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:
264
Reviews:
111
Avg:
4.34
pDev:
9.68%
 
 
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592
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Ratings: 264 |  Reviews: 111
Photo of ArchEnemyBrew
2/5  rDev -53.9%

Photo of cpetrone84
3/5  rDev -30.9%

Pour is transparent golden yellow with a good bit of tight white head. Nose has a fair bit of peach, acetone, acetic acid, light bitter oak. Taste has a fair bit of peach fruitiness, moderate acidity, faint acetone, notes of acetic acid in the finish. Lighter body, strong carbonation, semi dry finish. Peaches are fairly bright up front, gets a little hot.

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Photo of mikecharley
3/5  rDev -30.9%

Photo of rvdoorn
3.17/5  rDev -27%
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.

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Photo of Rhettroactive
3.19/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

The peaches add a weird tang that is a bit off putting. Not for me.

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Photo of fehrminator
3.29/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Wowcoolman
3.35/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Comes across like a lowly carbonated cider. Acetic. Over the hill I guess

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Photo of Rifugium
3.42/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at American Sardine Bar.
Hazy golden-orange pour, effervescent, with a thin ring of bubbles on top. Grainy aroma, light peaches, and somewhat sulfuric. In the taste, sour grains, fresh-cut wood, dry fragrant leaves, sulfur, light peachy yogurt. Light body with some acidic crispness. Not bad, but not really great either.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of Damian
3.5/5  rDev -19.4%
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 gueuzegossage
3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of largadeer
3.53/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got this one from sinstaineddemon in a trade a few months back. Thanks!

Pale cloudy blond in the glass, like ripe peach flesh. There's still a lot of sediment in suspension despite having let this one settle for a week. A small white head tops the straw-colored body, retaining for a moment before eventually receding to a crown.

Peaches are immediately noticeable on the nose, though they're not explosively aromatic. There's some lactic sourness behind it, acetone, lemon-like acidity and a touch of solvent. Not exceptionally complex, but the fresh fruit character is enjoyable.

Tart, unripened stone fruit is the first flavor to reach the palate, followed by lemony acidity and a hint of vanilla. There's a fair bit of acetone, too. The mid-palate brings out a creamy sweetness that, combined with the fresh peach flavor, brings to mind peaches and cream. The body is light and crisp, almost to a fault; I find myself wanting a fuller mouthfeel and more tannin from the oak to add some dryness and astringency. As it stands, the finish just sort of drops off abruptly, leaving only a hint of peaches on the tongue. Fairly good overall, though it didn't impress me as much as I had hoped.

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Photo of vacax
3.58/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Golden in color, quite translucent with a slight ring of bubbles. Smells vaguely of peaches, ripe and tart, lemons, and nail polish. Tastes of mild funk, sulphuric acids, moderately sour. Finish has nail polish and peach skins. Medium bodied with lighter carbonation. This is a mild beer with not enough strong good flavors to compensate for the weaker points of the beer. The peaches are the good thing, but they are close to unnoticeable.

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Photo of alpinebryant
3.65/5  rDev -15.9%
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 fewa
3.65/5  rDev -15.9%
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.

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Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.73/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed on 10/24/2009. Bottle. Pours a cloudy golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma of sour peaches, yogurt, sour candies. Flavor is tart and acidic, very sour, with sour candies. Quite similar to Castleton, but a little more sour and very acidic. I would have liked more of a peach presence in this one.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.76/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle purchased at AJ's Beer Warehouse in Rochester, NY.

This one pours a very light yellow, with a small head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells like sour peach, a little bit of white wine vinegar, and wet oak.

This isn't quite the best fruited sour that Captain Lawrence makes. It's a little bit vinegary, with lots of white wine, a moderate level of peach, damp oak, and a nice level of lacto sour. It's pretty sour.

This is light bodied, a bit slick and "wet" feeling, with a good level of carbonation.

This was pretty enjoyable, but not their best.

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Photo of nickd717
3.77/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

375ml bottle shared by cloudskipper.

This beer pours hazy golden-orange with a white head and not great retention.

Aroma is decent but not great. Stale crackers and mild funk with a little peach.

Flavor is pretty nice, with peach and your typical American wild ale yeast. Slightly perfumy and slightly sweet.

Decent palate, somewhat tingly from the wild yeast with medium body and lively carbonation.

Drinkability is good, but overall this beer was pretty underwhelming.

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Photo of Sammy
3.79/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of IrishColonial
3.86/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smakawhat
3.87/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

Golden hued, with excellent multiple colors of tangerine orange, lemon and peach yellow. Slightly hazy, and a simple collar while settling that's a bit khaki and not quite white. Nice little middle column of carbonation rounds everything out nicely for eye candy. Very nice looker.

Simple yet subtle nose. Peaches and apricot like quality with a hint of spritzy character. Light sensing notes of sweetness, and a moderate tart quality to go with it. Quite a nice fruit aroma, a bit varied if takes some time to explore and discover, but rewards real nicely.

Palate goes for a bit simpler quality. A strangely canned peach like taste, but with minimal sweetness luckily. Tangy and light bodied with minimal funk and tartness, but an almost peach canned flavor. Finishes clean but with a lighter almost session body, and not much round oak character.

Hard to think this came from a foudre, and more so the quality of the peach flavor isn't really getting justice here. A decent tasting brew with minimal wild quality but not really delivering the goods that much.

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Photo of JAXSON
3.88/5  rDev -10.6%
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.

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Photo of jeffthecheff
3.9/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Split this bottle that I picked up at the release with some friends. When the cap popped, it started to gush quite a bit. Maybe it wasn't cold enough? Be careful.

The pour is an opaque, hazy gold with only some islands of whispy head. This was the first third of the bottle but it had a few white flakes floating throughout from the sediment that was disturbed from the gushing. I wish there was more head here, next time I'll use a flute glass instead of a wide, bowled glass.

The aroma is strong, just like the beer. It has some peach, rubbing alcohol, and some characteristics that give it away as a wild beer. Haystacks, and a bit of mustiness intermingle with the peach to create a nature-like aroma.

The flavor is very very sour, but pleasant. It has less of a funky flavor and more of a sweet and sour candy taste. Think of pixie sticks if they made them in peach flavor. Very intense, this one burns in the finish both because of the sourness and a bit of alcohol.

The mouthfeel has some good fizz, but I think could use more. I'm not sure if that's possible since the bottle exploded already upon opening. The beer is a slow sipper, but does actually have some refreshing character to it. Split this bottle, I think a whole bottle would be more than enough.

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Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
3.9/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of Stofko1992
3.96/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Flaming Fury from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
4.34 out of 5 based on 264 ratings.
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