Larry’s Latest Flamingo Fruit Fight
Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store

Larry’s Latest Flamingo Fruit FightLarry’s Latest Flamingo Fruit Fight
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Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #27
Ranked #13,368
3.94 | pDev: 11.42%
Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Michigan, United States
Very Good
Larry’s Latest Flamingo Fruit FightLarry’s Latest Flamingo Fruit Fight
Notes: The name “Larry’s Latest” is a nod to the spirit of innovation and experimentation that Larry started in 1985 and continues within the brewery to this day. Our latest Tart Fruit Ale is brewed with passionfruit and lime zest, resulting in a tart blend of tropical, citrus flavors and aromas.
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jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on 02-18-21.

A - Very hazy medium orange tan color with dense white lacing.

S - Tart earthy lime and passion fruit.

T - Throughout there's a bit of a grainy malt base with tart passion fruit and lime over the top. There's a slight earthiness and overall has a zesty, fruity twang to it.

M - Thick mouthfeel with little to no carbonation. Leaves a citrus, tart, gritty coating on the inside of the mouth.

O - This would be a great beer on a really hot day. I think Bell's should release this one in the Summer instead.

Apr 02, 2021
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Ciderboi from Illinois

1.17/5  rDev -70.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

This was completely disappointing. Given the good reviews and the look of this bottle, I was looking forward to this. This drink tastes and smells like literal vomit. The lime comes across highly acidic and the passion fruit, instead of balancing, gives a horrible aftertaste. I would not recommend this to anyone.

Mar 20, 2021
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minterro from Colorado

3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Canned: 04/28/20, consumed: 09/08/20. First day at the new job.

A&S: opaque and lively creamsicle-orange colored beer. A white fizzy head that pours and finger and dies to a ring. Huge chunks of sediment (don't think I have seen a canned beer like that before). Limes and tart peaches dominate the aroma.

T&M: The taste is pretty much what you would expect from a kettle sour (at least I think it is a kettle sour). Tart tropical fruits dominate the taste. Little bit grassy and peachy. The finish is sweet (many even a little salty) and refreshing. The feel is unique for the beer style, but still fitting. Smooth and silky even with a carbonation bite.

Overall: amazing look and feel to this beer, but besides that, I wouldn't consider this anything I would buy again.

Sep 09, 2020
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barnzy78 from Illinois

3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz can
PKGD 03/13/20
L: brilliant orange - opaque with a foamy off-white head
S: zesty lime & tart passion fruit
T: refreshing; lime & passion fruit, tart, sweet, and sour
M: light-to-medium body, moderate carbonation, tart finish
O: I avoided this one for so long...why?! It's so good!

Jul 31, 2020
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Korbynlehr from Kentucky

4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A sweet metallic nose after the pour was golden. Taste was slightly sour and very fruity on the palate with strawberry overtones. I liked it a lot as it carried through with a ting.

Jul 29, 2020
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firesidewithphil from Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Flamingo FF is a refreshing blend of lime and passion fruit. It is cloudy, tart, and a celebration of the passion fruit and all things tropical. This one is on the sour end of the spectrum, but a great rendition from Bell's.

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Jul 19, 2020
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HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy pale orange appearance. Medium carbonation with a just slightly below average body.
Aroma is plenty of tropical fruit with citrus and citrus peel standing out. There's some wheat and malt also.
Taste is similar to fruit punch but this comes off not overly sweet,almost a little dry.
Overall it's very good, had an adult fruit punch aroma and taste

Jul 12, 2020
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MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz can into a pint glass. Canned 4/20/20, so 2 1/2 months old.

Dull pear/orange juice body. Initial very good white head quickly shrinks to a ring and faint covering. No lacing.

Tropical fruit aroma.

On tasting, it's nice and tart, easy drinking, thirst quenching. Passion fruit comes through, but the lime is very understated, which I appreciate. Nicely crafted.

Mouth between full and medium, finish tart and fruity.

Overall, good drink for the warmer weather.

