Rosso E Marrone | Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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Rosso E MarroneRosso E Marrone

Brewed by:
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
New York, United States

Style: Flanders Oud Bruin

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Red wine grapes mixed with sour brown ale to create this truly unique sensory experience. Aged in oak barrels with Brettanomyces to help marry the flavors and impart a distinct sour character found nowhere else. Rich, vinous, tart and tangy are the flavors of this classic American Sour Ale.

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Photo of Jmamay22
4.39/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a tawny brown with ruby highlights at the edges of he glass. Khaki head holds up reasonably well to crest a thin mousse like layer. The aroma is very fruity and with heavier influence from oak. The cherry scent plays nicely with the vanilla and spiced oak tones.

The flavor is very fruity with the grapes coming through well. Still has a nice cherry pie background throughout. Mild tannins create structure and body. Finishes with a tart acidic bite and mild alcohol warmth. Very good.

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Photo of LeRose
4.39/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer courtesy of @cavedave.

The pour looks more like a cognac than a beer - very smooth, no real head, just a ring of minute bubbles that fade quickly. Looks virtually still, but a stream of bubbles flows from the bottom of the glass eventually. To me, this beer looks like maple syrup that is amazingly clear with a touch of red thrown in for interest. Beautiful to behold.

The smell takes a while to evolve. Initially it's just a little sour fruity thing, but it opens up. The red wine grape influence is evident - more so from a distance than from a heavy sniff from the glass. Fruity esters in general, and I get a faint note of bubble gum and banana. A little oak contribution from the barrel, and a promise of a vinegary sourness. There's a spice note I can't quite pin down that I will say nutmeg but could be cinnamon. A little malt sweetness and a delightful level of barnyard funk earthiness.

The taste is a riot of flavors, but none competing and none dominating. The opening is soft. A mild spiciness, a little sweetness, and a tingle from the carbonation. The assertiveness grows yet nothing becomes overwhelming. Tart fruitiness with just a touch of vinegar, and a little more fruit sweetness - cherries and grapes - pickled cherries make any sense? Red wine and oakiness. Tannins and earthiness add a layer of depth. There is a just a little hay-like character. As it warms, a bit of caramel comes in and there is a more floral note over the top. Slight peppery spice on the finish and the taste lingers gloriously and unwraps itself. There is a lot going on, yet it isnt super-intense. The sour level is fairly mild. Medium bodied, the flavor lingers nicely, and as it backs down I swear I do get a little Belgian-style bubblegum/banana note and more bright, fruity esters.

More or less medium on the mouth feel and a nice sensation of "reversal" as the aftertaste fades. Minimally carbonated, nearly still. Very wine or brandy-like experience, but not as "thick".

Overall - this is a well-conceived and well-executed beer that I would enjoy drinking repeatedly. It is full of flavor, yet it isn't delivered in excess - just a nice blend of flavor components that don't compete. It's a beer you can sit and dissect for a while, yet just as well drink it and just savor the experience. It blossoms as it warms yet doesn't completely change character. Well done, and absolutely recommended.

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Photo of kalosjakar
4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Deep burgundy red/brown. No head at all, on draft.

Aroma: grapes, some red wine vinegar.

Taste: tastes like a carbonated red wine. Grapes and or grape must.

Feel: light, clean, dry, great.

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Photo of smakawhat
4.3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass. Batch No. 2016.

Deep burnt red body color, with an almost gem shiny like appearance and a deep tawny like port showcase. Head is faint tan, slightly making some snappy noise off the pour, and manages a finger before quickly settling down to a nice collar and island volcano of suds in the center top. Excellent looking brew.

Beautiful nose. Really nice aromas of dark malt sweetness, soft cherry like fruit with very complex fruit tones all over that stick to darker berried. A nutmeg and soft cinnamon sweetness comes in as well, with out any of the drying heat, nearly cake like in its quality. Fantastic stuff here just a great bouquet.

Palate takes its softness and doesn't hold back. First sip is a bit of light peppery tingling carbonation which is very fun. Then the mid palate hits like a wallop. Sharp farmhouse funk and hay mixing in with a good amount of berried fruity flavor. Excellent contrast of malt sweetness that gets into tart caramel, rich body, but also some vinous tartness mouthfeel and flavors. Big pepper and almost clove like spices, which run a bit hot on the swallow but also bring diverse fruit complexity. Nearly dough like flavors as well which is quite impressive hinting towards a spice cake too.

