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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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Pear Saison with profuse hoppiness. A collaboration between Half Acre Beer Co. and Short’s.

This version was brewed at Short’s Brewing Co.

Captain Fantasy is a lighter bodied ale with a bright, clear, golden color. This saison is brewed with pear to compliment the aromas of spice and the fruity fragrance of Sorachi Ace hops. Captain Fantasy has flavors of sweet pear and tart lemon, and a lively amount of carbonation cleanses and refreshes the palate. The overall fruitiness of Captain Fantasy is interrupted by an assertive hop bitterness that dominates the finish.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (7106) - Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2013
12 oz. bottle from late 2011. Pours a bright golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma and flavor had nice herbal, floral and citrus hops, additional pear fruitiness, yeast, bubble gum, light dusty funk. This was very interesting and fun. Nice summery saison during the winter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bpar73 (704) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Hazy golden pour with a white head. Nice fruitiness with just the right amount of hop bitterness. Solid saison.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbrana (591) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - JUL 30, 2013
A nice balance of pepper, bubblegum, cloves, and fruit esters from the Belgian yeast. Tastes a bit like Juicy Fruit gum. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jkwalking05 (4231) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2013
Rated in April 2012 (Backlog) - Gold in color with a small white head. Aroma is sweet with malt and honey. Taste is of malt.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
nimbleprop (6066) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 21, 2013
Sampled at EBF. Pours a hazy orange with some cloudy, white head. Fruity nose, candy sugar, yeasty esters. Flavor is sweet, candy sugar, apple. Full, sweet finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mittenator (1609) - Michigan, USA - MAR 6, 2013
Draft at crunchy's tap takeover. Pale yellow with minimal head. Smells like tart pears and perfume. Tastes like tart flowers.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brigadier (3275) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2013
12 ounce bottle
Deciding to finally try these side by side I opened both the Half Acre and Shorts versions in order. This, the first, was not quite as good. I can’t put a finger on why. On its own it stands as a fine saison and I would have had no problem finishing it if tastybeer weren’t splitting the bottle.

Aroma / Appearance - The glowing carbonated base and minimal white head do not set it up for great things. Somehow though it works. The pears and peaches provide this nice tartness and hops that linger in the air like pollen.

Flavor / Palate - Pears and peaches sweeten the mouth. The transition carries into a dry yeasty finish that has a nice tang. Tropical in nature this was not the sort of thing I was expecting. For that I give it high marks even though the Half Acre version works better.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tastybeer (1850) - Indiana, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Bottle, coutesy Brigadier, thanks! Gold pour, white head. Good retention/lace. Aroma of pear, sweaty/cheesy hops, mineral, light dust, fruity ester. Taste is bitter, melon, pear. Palate is dry, high carbonation, bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (18659) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2013
12th January 2012
Hazy gold - amber beer with a big off white head. Softish and slightly dry palate. Mild bretty - seltzer sourness. Nice tangy fruits with sourish pear dominant. Trace of orange marmalade. Finishes smooth and semi dry with mild bitterness. Typically inventive Shorts and a nice Saison.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thedm (5161) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 31, 2012
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a very large sized head of foamy finely sized white colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a very softly carbonated transparent yellow colored body. The mild aroma was malty and fruity. The crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish hoppy aftertaste. The nice flavor contained notes of strong malt mild hops and fruity. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.


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