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

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
265
Reviews:
112
Avg:
4.34
pDev:
9.68%
 
 
Wants:
591
Gots:
40
For Trade:
3
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Photo of Mikeluzzjr
4.27/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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 JamLand
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of ColForbinBC
4.17/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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 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 DCgolfpro
4.11/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dope
4.02/5  rDev -7.4%
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 -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KathyG
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rjp217
4.15/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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 ConradKenney
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 Nichols33
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BAsbill
4.09/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Knapp85
3.98/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of taospowder
4.32/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KAP1356
4.39/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bkwhoppa66
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Chico1985
4.09/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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