Rosso E Marrone | Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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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
Ratings:
651
Reviews:
198
Avg:
4.23
pDev:
10.4%
 
 
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Photo of jaasen64
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375ml batch #4 bottle poured into HF stemmed glass.

A- Pours a purplish-reddish brown with some translucency around the edges, just a thin white head forms when pouring that recedes fairly fast leaving just a thin circle surrounding the edge of the glass. Decent amount of carbonation with a nice consistency.

S- Grape skins, a little bit of grape must, a hint of cherries, balanced malts, slight barrel presence, faint cobwebs, doesn't appear to have too much brett coming out. Slightly above average aroma strength.

T- Grape skins, slightly tart grape must, brett definitely comes out a little bit more in taste then aroma, finishes with balanced malts, lightly sweet grape juice, and more grape must with a little bit of cobwebby funk. Decently balanced, fairly complex, plenty of flavor.

M- Medium bodied, decent carbonation, pretty drinkable, abv well hidden.

O- This wasn't the best Oud Bruin that I've had, but it was definitely a very good attempt at one. The grape must made a nice presence combined with a decently balanced cobwebby funk. Overall however the tastes just didn't appeal to me as much as other Oud Bruins have but I'd have to say this is one of the better American attempts out there. Definitely worth trying and I wish I had another to see what a couple years of age could do to it.

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3/5  rDev -29.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Teleweizen2
3.92/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - pours a deep brown color with rosey red highlights. Not much in the way of foam. Light tan in color and just a bit under a fingers worth which quickly dissipates to a film.

S - the nose is nuanced and elegant. Grape-y with lots of other tart fruit character. Hints of raspberries and strawberries. A distinct brett character blends with a red wine vinegar note for complexity.

T - smooth malty flavors on the tip of the tongue. Dark bread, with slight hints of toffee. Sour fruit flavors evolve in the center with notes of grapes and tart berries. Prickly brett notes enter more on the backend which carries though the long sour finish.

M - slick textured. Medium bodied. Medium low carbonation.

O - interesting wild ale. If i had to guess i would think the carbonation will subside over time making this even more wine like. I've got a few bottles to test theory in a few years.

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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of bishopdc0
3.99/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared a bottle with my wife, pours red a deep red, very nice. The nose is tart apples, cherries and oak. The taste is very pleasant not over the top, in the sour category, tart and slight Brett funk, . The back is oak and a nice berry flavor. My wife loves this beer, it is nice

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Photo of WillCarrera
4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12.7 oz bottle, batch 4, poured into a tulip glass.

A- Pours a murky ruby / brown color, produces a finger of tan head, decent retention and spotty lacing.

S- Tart acidity, musty funk, earth, some fruitiness and oak.

T- Moderate lactic tartness, red grapes, cherry, as well as oak and a bit of sweetness.

M- Medium-bodied, moderate carbonation, smooth feel, very dry.

O- A very tasty sour, the booze is literally invisible, I would never have guessed it was as strong as it is. Captain Lawrence has really been hitting the acidity perfectly too, although this doesn't have the same level of complexity as Cuvee de Castleton, it's still a really good beer.

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Photo of vonnegut21
4.26/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a deep ruby brown. No discernible head.

S: Nice acetic notes, malt sweetness, tannic oak and hints of vanilla.

T: Creamy malt sweetness up front, oak tannins and slight acetic tartness as it coats the tongue. Mild sourness lingers after each sip. Mellow, balanced and not overwhelming. Very unlike the past few CL sour beers I've tasted.

M: Medium-bodied, but very uncarbonated. Not necessarily a bad thing with the style, drinks like a wine.

O: A nice American Oud Bruin. More mellow than I'd like. I'm a fan of CL sours for their big oak and acid punch. Hopefully the acidity picks up on this one over time.

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Rosso E Marrone from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
4.23 out of 5 based on 651 ratings.
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