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Flaming Fury | Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-13-2009

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Photo of largadeer
3.53/5  rDev -19%
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 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 Thorpe429
4.02/5  rDev -7.8%
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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Photo of mothman
4.23/5  rDev -3%
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 Rifugium
3.42/5  rDev -21.6%
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 mikesgroove
4.62/5  rDev +6%
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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Photo of womencantsail
4.15/5  rDev -4.8%
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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Photo of mdfb79
4.55/5  rDev +4.4%
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 Huhzubendah
4.42/5  rDev +1.4%
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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Photo of Alieniloquium
4.09/5  rDev -6.2%
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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Photo of stakem
4.29/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Enormous gratitude goes to BA Facesnorth for generously gifting me with a fresh bottle of this newly released batch 2. This has been a long time want of mine and getting to try the newest batch fresh has my expectations set very high. The brew appears a clear golden peachy color when poured into a matching captain lawrence cervoise. A white frothy topping rests atop leaving stringy lace. A light swirl revives a finger back to the surface.

The aroma is fruity and floral with a minor bacterial tropical feel. A hint towards phenolic and plastic-like at times. Some lactic notes are somewhat lemony and yogurt-like. Plenty of funk across the back with a pitted peachy/apricot note. It gets mildly grassy with some stinky cheese as it warms.

The taste is sharply sour with a strong pucker factor. Some lemony lacto and greek yogurt tartness lead the way with a wheat grain presence felt before the fruity/floral peach and apricot notes evolve. Some oak tannins and barrel character are strong in the finish with some alcohol becoming increasingly noticeable as it warms up.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. Quite sour, complex and very enjoyable. This was everything I had hoped/expected it to be. Thank you again Ryan.

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Photo of smakawhat
3.87/5  rDev -11.2%
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 MasterSki
4.42/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Review #500 - Served in a La Chouffe tulip. Big thanks to Beerloco for this one - your rock Alan.

A - Pours with quick-dissolving half finger of white foam that dissolves to a ring and a few spots of lace. Hazed white peach body. Looks a little better than Yellow Bus - my only point of reference for peach wild ales.

S - Damn - this is funky and earthy - reminiscent of some fresh bottles of Drie Fonteinen Oude Gueuze I've had. There's a strong element of over-ripe peaches and sour apple, along with some lactic pedio notes, and a bit of wet wood.

T - The taste is much sweeter, with a huge peach character - the rest sort of fades into to background, but consist mainly of cider vinegar, and a touch of lactic sourness. Intensely juicy, and nowhere near as funky as the smell suggests.

M - Light body, soft but spritzy carbonation, and a finish that is simultaneously sort of dry and sticky at the same time. It's pretty standard for a wild - but the ABV is pretty imperceptible.

D - This was pretty easy drinking. Well hidden booze, softer carbonation, and excellent taste. It gets a little fatiguing with the sourness, but otherwise this is one delicious brew.

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Photo of Billolick
4.42/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Small (12.7 oz.) capped bottle. Been sitting in my beer closet in cold storage since the release date. Pours light amber, with a near golden hue. Some yeasty chunkage is spotted floating around and some tiny bubbles continue to rise. Dark eggshell head, thin and tiny bubble, goes to a thicker film and leaves near world class scattered larger bits of sticky lace and low lying sheeting. Bright fruity and bitingly sour nose, also quite a whiff of some serious barnyard/horse blanket. Outstanding smelling brew. The sour and funk continue onto the palate and tongue, more great fruity sourness, barnyard wild ale goodness and in general complexly good times continue to abound. Quite yeasty/cloudy final pour, adds the expected nutty note, but the sour continues to cut through and shine. Another wildly well done creation from the Captain.

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Photo of drabmuh
4.42/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by bmanning at a recent tasting, thanks, served in a tulip. Beer is yellow and mostly clear with a thin head of small bubbles, no lacing, low retention, moderate carbonation.

Aroma is bright, succinic and mildly acetic with a strong peach flavor.

Beer is thin and quite bright on the palate, very sour, tart in the corners, lactic is light in this one but there is a strong succinic and fruit flavor with a mild almost vinegary flavor to ti. A very sour beer, a great find and something I'd for sure have again.

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Photo of WesWes
4.42/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a hazy gold color with a thin white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is killer! It's light and dry with a huge fruity sourness. The peach character is very nice, but the horsehair funk is tremendous. The taste is awesome. Wow, what a sour bite on this one. It's crisp and fruity with excellent peach notes and a dry, acidic finish. The mouthfeel is good. It is a low/medium bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a real treat for sure. It's very crisp with a sensational sour character. Love those peaches!

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Photo of Mora2000
4.32/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to swalden28 for sharing this sour gem out of a 375 ml bottle.