A very fascinating brew, but it seems the brett has made it run quite a bit hot and packs a bit of punch. Takes away a bit from the base style but has ended up with a great creation regardless.

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Photo of OrangeMen
4.45/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2016 vintage
~ 1 month from bottling, no bottle date but was just released

Appearance- Pours a reddish brown, mahogany color, murky and hazy. Half finger thick, soapy off-white colored head. Some spotty head lacing on glass and thin layer of alcohol legs.

Aroma- Tart fruits, cherries, berries, grapeskins, raisins. Soft oak, floral spice, red wine grape, vinous. Rich maltiness, sour acidity, red wine vinegar. Wet hay, earthy funky tang.

Taste- Malty, tangy, red wine vinegar, slight acidity. Tart fruits, sweet cherries, lemon, red wine grapes. Oak, floral, slight spice, vinous, funky tang, earthy wet hay.

Feel- Medium bodied, moderate level of tart acidity that hits up front and fades off. Crisp and fluffy carbonation, very smooth.

Overall- Real unique combination of tangy and tart flavors. Lots of vinegar qualities up front followed by a host of fruit flavors including the red wine grapes. Oaky, vinous notes and brettanomyces yeast adds a whole lot of complexity, even more tang and funk comes through on the finish.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.65/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

BOTTLE: Green glass. Batch No. 2015. Hood cap n cage over a cork. Dull label. 12.7 fl oz.

"American sour ale."

HEAD: 1 finger wide of pale khaki colour. ~5 minute retention. No lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head ecedes.

BODY: Murky amber-brown. Some yeast particulate is visible within.

Appears aptly carbonated.

AROMA: Cherry skin, acetic acid, red grapeskin, faint lychee, backgrounded oak barrel/dampened vinegary oak wood, the beginnings of pleasant oxidation as indicated by a faint cardboardy tone, bacterial twang and intangible wild characteristics, mild (~2/10 in terms of intensity) sourness. Aromatic intensity is average.

TASTE & TEXTURE: Supple grape skin marries well with the pungent acidity showcased in this balanced build, Harmonious notes of mild sourness (maybe a 2/10 in terms of intensity), bacterial twang, and red grape mix in this delightful melange of flavour (if you'll pardon the pretension implicit in that phrasing). Depth of flavour is superb; flavour duration is apt. Flaovur intensity is mild.

Medium-bodied, smooth, wet, acetic, acidic, twangy, delicious.

The oak tones are a bit more muted than would be ideal, but the oak barrel overall does lend a natural cohesion of flavour to the build.

They really killed it with the mouthfeel.

OVERALL: Captain Lawrence surprises with this treat of a brew - a classic red wine barrel aged American sour ale with plenty of balance. Not just a lactobacillus bomb (like so many others in the contemporary sour ale arena), Rosso E Marrone is a brew that will impress even the most discerning of drinkers. I can't wait to have another.

B (3.65) / GOOD

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Photo of gcamparone
4.46/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2015 batch. Poured from a 375ml bottle into a snifter.

Pours a hazy dark Amber / maroon body with very little head, no retention and no lacing.

Aromas are lovely.. Tons of Brett, oak, musty basement, earthy.

On the tongue is a wonderful medley of lightly tart grapes, lots of Brett (much more than some other reviews would suggest), and a perfect amount of oak. Finish is vinous and drying, leaving a touch of lactic sourness on the tongue. Mouthfeel is medium body with low carbonation.

Excellent balance here, very easy drinker. Quite complex. Really nicely done.

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Photo of Fux
4.41/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Review from batch 4.
A: Hazy dark amber ale with copper glints and a 1 inch off-white fuzzy head which quickly fades to nothing.
S: Smell is oaky, woody with a lactic sourness and a fruity scent, of grapes, cherry skins and tannins. Some leather and liquorice lingee. Very good balance from the nose. The lactiness is not cloying at all which can sometimes be the case in American Wild Ales.
T: Taste mainly follows the nose, with a rather tart, but not to agressive sourness upfront. Oak is dominating the palate, with wine notes and vanilla. Caramel malt, ripe fruits and grape skin come afterwards. The finish is dry and aftertaste is focused on wood and vanilla though not really longlasting.
M: Medium body, smooth, almost creamy palate with a good carbonation. Highly drinkable thanks to the dryness on the finish.
O: Very good dark American sour, without the defaults from the style, balanced and thirst-quenching, not much complex but deep enough to enhance the barrel qualities. Lovely.

