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This beer sat quietly, aging in our barrel room for over a year before we decided it was time - time to blend in some beautiful ripe red grapes, Brettanomyces, freshly emptied wine barrels and time, this beer is infinitely complex and a challenge to the perception of what beer can be. This beer is re-fermented in the bottle and will age for years to come. Straight from the Captain’s cellar to yours, we hope you enjoy.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 9, 2009
Bottle shared by the Gambeez at the 6/27 Del Mar Doom ... it keeps on rolling... this was a GREAT beer! Explosive nose of brett, woody, grapes, earthy...wow. Flavor one uped it ... SOUR. Sour. puckeringly sour. Dry, lingering, grapes, cherry, pear, fruit juice... palate was soft and rolling. This is some serious shit. Supplication on crack. Thanks Justin, I loved it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BoostIPA (1110) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - APR 12, 2014
Bottle via trade. Batch 4. Pours a murky dark red, almost purple with little to no head. Aromas of creamy yogurt, oak, sour dark fruit. Taste is bitter and off dry. Flavor comes off as a little artificial... like flavoring was added. Never a good thing. Very oak moss, a touch too sweet, low carb. Meh.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ClarkVV (3863) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 29, 2014
UPDATED: APR 4, 2014 First beer of EBF 2014! I’m not going to even go in to an exensive, structured rating. This was just fucking awsome. Perfect malt balance, sourness was all malo-lactic with a good brett kick and very light on the grapes. Red wine barrel brightens things and add some complexity but leave the yeast and bacteria to do its thing.
More than anything, I just want to highlight how ridiculous these fests can get. There was literally never a wait to get a beer from Captain Lawrence, at any point in the fest, whereas most of the "Popular Brewers" had 10-15 minute waits. Not trying to be Captain Cynical here, but for god’s sake, make up your own mind on beers and try the "little guys". Strange, though, that Capt. Lawrence is just a little guy. They’ve put out so many world class beers, yet they get very little notoriety these days. Quietly brewing some of the best sours around. This beer was pretty close to perfect. Mouthfeel, balance, complexity, attenuation. Amazing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marheb (1753) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 27, 2014
Échantillonné du Extreme beer fest 2014: Une bombe acétique et vineuse très sèche avec une multitudes de petits fruits. La soupe est également assez funky, bretté et grasse par moment, vraiment solide.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WillRunForBeer (426) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Bottle from trade. Pours deep red purple with a a small beige head. Smells delicious, tart cherry pie, raspberry, yogurt funk. Flavor follows nose, lots of tart cherry, raspberry, yogurt funkiness. Finishes dry, black raspberry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
anthony850 (210) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2014
On tap at EBF my first beer in wine cask with hint of grapes ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
falco242 (217) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Really nice tart sour with grapes, a tart cherry and a bit of funk/oak/wine in there too. Nice ruby color and great tart palate with a bunch if wine flavor. Real solid overall

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
johnnnniee (2044) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 23, 2014
From a bottle at the EBF Saturday Nice fruity tart and funk, really enjoyed this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale (2944) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 26, 2014
375 ml. bottle. Thanks Tom! Pours reddish brown (more red than brown) with a small off-white head. Aroma of tart fruit and funk. Taste is tart cherries, lemon, citrus, funk, and wood. Very nice Sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jimsal27 (164) - New York, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Pours reddish brown with a nice foamy tan head. strong aromas of funk, yeast, and grapes. Taste is a fruity champagne with a dry finish. The malt comes through on the initial taste. Nice sour.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcberko (5372) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 31, 2014
375mL bottle, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks a lot, Dany), pours an opaque still dark mahogany with almost no head. Aroma is very complex, with loads of wild yeast, dry dark fruits, some vinous notes, and oak. Flavour is remarkably elegant and complex, with lots of oaky wood, dry red wine, light wild yeasts, and subtle very dry dark fruit. Lightly funky, vinous and very dry on the finish. A sour brown of wonderful complexity.

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