The beer pours a cloudy light yellow color with a white head. The aroma is very tart with some lemon and other citrus notes. The flavor is tart lemons as well as sour apple. High carbonation and medium mouthfeel. The beer finishes very dry, just begging you to take another drink. An outstanding sour that I wish I could try again.

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Photo of BARFLYB
4.52/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12.7oz bottle into my Cantillon glass watching Damages. Picked this up at the brewery not to long ago.

Flaming fury, on the light golden side with yellow sunbeams creating a slight haze. Some soda like white fizz on the top with activity, settles fairly quick leaving some poka-dot spots here and there. A white ring aound the glass after some time.

A big blend of peaches, some brett notes, barnyard, hay and some wood in the back. I noticed the peach character tamed down even after only a few months, this was a lot sharper then. The 2nd pour with the dregs really opened up the earth on the scent.

I really like where this is at now but the peaches are fading a bit, the golden ale base is showing more and the malts while sweet and low are noted. This still is mouth puckeringly sou though with sharp peaches and wild yeast melding nice. Under that an assortment of barnyard and wild yeast notes. Minimal oak apeaance.

Very tart and pucker inducing, fury is a medium bodied beer with very high carbonation which leads to a sharp and crisp beginning and ending. One of the sourest bees that I have had all year, although I found it even more tart within a week of release, ah well, this is still great. The body is a bit bigger than alot of wild's i've had.

I'm looking forwad to a bottle of this in the summer as it seems like the perfect drink for that season. I had to get a review in befoe the peach faded anymore though. There's no telling where this one is going to go in a year or two besides the peach fading but the brett addition seems strong in FF. This is easy drinking for somebody who knows what they are getting into, other's I don't know, the fury is very aggressive.

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Photo of Gueuzedude
4.2/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sampled December 2009
Fairly well carbonated and a careful pour produces a fizzy, pale colored head that subsides to a thin, but covering layer fairly quickly. The aroma has an acetic acid note that is dominant, but there are some floral notes here that could perhaps be what is left of the peach aromatics. Secondary notes of musty earth, lightly moldy leather, musky Brettanomyces aromatics that reminds me a touch of baby vomit and a soft, but nice urea note that adds a hint of lovely cat piss. If you really dig for it there is perhaps a touch of pale grain cracker-like character. This definitely has a nice aroma, while the acetic is dominant, it does not drown out the complexity that lies just underneath it.

This has a nice, bracing sourness to it that is a good mix of ample lactic sourness and backing, spicy acetic notes that add a touch of a hard edge. Floral peach notes are noticeable, but I would probably descripe it as floral frutiness if I didn't know about the peach addition. The middle and front of the finish also has a touch of urea to it, but this competes with the more noticeable acetic acid vinegar notes. There seems to be just a wisp of sweetness to this otherwise bone-dry beer, and this helps to accentuate the floral flavors. The Brett is much subdued by the acidity, but soft notes of baby vomit, an earthy muskiness as well as a mustiness are noticeable. A touch of astringency in the finish hints at tannic oak and there is perhaps just a touch of woody spiciness here too.

As the beer warms up the peach becomes much more distinct in both the nose and aroma; especially in the aroma it is now distinctly peach like. In fact the aroma almost explodes with the scents of a ripe, freshly cut into peach; complex, floral, fruity and fantastic. Even the flavor has some distinct peach notes to it, even if not quite so distinctly as the nose.

The aroma ends up quite complex despite the up front acetic edge, on the other hand the secondary flavors are not qutie robust enough to stand up to the onslaught of lactic and acetic sourness that dominates the flavor profile; there is still enough in the flavor to keep this interesting, but it could use more funkiness to balance the ample acid character. Still this is not a bad beer, and I was in quite the mood to be drinking a hard sour beer; and this certainly fits the bill as I can even feel it a bit in my stomach :-)

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Photo of JohnGalt1
4.59/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

inflatablechair brought this over on Saturday.. Thanks a ton Sam!!

Hazy lite gold.. not much of a head..

aroma is fantastic.. bunches of fruity funk.. lactic.. peach skin.

WOW!!! flavor has alot more peach essence.. very fresh fruit flavor .. tight.. again pretty lactic.. reminds me of peach yogurt.. sweet and ooooh so tart... yummy.. finish is very dry and sour with only lacto and peach essence.. some acetic presence with warmth.

The body is lite with good carbonation... Simply wonderful.. Thanks goes out to Sam... and to Eric for a good sample a while back.. Really one of the brews that should go down in history.


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Photo of yourefragile
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375 mL bottle shared by beandip with starrdogg.

Pours a cloudy golden peach concentrate with a thin white head that quickly fades to crown with wispy streaks of lacing.

