Rosso E Marrone | Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

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.

Added by ClockworkOrange on 01-28-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,624
Reviews:
206
Ratings:
668
pDev:
10.14%
 
 
Wants:
579
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174
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Ratings: 668 |  Reviews: 206
Photo of Jhfinn
4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

this is absolute dynamite, one of the best sours i have ever had from captain lawrence, one of their best beers overall in my experience! its a strong sour brown as a base, very woody and mature, with cool nutty and cocoa forward malt elements, and a ton of dried fruitiness to it, cherry and fig and raisin and all of it, and then the wine grapes, which add a very cool fruit layers as well, a late harvest sweetness like an amarone wine or something, dense like a port, but this is crystal clear, its not huge on the body, and it seems refined to an almost impossible degree for what it is. really neat with the grapes and the darker grains coming together. toffee sweetness meets raisin and date gummy elements, along with the grapes, which contribute some tannins with the oak, pretty righteous complexity with the brett too. not overly sour, strong tang throughout and the funk later on, but mellowed by fruit and oak, scary drinkable for how strong it is, it doesnt present itself like that at all. really flavorful and interesting beer, warms up super well, and im sure will cellar with the best of them. i would love to try an old bottle, but it was fun to find this one on tap too. some of their very best beer to date in my experience!

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Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - The beer poured a murky red color with a white head.

Smell - Oak and cherry are very present in the nose.

Taste - Rich sweet cherries are present in the initial. Oak and vanilla are present to a lesser degree. The undertones are of cherry become increasingly acidic which becomes the composition of the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - The carbonation is steady with a thickness to the mouthfeel.

Overall - This is a solid, though not elite versionof the style.

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Photo of BallsDeep
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Patches826
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VoxRationis
4.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Decanted from a 12.7 oz (376 ml) bottle into a snifter glass; 2017 vintage year.
A: Pours a light to medium copper color (maybe with a reddish caste) producing a one half inch, tan head, which resolves rapidly to a persistent rim enhanced readily by swirling, but no appreciable lacing.
S: Tart with black cherry, blackberry, cranberry, and caramel to molasses aromas.
T: Very tart with black cherry, vinous, and lactic acid elements competing for dominance, but all contributing to an experience akin sucking on a lemon. Complex. Hoppy component not so evident.
M: Medium bodied with strong persistence of effervescence on swirl. Saliva producing and mouth puckering.
O: Really an enjoyably complex, drinking experience. An exceptional and unique sour. The Brettanomyces really adds to the Oud Bruin base, as does the vinous component. Will certainly have this again.

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Photo of undomiel
4.69/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I don't even know where to begin, this wine was so original and different from anything I have ever tried. It was a beautiful dark amber color, lovely in the glass. It was sour and vinegar but balanced, it was refreshing, It was lovely and decadent and I highly recommend it. I had just tried my first sour a week before trying this beer and I was convinced that sours were not for me, this beer is not a sour, but it changed my mind. I truly loved it and cannot wait to have it again.

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Photo of Duncian
4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kingjohnh
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lucular
4.11/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VeganUndead
3.83/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hophugger
3.45/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep brick red in color with minimal fizzy, slightly off-white head. Aroma is sweet with a tart nose. Taste is candy like and tart. Jolly ranchers come to mind in the flavor. Overall, a light and refreshing sour. Almost too light but balanced fairly well.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.97/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

At first I didn't realize that this was a flanders oude bruin, but in retrospect, I guess it does kind of make a little sense, even if its not the most traditional oude bruin out there (and that might be for the better). Pours kind of an auburn and reddish brown color, not the most attractive, doesn't really amass a head beyond the 1/6" range. It looks khaki in color. Aroma is more sour than almost any oud bruin out there (don't mind the difference in spelling). There is a little bit of brown malt earthiness and whatnot.

Taste, plenty acidic and sour, upper echelon in those departments for this style of beer. The red grapes provide an extra mustiness and amplify the humid like presence and more for the brett notes to attach to. They aren't as funky as they are thick and gritty. Its like the dark fruit keep pinging away in the mouth feel, grape, cranberry, black cherry, plum like notes. Not anything as harsh as raisin or prune though, and not really bitter, but rather acidic. Almost no acetic acid.

The strength is massive for style, but not nearly as hot as you might think, does a relatively good job covering it up from the senses.

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Photo of mkh012
4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2016 version.

Pours deep, leathery reddish-brown with a ring of off-white lacing.

The nose is sour cherry jam and lemon. Intense. A little bit of a chocolate-covered cherry vibe as it warms and the malt character comes out.

The taste opens with big black cherry. Hints of lime and fresh cut herbs. Mild oak and breadiness in the background. Cranberry on the finish. 5/10 tartness. There's enough of an herbaceous/woody note to balance out the fruit character, but black cherry is the star of the show. 10% alcohol is almost completely hidden. I drank the whole bottle without any palate fatigue.

Overall, right up my alley. A red wine sour with a nice malt character. 8.5+/10

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

Batch #2015, poured from 12.7oz caged & corked bottle into a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a dark reddish brown color, with a very thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a very thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains grapes, esters, Belgian yeast, light caramelized malts and oak aging essence.

T: The taste starts out with a strong burst of sourness from esters and wine grapes. Then some very mild breadiness comes in from Belgian yeast and a thin malt character. There is some oak aging essence and some faint sweetness in the background, but the sourness seems to grow as you drink the beer. The after-taste is slightly sour.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, light carbonation, finish is clean and dry.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, strong kick, good representation of style, this is a very solid sour beer to drink for a long time if you’re in the mood for the style.

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Photo of jaydoc
4.09/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ckeegan04
4.27/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sgregory
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of taospowder
4.48/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of paresis
4.04/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Keith_R
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zoober911
4.06/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of reebtaerG
4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jmamay22
4.39/5  rDev +3.5%
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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Rosso E Marrone from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 668 ratings