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Flaming Fury - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

148 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 148
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 10.04%
Wants: 578
Gots: 22 | FT: 1
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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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.

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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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djmichaelk

Florida

4.55/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

375ml bottle into a snifter. Enormous thanks to urwithdave for opening this one over the weekend; I never thought I get a crack at this one. Dave continues to break out the whales ever time I see him!

A - Pours a somewhat opaque but luminous golden, with a thin cap across the top. Not much in the way of lacing or retention.

S - Huge stone fruit notes in front, with peach, apricot, and maybe some guava notes. Really tight acetic sourness in there. It's making me mentally prep for the taste -- my mouth is watering.

T - I've never been a huge apricot fan when it comes to eating them, but I absolutely love the flavor in this beer. It's definitely turn-your-face-inside-out sour, kind of like Fou' Foune was. The sweetness that I got in the nose isn't there at all; it's all peaches and apricots and sour. After I finished the glass I considered eating it.

M - Low-ish carbonation, more or less par for the style and complimentary to the beer. It's definitely on the dry side, but the finish is longer than I expected.

O - The only reason this wouldn't get a 5 overall is that my stomach just wouldn't be able to handle it. We had this immediately after a Beatification, and while I was floored by that beer -- this blew us away. It's almost depressing to know that it's retired. Now on to the hunt to find another bottle...

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2012 03:11:15 | More by djmichaelk
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mdfb79

New York

4.55/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

From 03/30/12 notes. Huge huge thanks to BManning for sharing this one; thanks Ben! Has been a huge want of mine for a while. 375ml bottle into a tulip.

a - Pours a clear, transparent golden color with one inch of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of sour raspberries, tart cherries, and sour dark fruits. Also some oak, wine, peaches, funk, earthy notes, and acidity. Awesome nose, was surprised how much sour fruit there was still.

t - Tastes or sour raspberries and cherries, tart dark fruity malts, vinegar, light funk, oak, lemon, and wine. Taste is super sour, really awesome again.

m - Medium body and low carbonation. A little more carbonation and this would be great. Acidic and sour body.

o - Overall I thought this was an amazing sour; this is probably the best beer I've had from CL so far, and that is saying something. A ton of super sour dark fruits and easy to drink. Definitely going to be going to this release if they re-release it. Would give it a tiny edge on Rosso E Marrone, and put it on par with cDc for me. Top notch

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2012 16:51:53 | More by mdfb79
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.43/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by bmanning at a recent tasting, thanks, served in a tulip. Beer is yellow and mostly clear with a thin head of small bubbles, no lacing, low retention, moderate carbonation.

Aroma is bright, succinic and mildly acetic with a strong peach flavor.

Beer is thin and quite bright on the palate, very sour, tart in the corners, lactic is light in this one but there is a strong succinic and fruit flavor with a mild almost vinegary flavor to ti. A very sour beer, a great find and something I'd for sure have again.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2012 19:09:58 | More by drabmuh
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.43/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by bmanning. Thanks Ben.

The beer is hazy and yellow with a fleeting white head. The aroma is very nice, offering peaches, stone fruits, and a prominent sour/tart character. Fruity, complex, acetic, wonderful. The finish is bold, offering a bit of a vinegary sting. Really tasty beer. Glad I got to try it.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2012 23:22:23 | More by Huhzubendah
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Pete27lax

New York

5/5  rDev +11.6%

03-23-2012 00:38:43 | More by Pete27lax
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Photekut

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

02-12-2012 15:06:43 | More by Photekut
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Bobbydigi

Kansas

5/5  rDev +11.6%

01-04-2012 20:58:14 | More by Bobbydigi
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billyshears

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

12-30-2011 16:04:23 | More by billyshears
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -21.9%

12-30-2011 07:42:50 | More by ygtbsm94
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tprokop7

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +11.6%

12-30-2011 01:32:50 | More by tprokop7
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jophish17

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

12-23-2011 23:27:28 | More by jophish17
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SMason

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +11.6%

12-17-2011 15:38:29 | More by SMason
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brian23456

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +11.6%

12-17-2011 08:33:38 | More by brian23456
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bauermj

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +6%

12-14-2011 03:02:12 | More by bauermj
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KickInTheChalice

Illinois

4.88/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a stemmed tulip. Big thanks to bauermj for bringing this over.

Appearance: My pour has a mostly pale golden color with a creamy looking off-white head. Pretty much what I would expect from a peach sour.

Smell: This aroma is simply incredible. Peach and apricot accompany a blisteringly sour presence in the nose. Acidic, hugely lactic and a bit dry in the nose. Some barnyard funk really gets swirled up in the sour aroma but is still noticeable.

Taste: There is a soft peach and apricot juice sweetness up front that quickly gets overwhelmed by the incredible sour flavor. It grows and grows, turning lactic until it starts to burn my throat in a glorious way. A little bit of vanilla and oak toward the end. Right at the end a great gueuze like lemon zest seals the deal. This is incredible.

Mouthfeel: Obviously very sour and lactic creates a salivating and puckering sensation in my mouth, and I love every second of it. Still a bit smooth, but it leaves a burning in the back of my throat.

Overall: I did not think it was possible to have a sour peach or apricot beer that I liked better than Fou Foune, but I was happy to be surprised.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2011 02:36:52 | More by KickInTheChalice
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sincereNc

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +11.6%

12-11-2011 04:29:07 | More by sincereNc
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imperialking

Illinois

5/5  rDev +11.6%

12-08-2011 15:28:35 | More by imperialking
Flaming Fury from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 148 ratings.