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.16/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375mL bottle poured into a Belgian tulip.

Pours auburn and brown like some sort of wine I can't quite place. Frothy oatmeal-colored head. Lace and film remain as the head recedes. 5

Smell is tart, slight hints of vinegar, cherries, malt, oak and red wine. There's a good dose of maltiness that dances with the more vinous and tart notes. I'd love it a bit more without the vinegary hints. 4

Initial sip hints at some vinegar, but thankfully it recedes. A flavor develops that much like the nose is tart cherry, red wine, faint sweetness that I want to associate with brown sugar. Light vanilla creeps in with oak and accentuates the tart cherry flavor. Pretty damn nice. 4.25

So that vinegar is there enough to show from time to time and along with a mouth-puckering sour show when the vinous, tartness aren't shining. There's light sweetness and a good dry finish. From time to time, floral yeastiness rears it's head too. 4

I've wanted to try this for a while and I'm glad I did. It's nice. I like the vinous quality, cherry and hints of brown sugar.

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Photo of dd43
4.03/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I think I should have let this age a little longer to let the Brett continue to work on the residuals in this beer. That said it was a deliciously tart and fruit forward beer. Nice barrel aged ale quality to work alongside the apple cider-like sour notes. There was a mouth drying sensation I'd attribute to tannins as well, which was really appealing and made for a highly drinkable beverage. I got a touch of earthiness in the aroma and flavor, but it was really underdeveloped from what I was expecting given the advertisement of brettanomyces on the label. Perhaps after a year or two of aging, some of the sharpest edges on the acidic front end would be dulled, and the funky yeast esters would have had more time to manifest.

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Photo of CHickman
4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Batch No. 2015: Pours brown/red color with a 2 finger foamy beige head that fizzed and dissipated very quickly , dropping to a whirlpool and leaving minimum lacing. I recall other beers of this style looking the same way.

Smells of tart and sour fruit like red grapes, green apple, pear, white grapes and other dark fruit, followed by funk, brown sugar, barnyard animal odors, sweet malt, grains and caramel. Some faint oaky notes, but this is all fruit and mostly sour smelling.

Tastes much more complex with the brett and yeast bringing out more funk and what seems like floral hops adding some bitterness to mix with the tart and sour fruit like the nose which includes red grapes, green apple, pear, white grapes, plum and other dark fruit like raisins. Each sip bring out more fruit and some let the brown sugar and candied sugar lead, which seem to bring trailing spices like cinnamon and coriander. The fruit is so mixed and blended that it's like a fruit juice wine with nice earthy oaky notes that totally hide the alcohol, making this very easy to drink..

Mouthfeel is very creamy on the tongue and feels thin and on the watery side, with nice funk, subtle bitterness, and then tart funky waves that keep it changing and evolving thanks to the brett and barrel aging influence. It's fun to drink because each sip is very different.

Overall it was a very good beer and quite dynamic, but it was very expensive for a 12 oz bottle. I'd definitely have it again, but it's a bit steep for the size of it.

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Photo of Jonada
4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml bottle poured into a 10oz taster glass

Appearance: Pours a dark reddish brown, almost a dark copper color with a small tan head that dissipates almost instantly. Body is mostly clear, but with a moderate amount of sediment.

Smell: Oak, tannins, mild funk, red grape, vinegar, cherries and a slight dark bready malt character.

Taste: Similar to the aroma, with again a good amount of oakiness. Sourness is medium (though lower than the aroma would lead you to believe), with notes of black cherry, dark fruit, brown bread, tannins, grape, funk, and vanilla.

Mouthfeel: Light medium bodied with a soft mouthfeel and gentle carbonation on the lower side of medium. Finishes on the dryer side but with a hint of sweetness.

Overall: Good sour brown ale. Grapes and barrel aging add some nice complexity. Not knock your socks off amazing, but still very good. Would get it again.

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Photo of KTCamm
4.07/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

11/21...pours cloudy, sediment rich, reddish brown, dark and murky. No foam. Oaky, wine grape nose. Rich . Very clean open, light sour throughout. Oaky woodsy earthy. Fringes of char but subtle. The barrel gives it a bitter. Tasty.

