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Flaming Fury - Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

147 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 147
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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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.3/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy golden amber with a thin white head. The nose is sour up front, notes of dry oak, peaches, and some acetone in back. The taste is of dry oak, bright peaches and very sour, strong acidity in the finish with a hint of acetone. The body is medium, very soft on the palate, lightly syrupy, slight dry finish, and high carbonation. Tons of acidity, if you like that seek this out, too much to enjoy and couldn't finish a whole bottle.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2011 19:14:21 | More by cpetrone84
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jwelsh

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +11.6%

11-18-2011 13:28:50 | More by jwelsh
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monsterzero

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +11.6%

11-16-2011 14:36:29 | More by monsterzero
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HopStoopid120

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +11.6%

11-16-2011 01:28:40 | More by HopStoopid120
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

11-15-2011 18:19:19 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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starrdogg

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

11-15-2011 15:20:27 | More by starrdogg
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randomdanger

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +11.6%

11-15-2011 14:58:42 | More by randomdanger
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jh1982

Nevada

5/5  rDev +11.6%

11-15-2011 04:02:30 | More by jh1982
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jlb502

California

5/5  rDev +11.6%

11-15-2011 02:40:14 | More by jlb502
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +11.6%

11-14-2011 22:22:23 | More by JAHMUR
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JMRSN

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +11.6%

11-14-2011 17:06:04 | More by JMRSN
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SourNotes

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +11.6%

11-14-2011 16:41:49 | More by SourNotes
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mikecharley

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -33%

11-14-2011 14:31:04 | More by mikecharley
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kbutler1

Minnesota

4.15/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle. Been sitting on this one for a while a decided tonight was the night to give it a try, no special reason, just cuz, shared with the girlfriend. Poured into a Lost Abbey tulip glass a clear light amber color with a slight collared white head. The aroma just screams sour with notes of lemon zest, slight fruit (hard to pick out peaches exactly), and lactic acid. Tart beginning that then transitions to a nice fruitiness but not overly fruity. Decently sour. The barrels to me are fairly subtle but kick in later at the end. Not really earthy or funky but rather a straight forward sour with a little fruit kick. Overall, a very good beer and one that I wish was made in bigger quantities. Ends with a bit of chewiness.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2011 01:00:27 | More by kbutler1
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AleWatcher

Illinois

4.53/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Reviewed from notes-- still trying to get caught up!

Gonzoillini won this in a generous LIF and shared it with me. Thanks guys!

pale gold, straw color in the sunlight. Very clear, small white head, no lace. But I like it.
Smells fresh and crisp with some good funk and lemony citrus and lactic sour bite. The flavor is dry and funky with some apricots and peach notes, lemony citrus notes that are bright clean and crisp, and delicious. Really liking this beer a lot.

The body is great-- light and airy, but never watery. Bubbly enough to be tasty and easy drinking, but not overdone.

I'm really a big fan of the way this beer works. Just spectacular.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2011 01:07:02 | More by AleWatcher
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rvdoorn

Netherlands

3.05/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look: pours a hazy amber-orange colour with a large white head.
Smell: Funky dog, tart, lemon, peach.
Taste: Very fruity (lemon, peach) and very tart. The sourness bites a bit too much (unbalanced). Like strong vinegar was added to this beer. Too unbalanced compared to the Cantillons beers e.g.
Mouthfeel: medium body and medium-high carbonation
Overall: nice to try, but unbalanced.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2011 17:34:39 | More by rvdoorn
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henway

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this one at a pretty epic tasting courtesy of bucketboy. Thanks a bunch! Pours a cloudy Amber peach with a thin white head that quickly recedes to a nice ring of lacing. Aroma is cheesy, funky, peachy, a little bit of grapefruit. Lactic pretty intense, a pleasantly surprising amount of fruit still present. There is a enjoyable abrasive sourness. The finish is not quite what I expected, juicy sweet peach with medium dry sour. Somewhat thick and syrupy with light, fine, prickly carbonation. Impressive how much peach peach hangs around in this and how strong of a presence it has in the finish. This is something again I could enjoy a few times a week.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2011 16:36:43 | More by henway
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oregone

Oregon

4.4/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Light orange with some haze to it and a decent bhead forming from the pour. Nothing exciting here.
S: Ahhh, that smells good! Acidic fruit qualities play with oak charcteristics and some fruit sweetness. Notes of red wine vinegar complement.
T: Acidic vinegar in front softened by a faint fruit sweetness and a woody richness. Strong characteristics but nothing out of place or overwhelming. Delicious.
M: Heavier than expected, but not to its deteriment. Good carbonation keeps this fresh.
O: Damn nice. Just hitting on all cylinders (with a so-so appearance). Officially ISO, and thanks Oregonhopmonster for sharing this one in our very secure ghetto-suite/apartment!

