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.

Added by ClockworkOrange on 01-28-2009

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle thanks to t8000shx. Thanks Ben.

Dark rusty red brown. Tart grapes and cherries. Wine barrel influence is strong. Some of the base brown can be picked out. Flavors are mostly mild sour cherry and oak. Lactic sour along with moderate vinegar. The brown comes through in the finish. The high ABV is hidden well. Medium body. Not bad but not world class in my opinion.

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look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Night of the Sours encore! Batch 3.

Murky brown pour, hazy, golden hues. Strong oak barrel presence in the nose. Tart fruit, grapes, yeast, and cherries too.

Interesting and complex taste: opens fruity and sour, strong barrel flavors in the middle, really nice blend. Mouth-puckering sourness. This is an intensely flavored sour, and it really grew on me as I sipped.

Between this and CDC, I've become a full convert to the glory of Capt Lawrence. Not missing another release, that's for sure.

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look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

375 ml bottle. Batch 2. Thanks for sharing Phyllis. Pours a cloudy brownish amber with no head. The aroma is big grape, some light brett, some caramel sweetness, and some lactic acid. The taste is sweet and quite sour. Big grape, some lactic and acetic acid, and a light brett funkiness. The finish is moderately dry with a bit of earthiness. Medium body. Low carbonation. It definitely could have used some more carbonation. Not bad, but nothing special.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Review #1700! Figured I'd crack something nice for this one and have been wanting to open this for a while. Batch 3, poured from a 12.7 oz. bottle into my Gulden Draak Belga Café tulip.

a - Pours a deep, murky, reddish brown color with three inches of off white head and moderate carbonation evident. Head lasts for about a minute and a half and leaves a very tiny bit of lacing on the glass.

s - Smells of brett, funk, red grapes, oak, fruity malts, sour dark fruits and raspberries, vinegar, lactic notes, cherries, and light barnyard earthy notes. Tons of brett and funk, as well as sour dark fruits; a really awesome funky nose.

t - Tastes of sour red grapes, cherries, and raspberries, brett, oak, barnyard funk, dirt, fruity malts, vinegar, and sour apples. Again, a ton of sour fruit and brett; really loving this one, as it is quite tart.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation, pretty tart and dry.

o - Overall I thought this was a fantastic beer; another great sour from Captain Lawrence. Just a ton of sour red grapes and dark fruits, as wel as brett, which is perfect to me. Would love to get more bottles of this and will definitely be trying to go up to CL next time it is released. I think I prefer cDc a tiny bit more than this one, but this is probably up there with Barrel Select batch 1 as the second best CL beer I've had.

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