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Photo of meson13
4.41/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L- very murky redish brown. intriguing and foreboding at the same time. there's something sinister to it, like a magically captivating death potion. the head fizzled away so quick i dont remember what it looked like, tho i believe it was a shade darker than off white.

S- tart, tannic, woody, red wine, green apples. melow but deep. very round.

T- cherrys, vanilla, vinegar. the grapes come through. I get some graham cracker and maybe even a hint of chocolate. sourness is mellow but never lacking. it plays nice with the rest of the beer. Oaky vanilla, tartness and cherrys linger long after each sip.

F- medium and slick. bit prickly at times

O- wonderfully complex yet extremely drinkable. no sign of that 10%. true craftsmanship here. absolutely delicious

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Photo of thepenguin
4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed 3/14/12
Bottle aged 3.5 years

L: Very interesting color: a brown ruby. Very little head, though from appearance this beer seems very effervescent. Has an attractive haziness to it.

S: Tart, sharp yet pleasant. Reminiscent of of grapes and tart cherries, with a subtle sweetness behind the sourness and some licorice.

T: Those salivary glands took a hard hit during the first sip; this beer is that tart! It’s got a sour fruitiness about it. Cherry and lemon juice like sourness, but the red grapes are also somewhat perceptible. Finish is fairly dry and, again, tart. Very little hop bitterness. Also a subtle spice characteristic.

F: Seems to be just under medium in mouthfeel, surprisingly light. Medium carbonation. Some slight warmth from the alcohol but not nearly as much as you’d expect from a 10% abv beer; the age on this bottle may have smoothed it out considerably.

Overall: This was a very pleasant beer. Incredible drinkable despite the high ABV. Tart, vinous, and dry, this brew did not have the cloying sweetness that I find off-putting on many other oude bruins. It wasn’t as complex as I would have liked, but had that refreshing lactic sourness that you look for in Flanders sours.

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Photo of rudzud
4.26/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Received in a trade. This is Batch #4

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a hazy rusty brown hue with a thin wispy tan head that fades quickly to leave even less wisps and a thin halo.

S - Aromas of oak, vinegar, sweet tarts, tannins, little bit of funk and cherries.

T - Taste is oak, tannins, vanilla, cherries, little funk, nice vinegar. Smooth, alcohol hidden VERY well, nicely vinous. Really tasty.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely tart, a little flemmy, alcohol hidden very well. Could be more carbonated though.

O - Overall this was a delicious beer, the solid taste more than makes up for the lackluster appearance and average nose.

Serving type: Bottle

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Photo of brentk56
4.2/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Arrives rusty and brown with a very modest head; not much lacing

Smell: Tart cherry, barnyard funk and oak

Taste: Tart cherry flavors, up front, with the funk developing; lactic sourness throughout, with a dry and woody finish; a touch of anise builds in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium body with low to moderate carbonation

Overall: A nice take on the style; well-balanced and particularly enjoyed the anise in the finish

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Photo of zeledonia
3.51/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Batch 3. Tasted 3 August 2014.

Pours clean from the top of the bottle, muddy at the bottom from the yeast. Color is medium amber-brown. No head at all, not surprising for a sour.

Smell is a robust, barely fruity, tart acidic sour. Kind of woody and acidic. Not lemony or citric, more hollow.

Taste is a combination of sour and bitter that I don't really like. Starts out a little fruity, with some sweet to balance the sour. But then it turned to a dirty, muddy, slightly bitter, slightly tannic chalky biting sour. Dryish red wine tannins that don't work well for mNot a whole lot of variety to the flavor.

Feel is really nice. Medium-light; feels heavy but fluffs up with fizzy carbonation.

An okay sour. Biggest problem I have is that it doesn't have that much variety of flavor. It's straight-up sour, but a sort of dirty sour, with a bite to it that I don't like. Not my favorite, and not something I'd seek out again.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.64/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle purchased and drank at Pizza Plant in Williamsville, NY.

Batch #4, 2013 bottling.

I can't believe this guy is 10% ABV. Amazing how no alcohol presence is felt at all- until the end, when you can feel it creeping up on you.

Pours a murky, hazy brown, with no head or lacing.

Smells like grapes, cherries, other dark fruits, vinegar, lactic acid, and oak.

