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:
265
Reviews:
112
Avg:
4.34
pDev:
9.68%
 
 
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591
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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 acurtis
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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3.98/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of emerge077
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Mark for sharing this!

Review from notes, fairly short ones, so I must have been too busy enjoying the beer :)

Hazy peach tone, a weak string of bubbles cling to the edges, with a few random spots of lacing. A lightly acetic sharpness in the nose, vinous and even leafy. Flavor has a cleaner lactic tartness, zesty and firmly puckering. A clear residual peach flavor lingers on the palate after the sour train rolls through. Very clean and refreshing sour ale. Would love to have more of this on hand in the Spring and Summer...

2016: had a 375ml, seemed a bit more one dimensional than the previous notes above. Moderate acidity, vague peach taste, sharper. Seemed more like one of Almanac's less refined fruited sour ales. 3.75

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
4.18/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of mothman
4.23/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into Southern Tier tulip

Pours a small 1/2 finger white head. Fades down quick. Leaves slight splattered lace. Color is a hazed light mango orange. I really like the color.

Aroma: Very musky sour and funk. Slight oak. Very ripe peaches.

Taste: Wow, the peaches are amazing here. So much more profound here as compared to the aroma. Nice oak and sour flavors. Some light leather and barnyard flavors. The end is a little musky.

Mouthfeel: sour and mouth puckering. Lighter bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Nice and funky. Ends with a dry aftertaste.

Overall, not a bad sour. I loved how fresh the peaches taste, but it had some musky flavors as well, which took away from it slightly. I could probably drink a lot of this if it was readily available.

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Photo of Thorpe429
4.02/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Opened at a recent tasting with bmanning, Azurelimits, amyliz4, and hhanson.

A: Pours a pale, clody apricot with a nice white head and a good amount of lacing as it makes its way down.

S: Way sour with plenty of character behind it. Loads of unripe peach alongside oak, apricot, more sourness, and some green apple.

T: Loads of sourness pack the initial punch, followed by peaches, apricots, oak, and green apple. Not the most complex of sours, but this one really hit hard. The peach flavor wasn't too strong; mostly the sourness coming through right now.

M: Mouth-puckering to the extreme. Definitely one of the most sour beers I've had in a long time.

D: A little too unbalanced in the sour direction without accompanying complexity to be truly drinkable, but the several-ounce pour that I had was very nice to work through.

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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.46/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of drewone
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mikesgroove
4.62/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

So happy to be able to open this one up. I received this from the very generous BA wrapping up my six's BIF. I was watching a movie late last night and decided this would have been a perfect way to end my holiday weekend. Served chilled and poured into a Bell's snifter, this one was consumed on 12/27/2009.
 
The pour was about what I had expected. Nice hazy peach color with a big head of white that fizzled out very quickly, leaving behind some nice lacing, but nothing that was too terribly crazy. It was when I reached in for my first sip that things really started to take off. Rich, vibrant, and tart notes of peach mixed with horse funk dominated the aroma from the very onset. Just a huge explosion of smells taking over from every angle. Warming only serves to bring out more of this wonderful aroma. Just tart as could be with this bright peach and fruity explosion that seems at times to get balanced out by touches of light spice and hints of oak. The first sip was a throwback to some of the best sours I can remember having in recent memory. Just sublime with rich touches of peach and fruity notes, tart apples, hints of oak and a touch of light spice prickling. But the warmer it go, the more sour it became, eventually just taking over in its entirety and becoming a funky, vinegar infused ale. Simply amazing.
 
Overall I was blown away with this one. Most of the time the CL sours have not made me fall back in a chair, but this one was certainly the exception. A marvelous concoction here and one that I truly feel lucky to have been able to try.

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4.55/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

From 03/30/12 notes. Huge huge thanks to BManning for sharing this one; thanks Ben! Has been a huge want of mine for a while. 375ml bottle into a tulip.

a - Pours a clear, transparent golden color with one inch of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of sour raspberries, tart cherries, and sour dark fruits. Also some oak, wine, peaches, funk, earthy notes, and acidity. Awesome nose, was surprised how much sour fruit there was still.

t - Tastes or sour raspberries and cherries, tart dark fruity malts, vinegar, light funk, oak, lemon, and wine. Taste is super sour, really awesome again.

m - Medium body and low carbonation. A little more carbonation and this would be great. Acidic and sour body.

o - Overall I thought this was an amazing sour; this is probably the best beer I've had from CL so far, and that is saying something. A ton of super sour dark fruits and easy to drink. Definitely going to be going to this release if they re-release it. Would give it a tiny edge on Rosso E Marrone, and put it on par with cDc for me. Top notch

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Photo of womencantsail
4.15/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Bobby for opening this one up during out tasting this past weekend.

A: The pour is much like Little Linda's with a pale, hazy golden color, however this beer has a small white head.

S: The nose has a slight funk to the nose which is quickly overwhelmed by the peaches. The lactic tartness provides a nice lemony aroma to contrast the peaches.

T: The sweet peaches are balanced well by a strong acidity. The tartness really provides a nice counterpoint to the fruit and gives the beer a decent complexity. There is a touch of oak and funk, but the peaches really are the star.

M: The beer is almost enamel erodingly acidic. The carbonation is low, which doesn't really help the slick, thin feel on the tongue.

D: This was a nice beer and an interesting combination of sweet and sour. While I find some other sour beers with sweetness to be off-putting (ie. Little Linda's or Transatlantique Kriek), this one has actual fruit flavor rather than sugary pie filling.

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4.09/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 mL bottle to a snifter. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Poured from the middle of the bottle, so it's a bit murky. Yellowish orange with no head worth mentioning.

Smell - Awesome acidity with a slight funk. Bright lemon tartness. Only peach because I read that they added peaches. Otherwise, it's mostly lambic-like aromas. Wheat, some funk, and a lot of lemon acidity.

Taste - Genuinely peachy in the taste. Really tart without any vinegar flavors. Lemon and peach fruit flavors. Maybe it does get a little bit vinegary in the finish, but it's not too detracting. Grainy bread malts support, but it's all about the sour.

Mouthfeel - Tart without being puckering. Astringent and dry. Exactly what I'd expect from it.

Overall - Quite good, but the fruit flavor has either faded or didn't come out as much as I'd like. A couple of off flavors that are minor annoyances more than anything.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.42/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by bmanning. Thanks Ben.

The beer is hazy and yellow with a fleeting white head. The aroma is very nice, offering peaches, stone fruits, and a prominent sour/tart character. Fruity, complex, acetic, wonderful. The finish is bold, offering a bit of a vinegary sting. Really tasty beer. Glad I got to try it.

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Flaming Fury from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
4.34 out of 5 based on 265 ratings.
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