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Flaming Fury - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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144 Ratings
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Ratings: 144
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 10.04%


Brewed by:
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-13-2009)
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AKBelgianBeast

Alaska

4/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to carps12 for the bottles.

Pours a cloudy peachy yellow orange color with a white head that lingers for a couple minutes and then reduces to a skim ring around the glass.

Nose is alot of lactic sourness, some slight dirty barrel, grass, lemon zest/peel.

Whoa. Thats pretty sour. Quite complex here. Starts off quite sour with large lactic acidic notes. The peach makes itself known, but its kind of a dull sweet flavor, like a warm peach. Like if you put peaches in an apple pie instead of apples, with no crust, and no spices. haha. Thats probably hard to follow but i dont know how else to describe it. Anyway, it could come or go as far as im concerned it doesn't make the beer a hell of alot better. The finish is brutally dry, and peaks in sourness. The peach does come out a little bit more on the aftertaste, as does some light oak, but its still a kind of dull sweet faded peach.

Mouthfeel is pretty close, but a little bit too viscous, and could use just a tiny tad more carbonation. Maybe making that request to CL is a bad idea though (*jab* SftO *jab)

Drinkability is pretty solid, but i would like just a little bit less sweetness.

Overall, this is very close to being a very fantastic beer. I'm not big on the peach but its ok, but using another fruit (raz, black, apricot) would have been a little better I think. I think this one will greatly improve with some age, but its already a nice beer as it is. A couple small tweaks and some age and you've got a great one here i think.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2009 03:04:53 | More by AKBelgianBeast
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

4.36/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375ml bottle poured into Captain Lawrence taster glass. Released in '09 with ~800 bottle count. Thanks Joe (ineedabeerhere) for trading me this bottle to bring it to a tasting a week later. Consumed side-by-side with '12 Fou' Foune.

A- Pours a translucent yellowish orange color, fairly vibrant but very minimal carbonation or head.

S- Peach skin, peach flesh, acetic acid, a very faint touch of acetic acetone. Fairly aromatic, barely any oxidation, and still plenty of fruit for being almost five years old.

T- Sour peaches, peach skin, peach juice, light acetic acid (not anywhere near as close as I thought there would be). A little bit one-dimensional at this point however it has held up considerably well for it's age. Still has a very nice peach presence, much more then the Fou' which was less then half it's age.

M- I was expecting an acid bomb however this was quite drinkable, fairly minimal carbonation but I didn't mind too much, finished extremely smooth without hardly any alcohol detection. For a peach sour being 5 years old the mouthfeel on this has held up incredibly well, the only thing I can default it on is the lack of carbonation.

O- I wasn't quite sure what to expect of this, I've heard reports that this has turned into an acid bomb. At this point though it probably primarily depends upon how it was cellared, and luckily this seemed to be cellared very well. There was way more peach then I was expecting and despite the carbonation being fairly lacking this was still quite drinkable. This is without a doubt still worth trading for if it's been cellared properly and one of the best peach sours I've had.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2014 20:22:19 | More by jaasen64
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BColton1

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

03-16-2014 03:32:59 | More by BColton1
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Jwale73

Rhode Island

4.48/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Thanks to Ineedabeerhere for the chance to try this longtime want. Pours a translucent piss yellow. Nose expresses bright citrus, a hint of lactic acid, peaches and a slight vinegar character. Taste consistent with nose with a salty tartness added to the flavor profile. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with an almost still carbonation. All I can say is that in doing this side-by-side with a 2012 Fou' Foune, the Fou' Foune tasted like dishwater in comparison. So sad that this beer is retired.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2014 00:01:19 | More by Jwale73
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frankthetank86

New York

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

10-10-2013 23:20:13 | More by frankthetank86
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DLucky

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

09-05-2013 01:01:42 | More by DLucky
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

4.04/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to jh1982 for sharing this at a Wolfpack tailgate, I've dranken some of the best and most rare stuff on asphalt with that guy. This beer was no different.

Pours a glowing, hazy, almost chunky orange color, perhaps its where the name comes from, it can be construed to be slightly flame-ish, ok, perhaps. Aroma is vinuous oak tartness. Peach, nice, smells fou fune-eee, but in much lesser gusto.

