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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (9575) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 30, 2017
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, clear dark orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of bread, biscuit, some nice pear, peach notes into some slight yeast, touch of citrus. Taste was a mix of pear, orange, slight pepper into a bit of bread, biscuit, slight white fruit, pine, finishing fairly dry, slightly bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (14500) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Bottle poured a clear gold with a lingering ring of off white foam. Aromas of straw, yeast, white pepper and light citrus. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, yeast, whiote pepper and light citrus with a smooth dry lingering peppery finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Clownoisseur (451) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - JAN 7, 2015
Pours a bright golden color. Thin white fizzy head. Nice medium-heavy carbonation. Aromas of grassy hops, citrus rind, light bread and a bit of spice. Taste is a bit overly hoppy/bitter out of the gate...interesting pairing of the yeast and hops. A light fruit esters makes it’s way in to calm the bitterness. Pear, green apple, lemon and sweet grains. Interesting harmony here as this finishes moderately dry/bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jake65 (3579) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle, muled across the Midwest by my buddy Steve – thanks! Pours a clear golden with a thin ring of white head. Nose is an intriguing blend of pear and floral hops. Light barnyard mustiness and farmhouse yeast. At first sip, the sweetness from the pear lingers before giving way to a strong hop presence; in a good way. Piney too. The farmhouse vibe is still evident, but the use of the hops steals the show. Good stuff!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
svandyke (207) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbfobes (2881) - Quad Cities, Illinois, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ICEatALAMO (1342) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (5960) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mark_Eck (1921) - - FEB 9, 2014
Great aroma of pears and peaches. Initial taste is also sweet with pears and peaches but then a strong bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackflag321 (681) - 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.

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