alliance100 (325) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - pours hazy gold with thin white head . Big yeasty nose with mild citrus . Tastes of herbal hops , citrusy yeast , and maybe some pears ? Mild lingering bitterness ....an ok brew .
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ICEatALAMO (848) - Troy, Michigan, USA - FEB 12, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
tom10101 (2087) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Mark_Eck (182) - - FEB 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Great aroma of pears and peaches. Initial taste is also sweet with pears and peaches but then a strong bitterness.
blackflag321 (430) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Snifter. Slight haze, orange/gold. Pear stands out, but not in a sweet fruity way. Decent but not great.
mds (2154) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
TheBear11D (147) - Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
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FROTHINGSLOSH (4456) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
jtw (1074) - farmington, Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
demitriustown (1027) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle: Aroma has got a nice yeast Belgian note to it with a decent hop punch as well. Appearance is a cloudy light orange with a yellow hue and a thick white head that diminishes quickly. Taste has got a initial somewhat funky first impression then mellows into an effervescent Belgian brew. Palate is lively carbonation with a lingering yeast aftertaste. Overall, Pretty interesting to say the least. Cheers!