave poured the first half and I poured the second. His glass is a lovely dark red-brown color with a finger of off-white foam. My glass has quick-dissolving foam and was a sort of homely brown color. I'm going to give this brew the benefit of the doubt here and go with Dave's glass.

S - Tons of brett in this one - reminds me a little of Consecration too. There's the obvious sour cherry flavor, but I get a lot of sweet red wine and grape notes as well. I like it better than La Folie and Red Poppy, both of which I had yesterday - there's a better balance of funk, tart, sour, and sweet flavors.

T - The taste has more sour and tart flavor, and is loaded with sour cherry and unripened grape notes. The tartness pervades into the aftertaste. There isn't a ton of wood in this one, as the fruit flavors seem to leap to the forefront. The funk and horse flavor is more restrained in the flavor to me.

M - Light medium body, with a dry finish and lots of residual cotton mouth sensations. The carbonation is fairly mild - strangely enough I prefer a little more active carbonation in my sour brews.

D - I keep reaching for my glass - there's no reason why I couldn't kill a 375ml bottle of this on my own. The aftertaste is strong but not overwhelming and the carbonation and ABV are both pretty low. I'd love to get my hands on another bottle of this one - maybe batch #2.

MasterSki, Jul 04, 2009
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4.18/5  rDev -1.9%

Batch 3 (I think) shared by Thorpe429, thanks!

Beer is brown and hazy with a thin head, no lacing, moderate to low carbonation.

Beer is woody and acetic with strong lactic notes in the nose. Smells exactly like what I thought it would.

Making an Oud Bruin is a difficult beer. It is hard to pull off in general and this is a great example of one. I really like this beer. It is thin and bright, acetic and tannic. Very nice finish, mildly dry. I'd have it again, looking forward to tasting the other vintages and releases.

drabmuh, Jun 06, 2011
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Rosso E Marrone from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 502 ratings.