Aroma is cheesy, funky, peachy and juicy. Lactic and intense, but still a surprising amount of fruit present.

There is a surprising amount of peach juice and sweetness immediately upon first sip that weaves in front of and behind the intense, abrasive sourness. The finish takes an interesting, unexpected turn toward juicy sweet peach fruit with intense dry sour.

Medium thick and syrupy with extremely fine, prickly carbonation.

Amazing how much peach fruit is still present in this and even more so how assertive it is in the finish. This would still be a challenge to work through a 12 oz bottle alone, but I was very surprised by how much I enjoyed this.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.76/5  rDev -13.8%
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 HopHead84
4.27/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Consumed on 11/20/2009 and poured into a snifter. When I removed the cap the beer immediately gushed forth from the bottle. I managed to catch it in the glass without losing any liquid. The beer pours a very hazy honey lemon with a few stray particles, despite sitting for nearly two weeks. The head is an inch high with decent retention. It recedes to a lingering froth around the glass leaving stray lacing.

The nose opens up with sweet and tart peaches, overripe Granny Smith apples, and a mustiness. The sweetness has a sugary character. The peaches smell ripe and juicy, with moderate lactic sour quality. The funk is restrained, with low barnyard character. Oak is subtle.

The flavor is sour peaches and lightly tart peach skins. The sourness is lactic in character. Ripe apples are apparent, as well as a dash of nectarine. The stonefruit is sugary sweet in the finish. The sourness is clean without much funk. The tartness in the finish targets the back of my throat with a subtle but determined foray. The flavor is an explosion of fruit. With each sip, my palate is overcome by a myriad of vibrant and juicy fruit flavors.

The beer is full light bodied with a sticky mouthfeel. I think more carbonation would have made the beer more enjoyable. The mouthfeel has an almost syrupy quality due to the sticky sweetness and the lack of effervescence. Overall, though a bit sweeter than I prefer, this is a pretty damn delicious peach sour, and there are all too few of those around.

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Photo of corby112
4.14/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy light golden yellowish orange color with pale golden yellow hues when held to a light source. This beer has a very thin half finger white head that immediately fades away leaving no lacing. Visible carbonation bubbling up.

Very funky barnyard aroma with lots of horseblanket, earthy oak, musty band-aid and tart dry brett. I'm actually very surprised and impressed with how funky this beer smells. Much closer to a Belgian sour than an American Wild Ale. The barnyard funk/brett is very prominent and takes a lot away from the peach, which I am faintly picking up.

Medium bodied with an extremely tart, puckering, funky and sour flavor. Very funky with lots of dry brett effervescence. Extremely dry and tart with a slight vinegar presence that adds to the puckering mouthfeel. Slight lactic creaminess adds to the mouthfeel and increases drinkability. The dry, tart funk is nicely balanced by the sweet juicy fruit flavor. There is plenty of fresh peach flavor which is surprising since it was very faint in the aroma. I'm also picking up slight apple and pear but the flavor here is mostly peach. Lots of earthy oak character with a slight vinous character. Very well balanced with a great blend of funk, dry, sour, vinegar and sweet fruit flavor. There is a long, dry finish that is sweet, vinegary and extremely puckering, leaving me salivating for the next sip. Very good!

EDIT: as I continued to drink this beer it started to burn a hole in my stomach and gave me incredible heart burn. It's still goes down pretty easy but I had to adjust the drinkability score.

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Photo of Bitterbill
4.62/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle courtesy of the great trader NutBrown. Thanks Alan!

375ml capped green bottle.

I pulled this from my "cellar" and when I popped the cap, I saw what was coming....perfect timing on my part as not a drop was lost!

Yellow yellow, orange orange in colour, very cloudy too, it has about an inch of foam and the lacing looks to be fine and dandy.

Putting my nose over my glass, man, this is one sour puppy! Lemom tartness, lots of vinegar notes, and an unmistakable aroma of peaches. Wow. It smells scrumptious. The way I like my American Wild Ales to smell.

OK, the first sip convinces me right off that this is a superb beer! Peaches galore along with a nice vinegar tartness has my mouth puckering at first but now, after a few more sips, I can taste a fairly large malt backbone of some sweet notes but man, just when I feel they're going to play a big role in the taste, the wonder tart takes over again. And again. Now some pepper shows up and adds a nice spice factor. Wow!

On the light side of medium bodied with lowish carbonation, it finishes decidedly? Tart!

Drinkability? I seem to be zooming through this glass but hang on, the alcohol is kind of up there and brings some warming. Take it slow and easy because of *that* but more importantly, take it slow and easy cuz it's just that damn good. A wonderful brew!!

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Flaming Fury from Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.
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