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
Ratings:
651
Reviews:
198
Avg:
4.23
pDev:
10.4%
 
 
Wants:
580
Gots:
176
For Trade:
20
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Ratings: 651 |  Reviews: 198
Photo of IpeeA
3.76/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vivs85
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AMCimpi
4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CSO
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of von_kaiser
4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thatoneguymike
4.27/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hopheadhiker
4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nmgreen
4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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 fredmugs
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NJBeer265
4.32/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of suckaj
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of SenatorSpaceman
3.7/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of costanzo_mike
4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of instinct2
4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

I'm not really a sour beer guy

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Photo of Spreetaper
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
4.37/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 1Sundown2C
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Pours nice brown. With a nice light wine taste with a light sour to it. Very well made. With a barrel finish.

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

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 Ilovelampandbeer
4.31/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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