Flaming Fury | Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
New York, United States
captainlawrencebrewing.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Created by blending our Sour Golden Ale with ripe and juicy Hudson Valley peaches. Aged in French oak foundres until the tart flavors of the beer and the sweet flavors of the peaches meld into one. Enjoy on a hot Summer day with a peach in hand.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-13-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#628
Reviews:
116
Ratings:
281
pDev:
9.38%
 
 
Wants:
588
Gots:
37
Trade:
3
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Photo of Jhfinn
3.98/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of snaotheus
3.99/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2018-10-12
12.7oz bottle served in a pair of tulips. 2018 bottle.

First pour was a nice clear golden. Not much head or carbonation. Smell is tart -- I could believe peaches, but I wouldn't pick it out if it wasn't on the label.

Taste is similar. More lemony, I think. Mild bitterness mixed in there.

Mouthfeel is dry, very dry. Overall, good beer.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.39/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

these captain lawrence wild beers have been totally hit or miss in my experience, when they hit they crush, but not all of them do, so i was a little skeptical of this, but one sniff and my fears were assuaged. its a really cool picture of peaches, the nose is so authentic, so fruit forward, juicy fuzzy real ripe peach even in front of any acidity or oak character, its beautiful, mouthwatering, natural, i want to bite into the peaches this was brewed with! the beer has nice balance, some serious acidity, but enough wood and grain body for it to not seem out of place. i cannot believe how forward and fresh the peach is in this, its insane. lots of white wine too, oak tannins, and wild yeast maturity, really next level development of the flavors, all the elements coming together so well. shockingly strong too, it doesnt drink like that, especially with the high level carbonation that really makes it sing. the grain stays in a support role only, enough to make it more beer than fruit wine, but minimal in a way that lets the fruit stand almost alone, unmolested in all its ripe dripping glory. i wonder how long this took to make, it seems really dialed in and mature. special beer here, among the best of its type that i have had from captain lawrence to date!

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Photo of PprBurke
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.26/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AnitaBrewski
4.65/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jhlosito75
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smithj4
4.1/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Duncian
4.02/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of REVZEB
4.02/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sd123
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FLBeerGuy
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jhavs
4.38/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ela
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nuggetlover
4.41/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12.7 fl oz bottle to tulip.
Looks like apple juice, but the carbonation is driving a upward stream of effervescence reminiscent of champagne.
Definite peach, oak, and some white wine detected in the nose.
I'm 3 pulls in. The peach is less prominent but this very well done.
Super quaffable with a nice finish from the rising bubbles that are still present 10 minutes post pour.
Really great, grab several if you see this.

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Photo of dvmin98
3.75/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scootny
4.4/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch 4. A smallish head that fades quickly but leaves more lacing than I expected. Some nice spots and streaks along the glass. A lightly hazed liquid of a dark straw hue, it becomes somewhat cloudy as I empty the bottle and introduce a touch more yeast.

Nose has a nice fruity quality. Peaches are there but not in an overwhelming fashion. More like a gentle waft. A white wine vinous undercurrent carries the fruits forward. Some oak and light pilsner malt. Mild sweetness.

Taste is a perfect balance of fruit, oak and brett. It's not a slam you back sour but its dry and puckering. Fruits blend into a lovely melange where none press forward, but all give a wonderful contribution. The finish is dry and juicy, lucious in its mouth watering quality. Light malt lingers with grains and light doughy bread.

Feel is light and crisp. Carbonation tingly and well done. Body has just enough weight to keep it from being watery. So refreshing that even as it warms in the glass cellar temperature I feel it take the edge off the heat.

A great sour that even my wife, who eschews the style enjoys it. Nuff said! This is such a good summer beer that I wish I had more right now!

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Photo of Dankacheese
4.51/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Really wished I grabbed several more of these while in Connecticut on business. Without reading the bottle, I honestly wouldn't be able to identify the peaches exclusively by the flavor. Nose yes, flavor no. I'd simply say its a delicious fruit done extremely well and balanced to a perfect level for a July Friday night. I could chug this bottle after bottle. Goes down too smooth and easy while leaving you refreshed and satisfied. Not as punch you in the jaw tart as I normally like.

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Photo of Mikexw
4.34/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hopheadhiker
4.16/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of yoshie
4.18/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jmamay22
4.16/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a mildly hazy golden yellow with a billowing white head. The scent of the peaches leaps from the glass. Underneath the fruit their is a mild rusticity imparted from what is likely Brett. A touch of lactic acid and very mild vinegar.

The taste begins with an initial impression of vanilla followed by some malt or wheat that supports the acidity. The finish is firmly of sweet ripe peaches. With a strong lingering fruitiness. Less Brett character than in the aroma. Mouthfeel is light with effervescent carbonation. Very enjoyable and fruit forward oak aged sour beer.

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Photo of AMCimpi
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of teamwiggum
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Flaming Fury from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.37 out of 5 with 281 ratings