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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Brewed in collaboration with Short’s Brewing, this ale was constructed using a Saison yeast and pears, then twisted with Sorachi Ace hops from Japan. Another nod to the band Ween.

7% ABV. This version was brewed at Half Acre Beer Company.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
paintedmaple (408) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - SEP 4, 2011
Brilliant Saison - had the Short’s version at the Brewpub. The sublime pear was the perfect compliment to the hoppy bitterness and slight sourness. Killer good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2011
Bottle. Clear golden color with a small white head. Tropical fruit and citrus dominate the aroma. Taste has loads of pears, slight grass notes, and a bitter finish. The tropical fruits dominate the flavor though. Smooth, lighter body. Well done.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - SEP 1, 2011
Solid fruity nose - sorachi is definitely evident - nice pear, lemon, weed. Nice nose. Pours hazy light golden, thin head. The flavor is nice and lemony, pear follows, grassy herbal notes, dank. Well carbonated, dry, hoppy and fruity. Good stuff. Very drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bvc (1158) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - SEP 1, 2011
22oz bottle, thanks Ben. Bright very lightly hazed gold with small tight head. Lots of mineral and lemon up front. White pepper, bright sweet fruit...blend of apple and pear, bubblegum, crisp light malt. Fruity pear and apple cotton candy, dry hay, white pepper, lemon, mineral, finishes with kind of dry with hints of salt. Not really to style, but kind of dig it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2011
Pours light amber with notes of the sorachi hops and light pear. The mouthfeel show a deep notes of the hops with some light banana and background pear. A long dry sorachi hop finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hair6a11 (1358) - Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2011
Bottle; pour is murky light golden with a fine bubbled, average white head. retention is average, and lacing is a bit cobweb like. The nose is pear juice, soap, and floral hops by my estimation. The flavor profile is pear juice, florals, peaches; it feels a little one dimensional....the soap is annoying. Nice try, though.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3357) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2011
Half acre captain fantasy. Growler fill from Andrew... Pours a golden gloat orange yellow hue, mostly transparent, and topped with a thin wispy white head... Aroma of saison yeast with an assertive citrusy hop bent. Hoppy and clean with a lemony orangey feel. a little pear although not as abundant as in the short’s version.. Flavors are much of the same with a refreshing citrus yeasty semi-hoppy bent. Refreshing and light, extremely drinkable. Much preferred to dripping. Nice. 8/4/7/4/15

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
burkyburk (16) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2011
Pretty disappointed with this one. I could taste the pears really well, and that was nice. But, the rest was just bland and kind of sour. Not my thing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2011
Bottle. Pours light gold with a white head. Aroma of floral hops (didn’t get much pear). Nice flavor though, very different. Pear is light and sweet, slightly dry. I liked it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (6037) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 13, 2011
On tap. Funky, yeasty aroma that screams saison, but not much pear. Sweet citrus flavor with definite floral aspects and a dry finish. Decent saison, but not getting much pear.


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