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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 12, 2012
(22oz bottle, courtesy of mar) Pours a clear pale yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of florals, mustiness, wood, caramel, citrus, and subtle horse blanket. Flavor of wood, brett, pear, caramel, coriander, citrus, and yeast.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (11612) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 9, 2011
A: The pour on this one is a pale yellow color with a rather tall white head. S: A very nice fruit aroma to start this one off. Tons of pears and apples with a light dosing of spice. The hop notes are subtle and there is plenty of yeast and bread, the latter of which adds a bit of sweetness. T: As with the aroma, a strong flavor of pear, apple, and even some citrus and sweet apple juice. There is a very light pepper flavor as well as some bread and sweet, pale malts. There is a fair bit of yeast and a light hop bitterness. M: The body is medium and the carbonation is just above medium. O: I really enjoyed the fruit notes that this beer had. A bit sweet for how I like my saisons, but overall very well done.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (11099) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2011
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a clear golden color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate fruit, hop and yeast aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet yeast flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectation where met.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Name: Captain Fantasy
Date: September 17, 2011
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Appearance: opaque yellow, frothy white head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet and spicy aroma, floral, phenolic
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, touch of candy sweetness, plenty of balancing spicyness, light bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (10224) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2012
Bottle courtesy of chadcsu (thanks Chad) poured a clear gold with a lasting creamy white head. Aromas of straw, yeast, pear, earthiness, lemon and light pine. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, pear, earthiness, light lemon and a hint of pine with a crisp dry lingering bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9559) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2011
Bottle… Pours yellow and clear with a mid-sized, fizzy, white head. Fantastic retention. The bouquet furnishes notes of pear, white pepper, coriander and red apple. Medium to full-bodied with dancing carbonation. The flavor presents fruity, tannic pear and a generous component of earthy bitterness. Tart, tangy, pear finish. Bottle courtesy of pantanap!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (9466) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Clear gold pour. Aroma of pears, yeast, light caramel. Flavor is loaded with yeast, pears, light caramel. Nice beer! Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2012
22oz bottle. Cloudy golden/ yellow color with an averaged sized head. Aromas of pears, fruity, spices. Tastes of fruits, spices, citrus, pears, and some rinds.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8947) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2013
Pretty decent hoppy lager saison. The pear and saison yeast in the finish. Clean drinking. Recent from Champane Cellars

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7874) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 29, 2012
Bottle thanks to mar. Pours with a hazed golden hue with a lasting white head. Aromas are very hoppy, lemon, citrus, passion fruit, tropical fruit, herbal, estery, pear, mild phenol. Flavors are tropical fruit, mildly sweet, herbal, grassy, lemon, pinesol, mild phenols. Lively bubbles, dry, lighter bodied. Quite tasty.


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