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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-13-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
268
Reviews:
114
Avg:
4.35
pDev:
9.66%
 
 
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591
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Photo of nuggetlover
4.41/5  rDev +1.4%
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 -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scootny
4.4/5  rDev +1.1%
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 +3.7%
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 -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hopheadhiker
4.16/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of yoshie
4.18/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jmamay22
4.16/5  rDev -4.4%
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 -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of teamwiggum
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of grover37
4.21/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Batch 4 at home with Lisa and Dan.

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Photo of CraftFan5
4.18/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikeluzzjr
4.27/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fehrminator
3.29/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Lucoli
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ColForbinBC
4.17/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Damian
3.5/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Drank from a 12.7 fl. oz corked and caged bottle purchased at CT Beverage Mart, Newington, CT
Served in a tulip

Nearly clear, golden yellow appearance. The liquid was topped by a finger-tall cap of creamy, bubbly, bright white foam that slowly fell to a thick, frothy, lasting collar. Some steaky lacing stuck along the glass.

The nose was fairly straightforward. Tart and bretty. Lemon notes came through strong. Bit of mustiness. Hint of oak as well.

The flavor profile surprisingly had even less going on than the aroma. Tart lemon notes dominated. Fairly acidic. Some biscuity malts were noticeable. Touch of oakiness in the center. More oak and tannins in the finish. Quite disappointing.

Crisp, frothy, fluffy mouthfeel. Medium bodied for the style. The liquid contained a fine, zippy effervescence. Solid.

I drank Captain Lawrence's Barrel Select Gold a few nights ago and was anticipating this peach-infused version of that beer to contain more complexity and nuance. For some reason, that definitely was not the case. While BSG had lots of funk and oakiness, this beer was all tart lemon and contained absolutely no peach in the flavor or the aroma. Looking at older reviews, it seems like this used to be a completely different (better) beer than it is now.

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Photo of alpinebryant
3.65/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Batch 4 into a Captain Lawrence Tulip glass

A: Pours a slightly off hay colored yellow with some haze. Small ring of white around the glass. The bottle opened almost noiselessly and slightly flat in appearance.

S: Aromas of plain yogurt, lemon, peach and pale malt.

T: Slightly lacto sour reminiscent off the bat, but not as sour as I remember hearing prior batches had been or have tasted. I waited in line a few years back in a ticketed line, only to see people who came hours later than me receive these beers and walk home happy but I was literally one person away from getting a bottle.

M: Thin and lightly carbonated, nearly flat but with a slight tongue sting from the sourcream flavors.

O: Its good with this batch, but not world class. I think the quality fell off from a prior release. After the long wait, I am somewhat disappointed that this is what has become of what was once a world class american wild ale. This is merely a watered down slightly sour peach ale to me and doesn't nearly match up with some of the sours I have made myself. I would even bring this to the brewery for comparison and dare a challenge from CL Scott!

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Photo of DCgolfpro
4.11/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dope
4.02/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2016 bottle

A: Pours a clear gold with no head, no lacing, no retention, nada. Nearly still-appearing right out of the gate.

S: Tart lemons and peaches. A hint of vanilla?

T: Peaches and lots of them. Very sour initially with a citric bite really hammering you. Lactic in the middle. Turns slightly sweet with some vanilla backing to help balance it out in the finish. Crisp, clean peachy finish with hints of oak.

M: Medium bodied, sour.

O: Interesting peach sour. It has elements of sweetness which gives it a sweet and sour peach character.

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Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
4.05/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KathyG
4.75/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rjp217
4.15/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Flaming Fury from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
4.35 out of 5 based on 268 ratings.
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