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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Pear Saison with profuse hoppiness. A collaboration between Half Acre Beer Co. and Shorts.

This version was brewed at Shorts Brewing Co.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
svandyke (68) - USA - MAR 29, 2014
12 oz bottle- Pours that lovely straw color with a bit of head, though it is cloudy. Has a great earthy smell with a hint of citrus. An odd combination of sweet pear beginnings, a light sour middle and the combo of pear and hops. Fairly smooth.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbfobes (2153) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 12, 2014
12oz bottle thanks to mikem409, pours a light hazy gold with a thin white head, aroma is earthy with a little bit of fruit and a hint of funk too, flavor has a light and funky front end with a hoppy and bitter finish, quite a bit of citrus mixed in as well, interesting.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ICEatALAMO (870) - Troy, Michigan, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Bottle. The pour is a light golden yellow. The aroma is mostly earthy funk, typical saison, the pear comes through faintly. The taste is rather light. A little more tasteless than what I was expecting. Finishes a little bitter and funky. Overall not a huge fan.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (2218) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 9, 2014
Bottle (12 oz). From Mark, thanks! Clear golden with a medium white head, some retention and some lacing. Aroma is peppery/spicy and yeasty with hints of pear and herbal notes. Taste is also peppery and yeasty with hints of pear and a sticky bitter herbal finish. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Slightly dry finish. Decent Saison. The herbal finish is too powerful and sticky for my liking and I’m not sure the pear really helps the beer (it probably hinder drinkability), but otherwise this is a good peppery Saison.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mark_Eck (239) - - FEB 9, 2014
Great aroma of pears and peaches. Initial taste is also sweet with pears and peaches but then a strong bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackflag321 (444) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Snifter. Slight haze, orange/gold. Pear stands out, but not in a sweet fruity way. Decent but not great.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mds (2167) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 17, 2014
Aroma of orange, biscuit, caramel and vanilla. Peppery flavour with slight sweetness. High carbonation. Bottle from Merchants of Wine in Dearborn, MI. 2013-12-28

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBear11D (164) - Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2014
The Captain Fantasy pours golden yellow with little beige head that doesn't last long and leaves no lacing. The aroma is pear, biscuit and orange. The flavor is pear, biscuit, orange and citrus. Overall this is a decent brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4547) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2014
From the 12/2013 3R6P gathering +++ Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a pale yellow color with a trace white head that faded quickly and left no lacing. The aroma was catbox, yeast, pear, pepper, perfume, bubblegum and a medicinal presence. The flavor was dry and bitter with notes of pepper, perfume, catbox and bubblegum. Long dry and bitter finish with lingering pepper, perfume, and bubblegum. Medium body. Not good.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtw (1078) - farmington, Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Apple, pear, grape juices alongside tartness and grassiness. Medium to full bodied with a sweet funk throughout. Another oddball from Shorts, and it’s one I probably won’t revisit.


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