The taste is similar, and awesome. Very complex. It is quite sour, but not palate shredding, which is nice. It doesn't overpower the other flavors present- which are oak, vanilla, grapes, cherries. I don't know if this was aged in red or white wine barrels, but I get notes of both red and white wine. I'm not having trouble picking up any aspects of the underlying "bruin"- the brown ale- it's there, and providing some nice caramel and toffee notes.

Medium bodied, with a lower amount of carbonation, and a tangy mouthfeel. Really, really drinkable, but you definitely want to take it slow to savor everything.

One of the best sours I've ever had, it's really well balanced, and really complex.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.68/5  rDev -13%
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.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
4.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A-Guessing it was from a bottle; sampled at EBF. Rosso E Marrone pours a reddish brown, which I'm guessing is why the beer earned its name.

S-Tart cherries and a kind of Pinot Noir winey fruitiness. Funky and oaky as well. Also seems to have a brown maltiness.

T-A big, bold Flanders with lots of sweet and sour cherries.again, it reminds me of an old Pinot Noir or maybe even a Barrolo. Oakiness and genuine wine-grape flavors. Finishes with a sweet maltiness that is also infected with a lingering funk.

M-Alcohol is irrelevant. Soft carbonation and an agreeable body. Tannic.

O/D-I enjoyed Rosso E Marrone. It is sure to please any lovers of Wild Ales. I don't I will get to try this again but would absolutely love to sit down and nurse a whole bottle to see how it changes with some warmth.

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Photo of NuclearRich
3.5/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Batch 2, bottle won at a benefit raffle at mikro in hamden.

A. Murky amber brown. Slight head forms then fades.

S. Tart cherries, red wine, vinegar.

T. More vinegar than pleasant tart, but not terrible. Just disappointing. Sweet malts over tart cherries, a tad funky.

M. Tart, astringent, light.

O. Sadly not what I wanted it to be. A good lambic impression but just a little off

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Photo of cbutova
4.64/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Batch 3. Huge thanks out to Emma for sharing an all-time want. Full review done over the weekend.

A- Split into four glasses with a murky, red-brown body. Frothy and foamy off-white head forms to a half finger or so with pretty good retention. A large ring and cloud remains atop the beer. Lacing is pretty hard to come by.

S- Fruity lambic feel in an insanely strong aroma. The Flanders Brown Ale feel is quite nice with some acetic and dried fruit feel. Grapes, super funky Brett, barnyard and a ton of lactic lemony tartness.

T- Complexity is massive in the flavor and this beer really encompasses a large umbrella of things. Most obvious is the intense sourness, just a battering of cheek puckering lactic lemony sour. Brett funk melds in with barnyard, sour cherry and a tiny bit of band aid. Vinous oak, sour grapes, fruit pits, figs, green apples, strawberry and Balsamic vinegar all come to mind.

MF- Light end and superbly dried out body. Carbonation at a high level and the texture is somewhat fizzy and silky like a Lambic. Sourness coats the taste buds and lingers, almost burns.

Superb blend of Flanders vinegar, fruit Lambic and Brett funky feels. One of the most sour brews I can think of in recent memory. Feels like a great mix of a Lambic and a Flanders Bruin.

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Photo of Seanniek91
4.79/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Served from a 12.7oz bottle into a Crooked Stave tulip. Batch 4. Cellar temp.

Appearance- Very dark tawny color with quick bubbly white head that didn't last long.

Smell- Cherries, raspberries, red grapes, sweet malts, red wine vinegar, vanilla, oak. Absolutely beautiful beer.

Taste- Very layered. Dark stone fruits, tart winey grapes, limes, tobacco, vanilla, oak, raspberries. Sour, but not aggressively so. Phenomenal.

Mouthfeel- Light bodied, medium-full carbonation, medium-full tartness, smooth finish, crisp, clean, refreshing.

Overall- Honestly, I didn't know what to expect from this beer. I figured it'd be good, but it's great. I'd be hard-pressed to find a better Oud Bruin (not even just an american one). Truly phenomenal. I want more.

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Photo of jbaker67
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazy ruby, small off-white head and decent lacing. Very beautiful in the glass. Aroma is tart lemon, oaky, cherry, vinous, funk, basement. Flavor is initially sweet and fruity with light tartness and a bit of oaky astringency. Dries out on the finish leaving oaky and vinous notes behind. Medium body, very low carbonation.

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Rosso E Marrone from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
4.23 out of 5 based on 649 ratings.
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