Jul 06, 2020
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mushroomcloud from Texas

3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz canned 5-27-20, opened 6-27-20.
1/4" white head falls to a cap quickly.
Orange-golden fully opaque pour. No lace.
Lots of zesty lime in the nose. Weedy, grassy aroma beyond the big citrus fruit.
Lime, and tangy tropical fruit on a clean malt base. Tasty.
Full body, with a thick, smooth mouthfeel. Tangy, tart, zesty fruit-filled and dry finish.
Refreshing, flavorful, and great drinkability at 5% abv.
Very Good.

Jun 27, 2020
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izraelc from New York

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy pale orange. Weak aroma. Not bad. Mild lime body. Not as fruity as you would think a fruit fight between two flamingos would be. Average at best.

Jun 21, 2020
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Mindcrime1000 from South Dakota

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a tulip.

Pours cloudy gold with modest head. The lacing is limited but persistent.

Aromas of mango, lemon, lime, grapefruit, passionfruit, winter apple, white grape, white pepper, pear and white wine vinegar.

Acidity is the first note to hit the tongue, but sweet apple and pear notes kissed with honey and graham round out the mid-palate, joint by fainter hints of honeydew and white peach. White grape, white wine, and pepper notes close the flavors at the finish.

The brew is certainly medium bodied yet doesn't seem even that full. Lively, acidic, and drying.

A nice tasty tart brew.

May 09, 2020
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beersampler6 from Michigan

3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very nice and tart beer. Not usually my style but this one hit the spot. 4/13/20 packaged date printed on can. Pours a slightly darker pink-orange color with a little film of white head and very scant spotty lingering lacing. Smells of ripe tart fruit, raspberry and passion fruit and lime, a little vanilla and faint floral hops. Taste follows the nose, a little puckering sourness but great flavors and balance. Very crisp and refreshing. Smooth mild mouthfeel with great carbonation. I could definitely drink lots of these.

May 03, 2020
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Beaver13 from Colorado

3.35/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle, packaged 1/14/19. Pours slightly hazy straw yellow with a small creamy white head that quickly goes to a thin film that leaves little lacing.

The aroma is sweet tropical fruit with some floral malt.

The flavor is sweet tropical fruit and wheat malt with a tart sour finish. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and a bit watery with low carbonation.

Overall, a nice light fruity sour.

Oct 23, 2019
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tigerinatrance from New York

3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: so hazy, you can’t see your hand wrapped around the other side of the glass. Beautiful orange/tan situation. Vigorous pour into a pint glass yields a murky, delicious appearance where not much carbonation is visible... Thin and tall head quickly dissipates. Next to no lacing. Nice little chunks of tan sediment fall quickly to the bottom. Not a huge fan of the label, but that’s secondary.

S: delicious. Grapefruit, hops, porridge.

T: even better. The passion fruit comes through more than the lime in taste and is just really remarkable, I love the taste of this and taste, to me, is more important than any other component. Still tastes like beer, but just generally speaking. Almost like a fruity amber ale. The lime hits on the aftertaste.

F: wonderfully tart! Not super carbonated, thicker than average but highly drinkable. Not crushable, but drinkable beyond my expectations from first sip.

O: I dig this stuff so hard. Wonderful job by Bell’s. Almost has a Framboise thing going for it, of which I am a huge fan. Will definitely be a repeat buy for me.

Sep 26, 2019
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Yesterday, I beCAN drinking tart, fruited CANned beers in support of The CANQuest (tm), but then I got briefly sidetracked onto some CANadian CANned beers & now, I am back in the mood for some tart, fruited beers! Why? Because it is so stinkin' HOT, that's why! I am still recovering from my surgery & my R-side is the last bit to heal. As such, I have taken to wearing a bathrobe & taking things as easy as possible, but the heat & humidity are not helping.

