Flaming Fury
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
New York, United States
Wild Ale
Ranked #69
Ranked #771
4.37 | pDev: 9.38%
Jan 09, 2021
Oct 13, 2009
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Notes: 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.
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Reviewed by Parmesan from Colorado

4.42/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
L:. Pours a brilliant dark gold yellow with almost no head or lacing, even without the head or lacing it looks quite nice.

S:. A strong fuzzy peach, mixes with a touch of sweet, some nice oak, and then a strong sour factor. Smells very pleasant.

T:. A strong fuzzy peach that mixes with a nice woody oak, toasted grain, a touch of sweetness and a strong tartness.

F:. I expected carb to be a touch higher but overall pretty feel.

O:. This beer is very peachy but quite tasty.
Jan 09, 2021
Rated: 4.26 by dbrauneis from North Carolina

Sep 28, 2019
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

4.22/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
On-tap at The Ruck, Troy, NY

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a patch of white bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of sour peaches are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell, having a bit stronger flavors of peaches with sourness.
M: It feels light-bodied and very tart on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I liked the sourness and tartness in this beer and how it was more sour than fruity.

Serving type: on-tap
Sep 28, 2019
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Reviewed by WinterV from New York

3.97/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Summer 2019
Very nice funky little beer, and pretty to look at. Good amount of fizz, which goes with peach character (e.g. a fuzzy peach). Appetizing nose--indicating complexity. Didn't taste too fruity, but had the slightly sour brightness of a peach. Nice wild yeasty flavor to balance and ground the beer. Was enjoyed on a breezy porch off the New Jersey Shore :) Refreshing.
Aug 26, 2019
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Reviewed by cavedave from New York

4.49/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
2014 edition
Almost clear dark gold with a nice white head that is quick to leave , finally a bare cap.

Fresh and over ripe peach hit first from this full strength aroma., some spicy and rotted fruit funk notes join it, very fragrant oak notes accentuate the white wine character that is here. I get a bit of strawbery. Sourdough tart with a bit of grainy character also, and even some floral sweetness complete this wonderful bouquet

Oh man, that peach though, fresh fruit flavor all these years later, overripe peach notes too, just brilliant peachy goodness, so much peach. Rounded sourdough tart is stronger than expected, some sharper notes too. Oak balances it, a clean not at all tannic flavor like the scent of a fresh barrel. The wine character is less than in the aroma. Sip ends with spicy funk, cresting tart, and a light herbal hit to make this perfection.

It is silky, easy drinking, low/med. carb, very viscous, clean as a whistle, finish is a long linger of excellence.

Complex peach driven mix of oak and fruity funk, that drinks like a dream. Highest recommendation
Aug 14, 2019
Rated: 4.41 by cp45 from New Jersey

Apr 23, 2019
Rated: 3.98 by Jhfinn from New York

Oct 22, 2018
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Reviewed by snaotheus from Washington

3.99/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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.
Oct 13, 2018
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

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!
Sep 26, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by PprBurke from Virginia

Jun 13, 2018
Rated: 4.26 by DoubleSimcoe from Pennsylvania

Jun 13, 2018
Rated: 4.65 by AnitaBrewski from Massachusetts

Jun 08, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by jhlosito75 from Pennsylvania

May 25, 2018
Rated: 4.1 by smithj4 from New York

May 05, 2018
Rated: 4.02 by Duncian from Pennsylvania

Feb 28, 2018
Rated: 4.02 by REVZEB from Illinois

Jan 03, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by sd123 from Georgia

Sep 20, 2017
Rated: 4.5 by FLBeerGuy from Florida

Sep 11, 2017
Rated: 4.38 by jhavs from New York

Aug 25, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by Ela from Massachusetts

Aug 25, 2017
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Reviewed by nuggetlover from Pennsylvania

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.
Aug 05, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Jul 24, 2017
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Reviewed by scootny from New York

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!
Jul 24, 2017
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Reviewed by Dankacheese from Illinois

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.
Jul 17, 2017
Rated: 4.34 by Mikexw from New York

May 05, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by bigred89 from Maryland

May 05, 2017
Rated: 4.16 by Hopheadhiker from New York

Mar 20, 2017
Rated: 4.18 by yoshie from Massachusetts

Mar 13, 2017
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Reviewed by Jmamay22 from New York

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.
Mar 08, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by AMCimpi from New York

Feb 22, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by teamwiggum from Wisconsin

Feb 02, 2017
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Rated by grover37 from District of Columbia

4.21/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Batch 4 at home with Lisa and Dan.
Jan 28, 2017
Rated: 4.18 by CraftFan5 from New Jersey

Jan 05, 2017
Rated: 4.27 by Mikeluzzjr from Massachusetts

Dec 28, 2016
Rated: 3.29 by fehrminator from North Carolina

Dec 25, 2016
Rated: 4 by JamLand from District of Columbia

Dec 20, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by Lucoli from New York

Dec 14, 2016
Rated: 4.17 by ColForbinBC from New Jersey

Dec 11, 2016
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Reviewed by Damian from Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -19.9%
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.
Dec 08, 2016
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Reviewed by alpinebryant from Connecticut

3.65/5  rDev -16.5%
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!
Dec 04, 2016
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