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2011 19:05:31 | More by oregone
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joshuaseresse

Minnesota

4.83/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle shared by brian23456 at our recent La Crosse sour tasting, thanks Brian. Split with some other BAs and poured into snifters:

A - Light golden color with silverish hues. Slight head but not much carbonation. Lacing is light.

S - Peaches and candy tarts. Cherries, lemon zest, oranges and mild oak. Reminds me a bit of sweetarts.

T - Tart peaches and orange rind. Lemon and lime and bits of oak. Apricots, green apples and grapes. A nice funk and acidity here as well.

M - Smooth and tart funk prickle. Carbonation isn't too bad.

O - I want a growler of this or any size bigger than the current offering size. Its like when I get done working out or biking, instead of drinking water I'd drink Flaming Fury. Just an awesome sour and one worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2011 18:22:58 | More by joshuaseresse
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375 mL bottle shared by beandip with starrdogg.

Pours a cloudy golden peach concentrate with a thin white head that quickly fades to crown with wispy streaks of lacing.

Aroma is cheesy, funky, peachy and juicy. Lactic and intense, but still a surprising amount of fruit present.

There is a surprising amount of peach juice and sweetness immediately upon first sip that weaves in front of and behind the intense, abrasive sourness. The finish takes an interesting, unexpected turn toward juicy sweet peach fruit with intense dry sour.

Medium thick and syrupy with extremely fine, prickly carbonation.

Amazing how much peach fruit is still present in this and even more so how assertive it is in the finish. This would still be a challenge to work through a 12 oz bottle alone, but I was very surprised by how much I enjoyed this.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2011 03:21:02 | More by yourefragile
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JAXSON

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a bottle, pours a light yellow orange with a white head. Nose is very bright, sharp, lemony and acidic. Light salt and fuel on the nose. Pretty good flavor profile, pretty sour but peaches are candy-like. Brightly acidic, probably too much so. Some fuel and acetone on the finish which detracts from the experience quite a bit.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2011 18:42:20 | More by JAXSON
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fewa

Belgium

3.63/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Hazy golden orange colorand a nice white head that leaves a nice lacing.

Smell: Sour and lots of lemon and orange fragrances. Don't really smell the funk in here.

Taste: Pungent citrus sourness. Some soil notes and surely some brett in the background. Some hints of grapes and peach.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and a strong carbonation.

Drinkability: Well, it could use some improvements in the balance, but not bad, not at all.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2011 19:27:48 | More by fewa
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fiver29

Ohio

4.33/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by Mike. Thanks Mike! Pours hazy yellow with white head. Aroma is lemony tart, sour, peach, apricot, and funk. Light mouthfeel. Wow. This is real tart and sour. The aroma continues into the taste and is real lemony, peach, and funky. Finishes with a mix of funk and fruit flavor. Amazing stuff.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2011 01:13:36 | More by fiver29
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francisweizen

Alaska

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: 375ml shared amongst friends. This is hay strewn hue of gold with orange on this sides and frothy white on top

S: Lactic sour funk with barnyard and horse blanket at the fore

T: Sour funky and fruity, almost tastes like an aged Cantillon

M: Crisply tart and refreshing. give me more.

O: Totally on point for the style. One of the best American Wild Ales out there...

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2011 05:29:19 | More by francisweizen
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sweemzander

Illinois

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

375mL bottle into a tulip. This has been a longtime want of mine and major props to Kyle for tracking one down and actually sharing it with me! Review #800!

(A)- Pours a pale golden orange color. Some nice white foam down to bubbles and lace. A beauty of a color.

(S)- A wonderful sour and lactic body with tart fruits of lemon, orange, white grape, peach, and maybe mango. Not overly funky, but the acidity coming from this aroma is very very nice.

(T)- A wonderfully powerful acidic sourness. Not palate melting, but a great assertiveness to it. Funky and earthy, but not in a dirty way. Superb fruit and acidity profiles.

(M)- A great carbonation level and balance. Sour as hell, but good funk and fruit too. Acidity is spot on yet powerful.

(D)- A brilliant and fantastic sour. This is what I like to see for the style. Sour power and a great smell, taste, and feel. World class through and through. Captain Lawrence, you need to make this again!

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2011 17:56:03 | More by sweemzander
Flaming Fury from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 147 ratings.