First, from the Bottle: "Tart Fruit Ale Brewed with Passionfruit and Lime"; "The name 'Larry’s Latest' is a nod to the spirit of innovation and experimentation that Larry started in 1985 and continues within the brewery to this day. Our latest beer started when two flamingos walked into a bar …"

I began by doing some in-Bottle agitation since some lees were visible on the punt. I then allowed it to settle, briefly, before Pop!ping the cap & giving it a hard, steady C-Line pour. This worked out well on several levels. First, it raised just under two fingers of fizzy, foamy, rocky, tawny head with low retention. Second, it ensured that there was precisely NOTHING remaining on the kick/punt. Color was a muddy, cloudy Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9). Nose was upfront with its passionfruit & lime adjuncts! Man, this really smelled good. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was tart, as advertised, but more a product of the lime than the passionfruit. It opened with a light sweetness from the passionfruit before the pucker factor kicked in with the lime really causing my lips to purse. Believe it or not, this was almost exactly what I was looking for! It caused me to sweat in all-new and different ways & was highly refreshing & thirst-quenching at the same time. Plus, I had a glass of cold water at the ready, as I always do when drinking Tart & Sour beers. I really did not need it with this one, but better have & not need than to need & not have. Finish was tart, dry, thirst-quenching & very fruity. CAN I get another one in?

It's time for an increasingly rare Bottle/CAN side-by-side! When I beCAN advocating for craft beer in CANs, I was roundly laughed at & vilified, but now, it is tough to find bottled beers. Wow! Naturally, I also have a CAN of this one for The CANQuest (tm) & no better time than the present.

From the CAN: "Tart Fruit Ale Brewed with Passionfruit and Lime"; "Our latest beer started when two flamingos walked into a bar. You wouldn't believe what happened next ..."

I believe in doing things as closely as possible so I did some in-CAN agitation before anything else ocCANurred. The Crack! of the vent was nice & loud & I beCAN a steady C-Line Glug into the awaiting glass while CANtinuing to agitate the CANtents as I poured. I was rewarded with just under two fingers of fizzy, foamy, rocky, eggshell-white head with modest retention, quickly falling to wisps. Color was a cloudy, muddy Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9). Nose seemed to have a pronounced lime presence as CANpared to the bottled version. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was REALLY tart, opening with a blast of lime followed by the passionfruit, getting my attention & causing my lips to involuntarily purse! Phew! I actually reached for my glass of cold water with this iteration. I did not want to lose focus on my focus on this steamy, sweltering evening & so I CANsidered whether it was refreshing & thirst-quenching. The answer was a resounding "YES!" Man, I was sweating from its tartness, but that was the desired effect. Finish was tart, dry & highly refreshing.

I have to say, the CANned version was the more tart of the two. I was looking for tart refreshment so I gotta give the nod to CAN in this head-to-head CANpeition. YMMV.

Jul 18, 2019
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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bell's Brewery, Inc. "Larry's Latest Flamingo Fruit Fight"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, "PKG 01/21/2019" and sampled on 07/02/2019

Notes via stream of consciousness: So what are the fruits? Passion fruit and lime. OK, let's see, it's poured a very hazy yellow-orange body beneath a creamy head of off-white. Looking into the bottom of the empty bottle there's a lot of sediment left behind. The aroma is quite nice. I wasn't expecting to get nearly as much passion fruit out of it. there's some lime as well, but the passion fruit edges it out. It's almost peachy and earthy. On to the flavor.... whoah! there's some sourness to it. You wouldn't expect that given the aroma, you'd think it would be sweet. It all pulls together though and I'm getting some nice lime out of it as well. Impressive. The malt is just a base for the rest of the beer. It's not that bitter but the acidity balances it and it finishes dry, acidic, and fruity. The passion fruit lingers. In the mouth it's medium-light in body and crisp with both carbonation and acidity leading to a bite on the tongue. I wasn't expecting much of this but I'm impressed. I'll still relegate it to being a summer beer, but it'd be damned nice on a hot day in the sun.

Review #6,609

Jul 02, 2019
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tigg924 from Massachusetts

4.64/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours slightly cloudy, bright yellow in color with 1/4 inch head. Taste is big passionfruit, lime, and sour mix. Sour, high carbonation, and light bodied. One of the most passionfruit forward beers I have ever had. Delicious, fruity, but still plenty of beer taste. Could have quite a few.