The peach is a little lighter in the taste, but there's a solid amount of 'flaming' sourness to it, nice. Very little sweetness, this has the peach start to fade in the mouthfeel as you adjust to it. The sourness is probably average for style. Acidic for sure. Was not lacking in carbonation at all. Hides the alcohol immensely well.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2013 04:02:34 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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ArchEnemyBrew

Washington

2/5  rDev -55.4%

06-23-2013 08:35:15 | More by ArchEnemyBrew
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jkane101

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +11.6%

05-15-2013 00:48:27 | More by jkane101
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Mag00n

New York

4.75/5  rDev +6%

05-07-2013 17:16:17 | More by Mag00n
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jsilva

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +6%

01-19-2013 03:43:10 | More by jsilva
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spycow

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +6%

01-14-2013 04:38:15 | More by spycow
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SpdKilz

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

01-13-2013 02:41:35 | More by SpdKilz
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

12-31-2012 23:50:57 | More by Gonzoillini
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AlexFields

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

12-28-2012 14:42:40 | More by AlexFields
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SourinQns

New York

5/5  rDev +11.6%

11-20-2012 22:56:53 | More by SourinQns
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writerLJBerg

Oregon

4.13/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

375mL bottle for my 2000th beer. Big thanks to Doodler for this big time want.

A: Fizzy clear gold. No head at all, though. Great color, pretty much still in every other aspect, like wine.

N: Super sour lactic acid. Apricots and peaches. Vinegar. Some residual sugar. Raspberry and acetone. Oak. Quite nice if not overly complex.

T: Really shines here, unlike the nose. Lots of peaches still. Apricots and lemons. A good balancing sweetness which seems to be a hallmark of American Wilds. Oak is adding a nice balance. Unlike the sharp nose, this has a pleasant sour quality to it.

M: Crisp and light on the tongue. This is exactly what I want from American Wilds. Not the heavy dense liquid I'm so often getting.

O: A shining example of the style, though I wish the nose had held up like the body. I'm still thrilled to have tried this.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2012 17:50:35 | More by writerLJBerg
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cosmicevan

New York

4.85/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Notes taken from 9/29 from the craziest bottle share that i have ever been a part of. Thanks so much to the NYC and hoboken crew for letting me participate in this incredible day of drinking long time wants and insanity.

Thanks kindly to Mark99 for sharing. Have had this once before (thanks to suitcase jon for that one, but looks like i haven't gotten to that part of the notes yet).

a - poured a murky yellow.
s - smells of stinky sour rotten eggs.
t - taste is phenomenal sour eggs with a burst of fruit.
m - mouth is smooth and after a swallow i'm left with a pucker.
o - overall dynamite beer. holding up great. really just phenomenal.

*** ** * ** ***
edit - found my notes from the first time i tasted this gem (probably about 6 months to a year earlier) - thanks suitcase for the HUGE bust out!!!

poured a straw yellow with a fizzy head
smells a bit acetone, but nice sour underneath
very fruit sour. tangerines, apricots, oranges.
really amazing. great feel perfect tart. this is amazing. sour meets fruit and they mix perfectly. perfect prickly carb, just a winner.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2012 20:36:45 | More by cosmicevan
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jbuddle

New York

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

10-05-2012 14:33:14 | More by jbuddle
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acurtis

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

09-18-2012 15:10:41 | More by acurtis
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t0rin0

California

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

09-09-2012 23:02:45 | More by t0rin0
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.08/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 mL bottle to a snifter. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Poured from the middle of the bottle, so it's a bit murky. Yellowish orange with no head worth mentioning.

Smell - Awesome acidity with a slight funk. Bright lemon tartness. Only peach because I read that they added peaches. Otherwise, it's mostly lambic-like aromas. Wheat, some funk, and a lot of lemon acidity.

Taste - Genuinely peachy in the taste. Really tart without any vinegar flavors. Lemon and peach fruit flavors. Maybe it does get a little bit vinegary in the finish, but it's not too detracting. Grainy bread malts support, but it's all about the sour.

Mouthfeel - Tart without being puckering. Astringent and dry. Exactly what I'd expect from it.

Overall - Quite good, but the fruit flavor has either faded or didn't come out as much as I'd like. A couple of off flavors that are minor annoyances more than anything.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2012 12:52:14 | More by Alieniloquium
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whartontallboy

New York

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

06-27-2012 12:14:26 | More by whartontallboy
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stevefinny

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +11.6%

06-20-2012 01:42:28 | More by stevefinny
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OtisCampbell

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +11.6%

06-19-2012 03:44:24 | More by OtisCampbell
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Flaming Fury from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 144 ratings.