Jun 27, 2019
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CTHomer from Connecticut

3.72/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: cloudy; medium gold in color; 1+ finger white head that receded to a wispy cap; nice rings of lace;

S: not especially aromatic; what's there is balanced between funk, lime, and passionfruit;

T: passionfruit with a hint of funk from atart to finish; no bitterness;

M: light to medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: refreshing;

Jun 23, 2019
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Franziskaner from Missouri

3.44/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Gold colored with a hazy complexion. Just a trace of off white about the size of a quarter on top. Strong aroma of lime and passion fruit. I’m tasting lime and passion fruit. The mouth is moderately carbonated, dry, and crisp.

May 26, 2019
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argock from Virginia

3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a 20 oz nonic pint.

Hazy orange with 1-finger nearly white foamy head with below average retention and a line of lacing.

Sour aroma off the top but followed up with lemon-lime, grapefruit, and mai-tai cocktail aromas

Flavor is solid with a lot of lime and nondescript tropical fruitiness. Low bitterness and sourness is an accent more than anything else.

Feel is medium-dry with too low carbonation that should be raised by about 50%.,

Enjoyed it when hot after a long day of brewing but wish it had more body and less carbonation.

May 21, 2019
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teromous from Virginia

3.64/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From the back label on the bottle: "PKG 01/14/2019 PRN 24000"

Appearance: The body is very cloudy where only shadows can be seen through it. The beer is a dull gold color and it has a short white head.

Aroma: There is an aroma of peach, mango, and tangerine.

Taste: It tastes like peach and mango juice with a bit of biscuit flavor at the end.

Mouthfeel: It opens with a light tartness to the beer that is just enough to wake up the palate. The beer is very refreshing.

Overall: It tastes like fruit juice and it is very bright and refreshing. This would be the perfect beer to take on a picnic or enjoy poolside during hot weather. I would drink it again and I would recommend it.

May 18, 2019
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tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.32/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is sour, some tropical fruit. Taste is sour, passion fruit, lime, tart and dry. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall it ain't bad, but it's not really my thing.

Apr 20, 2019
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Czequershuus from Minnesota

4.27/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a slightly hazy orange with a smallish head. The aroma is bright and funky with loads of guava and passion fruit, as well as melon rind, and parseman cheese. The flavor is sweet and sour right up front, with tart guava and passion fruit, as well as lemon, and underripe white grape. The mouthfeel is very light and bright with plenty of fizzing bright carbonation. Overall this is a really tastty little sour, with some flavors I find very appealing.

Apr 18, 2019
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nicholas2121 from Ohio

3/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Larry’s Latest Flamingo Fruit Fight brewed by Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store, with an ABV of 5.00% This Fruit and Field Beer pours out of a 12oz glass bottle into a pint beer. The color of this brew is a Hazy golden amber color with a nice white head. This is definitely a unfiltered brew, you can not see out of this brew. Not saying that is a bad thing. There is a nice amount of lacing to this brew, it sticks to the side of the glass well. The smell is sweet and sour. You do pick a lot of lime notes mixed with a mild sweetness from the passion fruit. There is also a nice amount of grains and malts in the smell as well. Now for the taste, it is that, really that mixed with passion fruit an lime. If you are a fan of sour/tart brews you should look this one up. However if not I do not recommend you try this one. The body of the Larry’s Latest Flamingo Fruit Fight is a solid medium. There is a lot of sourness to this brew. The mouth feel is Sour, Tart, Bold, Rich, And Refreshing. This brew would go nice on a hot summer day. Overall I'm going to give this brew a 3 out of 5. I would like to try this brew again giving the opportunity to.

Apr 11, 2019
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BEERMILER12 from Maine

3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a yellow-orange color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a thin cap

S: Passionfruit and tropical notes up front along with some lighter lime zest and citrus. Moderate tartness

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the tartness and passionfruit and then picks up more tropical fruitiness and lime zest. Light sweetness helps to balance the tartness. Finishes with lingering passionfruit and fruit notes

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A solid tart fruit ale that is super easy to drink. Definitely a good summer brew

Apr 10, 2019
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